Amber Heard and Cara Delevingne lead the star studded 4th annual unite4:humanity Gala presented by the unite4:good Foundation.
The 4th annual unite4:humanity gala presented by the unite4:good Foundation and sponsored by Billionaires Row Champagne was held on Friday, April 7th at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. The annual event recognized the brightest stars in entertainment, business and sports for their global philanthropic commitments while using their voices and platforms to promote positive change.
Amber Heard received the unite4civilliberties Award for her work with the ACLU and was supported by her friends Cara Delevingne and iO Tillet Wright.
Lisa Vanderpump was presented the unite4Advocacy Award by her bestie Lance Bass for her work with the Trevor Project and Stop Yulin Forever.
Paula Abdul took home the Music Visionary Award for her work with The LEAP Foundation, Wilmer Valderrama was presented the Young Visionary Award for his work with the #IamAnImmigrant campaign by Damon Waynes Jr. and Leeza Gibbons took home the Visionary Health & Caregiver Award for her work with Leeza’s Care Connection. Other notables included: ABC’s Shark Tank alum Kevin Harrington (Visionary Business Leader Award), executive producer of the CBS series Scorpion Walter O’Brien (Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award), fashion designer and Project Runway Michael Costello (Designer Philanthropist Award), ABC’s Speechless star Cedric Yarbrough (Visionary Voice Illuminating Actors With Disabilities Award), First Woman President of Malawi Her Excellency, Dr. Joyce Banda (Global Visionary for Women & Children Award) and singer/actress Sydn ey Nycole (Young Visionary Ambassador Award). The 2017 unite4:humanity gala was hosted by comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum.
unite4:good also honored were select philanthropic organizations and brands in acknowledgement of their continued efforts for good including Dr. Frank Shankwitz, Co-Founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Social Impact Foundation Award). The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received the Visionary Award for Innovative Programs for its groundbreaking pet retention program, which helps pet owners keep their pets in safe and loving homes. William Benson accepted the Visionary Brand Award on behalf of New York-based Billionaires Row Champagne.
unite4:humanity is an annual award ceremony and gala. First held in 2014, the unite4:humanity gala celebrates humanitarian efforts and philanthropists throughout the world, giving awards in several different fields. The unite4:good mission is to promote positivity, inspire charitable engagement and empower acts of kindness and service in order to create a positive shift in our global society. www.u4hgala.com
unite4:good is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways–we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.com www. u4g.com