Following the success of the latest initiatives in London and Paris, Maria Bravo returned to Cannes to celebrate her most exclusive gala, The Global Gift Initiative for the seventh consecutive year.
The Cannes Global Gift Initiative 7th edition took place on May 10th within the iconic setting of the Cannes Film Festival at the Intercontinental Carlton Beach Club. Personalities from all areas such as Tonya Kinzinger, Fabienne Carat, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Daniel Levi, Mia Frye, Alicia Fall, Nawell Debbouze, or the winning actress of a Golden Globe, Regina Taylor did not want to miss this annual and international event created by the Spanish Maria Bravo.
This year, the Global Gift Foundation Initiative featured an exceptional guest, Hollywood actor Luke Evans. Maria Bravo said “I am so proud to be celebrating the work that Luke Evans has done to help highlight the plight of those less fortunate. Luke has supported the Global Gift Gala in London and we felt he was the perfect person to award at this year’s Gala. The evening will be a truly special night and we cannot wait to make a difference”.
Luke has worked with different NGO’s to provide education programs via mobile learning centers in impoverished areas, often pushing the children to further their education creating a tangible difference to their lives to over 155 000 children. Luke also travelled to the slums in Mumbai and the extreme levels of poverty shocked him. But seeing how children learning to read and write was invaluable.
Another protagonist of the night was the Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick, best known for her role in the series “Vikings”, who wanted to support the work of her friend Maria Bravo.
The Global Gift Initiative was specially supported by Tonya Kinzinger who presented the gala. On this occasion Bravo was surrounded by various sponsors, JETSMARTER, and GAURA, Official Sponsor of Global Gift.
The 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 5 non-profit charitable organizations of the zone.