WASHINGTON — PVH Corp. is awarding a $5 million grant through its PVH Foundation to the Save the Children non-profit organization as part of broader private and public sector commitments totaling more than $1 billion that were unveiled this morning in advance of a White House Summit on Early Education.

Emanuel Chirico, chairman and chief executive officer of PVH, is set to participate this morning at the White House summit on a panel urging business leaders to invest in early education.

PVH’s is also joining the “Invest in US” campaign organized by the non-profit, First Five Years Fund and its philanthropic partners in response to President Obama’s call for action to provide more support to the country’s youngest learners.

“We believe that improving access to high quality early childhood education is essential to providing children with the ability to succeed,” Chirico said. “Save the Children is an incredible organization and has been a fantastic partner for nearly a decade. Today’s children will be our future ceo’s, employees and customers, and this expanded partnership allows us to better support their efforts to create lasting changes in the lives of children in need.”

PVH also said it is making Save the Children its worldwide philanthropic partner. The organization provides opportunities for children around the globe to learn and also seeks to protect them from harm.

“For nearly 10 years, PVH has been a committed partner to Save the Children and their significant contributions have helped to create lasting change in the lives of children in need,” said Carolyn Miles, president and ceo of Save the Children. “The announcement today of an expanded partnership with PVH allows us to give children the foundation they need for a strong future.”

The White House revealed a total of $330 million in new commitments from corporate and philanthropic leaders and a $750 million in new federal grant awards to support early learning for over 63,000 children across the U.S.

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