It isn’t his height nor his bald head that catches you off guard when he gets up on stage, it’s the height of his spirit when he boldly sings his heart out. It’s the captive hold he has on you when he tells his heart-felt, funny and charming stories. It’s every breath he takes when he belts out from his soul. It’s how he loves his life… his wife… his child… his guitar… his harmonica ….and his gratitude for everyone who shows up and watches him do what he was meant to do in life. And he wasn’t just meant to entertain… he was meant to move you… and that he does very well.
The special night spotlighted the work of powerful women. Susan Sarandon was honored the Noble Globe Award for her invaluable support of Heifer International. In addition to being a generous donor, she has given her time, her name and her talents to spread awareness of Heifer’s mission.
I am honored to be a part of the Heifer team. Heifer International is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to relieving global hunger and poverty. It provides gifts of livestock and plants, as well as education in sustainable agriculture, to financially-disadvantaged families around the world. At the second Annual Beyond Hunger, newly found and longtime supporters celebrate the successess around the world and push to bring families and communities out of poverty and into sustainability.
Click on the first image, read each caption and enjoy : )
Pierre Ferrari gets interviewed by CNN.
This is me, Louella… with Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International President and CEO. He’s a super nice, generous, approachable man. It was an honor to meet him.
Maegan and Frances, two of the most loyal Heifer volunteers.
The real honorees of Heifer International.
At the terrace of the Montage Hotel.
Jacqueline Zimowski, Executive Director of Slavery Today schmoozes with the cow.
The Band Perry with Heifer’s band of barn animals.
How cute are these two?
David Keaton, one of the most loyal Heifer volunteers with Actress (donor and volunteer) Marianne Muerllerleille
Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.
The 2013 Noble Globe Award Recipient, Susan Sarandon
Petronella Halwiindi, Pierre Ferrari, Susan Sarandon and Elizabeth Bintliff
Pierre Ferrari and Serinda Swan. Serinda is one of the most giving actresses I’ve ever come by. She dedicates a lot of her time and effort to lots of charities. She’s a hero, like Pierre.
The beautiful actress, singer and dancer, Cassie Scerbo. She’s not just a pretty face, she’s got the most magnetic energy.
Eva Amurri Martino, she’s just as beautiful as her mother, Susan Sarandon.
Serinda Swan and her friends.
That’s me : )
The beautiful decor at the Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills
Welcoming remarks by Geena Davis.
Heifer International would not be possible without their precious volunteers. I made them do the “H” sign for “Heifer” – I think we should make it an official Heifer sign : )
Elizabeth Bintliff, Heifer International Vice President of Africa Program
Petronella Halwiindi, Heifer International Malawi – Country Director
Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International President and CEO
Eva presents her mother with the Noble Globe Award. What an honor. They make such a great mother-daughter pair. Their love and respect for each other is so obvious….. touching, really.
Peirre Ferrari, Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino
Frances Hale, Regional Director with Susan Sarandon
Serinda Swan presents the first auction item.
The winning donor of Susan Sarandon’s framed and signed photograph.
Bruno Tonioli presents tickets for Dancing with the Stars as an auction item.
Bruno, ready to take his clothes off to convince everyone to up the price on the tickets.
The Noble Globe Award, beautiful and wowe…. It’s really heavy. Someday, I’d want to recieve one of these awards.
The talented and beautiful Lucy Schwartz
The ever-charming singer-songwriter and pianist, Jon Mclaughlin. He made me smile so big my cheeks literally hurt.
Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry
Reid Perry of The Band Perry
The Band Perry
The Band Perry
Neil Perry of The Band Perry
The Band Perry
The Band Perry rocked the house down.
Heifer’s official social Media Team, Maegan Clark and Stephen Bailey
September 23, 2013
Tagged Bruno, Cassie Scerbo, Eva Amurri Martino, Geena Davis, Heifer International, Jon McLaughlin, Lucy Schwartz, Pierre Ferrari, The Band Perry, The Montage Hotel
It was a huge squeel. Rome was so delighted by her surprise… in that exciting 2 year old way. My joy came out as giggles while she ran and ran and ran. I only get excited this way while sliding down a very steep waterslide. My cheeks hurt smiling so much.
Rome’s mommy asked her what she wanted for her birthday and she said she wanted a fort… Ask and you shall recieve ; )
Dazzling Faces is Certified and use Face paint that is FDA approved. I don’t think I’ve ever come across such professionalism in the industry of face painting but I was quite impressed… I’d approve them too! They not only dazzle your face (literally) but they do a fantastic work of art with those blow up balloons. I mean, check out that giraffe! (Oh wait, is she face painting it too?) Anyways, I wish adults threw parties with super cool balloons and dazzled faces (for themselves – not for their kids). I think it would be lots of fun. Plus, the staff have the greatest energy. The lady who painted Rome’s face just got a 2 year old to sit still for 15 minutes. Yeah! I was dazzled by THAT!
I think if she could, Rome would have lollipop for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and snacktime… and naptime.
I’ve never met anyone who can look beautiful as a dog until I saw this face.
I love the charm Experience Architechture add to their customized events. After all, it’s the little things that count. The pizza alone was like hors d’oeuvres for toddlers.
Enjoying a yummy Rome sandwich.
What I would do to enjoy cake like this.
And thankful I was for giving Rome tangible memories she can someday share with her own two year old : )
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