Louis Vuitton Presents the 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball

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Filmmaker David Furnish, UNICEF GWA Honoree David Beckham, and Recording artist Elton John attend the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball Honoring David Beckham and C. L. Max Nikias presented by Louis Vuitton at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills
Filmmaker David Furnish, UNICEF GWA Honoree David Beckham, and Recording artist Elton John attend the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball Honoring David Beckham and C. L. Max Nikias presented by Louis Vuitton at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills

Photo Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Last night, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood came together to raise over $2.5 million in support of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF at the 6th Biennial UNICEF ball.

Attendees at the event, which was held at the Beverly Wilshire, included UNICEF Goodwill Ambassado David Beckham—who was honored—multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey, who performed “Always Be My Baby”, “We Belong Together” and “Hero”; UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon (who also emceed the event), AlyssaMilano and Selena Gomez (in LV); UNICEF Supporter Heidi Klum,Jennifer Connelly (in LV), Nicole Kidman (in LV), Léa Seydoux (in LV), Miranda Kerr (in LV), Michelle Rodriguez, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Camilla Belle; Sir Elton John, who presented to Beckham; and many others. Matt Damon provided a heartfelt video message for a special tribute to Jerry Weintraub.

Presented by Louis Vuitton, the UNICEF Ball marked the launch of of LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF, a global partnership between the humanitarian organization for children and the luxury fashion house to help support children affected by conflict, disease, natural disasters, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.

This year, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and soccer star David Beckham was honored with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award for his extraordinary support of UNICEF’s work to put children first, and President of the University of Southern California C. L. Max Nikias, who received with the Spirit of Compassion Award for his work shaping the minds of a generation of students to be philanthropic, globally minded, and informed of the issues that are affecting the world’s children. Funds from the live auction benefit 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, an initiative by David Beckham to help UNICEF save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.

Additional attendees at the event, which was emceed by UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon, included gala chairs Wallis Annenberg, Rachelle and Tom Barrack, Robert Day, Ghada and Ray Irani, Tamar and Bob Manoukian, William McMorrow, Lori and Michael Milken, Alia and Ronald Tutor; UNICEF Ambassadors Selena Gomez and Alyssa Milano and UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum, Laura Marano and Jesse Metcalfe; as well as Camilla Belle, Kim Chandler, Brooke Burke-Charvet, David Charvet, David Foster, Don Johnson, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany,Nicole Kidman, Michelle Rodriguez, Patrick Demarchelier, Doona Bae, Xavier Dolan, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Carina Lau, Tao Okamoto, Cara Santana, Léa Seydoux, Charlie Weber, Michael Burke (Chairman & CEO, Louis Vuitton) and Nicolas Ghesquière (Artistic Director, Louis Vuitton).

This year’s dinner committee included: Willow Bay, Angela Becker, Michael Burke, Megan and Peter Chernin, Sharon and Gray Davis, Susie Ekins, Joan and Larry Flax, Kaleen Lemmon Fogel, Jaime Jiménez, Jamie McCourt, Joyce Rey, Edward P. Roski, Jr., Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi, Corrine and Lenny Sands, Jennifer and Sylvester Stallone, Barbera Thornhill, Jina and Bruce Veaco.

Mariah Carey performs onstage during the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball
Mariah Carey performs onstage during the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball

Photo Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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