The Partners Award Gala is an annual benefit for Oceana. The event has been held annually in the Los Angeles area and is attended by hundreds of guests from the entertainment, business and philanthropic communities. Established in 1994 by American Oceans Campaign (which merged with Oceana in 2002), the event honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions through their personal commitment to the cause of protecting our oceans.
Previous honorees include Stephen McPherson, President of ABC Entertainment; Annett Wolf, President of Wolf-Kasteler & Associates; ocean activists Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith; Academy Award-winning American film and television producer Brian Grazer; Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard; U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; former President Bill Clinton; entrepreneur and environmentalist Ted Turner; actor/activist Ted Danson (founder of American Oceans Campaign); Actor Christopher Reeve; Musicians Don Henley and Sting; entertainment industry leaders/environmental stewards Alan Horn, Michael King; Sir John Browne of British Petroleum; Dian Ogilvie and Toyota/Lexus; and Hollywood agent Rick Nicita.
Learn more and see photos from the 2008 event at http://partnersaward.org