At this year's fifth biennial UNICEF Ball presented by Baccarat in Los Angeles, more than $2 million was raised for UNICEF's live-saving work. Held on Tuesday, January 14 at the Beverly Wilshire, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF honored United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, as well as U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southern California Board Chair Ghada Irani, for their commitment to saving and improving children’s lives.
The event featured emcees Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub, along with special performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Paul Anka and Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke and Val Chmerkovskiy. In accepting his honor, Douglas chose to share his award with Matt Damon, who has championed for increased access to clean water and sanitation for the 780 million people who currently live without it. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening’s success!
Tamar and Bob Manoukian
Lori and Michael Milken
Susie Ekins and Jerry Weintraub
Sharon and Gray Davis
Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Reception 6:30 PM
Dinner and Program 7:30 PM
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - 9500 Wilshire Boulevard - Beverly Hills, CA
Recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award
United Nations Messenger of Peace
Recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award
Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub
Now in its fifth biennial year, The UNICEF Ball is one of the most notable black-tie galas in Los Angeles, bringing together philanthropists, celebrities, and community leaders to support UNICEF’s mission of saving the lives of children. The evening is a celebration of UNICEF's work, as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarians who make our work possible.
For more information contact:
The UNICEF Ball
10351 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 402
Los Angeles, CA 90025