UCLA TO HONOR BARBRA STREISAND AND GISELE BÜNDCHEN AT
2019 HOLLYWOOD FOR SCIENCE GALA
Gala to Take Place during Oscar Week
Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2019 – UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES) announced today that it will honor legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker Barbra Streisand and world-renowned supermodel Gisele Bündchen for their environmental activism. The two honorees will accept their awards at the annual Hollywood for Science Gala created by Chopard in Los Angeles on February 21, 2019.
Hosted by IoES Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, with Event Co-Hosts Lawrence Bender and Alexandria Jackson, this year’s event will take place at the private Bel Air estate of Jeanne and Tony Pritzker and will feature an exceptionally curated auction led by star auctioneer Simon de Pury. Proceeds from the Gala will support IoES and all of their initiatives.
“Each year, Hollywood for Science honors environmental game-changers whose bold voices act as a catalyst to move science to action,” said IoES Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. “This year we are thrilled to present that honor to Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen for the incredible work they have done to raise awareness on the necessity to take action to keep our planet healthy.”
“When I moved to LA, the air was unbreathable. Rivers were catching fire in Ohio,” says Streisand. “Then public support and several farsighted politicians passed legislation to clean up our air and water. Now we face a planetary crisis of climate change. It is imperative for all humanity that we act now.”
“We are all connected and without nature, we would cease to exist. Our planet needs our care now more than ever,” says Bündchen “We need to listen to the signs she has been giving us and work together to protect her; our actions will prevent us from harming ourselves and future generations.”
“We need to stop living in this inconvenient truth,” says Gala Co-Host, Lawrence Bender. “Future generations may well have the occasion to ask themselves: Why did our parents not wake up when they had a chance? We have to hear that question from them now.”
This year’s impressive list of event chairs includes Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Orlando Bloom, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Adriana Lima, Gerard Butler, Courtney Cox, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Jeff Goldblum, Tiffany Haddish, Goldie Hawn, Eva Longoria, Anjelica Huston, Milla Jovovich, and Meg Ryan, among many others. This year’s event will be presented by Chopard.
With special performances to be announced shortly and an after-party hosted by Richie Akiva at 10AK, the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala promises to be a spectacular affair and a rare opportunity to participate in a collective action to address a global challenge.
About UCLA IoES
With world-class research, education, and outreach, IoES takes action to address urgent environmental problems — while educating the next generation of leaders to ensure a planet where all can thrive for centuries to come.
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