Leonardo DiCaprio is flipping the script on his annual over-the-top summer gala, Page Six has exclusively learned, to celebrate his foundation’s 20th anniversary with an even more exclusive event.
The Oscar winner is skipping his foundation’s annual St-Tropez fete this year in lieu of a series of smaller ecological affairs.
We hear the first of the environmental fundraisers will be a VIP dinner Sept. 15 in Sonoma Valley, Calif., at a private ranch.
Since the event’s close to Silicon Valley, it’s expected to be a hot ticket for top tech types.
The location will also bring attention to the wildfires that have ravaged the region. “Leo is changing it up,” a pal exclusively told Page Six. “He’s having a series of smaller events.” The Sonoma fundraiser will be a “zero-waste event,” we hear, where “everything can be reused, no plastic, etc. — complete with a sustainability report from the event itself.”
The foundation’s working with Inward Point, a sustainable-events planning company that’s worked with clients from Comcast and Arizona State University to Brooklyn Bowl and Pioneer Works. We hear that, as part of the new initiative, art collector DiCaprio will still hold an event at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach.
Source: Page Six