On a day when we celebrate dreams coming true, let us not forget our foster children who are often afraid to dream. As the entertainment family, it behooves us to reach out to the most voiceless children in our country," says Ziman.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
The 15th Annual Gala and Black Tie Red Carpet Affair benefiting Children Uniting Nations (CUN) will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the historic Warner Brothers Estate in Beverly Hills.
Founder Daphna Ziman launched CUN in 1999 with Honorary Chair and former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton to benefit at-risk youth in the foster care system (President Clinton was a foster child). This event has become one of the most prestigious celebrations of the Awards season, honoring supporters and celebrities, who have shown compassion and commitment to improving the lives of at-risk youth and children in foster care.
This Black Tie Red Carpet Affair kicks off with a silent auction, followed by the viewing of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. A gourmet sit down dinner will be catered for the guests. The 15th Annual Gala Event will include the annual CUN’s Awards Ceremony, followed by an extravagant after-party with live performances by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra with celebrity singers such as Chaka Khan, Scherrie Payne from the Supremes, and actress Maria Conchita Alonso. Also performing live is Abraham McDonald, Kenny Lattimore, Disney’s China McClain along with her sisters in their group, McClain and DJ for the event will be Doug E Fresh.
The gala will be hosted by former foster child turned comedian, Tommy Davidson and famed voice-over actor Shadoe Stevens. Cassidy Mack, young actress and former foster child, will be the evenings’ special guest speaker. Confirmed celebrities include Jane Fonda, Jane Seymour, Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Chiklis, Brenda Russell, Mary Wilson and many more!
"On a day when we celebrate dreams coming true, let us not forget our foster children who are often afraid to dream. As the entertainment family, it behooves us to reach out to the most voiceless children in our country," says Ziman.
The Children Uniting Nations Gala draws some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Past guests of the gala have included Prince, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, David Bowie & Iman, Jeff Bridges, The Black Eyed Peas, Megan Fox, Mel B, Isiah Thomas, Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Carly Simon, Chris Tucker, Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, Metta World Peace, Magic Johnson, Russell Simmons, Alyssa Milano, Gladys Knight, Wyclef Jean, Ice-T, Lil Kim and others.
The Warner Brothers Estate, is currently owned by Ziman, and is where former owner, Harry Warner, co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios, entertained iconic legends of film such as Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Temple, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, several U.S. Presidents, and dignitaries from all over the world. Portraits of these and many other celebrities and American Royalty, photographed by George Horrell, adorn the walls of this beautiful estate.
To purchase tickets and/or Sponsorship the 15th Annual Academy Viewing Party and Awards Gala, please visit: http://www.GoChildren.org.
Children Uniting Nations 15th Annual Academy Viewing Party PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ReBWvsofk.
For additional information about Children Uniting Nations, please visit http://www.childrenunitingnations.org, http://www.facebook.com/childrenunitingnationsfans or call (323) 452-4962.
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ABOUT CHILDREN UNITING NATIONS:
Children Uniting Nations is a proactive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth. CUN’s goal is to reach as many children in out-of-home care by offering role-model support, guidance, a sense of community and promoting the importance of an education. Participants are matched with highly trained mentors that are compassionate, steadfast and have an unconditional desire to give of themselves in order to make a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable of children.