The Unstoppable Foundation held its 7th annual Unstoppable Gala on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the JW Marriott Live in downtown Los Angeles. It was its most successful to-date. Because of the generosity of guests and the Proctor Gallagher Institute’s matching pledge, the gala raised $1.2 million in donations that will help to bring an education as well as the 5-Pillars of sustainability to the entire Kipisan community of 2,000 men, women and children.
Philanthropic celebrities, business and thought leaders, best-selling authors, and professional athletes, helped make the evening a success including Anne Archer, Dyan Cannon, Henry Winkler, Ron Moss, David Meltzer, Leigh Steinberg, and athletes including Warren Moon, Marcellus Wiley, Jim Leyritz and Christian Okoye.
Best selling-author, Jack Canfield has called the Unstoppable Gala, “the Oscars for the transformational industry.”
The theme of the evening was “One Child Can Change the World” and it was demonstrated over and over by our honorees, and presentations that evening.
Dyan Cannon opened the festivities, featuring performances by the Joy Enriquez, Heavenly Joy, LA Inner City Mass Choir, The Monster Kids and Carmen Twillie.
Cynthia Kersey, founder and CEO of the Unstoppable Foundation, presented the foundation’s first ever Unstoppable Legacy Award to longtime supporter, Bob Proctor. Bob is a legendary figure in the world of personal development and was one of key figures in the best-selling book and movie, The Secret.
Academy Award nominee Anne Archer presented the 2016 Unstoppable Achievement Award to Senior Human Rights advisor to the United Nations, Chris Mburu. Previous honorees have included Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, and scholar/activist Dr. Tererai Trent.
Chris is a native Kenyan whose primary and secondary education was funded through monthly donation from holocaust survivor Hilde Back. Chris went on to graduate from Harvard University and establish his own charity to support education for Kenyan children.
Highlights of the program included a powerful speech by Faith Cherop, one of the Unstoppable Foundation Kenyan students who will graduate from high school this year. Faith was among the first primary students to receive support from the Unstoppable Foundation.
“We are ecstatic and humbled by the love and generosity of our attendees and this money will do a world of good for the families in the Kipisan Community,” said founder Cynthia Kersey.
Sponsors for the evening included Presenting Sponsor Centerpointe Research Institute, Diamond Sponsor Sports 1 Marketing, and Wine Sponsor Eleven Eleven.
ABOUT UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION
The Unstoppable Foundation is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization bringing sustainable education to children and communities in developing countries, thereby creating a safer and just world for everyone.
The Unstoppable Foundation’s proven five-pillar model not only builds schools, but transforms the entire community by providing access to 1) education, 2) clean water and sanitation, 3) food and nutrition, 4) healthcare, and 5) income training and empowerment for parents.
The five-pillar model is designed so that the communities own and maintain the projects, which are self-sustainable within five years of the completed implementation.
With the help of our implementing partners, we are currently educating and providing daily nutritional meals for more than 8,000 students. In addition, over 30,000 community members are receiving access to clean water, healthcare and income and empowerment training, which shows the program continues to be self-sustaining.
Please visit unstoppablefoundation.org to learn more and to download pictures from the evening.