GQ vice president and publisher Chris Mitchell and The Gentlemen’s Fund honored four modern gentlemen at their 6th annual Gentlemen’s Ball. The four men chosen, listed below, were chosen for their work and contributions to some of today’s most essential causes. The men are:
- Robin Thicke, for his work with Doctors Without Borders
- Justin Bartha, for his commitment to The Art of Elysium
- Peter Facinelli, for his support of Recycle Across America
- Sam Trammell, for his involvement with Oceana
At this year’s Ball, which took place on yesterday (October 23) at the IAC HQ and was hosted by Willie Geist, the men were given Ambassador Awards presented by Nautica and BMW i.
See some choice pictures from the special event in the gallery below
The evening’s Leader Awards, presented by Movado, recognized Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise; pop artist Romero Britto, who has long been donating his time, art, and resources to more than 250 charities; second-grade teacher Jed Dearybury, who organized a marathon in Spartanburg, SC, to raise more than $13,000 for schools damaged by Hurricane Sandy; Curt Ellis, co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps; and Josh Zabar, a partner and curator at Summit, an events- and community-focused organization that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship.
Immediately following the Gentlemen’s Ball, Robin Thicke performed an intimate show at GQ’s first-ever ‘Gentlemen Give Back’ concert at the Highline Ballroom. His set included “Give it to U” and “Blurred Lines.” Kicked off by DJ Ruckus, the concert was Thicke’s final New York City appearance of the year.
Funds raised by the Gentlemen’s Ball and the ‘Gentlemen Give Back’ Concert directly benefit Oceana, Doctors Without Borders, The Art of Elysium, and Recycle Across America. The total amount raised by The Gentlemen’s Fund to-date is $3.5 million.