BVLGARI SUPPORTS NAKED HEART FRANCE’S CHARITY GALA AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
ATTENDEES INCLUDED JON KORTAJARENA, ANNA CLEVELAND, SOLANGE SMITH, DARREN CRISS, ALEJANDRO SPEITZER AMONG OTHERS
July 13th, Cannes, Bvlgari is proud to continue supporting Naked Heart Foundation, the charity founded in 2004 by Natalia Vodianova to help children with special needs in Russia.
On July 13, during the Cannes Film Festival, Bvlgari supported a gala event organized by Naked Heart France and hosted by Alisa Volskaya, the Head of Fundraising at Naked Heart France, at the La Guérite which included the participations of a range of international guests, including Bvlgari brand ambassadors Jon Kortajarena, Solange Smith, Anna Cleveland, Alejandro Spietzer, Sasha Luss, Helena Gatsby, Xenia Adonts and Nieves Alvarez among others and a special live performance by Darren Criss all adorned in Bvlgari Jewels and Watches.
During the charity gala, an auction was held to raise funds for the non-for-profit organization, which is currently focused on creating an open society where children with special needs are included, integrated, supported, and have a loving family that helps them develop their intellectual, social, physical and emotional capacities.
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For the occasion, Bvlgari decided to contribute to the charity auction with a significant donation.
In particular, the Roman jeweler offered a luxury experience at its high-end Bvlgari Resort Bali. The voucher included a four-night stay for two people at one of the resort’s Ocean Cliff Villas overlooking the Indian Ocean, as well as exclusive lunches, dinners and spa treatments at the hotel’s five-starred facilities.
In addition, Bvlgari participated to the auction also with a necklace making its worldwide debut at the event. Part of the B.Zero1 line, the unique creation, which retails at 58,000 euros, is crafted from white gold and is enriched with diamond pave sets.
During the year, Bvlgari already supported Naked Heart Foundation in different occasions. At the beginning of the year, the Roman jeweler made a donation to the charity institution and in April it sponsored a gala in Moscow.
“Generosity is one of the core values of our company that we share with our friend Natalia Vodianova and her Naked Heart Foundation,” said Bvlgari chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin. “We are happy and proud to be at the side of a charity that is so committed to the creation of life opportunities for children with special needs. Kids are our future and Bvlgari, with Naked Heart Foundation, as well as with our longtime partner Save the Children, is at the forefront in protecting and supporting them.”
“All of us here at the Naked Heart Foundation believe in a totally inclusive future. Our vision is now shared by both public and corporate sectors alike and together we are on a journey to build a world in which every single person will be appreciated for who they are. Where everyone has the right to a good education; has the opportunity to find meaningful work in order to support themselves in life; and is able to enjoy their leisure time and have a healthy social existence – regardless of their physical or intellectual needs”, – says Natalia Vodianova, founder of the Naked Heart Foundation.
“The art of giving back is subtle, but tremendously empowering. It is a rare skill that is as important for society as it is for one’s own personal happiness. This year we want to address a younger generation, who will define the current and future agenda. Of course, philanthropy has no age. But the « younger » it is, the more secure our future becomes”, says the host of the evening, Head of Fundraising at Naked Heart France, Alisa Volskaya.