More than US$30 million was raised at the 4th annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala at the Domaine Bertaud-Belieu in the romantic coastal town of St. Tropez on the French Riviera, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Madonna gave a surprise performance with Lenny Kravitz. Sean Penn and DiCaprio's costars in James Cameron's Titanic, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane were there. Other VIP guests included Adrien Brody, Tobey Maguire, Heidi Klum with her 14 years younger boyfriend Vito Schnabel and Gerard Butler.
The gala was chaired by Prince Albert II of Monaco, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Uma Thurman.
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris received the New World Leadership Award for her commitment to bringing about sustainable policies and innovative climate resiliency programs in Paris.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation(LDF) is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants
We support projects around the world that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
“Clean air, water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival.”
- LEONARDO DICAPRIO.
Since 2008, LDF has committed over $80 million in grants to environmental projects across six areas: wildlife and landscape conservation, marine life and ocean conservation, climate change, innovative solutions, indigenous rights and the California program. LDF’s grantees and partners are currently active on every continent and in every ocean.
"Generosity is the Key to Our Future on this Planet."
- Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation