2014 GO GO Gala

2014 GO GO Gala: “The Future of Philanthropy”

More than 260 guests turned out for the 7th Annual GO GO Gala on November 13 at the Montage Beverly Hills, raising an unprecedented 1.2 million dollars towards GO’s projects supporting orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. With a matching pledge from Beachbody that was then matched and expanded by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, the evening raised more than any other GO GO Gala – an unprecedented 1.2 million dollars!

The Gala opened with a DJ performance by iconic artist Shepard Fairy and a welcome speech by director Adam Shankman, the evening featured an inspiring speech by Ruchira Gupta, anti-trafficking activist and founder of Apne Aap, and the audience stood on their feet as she was awarded GO’s Giving Opportunity Award. The night also featured a moving video about GO’s work to help at-risk children in Rishikesh, India, and a speech by GO local hero Marianne Diaz, founder of CleanSlate, about her successful crusade to empower youth to leave gangs in Los Angeles.  An exciting live auction followed, led by Viveca Paulin-Ferrell.  The festive night also featured musical performances by Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi and a lively Bollywood dance performance by Karmagraphy.

We’re so grateful to the many people who contributed to making the night such a grand success and our hearts are warmed to know how many children will benefit because of it.

GO Campaign Founders flanked by Gala Honoree, Ruchira Gupta

GO Campaign Founder and Co-Founders with Gala Honoree, Ruchira Gupta

Cheryl Hines can't curb her enthusiasm for GO

Cheryl Hines can’t curb her enthusiasm for GO

Bob and Renee Parsons show their support for GO

Philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons matched all funds raised at the Gala

FIKA created special treats for the night

FIKA created special treats for the event

Shepard Fairey controlled the DJ booth for the night

Shepard Fairey controlled the DJ booth for the night

Adam Shankman hosted the event

Adam Shankman started off the night with his signature humor

Venerable Somnieng started the night off with a blessing

Venerable Somnieng bestowed the guests with a Bhuddist blessing

Chad Lowe gives GO the thumbs up

Chad Lowe, with wife Kim, gives GO the thumbs up

Jon Congdon proud GO supporter

Jon Congdon, President of Beachbody, proud GO supporter

[insert names] attend the gala

Steven Weber and Camryn Manheim are all smiles at the Gala

GO Local Hero, Marianne Diaz, shines

Phoebe Dahl gets jasmine in her hair

Fashion designer Phoebe Dahl gets jasmine in her hair

Bollywood dancers entertained the guest

Bollywood dancers Karmagraphy wowed the guests

GO board member, Julie Miligan gets a bhindi

GO board member, Julie Milligan, gets a bhindi

[insert name] on the red carpet

Rob McElhenney is Always Sunny on the red carpet

[insert name] shows her love for GO

Rosanna Arquette shows her love for GO

Guest were excited to participate in the auction

Guest were excited to participate in the auction

Masood Ali Khan & Sheela Bringi played music for guests

Masood Ali Khan & Sheela Bringi played music for guests

[insert names] were happy to show their support

Glenn and Jill Howerton were happy to show their support

GO Founders are proud of our Cambodian partner

GO co-Founders are proud of our Cambodian partner Venerable Somnieng

[insert names] were in attendance

Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller spotted on the red carpet