FALL 2020


2019 Honorees and Special Guests

Diane Lane

Diane Lane is an award-winning, well-loved and respected actress and activist whose career began in New York City at the age of 6.

Simon Sidamon- Eristoff

Simon Sidamon-Eristoff is a long-time ocean leader and conservationist who served as Chairman of Oceana from 2014-2018.

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.

To learn more about Oceana’s signature event, please visit: https://oceana.org/oceana-events

For more Information

For more information please contact us at 202.467.1958 or nygala@oceana.org.