As godmother, Calder will participate in Freedom of the Seas' christening ceremony in New York on May 12 (which will be aired live on "Today"). Over the last 27 years, Calder has been a foster care provider for hundreds of special needs children, as well as an adoption advocate in the Portland area.
Calder was one of three finalists in the competition. All three received a gift of $25,000 to their favorite charity from Royal Caribbean. The winner received the news this morning when a "Today" correspondent showed up at her home at about 5:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Eastern) to surprise Calder -- who opened the door with a foster baby in her arms -- with the news.