The Global Gift Gala Marbella, the most important philanthropic event on the Costa del Sol, July 201717-07-2017
Marbella celebrated this weekend, the famous Global Gift Gala, the most anticipated charity event of the year. It is safe to say that it was a complete success. Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, Amaury Nolasco and Lorena Bernal were part of the famous guest list.
Marbella, July 17, 2017. The Global Gift Foundation celebrated on the 16th of July the 6th edition of The Global Gift Gala Marbella, consecrated as the most important philanthropic event on the Costa del Sol. Once again, the Gran Meliá Don Pepe hotel hosted this evening Where the founder and president of the Global Gift Foundation, Maria Bravo, received with her honorary ambassador Eva Longoria Bastón, celebrities, Global Gifters and members of the international philanthropic community with the objective of raising funds for social causes that improve the lives of children, women, and families.
The host of the Philanthropic Weekend, Maria Bravo and her honorary ambassador Eva Longoria Bastón received in Marbella for the sixth consecutive year more than 250 national and international celebrities united by solidarity.
The traditional gala, framed in the 6th Global Gift Philanthropic Weekend, raised funds for the Querer Foundation, the Eva Longoria Foundation and the Global Gift Foundation
Actors Amaury Nolasco and Lorena Bernal were in charge of presenting the evening that featured performances by Rafael Amargo, Descemer Bueno, Steve Edwards and Tony Mendes, the Torres brothers and Rodrigo de la Calle with Chefs Victor Carracedo and Jean-Philippe Darcis signed the menu of the gala
Pilar Garcia de la Granja, Nuria Fergó, Olivia de Borbón, Ana Obregón, Beatriz de Orleans and Vogue Williams, Spencer Matthews (brother-in-law of Pippa Middelton), among other personalities, supported this great charity event, Gran Melia Don Pepe
The delegate of Tourism of the City of Marbella, Francisco Javier Porcuna, also attended the celebration.
The Global Gift awards went to Fundación Querer and the NGO Visual Apprentice, as well as a surprise award to Ricardo Álvarez, a philanthropist who has supported the foundation for years
Eva Longoria during the Global Gift Gala, Marbella 2017
Important personalities from the world of culture, business, journalism, sports and philanthropy such as Pilar Garcia de la Granja, Nuria Fergó, Olivia de Borbón, Beatriz de Orleans, Julián Porras or Ana Obregón, and international figures such as Enric Ortiz, Melissa Hotels Regional Vice President Spencer Matthews, Pippa Middleton's brother-in-law, Vogue Williams, singers Lisa Scott Lee, Melissa Nkonda, Camila Kerslake and Johnny Shentall Lee; Presenters Laura Hamilton and Nick Ede, British rugby player Chris Robshaw, and American designer Melissa Odabash, showed their support by attending this event, which was part of the 6th Philanthropic Global Gift Weekend.
The directors of The VI Global Gift Gala Marbella were Amaury Nolasco, an actor recognized for her role in Prison Break, and actress and model Lorena Bernal, who gave way to the awards ceremony, the auctions and musical performances of Rafael Amargo, Descemer Well, Steve Edwards and DJ Tony Mendes.
This year there have been three non-profit organizations that have benefited through donations collected during the events that have shaped the 6th Global Gift Philanthropic Weekend: the Querer Foundation, the Eva Longoria Foundation and the Global Gift Foundation.
The Querer Foundation, led by the journalist Pilar García de la Granja, strives to raise awareness of the importance of childhood neurological diseases, focusing on a specialized education, individualized and with educational methods developed to get these children to develop their full potential .
The funds raised for The Eva Longoria Foundation will serve to strengthen entrepreneurship and microcredit programs for Latina women in the United States. For its part, the Global Gift Foundation will fully strive to reform the Casa Global Gift, a multifunctional center that will offer specialized help and material adapted for children suffering from rare diseases and supports their family environment.
The Global Gift Foundation, through Maria Bravo and Eva Longoria Bastón, once again presented the Global Gift Awards that defend the social commitment of personalities and entities with the most disadvantaged groups, and which in past editions have rewarded the solidarity of personalities such as David Beckham, Deepak Chopra, Maria Carey, Ricky Martin, Samantha Vallejo-Nájera or Vicente del Bosque.
"The Global Gift Our Heroes Award" went to the Querer Foundation, also a beneficiary of the gala, which was picked up by Pilar who gave some examples of struggle to improve the life of some niches and "The Global Gift Philanthropist Award" for NGO Aprendices Visuales, focused on improving the lives of children with autism through actions such as creating stories and interactive applications to learn basic skills of autonomy.
The traditional auction, directed by David Duran, featured unique lots as an experience at the Dubai International Film Festival along with Sarah Jessica Parker, who reached a bid of 50,000 euros, the possibility of accompanying Eva Longoria Bastón in the exclusive Global Gift Gala Of London next November or a photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by the film producer Lawrence Schiller, among other pieces of exclusive jewelry and art.
About the Fundación Querer
The Querer Foundation was born with the objective of unifying Scientific Research, Research in Training and Education and the development of new Technologies placed at the service of the group of children who suffer TEL and their families, hoping to be able to develop to the maximum Their intellectual abilities and can be effectively integrated into a truly inclusive and non-discriminatory society. We want to support scientific research through #BrainOn on neurological diseases as serious as those derived from autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, Landau Kleffner's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, refractory epilepsy, aphasia, hyperactivity and deficit Of serious attention, the Language Disorder. All without cure.
About the Eva Longoria Foundation
The Eva Longoria Foundation is empowering Latina women through education and entrepreneurship. Latino women have extraordinary potential, but they lack educational opportunities as well as lack of financial means. The Eva Longoria Foundation helps Latina girls finish their studies so they can go to college, and give women the opportunity to go ahead for themselves by providing them with entrepreneurial training and by giving them capital for their business.
About Global Gift Foundation
Global Gift Foundation is a non-profit charity whose goal is to create positive changes in development, wellness, health care and social inclusion of the most vulnerable. The Foundation helps provide shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care and other vital needs to vulnerable groups, particularly children and women in need.
Created in 2013 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Maria Bravo, the foundation supports projects from different organizations around the world and has recently launched its own, Global Gift House, a multifunctional center for children with rare or chronic diseases that is located in the city of Marbella and that will shelter at least 6 non-profit charitable organizations of the zone; Adisol (Association of Diabetics of the Costa del Sol), ADAHIMAR (Social Association of Attention Deficit Disorders and Hyperactivity), CADI (Center for Childhood Diversity Care), Association against Cystic Fibrosis, Bubble and Dreams Without diagnosis) and AMPEMNA (Association of Multiple Sclerosis Marbella / San Pedro / Estepona).
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