Our Oceans. Our Future.

Oceana Virtual New York Gala

Let’s ride the wave of change together

Monday, October 12, 2020

6:45 pm The Main Event

To purchase your tickets click here or for more

information contact Ha King Chan at 202.467.1958 or hkchan@oceana.org

2020 Honoree

and Special Guests

Jane Fonda

2020 Honoree

Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), author, activist, and fitness guru. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, Native Americans, and the environment.

Ted Danson

Master of Ceremonies

To most, Ted Danson is known for TV and movie acting roles, but for those in the conservation movement, he is famous for his work as a passionate ocean advocate and Oceana spokesman.

The son of an archaeologist and anthropologist, Ted grew up understanding that cultures leave an imprint on the Earth and that some legacies are indelible, for better or for worse.

Sam Waterston

Master of Ceremonies

As a member of Oceana’s board of directors, Waterston brings to the organization a wealth of talent and resources in support of Oceana’s programming and mission.

“I’ve loved the ocean all my life,” explained Waterston. “As a New Englander, I’ve seen the nasty effects of fisheries collapse on the life of seaside towns. Scientists now warn us that unless we do something, the world is on a path to global fishery collapses by mid-century, a calamity of mind-boggling proportions we can still avert. The time to act is now, which is why I’m very happy to be working with an organization as effective as Oceana.”

About the Event

Hosted annually by Susan and David Rockefeller, this benefit gala brings together world renowned philanthropists, Fortune 100 leaders conservation trailblazers and award-winning celebrities devoted to ocean restoration.

Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe. They are as important as they are vast, but they are not immune to human influence. According to a study published in Science magazine, less than 4 percent of the oceans remain unaffected by human activity.  Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world’s natural systems, like regulating our climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. 

Oceana’s New York Gala features a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, lively programming, an exclusive live auction and marqueeentertainment to raise vital resources to help revitalize our world’s oceans.

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world.

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