Archive | February, 2009

A Night To Make A Difference

24 Feb

Last night the world watched Hollywood as they honored their finest and I had the chance to join Leeza Gibbon’s 2009 Oscar Night “party with a purpose”.  This was a first-of-its-kind event that brought together stars from film, TV, music, sports and fashion to celebrate the worlds of celebrity and charity.

There was a live telecast direct from the iconic Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills with celebrity contributors serving as “Ambassadors of Change” — they included Larry King, Jessica Beil, Tony Hawk, Slash & Perla Hudson to name a few.  These stars lead by example and use their “celebrity” for the greater good.

 The Interface Foundation joined Leeza Gibbons & her Leeza Gibbon’s Memory foundation to take the global stage of Oscar Night & used it to put the focus on advocacy, philanthropy and volunteerism with the first ever A Night to Make a Difference.

Thanks to Brooke Burns, Cheryl Burke, Chevy Chase, Academy Award® Nominee Danny Boyle, David Foster, Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker,  Hilary Duff, Jessica Beil, Mel B, Paris Hilton, Olivia Newton John, Slash & Perla Hudson, J Ambrozic, Teri Hatcher, Thelma Huston, Tony Hawk for using your voice for the good of humanity!!!



Philanthropy at Paris Hilton's Birthday Party

16 Feb

Eradicating hunger is a global priority and the Interface Foundation partner organization Stop Hunger Now is leading the way.

This past week my dear friend Paris Hilton called & invited me to her birthday party.  I found this to be the perfect opportunity to share with her close friends the mission of the Interface Foundation–to leverage the power of business & celebrity for the benefit of high impact public charities achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

At her party, I carried around a bag of food that I had the opportunity to package with others at the Stop Hunger Now Million Meal Event at UNC Chapel Hill.  With a house  full of beautiful & famous people like Hayden Panettiere, Nicky Hilton, Kevin Connolly, Simon Rex, Russell Simmons, the guys from Three 6 Mafia, Joy Enriquez, the new pop duo group Main Street, music producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, J Ambrozic, businessman Robert Earl who owns Planet Hollywood, publicist Elliot Mintz, Laura Harring, comedian Andy Milonakis to name a few it couldn’t be more fun or a better opportunity to talk about our philanthropic work.    Everyone was interested to the point that email addresses & mobile phone numbers were given because they all want to help the process.  Kevin Connolly of Entourage volunteered, as Simon Rex talked up Interface, to go on a trip to Guatemala or Africa.  Who said global philanthropic work cannot be fun???

We at Interface continute to support relief organizations such as Stop Hunger Now which have the means to deliver meals into school feeding programs that sustain lifelong change.. 

In the midst of  cotton candy, sliders, sweet potato fries, and a huge birthday cake,  we hit a home run in sharing the vision of Interface.   

Happy Birthday Paris & thanks for letting your party be a chance to share our philanthropic vision of ending hunger in our lifetime with all your friends.  The cake was amazing…