16 August 2018
On Friday, August 10th, Ricky Martin, Rita Ora, and Sofia Carson took the stage for three very special performances at the inaugural UNICEF Summer Gala in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Presented by LUISAVIAROMA, this first-ever Italian UNICEF Gala was a magical evening, featuring cocktails, a gala dinner, a live auction of artwork and unique experiences, and an after-party with music by DJ Ruckus and Luciano, all set against the backdrop of the stunning Mediterranean Sea.
Event Chairs included Alessandra Ambrosio, Georgia Fowler, Martha Hunt, Ray Liotta, Nadine Leopold, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Rodriguez, Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik, Josephine Skriver, Miles Teller & Keleigh Sperry, Noonoouri, Tommaso Chiabra, and Jasmine Tookes.
Hosting the evening: Andrea Panconesi LUISAVIAROMA CEO and Paolo Rozera UNICEF Italy Chairman.
The funds raised through the event will support UNICEF’s work to provide care and protection to the world’s most vulnerable children. Despite remarkable challenges around the world, UNICEF staffers fight every day for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality.
We must not forget, there is no future without children. It doesn’t matter the color, religion or race. Children are children, and we are here for them.
Only by joining together and uniting our forces can we make a difference.
– Andrea Panconesi, LuisaViaRoma CEO