Paris Global Gift Gala

This article covers all the Paris Global Gift Gala’s each year. With all the news and images.

Global Gift Gala VIII 2018

Paris returned to shine once again with the celebration of the VIII Global Gift Gala. The French capital met in the evening of 25 April at the iconic Four Seasons George V.

The star of the evening was Emma Bunton, who received the Global Gift Philanthropist Award. Known as one of the components of successful female music group Spice Girls, Emma Bunton’s relationship with charitable campaigns dating back to 1999. In that year, the singer joined the Nordoff-Robbins action, focused on providing therapies for children with psychological, physical or developmental disabilities. He has also collaborated on several occasions with UNICEF to raise money and fund child vaccines or perform humanitarian work in Africa to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Since 2015, bullying has been the main reason why Emma Bunton has fought in actions like Kidscape or BeatBuillying to help children at risk.

In the past, this award has been awarded to personalities like Laetitia Casta, Pamela Anderson, Maria Carey or the football coach Vicente del Bosque.

Maria Bravo visibly moved said: “I am very happy for the great reception given to the VIII Global Gift Gala Paris in this wonderful and supportive city. It is now eight years that unite us and in which Paris has shown us that it is a key location from which we can help thousands of people. I also thank the support of this magnificent hotel who warmly welcomes us year after year, our hostess Vanessa Williams and UNICEF honor France for its impetus and encouragement to continue working on joint causes. On this night so special is our example to follow Emma Bunton, whom I congratulate on your great work and we are honored to deliver the Global Gift Philanthropist Award of this edition “. Emma Bunton was so proud of the award she received, emphasizing her work as a mother, a role with which she said ‘ every day you learn something new from our children.’

Meanwhile, Vanessa Williams thanked Maria Bravo for having thought of the Global Ambassador Gift and reported that “helping feel at peace and continue to do many more things together.”

One of the most emotional moments of the evening was when Maria Bravo got up from her chair to encourage guests to be generous with direct donations. Maria asked that anyone who wanted to take to the stage with her. The room began to empty and only 15 minutes later there were more people on stage than at the tables.

Another of the most acclaimed stars of the evening was the Miss France 2018, Maeva Coucke, along with actresses Fabienne Carat and Elisa Bachir Bey. Actors Gary Dourdan, best known for his role in CSI, and Anthony Delon. Pepe Muñoz, the Spanish dancer and painter also attended and donated his piece NYC girls for auction.

Dinner was given by the three Michelin stars chef Christian Le squer, responsible for the cuisine of the hotel Four Seasons George V, who prepared a special menu for the occasion.

Maria Bravo, CEO of the Foundation Global Gift announced that the proceeds will go to various projects promoted by UNICEF France and its foundation which, in turn, will make a donation to Fredonia College Foundation, a charity chosen by the host of honor Vanessa Williams. Specifically, UNICEF France elected its infancy international project to ensure basic education for children in the region of Togo. The organization, established in over 190 countries, is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to achieve its goal of protection, education and health. ” We work so that every child in the world can enjoy such a wonderful stage as infancy and we need to get to grow up healthy, they can study to improve their future and that none suffer any kind of abuse or exploitation , ” said the president UNICEF France, Jean Marie Dru.

Global Gift Gala VII 2017

The Paris Global Gift Gala VII 2017 was held this week to honour the philanthropic work of Orianne Collins, Pamela Anderson and Valerie Messika. Proceeds from the event will go entirely to UNICEF France, the Eva Longoria Foundation and the Global Gift Foundation.

Maria Bravo, founder and host of the Global Gift Gala, and honoured ambassador Eva Longoria Bastón returned to the French capital to once again rally the world of philanthropy and welcome celebrities to the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V for the seventh edition of the Global Gift Gala.

Maria Bravo said “Tonight we celebrate the philanthropic work of three incredible women – Orianne Collins, Pamela Anderson and Valerie Messika. And we do it in the Four Seasons George V which has supported us for the last seven years”.

Eva Longoria Bastón said “The Paris Global Gift Gala has something special that makes it one of my favourites. Our union with Unicef France and George V becomes stronger each year and allows us to help thousands of people.”

Vietnamese businesswoman Coco Tran, alma mater of the Cocobay project in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang which will host the Global Gift Gala in 2018, was the sponsor, together with the Four Seasons George V, Caron, Messika Jewelry and WebMedia.

Maria Bravo
Maria Bravo

The 3 star Michelin chef Christian Le Squer was responsible for the catering at the Four Seasons Hotel George V with chef David Bizet, who has won a Michelin star in just eight months in L’Orangerie. Both chefs drew together a solidarity avant-garde menu.

International musicians committed to the Global Gift Foundation came together to provide the music. Singer Dimash Kudaibergen from Kazakhstan and French-Indonesian singer Anggun shared the stage with artists like Cuban Descemer Bueno, singer and dancer Tal and the DJs Merwan Rim and Joshaï who closed the gala. The traditional auction this year was conducted by Julien Brunei from the prestigious auctioneer Christie’s.

Some of the many celebrities supporting the charity event included producer Thomas Langman and his wife, journalist Céline Bosquet, fashion designer Jean-Claude Jitrois, actor Anthony Delon, presenter Liane Foly, supermodel Laury Thilleman, chef Juan Arbelaez, entrepreneurs Jonathan Herbatchek and Caroline Receveur, actors Stéphane Jobert, Renan Pacheco and Bernard Montiel, the director of art galleries Art Paris Art Fair Julien Lecêtre, comic Florent Peyre, film producer Daniel Tordjman, TV presenters Aïda Touihri and Capucine Anav, journalists Stéphane Jobert and Jerome Cridlig, singer Lorie Pester, actress Lucie Lucas, singer and actor Baptiste Giabiconi, models Tonya Kinzinger and Flora Coquerel (Miss France 2014) and the winner of the Voice France Slimane.

Eva Longoria Bastón
Eva Longoria Bastón

Awards for solidarity

The Paris Global Gift Gala VII recognized the work of people who make a difference in the lives of those most in need through its social responsibility and personal and professional work.

The Global Gift Philanthropist Award went to Orianne Collins for her philanthropic work in the Little Dreams Foundation, an organization she created with her husband singer-songwriter Phill Collins in 2000. Their foundation supports young talents in the world of music, art and sport through customized training.

The actress Pamela Anderson also received the Global Gift Philanthropist Award for her work with the Pamela Anderson Foundation which fights for the defense of human rights, environmental justice and against animal abuse. It has conducted campaigns to condemn the fur industry and promote veganism.

Jewelry designer Valerie Messika received the Philantropreneur Global Gift Award for entrepreneurs and philanthropists for their social commitment, dedication and philanthropic achievements. The Global Gift Foundation appreciates the support from Valerie Messika through her brand with social responsibility, Jewelry Messika, for these years of partnership and participation in the Global Gift Gala and the Global Gift Initiative.

Donations collected during the Paris Global Gift Gala were allocated to UNICEF projects in France, the Global Gift Foundation and the Eva Longoria Foundation. UNICEF France chose its infancy international project to ensure the basic needs of children and mothers in emergency situations. The organization, established in over 190 countries, is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to achieve its goal of protection, education and health.

The Eva Longoria Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for women in need through grants to improve their personal potential through education and business training. “We provide momentum for them to achieve their dream, supporting education and entrepreneurship and helping them find great opportunities for the future” said Eva Longoria Bastón.

María Bravo, founder and host for the evening, announced that she will use the funds raised for the Global Gift Foundation’s flagship project, the Casa Global Gift in Marbella – a multifunctional space that offers specialized and material support adapted for children with chronic diseases and their families. 

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