The Global Gift Gala in Marbella 2016

Mario Bravo with Roz James of MarbellaAzul.com at the Global Gift Gala in Marbella 2016

Marbella eagerly awaited the arrival of this year’s Global World Gifters to celebrate the Global Gift Foundation Weekend of Philanthropy charity initiative on the 16 – 17 July.

The Global Gift weekend began with the inauguration of the first Casa Global Gift on Saturday morning. It was attended by the creator and founder of this new project, Maria Bravo. And she was accompanied by Eva Longoria Baston and Global Gifters from such places as Dubai, London and Paris. This was a private affair and we will let you have more information as soon as we receive it.

On Saturday evening, philanthropists and guests went along to the Global Gift Party at Olivia Valere’s Babelonia Restaurant where they enjoyed dinner and performances from Poty Castillo, Lourdes Martinez and DJ Tony Mendez.

On Sunday evening, co-founder and host of honour Maria Bravo hosted the fifth edition of the Global Gift Gala in the beautiful gardens of the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to get you the best images and a few words with some of the guests.

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This year, the Gala was attended by over 320 people. Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) and Belinda Washington (Actress & TV Presenter) presented this year’s event in English and Spanish. India Martinez, Pitingo, Chenoa, Adrian Martin and Sophia Lis provided the entertainment with guest performances throughout the evening.

We managed to get a few words with Amaury Nolasco, who told us he had just finished filming Season 5 of Prison Break for all you fans out there. He also said he was “delighted to be at the Global Gift Gala again this year. It’s all about raising funds for good causes”.

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The Mayor of Marbella, José Bernal Gutiérrez told us how pleased he was to welcome all the Global Gifters to Marbella. As was Miguel Lunes, Marbella’s Councillor for Tourism.

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The last to walk the red carpet were of course Eva Longoria who was wearing a Rosa Clara gown and Folli Follie jewellery and Maria Bravo. Maria stopped to thank us for coming and posed for an image with Roz before rushing off to enjoy the festivities.

Video on English and Spanish

Global Gift Gala Awards

At this year’s Gala, four awards were presented to philanthropic personalities for their work in social causes:

Karen Ruimy – the “Global Gift Humanitarian Award”
Mássimo Gargia – the “We believe in People Award”
Michel Issa – the “Global Gift Philanthropist Award”
Maxi Johal – the “Global Gift Philanthropreneur Award”

The guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal from two renowned chefs – Diego Gallegos (1 Star Michelin Chef Revelation 2015 Madrid Fusion/Restaurant Sollo) and Oscar Velasco (“Chef L’Avenir” Prize the International Academy of Gastronomy and 2 stars Michelin/ Restaurant Santcelloni). The meal was prepared with Victor Carracedo, the chef from the Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe and his team. Master confectioner Jean-Philippe Darcis provided the desserts.

All of the funds raised during the weekend will be donated to la Fundación Eva Longoria, Mensajeros de la Paz and La Fundación Global Gift.

Global Gift Gala Marbella Images

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