Members of our team helped producers raise $4,000,000 at the inaugural unite4:humanity awards for its founding partners and affiliate charities. The annual ceremony went on to support over 100 nonprofits around the world.
Unite4:Humanity was an annual award ceremony and gala that took place during the Thursday before the Academy Awards. First held in 2014 with marketing and fundraising support from Create Impact's affiliate Always In The Club Foundation, the unite4:humanity gala celebrated humanitarian efforts and philanthropists throughout the world, giving awards in several different fields.
Founding partners and affiliates included Keep A Child Alive, DoSomething.org, Points of Light / Hands on Network, Jenesse Center, UNICEF-United Kingdom, and UNESCO, among many others.
Thank you letter delivered to the Lead Fundraiser:
Thank you for your efforts in fundraising for our inaugural February 27, 2014 unite4:humanity Gala at Sony Pictures Studios with President Bill Clinton. The event was a huge success and this was due, in no small part, to your efforts. We were able to endow $1 million to the Clinton Foundation and an additional $3 million to our founding affiliate charities.... Personally, I would like to thank you for originally bringing this amazing concept to us over a year ago and for helping us to secure the bulk of our fundraising during the last months of the campaign. Additionally, the team you assembled to assist with sales & sponsorships was invaluable and an extraordinary asset to the overall effort." - Ryan Hampton, Finance Director for unite:4humanity
Some notable guests at the event included:
Forest Whitaker, Presenter
Demi Lovato, Winner - Young Luminary Award
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Winner - Creative Commitment to Television Award
William H. Macy, Presenter
Selena Gomez, Winner - Young Visionary Award
Alicia Keys, Performer
Robert De Niro, Honoree - Creative Commitment to Film
Martin Scorsese, Honoree - Creative Conscience
Sean Penn, Presenter
Philomena Lee, Winner - Unite4: Humanity Everyday Hero Award
John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, Winner -Social Visionary Award
Wilmer Valderrama, presented Food Bank of Northern Nevada president Cherie Jamason with the $50,000 unite4:humanity Inspiration Award.
Former President Bill Clinton was the recipient of the Unity Recognition Award and the keynote speaker for the event. The former president delivered a speech about working together to make change and earned several standing ovations throughout the night. He was also seen taking "selfies" with numerous celebrities including star of HBO Comedy VEEP, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.