On December 14, Entourage’s leading man, Adrian Grenier, hosted the 4th annual charity: ball to benefit charity: water at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The evening was a successful turnout of celebrities and guests surrounded by a multimedia exhibition curated by founder Scott Harrison.
More than 1,200 guests attended the gala including Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Gershon, Fisher Stevens, Kelsey Grammer, Julian Lennon, Kevin Navayne, Rocco Dispirito, Richie Rich, Lauren Bush, Monique Pean, Ilyasah Shabazz, Emma Snowdon Jones, Derek Blasberg, Susan Shin, Nanette Lepore, Toure, Project Runway cycle six winner Irina Shabayeva, Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, with a surprise musical guest performance by singer/songwriter Rob Murat.
The gala brought in more than $1.7 million from ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and private donations, including a generous donation from Bebo founder Michael Birch who matched the evening’s proceeds. Throughout the night, charity: ball raised additional funds by encouraging guests to participate in its annual simulated “Waterwalk.” Donors were also able to sponsor a freshwater well—complete with project progress and GPS coordinates plotted on GoogleEarth.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization which brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In its fourth year, charity: water continues to expand with the goal of raising awareness and funds to help the more than one billion people in the world who do not have access to safe drinking water. In just three years, charity:water has raised over $13 million towards its cause and funded 1,549 water projects in 16 countries, including Uganda, Malawi, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh, and Honduras.
“One in Eight People On The Planet Don’t Have Access To Safe, Clean Drinking Water.” – charity: water
For additional information visit www.charitywater.org
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