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About This Gala
Please join The Geanco Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 10 as we gather in support of those suffering in Nigeria!
Our Gala is co-chaired by acclaimed actors David Oyelowo & Chiwetel Ejiofor and features special guest Charlize Theron!!
Proceeds will fund the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls, which provides tuition, room & board, medical care and social and psychological support to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality. Donations will also underwrite Geanco’s special medical missions, through which we provide free complex surgeries to poor Nigerians.
Get Your Tickets HERE!
SLS Hotel (Garden Room & Terrace)
Self-pay valet parking at the hotel
6pm – 7:30pm: VIP Reception will include Africa-influenced hors d’oeuvres, open bar with premium beer and wine, Nigerian music, and a silent auction featuring exquisite jewelry, gourmet dining experiences, and tickets and signed items from the Lakers, Rams and more.
7:30pm: The program with a live African performance and a celebrity keynote panel discussion.
Dress code is Hollywood Chic or African traditional
All ticket purchases are nonrefundable
Benedict Cumberbatch (Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Sherlock)
David Oyelowo (Gringo, Selma, Queen of Katwe)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange, The Martian)
Mark Johnson (Oscar- and Emmy-winning Producer of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia)
Charlize Theron (Oscar-winning actress)
Billy Ray – Director and Oscar-nominated Writer of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games
Stacy Sherman – Writer, Director and Oscar-nominated Producer
Sam Neswick – GEANCO Foundation Board Member
Matt Jackson – Founder, Mark Jackson Pictures
Sam Adegoke – Actor (The CW’s Dynasty)
Megalyn Echikunwoke – Actress (Night School, The Following)
Trevor Katende – Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP
Pablo Clarke – Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP
nedl – Platinum Audio Sponsor