Global Gift Gala, a part of the Global Gift Foundation, started as a dream to create a trusted platform to serve and bring attention to the fiscally responsible charities, with the hope of making measurable difference in the lives of families and children worldwide. Today, this dream has turned into a reality bringing together the worlds of business, celebrity and charity under one roof to help make a positive change in the lives of women and children around the globe, carrying out philanthropic projects events such as London, Paris, Cannes, Marbella, Miami, Mexico, Los Angeles and now in Dubai.
Dubai hosted the first ever Global Gift Gala on 14th December, 2013 at the SupperClub, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Montegrappa has long been a supporter of the gala at events in cities such as London, Marbella and Los Angeles.
In an effort to show its continued support, Montegrappa donated a unique pen, crafted especially for the Dubai Global Gift Gala charity auction. Handcrafted by Montegrappa’s master craftsman in Northern Italy, the beautifully designed writing instrument embodies the holiday season while proudly displaying Dubai’s iconic Emirates Towers – the location of Montegrappa’s first boutique in the UAE.
This beautiful writing instrument received a lot of attention and applause by the prominent guests at the event, including Eva Longoria – the actress, activist and philanthropist, who is the honorary chairperson of the Global Gift Gala.
This unique pen was popular among the bidders. The proceeds from the sale will go to Noor Dubai Foundation, an organisation which aims to provide eyesight care to vulnerable groups in Dubai.
The event will also benefit the Eva Longoria Foundation and Sunrise K Foundation, which care for women and children in need. Over the past year, Longoria has raised over USD $3M through similar galas.
The event was a great success and was attended by notable celebrities including Ricky Martin, 50 Cent, Maxwell and Haifa Wehbe.
Since 1912, for more than a century, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.