Sean Penn’s J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Gala honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at Milk Studios
Co-hosted by Sean Penn, Bryan Lourd, and Sean & Alexandra Parker and sponsored by Lynne & Marc Benioff. This year’s event will honor Leonardo DiCaprio for his continuous leadership on combatting climate change. Now, more than ever, we see the increasingly devastating effects of global warming on rising water levels and even more dangerous storms.
Chris Martin (Singer-Songwriter), David Spade (Grown Ups), Michelle Monaghan (The Path), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), Beck (Singer-Songwriter), Rachel Zoe (Stylist), Willem Dafoe (Murder on the Orient Express), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Susan Sarandon (Feud), Spike Jonze (filmmaker), Brad Pitt (War Machine), Lena Dunham (Girls), Tobey Maguire (The Boss Baby), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Mark Burnett (Producer), Sofia Boutella (Dancer), Adria Arjona (Emerald City), Colbie Caillat(Singer-Songwriter), Connie Britton (Nashville), Patricia Arquette (Permanent), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond), Miles Macmillan (Model), K'Naan (Poet), Floriana Lima (Supergirl), Ricky Martin (Singer-Songwriter), plus a special surprise musical performance and live auction.
The mission: Penn and his organization have been relentless since the 2010 earthquake. They run a community clinic that treated over 11,000 people in 2017. Their School of Hope educates 200 students from marginalized backgrounds free of charge, 50 of whom are disabled. After Hurricane Matthew, they repaired 4,000 houses, allowing 20,000 people to return safely to their homes. On an awards weekend where there’s more sizzle than steak, this event has teeth.