SKIP of New York

Ruby Slipper Awards – May 7, 2015


On May 7, 2015, SKIP of New York will honor long-time supporters Bob and Pat Schieffer with the 12th annual Ruby Slipper Award. Journalist Anderson Cooper, anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°, will present the award to the Schieffers.

Each year, SKIP acknowledges those who have rendered exceptional service to children with special needs with the Ruby Slipper Award. Previous Awardees comprise an inspiring group that includes Caroline Kennedy, Meredith Vieira, Sally Quinn, Deirdre Imus, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, among others.

“SKIP is about granting childhoods,” said Margaret Mikol, Executive Director and Co-Founder, “The Schieffers, in their unassuming way, have championed New York’s most medically vulnerable children for years, and we are delighted to honor them with this award.”

Bob Schieffer, a leading political journalist has been with CBS for 46 years and currently serves as its Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of Face the Nation. His wife, Pat, has served on the Boards of many schools and is an advocate for access to quality education at all levels.

Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, a nightly newscast that goes beyond the headlines – keeping politicians and policy makers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations. The show airs weeknights at 8:00pm ET on CNN.

Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has extensively covered the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, the NSA surveillance programs, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the Sandy Hook shooting.

In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.