The 11th Global Gift Gala in Paris: A Night of Glamour and Generosity
Paris, October 2, 2023 – The Global Gift Gala in Paris has firmly established itself as one of France most prestigious events, combining elegance, star power, and unwavering support for charitable causes. The gala, held on September 30th at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, was a night to remember, featuring renowned personalities, awards presentations, and dazzling performances. Maria Bravo, the founder of the Global Gift Foundation, and Eva Longoria Bastón, the honorary president, jointly presided over this remarkable event.
The 11th Global Gift Gala in Paris brought together international celebrities and featured spectacular performances that left the audience spellbound. Lara Fabian, the famous Canadian-Belgian singer, Kendji Girac, the award-winning French singer-songwriter, and Ilyana, a finalist from La Voz Kids France 2023, enchanted the attendees with their captivating performances.
The gala presenters included the actor and presenter Bernard Montiel, television journalist Sandy Heribert, and international Victoria Secret model Maria Borges. Their exceptional talent and charisma contributed to making the evening a resounding success.
Floral artistic director Jeff Leatham created an enchanting atmosphere with his innovative floral arrangements, while renowned chef Christian Le Squer of Le Cinq delighted diners with a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas.
The live auction, conducted by Camille de Foresta of Christie, featured exceptional works of art by national and international artists, including Richard Orlinski, Jaime Monge, and Auguste, as well as unique experiences. One of the highlights was the auction of “The Playground II,” a series of works by artist Jaime Monge, which raised €30,000. These works emphasized the importance of human relationships and caring for one another, especially children, women, and families as the main agents of our future.
Richard Orlinski sculpture, one of the world highest-selling contemporary French artists since 2015, was also auctioned for €40,000.
The Global Gift Awards honored three remarkable individuals:
- Zazou Belounis received the Global Gift Philanthropreneur Award for using his business and influence to transform society through philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts, aiming to make the world a better place.
- Melissa Theriau was honored with the Global Gift Humanitarian Award for her extraordinary contributions in social and humanitarian services, significantly improving the lives of vulnerable children and families.
- Ken Pavés, renowned hairstylist to celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, and Jennifer Lopez, received the Global Gift Our Heroes Award in recognition of his inspiring humanitarian work through various philanthropic causes.
Prominent personalities in attendance included Mireia Lalaguna Royo, Miss World 2015, Paula Pérez, Miss World Spain 2022 and current representative of Spain for Miss World 2023, Maria Borges, Victoria Secret model, Adriana Karembeu, Heidi Lushtaku, Fabienne Carat, Jean Claude Jitrois, Jamel Debbouze, Florence Forest, Hélène Segara, Christina Milian, Elodie Villemus, Charly Poirier, Sasha Birdy, Aria Walton, and Alicia Fall, among others.
The event was generously supported by sponsors such as the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, APM Monaco, AIX rosé wine, Château Enclos Haut Mazeyres, Huda Beauty, Wishful, Kayali, and Power 8, who all contributed to the gala success.
The funds raised during the event will benefit the Global Gift Foundation and the L’Heure Joyeuse Association, with a focus on improving the lives of children and women, and supporting victims of a recent earthquake in Morocco.
The 11th Global Gift Gala in Paris was a celebration of generosity and solidarity, where beauty and empathy united to create a better world. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the next extraordinary event by the Global Gift Foundation.
The next event, the 8th edition of The Global Gift Gala in the Arab Emirates, will take place in Dubai on December 8, 2023, and will be hosted by Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, and the creators of Huda Beauty, Huda and Mona Kattan, along with many other notable personalities. For more information, visit www.globalgiftgala.com.
About The Global Gift Gala and Global Gift Foundation
The Global Gift Gala, created by entrepreneurs Maria Bravo and Alina Peralta, is one of the largest charitable initiatives in the world. It brings together business, celebrity, and philanthropy to raise funds and awareness, making a substantial impact on the lives of vulnerable children and women around the world. The Global Gift Foundation is an international charity focused on improving the lives of vulnerable individuals, especially children, women, and families. They collaborate with social projects and charitable organizations, supporting areas such as health, education, social inclusion, and empowerment.
About Casa Ángeles and L’Heure Joyeuse Association
Casa Ángeles is a day center for children and young people with special needs located in Marbella. Founded by Maria Bravo, it aims to enhance the quality of life for these children through various therapies, workshops, and programs that promote social inclusion. L’Heure Joyeuse Association focuses on caring for and protecting children, providing support in areas such as education, medical and social needs, and promoting integration for young people in precarious situations. Their goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable populations.
The Global Gift Gala would like to thank all those involved, including sponsors, partners, and attendees, for their invaluable contributions to making the world a better place through their support and generosity.