Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is holding its second Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean in Monte Carlo that will feature some of the most amazing live auction items ever offered. The event that will be held at Terraces of the Opera of Monte Carlo this month will include live performances from performers such as Gloria Gaynor, Nile Rodgers, and Chic. There will also be several celebrities including Madonna, Orlando Bloom, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Robin Thicke and many more.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will host the Gala, as well as Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. The Executive Director of the Foundation is Olivier Wenden, while the live auction is conducted by Simon de Pury.
“Donations received at the first edition of our Gala have enabled us to support 40 new projects and international initiatives devoted to safeguarding endangered species, studying the impacts of climate change on the oceans, the sustainable management of Marine Protected Areas and the fight against plastic pollution,” Prince Albert II tells Forbes. Milutin Gatsby also adds, “Generosity is the key to our future on this planet and to saving our ocean. Special auction items that “money can’t buy” give guests the possibility to afford unique dream experiences and other high-end pieces and to offer, at the same time, a generous support to a great cause.”
The Monaco Foundation consists of eight priorities includingfighting against plastic pollution, developing the Mediterranean Trust Fund for Marine Protected Areas, conserving marine species facing a risk of extinction, expanding marine protected areas in the Polar Regions, mitigating ocean’s acidification, supporting innovations to challenge marine threats, favoring sustainable yachting practices and promoting environmental education.This year’s Gala will be primarily dedicated to those eight priorities and will feature some very unique live auction items.
One item within the live auction is horseback riding with Madonna on the beach in Portugal. Madonna moved to Portugal recently and will be inviting the winning bidder to join her in Portugal for an afternoon of riding horses through the forest and the beach, according to Forbes. Not only will the winner join Madonna, but also five guests invited by the winner will be joining the superstar for horseback riding.
Another item up for live auction is the chance to receive a portrait sitting with famed photographer Steven Klein while art directed by Madonna. This item offers a truly extraordinary opportunity to sit for a portrait by Steven Klein in New York. The photo shoot will be directed by Madonna herself, providing you with all the bragging rights to your friends.
Other live auction items include a private album preview with Madonna in her recording studio in London, a surfing experience with the outstanding Kelly Slater at his Surf Ranch in California and even a lifetime adventure around the world with Aman Resorts. Within your travels, you will visit Amanjena in Morocco, Amanyangyun in China, Amansara in Cambodia, Amantaka in Laos, Amanoi in Vietnam and Amanpuri in Thailand.
It would be a dream to bid on any of those live auctions but it gets even better, as there are more live auctions to bid on. Bid to vacation with Victoria Secret model Toni Garrn at the Baraza Resort & Spa in Zanzibar or receive the ultimate Gucci fashion week experience in Milan. You can also place a bid for your own Polo Pony and membership at the Saint Tropez Polo Resort, or an all-electric Vita Powerboat.