On September 14 with Gary Dourdan and Amaury Nolasco at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
Madrid, August 12, 2022: This international event, The Global Gift Gala, is the main event of the Global Gift Foundation and one of the most important charitable initiatives in the world. Created by actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Maria Bravo, it brings together and blends the worlds of business, celebrity, and philanthropy to raise funds and awareness, making a substantial difference in the lives of children and women around the world. Currently this gala that is held in Paris, Cannes, London, Marbella, Madrid, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, expands horizons to Tokyo. The 1st edition of this international event in Japan will take place on September 14 at the impressive Grand Hyatt hotel in Tokyo and will feature Hollywood stars such as Gary Dourdan and Amaury Nolasco, as well as contemporary British artist Sacha Jafri, world-renowned for creating the world’s largest painting on canvas, “The Journey of Humanity”, for seven months in the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai, the three ambassadors of the Global Gift foundation. The event will be hosted by Dubai-based British radio and TV presenter Tom Urquhart and bilingual MC, interviewer Miss Ako Sakakura, as well as auctioneer Thomas Forrester. Attendees will dance to the flamenco rhythm of the Reyes Heritage, as well as many other surprises.
The winner of this edition will be the artist Joaquín Ganga, who will receive the Global Gift Utopia Award.
The event will be for the benefit of Vamos Together Yokohama, an organization of former baseball player, Alex Ramirez, whose mission is to foster the individuality and talent of those with special needs, guiding them towards a world where they can live independently. It will also benefit Casa Ángeles by Global Gift Foundation, an inclusive day center for children with special needs and their families that Maria Bravo has founded in the city of Marbella.
The event is co-organized by the Keio University Inbound Tourism Research Center and is supported by the Japan Tourism Agency and the Japan National Tourism Organization.
The main sponsors and partners of this event are:
- The main sponsor is the Japanese drink YOUNNES from the Nishi Shuzo company, which was founded more than a century and a half ago in the hills of Kagoshima, in Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main Japanese islands. They make shochu from different ingredients, but their specialty is by far the sweet potato-based shochu, typical of the Kagoshima region. Nishi Shuzo herself grows potatoes to produce her shochu and works closely with local farmers to continually improve the quality of the products.
- Utopia, a member of the Global Gift Foundation, is a project designed to build an ethical world, where large corporations are socially responsible and believe in philanthropy, and businesses are owned by the community. We strengthen our point of view of #GiveBackForWhatisGiven.
- The main collaborator is Woonkly, the 1st decentralized metasocial network of solidarity NFTs in the world, created and founded by the Technological Entrepreneur, influencer and philanthropist, Daniel Santos, joined forces with the Global Gift Foundation and Maupy Worldwide, the talent platform, with the objective of creating synergies to support social causes.
Vamos Together Yokohama is an organization that aims to create a symbiotic society where people with and without special needs can play and learn together. Let’s Go Together Yokohama supports people to make the most of their talent individually. They actively create opportunities for everyone to share in the joy of physical activity. They build a system with a workplace where they can put their talent to the test, eliminate anxiety about the future, supporting them to be independent through sport, music and experience-based events.
Global Gift Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization whose goal is to create positive change in the development, well-being, health and social inclusion of the most vulnerable. The Foundation provides shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care and other vital necessities to vulnerable groups, particularly children and women in need. Created in 2013 by the actress, businesswoman and international philanthropist María Bravo, the foundation supports projects from different organizations around the world and has recently launched its own, Casa Ángeles, a day center for children with special needs. Located in Marbella, it was born with the aim of improving the quality of life of these children and their families. The house offers the most innovative therapies, workshops and leisure programs designed to promote social inclusion.