Act Now

Time to Act’s Lead Donors

Find out more about the prominent people who have stood with UNHCR in saying that it is Time to Act. Their extraordinary commitment to, and leadership of this campaign is ensuring against a lost generation of Syrian children.

Mr Peder Wallenberg

Mr Peder Wallenberg is an architect and town planner by profession and a member of the Wallenberg family, a well-known and highly influential Swedish dynasty. Peder has served on the boards of many large Swedish companies. He is a committed Philanthropist and the founder of the Carpe Vitam Foundation, which supports research and international projects within the fields of education, culture and social work. As such, he takes an active interest in developing learning and teaching methods, and education projects in general.

Mr Peder Sager Wallenberg

Peder’s Events

Stockholm Fundraising Event

On Wednesday 17 September 2014, Sweden for UNHCR and Carpe Vitam hosted the fundraising event “An evening for the refugee children of Syria” at Eric Ericsonhallen in Stockholm, in the presence of Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson.


Ms Maureen White

Ms Maureen White is the former Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues in the Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. Department of State. She was National Finance Co-Chair of the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, and served as National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee (2001-2006). In the Clinton Administration she represented the US Government at UNICEF (1997-2001). Presently she is Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

She is a member of the board of the International Rescue Committee and has served on the boards of numerous other organizations involved in international humanitarian work, including the International Women’s Health Coalition, Human Rights Watch, Refugees International, the World Policy Institute and the Chatham House Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Maureen and her husband co-founded the Rattner Family Foundation.

Ms Maureen White

Maureen’s events

Fundraising events will be planned to take place in New York.


Princess Caroline of Hanover and AMADE

AMADE Mondiale is a charity established 50 years ago by Princess Grace of Monaco and today led by her daughter H.R.H Princess Caroline of Hanover. AMADE’s vision is a world where every child, whatever his social, religious or cultural origins are, would have the capacity to live with dignity and security, their fundamental rights fully respected.

AMADE operates through a network of local organizations in Europe, Asia, South-America and Africa and has recently signed a partnership with UNHCR. This year, AMADE has decided to focus on Time to Act to help protect Syrian refugee children. To that end, AMADE will host fundraising events in different European locations.

Pieter Bogaardt, board member and member of the Executive Committee adds: “We are very proud to join forces with UNHCR to support the United Nations Refugee Agency in its mission to protect those traumatized Syrian children who have undergone unspeakable traumas and help save an entire generation”.



AMADE Events

Rijksmuseum Fundraising Dinner

7 November 2014

7 November 2014 marked the launch of the recently formed AMADE Nederland. A fundraising dinner was held at the prestigious Rijksmuseum in the presence of H.R.H The Princess of Hanover.

Paris Gucci Masters

6 December 2014

The last leg of the acclaimed Masters Grand Slam Indoor events, the Gucci Paris Masters, it’s four ‘not to be missed’ days of glamour, excitement and world class Show Jumping.