Category: Charity

amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala

amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI - Dinner

Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned off a trip to the moon with him in 2015 for 700,000 Euros (close to $1 million) at the annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc near Cannes, France on Thursday. The money from the auction is donated to AIDS research.

Other auctioned items from the evening included a 1967 Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe (for 350,000 euros), a 1968 Picasso painting (for 380,000 euros) and a 10,000-year-old fossil coated in steel by Damien Hirst (for 11 million euros). Lana del Rey performed at the beginning of the night, and Robin Thicke closed, Variety reports.

The charity raised $38 million overall, a record for the fundraiser.

Source: Time.com

Leonardo DiCaprio gifts $1M to protect elephants

Following up on a $3 million grant he made to protect ocean habitats earlier this year, Leonardo DiCaprio has flexed the financial power of his environmental foundation yet again with a $1 million gift to save elephants. The money, announced at a benefit honoring Save the Elephants Founder and CEO Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, will directly fund initiatives on the ground to curb poaching threats throughout the world.

“Elephant poaching is a brutal crisis, with more than 30,000 elephants killed last year alone,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “The decimation of these animals is something we have the power to stop, and the Elephant Crisis Fund is a crucial part of the solution. I am honored to support them and recognize Dr. Douglas-Hamilton for his lifelong commitment to protecting this species.”

Despite not attending the gala, DiCaprio’s massive gift proved to be an inspiring force — rallying those at the Malibu event to match the donation by raising another $1 million.

“The only future for elephants is for governments, organizations and individuals to join together in their support. What we have seen in Los Angeles has given us greater hope than ever, as a generous donation by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was matched by this astonishing community,” said Douglas-Hamilton.

Source:MNN

Hope for Haiti

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Clothes Off Our Back Charity

DiCaprio Bateman Aniston Peet Bowl_LARGEA bowl autographed by Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities is currently up for auction to raise money for charity. Please visit www.clothesoffourback.org to place a bid and support Feeding America. The auction ends December 16.

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