The Global Gift Gala Benefiting 'Heartbeat for Ukraine': Star-Studded Evening
The non-profit charitable organization Global Gift Foundation hosted special Gala gathering various famous faces; Latin artist Nicky Jam, singers Kendji Girac and Emmanuel Kelly, along with Hollywood actors Eva Longoria and Amaury Nolasco. Founder Maria Bravo was also present.
Hosted by Woonkly, an NFT-based decentralized social network founded by the Spanish entrepreneur, influencer, and philanthropist, Daniel Santos, the star-studded event compromised breath-taking live performances by Nicky Jam, Kendji Girac, and winner of The Voice Kids Rebecca.
The charity gala of choice for the Cannes Film Festival also compromised a fundraising benefiting the 'Heartbeat for Ukraine' campaign, which provides immediate relief to the citizens of Ukraine, and for the Eva Longoria Foundation.
The honorary chairs of the evening were the singer Kendji Girac, and the actress Eva Longoria, the chair was Maria Bravo who received personalities such as Alejandro Nones, Gary Dourdan, ambassador of the Global Gift Foundation, Natalia Barulich, Michelle Salas, Adriana Karembeu, Alicia Aylies, Sylvie Tellier and many other Global Gifters. Also in attendance were the granddaughter of the emblematic artist Pablo Picasso and her son, Marian and Florian Picasso, ambassadors of the foundation.
The event was hosted by UAE TV and radio presenter and Global Gift Ambassador, Tom Urquhart, and French model and actress, Sylvie Tellier.
The evening's live auction was led by Thomas Forrester with some very special items up for auction, including a live painting by international artist Sacha Jafri as part of the creative project partnering with the Arts to bring Hope to people in need, raising funds for different humanitarian causes through the “The Power of the Reconnected World” campaign to help children around the world through the Global Gift Foundation together with Sacha Jafri, Ikonick Gallery and Hatt et Söner.
Throughout the evening, Thomas Forrester led a live auction for special items:
- A live painting by international artist Sacha Jafri,
- A one-of-a-kind dress donated by Mitsuhiro Higuchi, art director, designer, photographer and video director in the entertainment and advertising industries
- A sculpture by Richard Orlinski
Hollywood actor and philanthropist Amaury Nolasco, Global Gift Ambassador received the Global Gift Philanthropist Award. Iraqi singer Emmanuel Kelly received the Global Gift Humanitarian Award and businessman Tomás Laso-Argos received the Global Gift eGoW3rld award for “Empowering Global Opportunities”.
The Global Gift Gala was also supported by eGoW3rld, a Web3 company founded by Alejandro Sáez, which explores and innovates in questions of identity, ownership, utility, and interoperability of the crypto space, meta and NFTs.
The Inspiration Sponsor of the gala is Asterius, a venture capital fund founded by Javier García Pérez, specialized in innovative technology start-ups, "investing in people, not in projects.”
Important collaborators of this 9th edition are Pacaso, Huda Beauty, Wishful, along with KAYALI, HB Angels, Power 8 - Light Energy Drink, and On Fire Premium Tea.
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