The emotional speech of Pablo Picasso’s great-grandson, Florian Picasso, at the auction of the painting by Cyril Congo, was one of the most sensitive moments of the evening.
The 10th edition of “The Global Gift Gala Paris”took place on Saturday, 30th October, at the French capital’s Four Seasons Hotel George V. After a year and a half without the most awaited gala in Paris, Maria Bravo, creator of the foundation and its events, was accompanied by the godmother of honour, Hollywood actress, director and activist, Eva Longoria Baston, actor and singer Gary Dourdan, British actress Amy Jackson, and singer and music figure in France, Gims, as well as singer Chenoa, who starred in one of the highlights of the evening, when she was honoured with the “Global Gift Women Empowerment Award”. French singer Anne Sila performed a breathtaking performance.
An excerpt from the opening speech of Maria Bravo, president and founder of The Global Gift Foundation:
“Solidarity has no borders and here we have the proof. Today we meet people from different parts of the world and with different backgrounds, but we are united by a common goal, which is social benefit. It is a great pleasure to see you all and it fills me with joy that despite difficulties and limitations none of us here present has the intention to leave aside those who need it most. Thank you all Global Gifters, today we are making the world a better place”.
Actress Eva Longoria declared:
“It has been more than 10 years since we started our philanthropic work in 2007. My only goal is to leave a better world for my child and when I think about the world he will live in, it scares me, it makes me anxious. Santi occupies all my heart, and we will continue to fight to give his generation the world they deserve”.