SeaChange Summer Party 2009
Oceana's second annual SeaChange Summer Party will take place on August 22, 2009
The SeaChange Summer Party is co-chaired by Oceana board members Ted Danson and Valarie Whiting. The organizers plan to announce the honorees later in the summer. The party will again be held at the Cahill Estate in Laguna Beach, California, a beautiful home with an expansive vista of the Pacific Ocean.
Orange Coast Magazine named the SeaChange Summer Party one of the top five "Must Attend" events in Orange County. 450 people attended the 2008 event, which raised nearly $1 million for Oceana, making it one of the largest and most successful environmental fundraisers in Orange County. 2008 honorees included actor and board member of Conservation International, Harrison Ford; actor and Oceana board member, Sam Waterston, and internationally-acclaimed sustainability entrepreneur John Picard.
For event details and tickets, please visit www.seachangesummerparty.org or call 949.226.1420.
La Mer Party
On January 29, Oceana's corporate supporter La
Mer invited New York City's top beauty editors to an event hosted by Oceana supporter Bettina Zilkha to announce La Mer's upcoming plans for World Oceans Day on June 8. The event was attended by distinguished guests including Oceana board member Sam Waterston, actor and supporter Jeff Goldblum and Oceana Partners Award honoree Sting.
After the event, Oceana learned of the United Nations' official designation of June 8 as World Oceans Day. In celebration of the U.N.'s designation, La Mer hosted nationwide retail events in late May and early June in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Guests were treated to signature La Mer treatments and 15 percent of the proceeds went to Oceana.
In addition, La Mer has designed "World Oceans Day" limited-edition Crème de La Mer, with one hundred percent of the net proceeds going toward Oceana's habitat protection initiatives.
Sue and David Rockefeller hosted a party in Oceana's honor at their home in Manhattan on December 4 in the wake of Oceana's victory against illegal driftnetting in the Mediterranean Sea. Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless and board members Michael Northrop and Sam Waterston attended, and guests received complimentary water-resistant watches courtesy of Nautica.