A Brilliant Night at SeaChange
On October 1, 400 guests gathered at a spectacular private coastal villa in Laguna Beach for Oceana’s 4th annual SeaChange Summer Party. The event, which was hosted by actress Angela Kinsey and Oceana board member Ted Danson, featured passionate speeches from actors Josh Brolin and Diane Lane about the need to protect the world’s oceans. Other Oceana supporters in attendance included Aimee Teegarden, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley, Jr., Q’orianka Kilcher, Oscar Nuñez and Austin Stowell.
This year’s SeaChange Summer Party raised over $900,000 for the oceans, thanks in large part to the dedication of co-chairs Eve Kornyei and Oceana board member Valarie Van Cleave, as well as the generosity of partners and underwriters such as the Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, David C. Copley, Tricia and Michael Berns, Deborah and Larry Bridges, the Center For Living Peace, Eve Kornyei and Michael J. Ruffatto, Harriet and Sandy Sandhu, South Coast Plaza, Burgess, Wells Fargo, Julie and Peter Hill, Karen and Bruce Cahill and Coast Magazine.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Oceana
On October 19, 65 guests endured stormy weather to attend an enlightening breakfast held at the Tiffany & Co. flagship store in midtown Manhattan. The event was hosted by Oceana board member and Ocean Council chair Susan Rockefeller along with Tiffany & Co. chairman Michael Kowalski. Oceana’s CEO Andrew Sharpless and chief scientist Dr. Michael Hirshfield educated guests on “Five Things You Need to Know About the Oceans.”
Welcoming Oceana to Copenhagen
Oceana’s staff, funders, board members and supporters gathered in Copenhagen in September for Oceana’s fall board meeting. The highlight of this series was a cocktail reception held at Copenhagen’s Custom House. The reception was hosted by Kristian Parker, Oceana chairman, to celebrate the official opening of Oceana’s newest office in Copenhagen.