World Oceans Day with La Mer
La Mer marked World Oceans Day with a series of celebrations in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County and Toronto along with a limited-edition World Oceans Day Crème, presented in a commemorative ocean-inspired jar. It was available in select retail locations worldwide throughout the month of June.
On May 18, La Mer hosted a special cocktail reception to release their new sound mix application taking audiences on an audio journey inspired by the sea.
During the evening, La Mer’s President Maureen Case gave an inspired speech about Oceana and La Mer’s five-year partnership. Oceana board member Susan Rockefeller also spoke about Oceana’s efforts to protect the world’s oceans and accepted a $100,000 check from La Mer to support Oceana’s work around the world.
Christie’s Green Auction
The second annual Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth raised $2.4 million to benefit four top environmental organizations: Oceana, Conservation International, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Central Park Conservancy.
The event, which was emceed by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, was co-hosted by Oceana board member Susan Rockefeller and her husband David, Graydon and Anna Carter and Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault. Attendees included Anna Wintour, David Rockefeller Sr., Diane Kruger, Zoe Kravitz, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Oceana board members Sam Waterston and Ted Danson among many others.
In one of the most dramatic moments of the evening, New York litigator, author and longtime Oceana supporter Sir Thomas Moore made a donation of $100,000 to help Oceana’s effort to end all forms of trawling in Belize. The generous donation by Moore was part of a “Paddle Raise,” in which guests at the Green Auction raised a total of $350,000 for Oceana’s work to end trawling in Belize.
Oceana’s Second Annual Hamptons Party Concludes with a Splash
On July 30, several hundred guests attended Oceana’s second annual Hamptons Splash party at the stunning Southampton residence of Margie and Michael Loeb. The night included a reception hosted by Oceana board member Ted Danson where he autographed copies of his new book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.”
Guests also enjoyed a performance by longtime Oceana supporter Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”) and his band, the Honey Brothers. And as a part of the launch of Oceana’s new campaign to end seafood fraud, attendees were invited to sample two dishes of fish and guess which one was snapper, a commonly mislabeled fish.
The Hamptons Splash party was made possible by the event co-chairs, Margie and Michael Loeb, Mary Kathryn Navab and Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro. The honorary chair and Oceana board member, Susan Rockefeller, noted Oceana’s recent victories including the passing of the Shark Conservation Act in the U.S. and the banning of shark finning in Chile’s waters.
Corporate sponsors for the event were Lilly Pulitzer, Burgess, Tiffany & Co. and Dior.