Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, and More Attend 2020 Hollywood for the Global Ocean Gala Honoring HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Los Angeles: February 6, 2020: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to global conservation by long time activist Uma Thurman at the 2020 Hollywood for the Global Ocean Gala. Hosted by founder and leading philanthropist, Milutin Gatsby at a stunning private estate in Beverly Hills, special guests honored the Prince’s work, included Sharon Stone who presented the ”Grand Earth Pledge” and artists Chris Isaak and Macy Gray who each performed musical sets. The actress Michelle Rodriguez, helped present some exclusive items for the auction, conducted by Simon de Pury.
In accepting his lifetime achievement award, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco thanked guests for wholeheartedly participating in the auction and said: “I am deeply honored to be presented with this lifetime achievement award and be welcomed at this outstanding event. This determination to take action and the ambition to change the world with knowledge and intelligence are the most valuable assets we have today.”
Sharon Stone, on presenting the “Grand Earth Pledge” – an exclusive group of 33 advocates – also explained why the evening meant so much to her: “This event is so important to me because I have three sons and I’m looking out for their future. I have the opportunity to engage people to be part of this effort and create a team who will continue to work together and care about this as a group.”
Attendees also included: Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, Alexander Von Furstenberg, Stefan Edberg, Anna Avila, Anna Schafer, Arnaud Boetsch, Carolina Thaler, Chase Carter, Erica Pelosini, Frank Binder, Alexandra Schuck, Jessica Gomes, Lawrence Bender, Lukas Haas, Meredith Mickelson, Michelle Rodriguez, Monika Bacardi, Olivier Wenden, Robin Thicke and April Love Geary, among others.
Included in the exclusive auction items was a photo portrait of HSH Prince Albert’s mother Academy Award winning actress Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, who would have celebrated her 90th birthday in November 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was exclusively designed and crafted by Chopard for the Gala. The award acknowledged the Prince of Monaco’s outstanding commitment to the planet, its rich biodiversity and its fragile eco-system. Through his Foundation, launched in 2006 and dedicated to sustainable development worldwide, more than 575 projects have been supported to date. The projects target three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least Developed Countries, all of which are heavily impacted by the effects of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and urgent threats to their water resources.
Notable achievements by the Foundation include saving the Bluefin tuna species from extinction, encouraging the effective development of Marine Protected Areas, fighting plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, thanks to the BeMed initiative, and convincing the IPCC to produce a special report on the impact of climate change on the Ocean and cryosphere.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco is today one of the world’s leading Advocates for the Planet, succeeding in gathering philanthropists and international artists to save the Ocean during the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, the next edition will take place on Thursday 24th September 2020, in Monaco.