Artist for Peace and Justice Gala 2015 – Recap

September 13, 2015, 11:47 pm

On Sunday September 13, we attended Artists for Peace and Justice’s 7th annual Artists for Peace Fundraiser Festival Gala presented at Casa Loma. Founded by Academy Award-winning Director/Producer Paul Haggis, the event raises funds to support communities and youth in Haiti. The generosity of our sponsors and guests was incredible and helped us raise an amazing $1.2 million, all of which will go directly to supporting health, dignity and education initiatives.

The event was co-hosted by Paul Haggis, Dame Helen Mirren, George Stroumboulopoulos, and Bovet 1822 President Pascal Raffy and co-chaired by (NKPR President!) Natasha Koifman and Sylvia Mantella.

Dame Helen Mirren presented founding APJ board member Susan Sarandon with the inaugural Artist for Peace and Justice Award. Also accepting the award was Academy for Peace and Justice Planning Director Jaebets Jean Gilles, who came all the way from Haiti to attend!

For more highlights, surprise musical guests, and red carpet photos…click here!

APJ and Friends - Group shot