Xerox Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy was honored by Concern Worldwide U.S. at the 11th annual Seeds of Concern Dinner at the Plaza Hotel on December 8. Over 600 guests pledged more than $1 million to Concern - also celebrating its 40th anniversary on the night - an incredible amount given the current economic climate. Mulcahy, who was introduced to the crowd by Irish entrepreneur Denis O'Brien, further surprised the charity by donating an extra $250,000 to the organization's "Innovative Solutions Award," a new initiative announced by Concern U.S. chairman Tom Moran to find creative ways to combat poverty and to recognize the excellence of Concern employees. "We have different missions, but our DNA is the same. We listen to the people we serve, and we develop programs accordingly," Mulcahy told the crowd.