Exclusive: CelebSecrets4U Attends the 4th Annual Thirst Project Gala (@ThirstProject)


“4th Annual Thirst Gala” helped put a spotlight on The Thirst Project,a non-profit organization dedicated to building fresh water wells and providing developing countries with clean water. Supporters from all over the world gathered at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor those that have gone above and beyond to help raise awareness for the organization, raise money for fresh water wells and bring attention to the global water crisis.

The star studded evening included a silent auction, live auction, five star three course meal and performances byCoco JonesandJenn Bosticwith the John Burroughs show choir. Special guest in the audience wasSibusiso Shiba, The Thirst Project ambassador on the ground in Swaziland, Africa. Sibu’s village in Swaziland received a fresh water well thanks to the organization, after he had shared that his daughter was sick due to dirty drinking water.

Pauley Perrette(NCIS)received thePioneering Spriting Awardfor her incredible support of theorganizationover the lastyear including co-hosting the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala which helped raise $188,000, shooting PSAs and personally funding several wells. Her heart. support and influence was acknowledged and celebrated at last night’s gala.Robbie Brenner, president of production at Relativity, was awarded the4th Annual Vision Awardfor leading the way in supporting the important work that the Thirst Project does in combatting the world water crisis. Relativity has been a longtime sponsor of The Thirst Project’s events and in 2011 the company gave up its employee holiday gifts and funded a freshwater well in Uganda. Robbie continues to push her company to take up the call to meet the needs of those who are suffering most in the world. Additional honoree includeChelsie Kent,Student at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, CA who received thePower of Youth AwardandPaola Nilsen,Teacher at West Islip High School in West Islip, NY, who received theVolunteer Award.

Audrina Patridge,Charisma Carpenter,Christian Serratos,Crystal Reed,JoshSussman,Michael Welch,Camila Banus,Roshon Fegan,andTahj Mowry,presented special awards throughout the night.

Other celebrity guests in attendance includedAaron O’Connell,Alice Greczyn,Allie Gonino,Amy Paffrath,Andrea Bowen,Arianne Zucker,Audrey Whitby,Cassie Scerbo,Chrishell Stause,Christian Alexander,Drake Bell,Drew Seeley,Gracie Dzienny,Jen Lilley,Jordan Wall,Melissa Ordway,Mike Faiola,Mollee Gray,Molly Tarlov,Olesya Rulin,Stevie Lynn Jones,Taylor Spreitler,Tyler Lepley

Interviews from the last night’s gala below.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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