2013 GO GO Gala

2013 GO GO Gala: “The Future of Philanthropy”

More than 200 guests turned out for the 6th Annual GO GO Gala on November 14 at the Bel Air Bay Club, raising half a million dollars towards GO’s projects supporting orphans and vulnerable children worldwide.

Hosted by director/choreographer/producer Adam Shankman, the gala featured a moving speech by GO local hero Jane Ekayu, founder of Children of Peace Uganda, and a performance by Crossroads School music students on recycled instruments from GO’s partner in Paraguay, the Orchestra of Recycled Instruments from Cateura. An exciting live auction followed, including a winning bid of $5,600 for the recycled cello to musician and actor Robert Pattinson.

One of the highlights of the evening was an inspiring performance by Melissa Etheridge, who, in turn, was inspired by GO’s mission and supporters. “This is the future of the world,” she said. “The future of philanthropy, the future of ‘I have enough—I have more than enough—I want to share. I want to know that what I’m sharing is going to people who are spreading light, who are spreading love, who are making the life experience better for humans or children across the globe.’”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Check out the GO GO Gala’s coverage in the press at:

Variety

LA Times

US Weekly

London Mail

And see photos from the GALA below!

Daryl Offer flanked by Scott Fifer and Mike White

Cheryl Hines can’t curb her enthusiasm for GO

Melissa Etheridge serenaded GO supporters

Adam Shankman was the host of the night

Jane Ekayu share about her work helping child soldiers in Uganda

Crossroads student plays violin from the Recycled Orchestra in Paraguay

Robert Pattinson buys a cello made of trash to support the Recycled Orchestra in Paraguay

Dermot Mulroney and Melissa Etheridge on the red carpet

Guests dine at the Bel Air Bay Club Upper Club

Beth Behrs shows her love for GO Campaign

Craig Gillespie proud GO supporter

Jessica Vautor sings for guests during cocktail hour

Shepard Fairey attends the gala

Rob Pattinson bids enthusiastically during auction

Mike White, Rob Pattinson, Scott Fifer, and Adam Shankman

Shankman and Behrs entertain guests at the gala