We are proud to announce that the Tintra Foundation has raised an incredible $450,000 for UNICEF after auctioning a once-in-a-lifetime expedition at the UNICEF x LuisaViaRoma Winter Gala Ball in St Barth with @JohanErnst Nilson. The Tintra Foundation has raised an incredible $450,000 for UNICEF after auctioning a once-in-a-lifetime expedition at the UNICEF x LuisaViaRoma Winter Gala Ball in St Barth.
With special performances by Lenny Kravitz and Drake, the LuisaViaRoma Winter Gala Ball for UNICEF welcomed some 700 benefactors, celebrities, and influential guests united in a passion for philanthropy, to raise funds in support of the charity and its commitment to protecting vulnerable children across the globe.
The Tintra Foundation, the charitable arm partner of Tintra plc and the broader Tintra Group, is focused on high impact work in the emerging world where it relates to cultural understanding especially with its work with the world’s last remaining Hunter-Gatherer Tribes, who remain key to keeping natural evolution alive.
The Foundation is representative of Tintra’s commitment to the emerging world and in driving inclusion of all kinds across developing regions by building technology that is free of social, cultural, and geographic bias.
Along with Foundation Board Member Johan Ernst Nilson, one of the world’s best-known explorers, Adventure Activists and Philanthropists – who has successfully completed over 60 expeditions across 179 countries – the Tintra Foundation donated a once-in-a-lifetime trip for auction at the Winter Gala Ball.
The highest bidder along with 4 guests will be joining Johan on a trip to the top of planet Earth in an expedition high up in to the Arctic, where the group will spend six nights close to the North Pole enjoying the Northern Lights.
Auctioned for $450,000, the donated expedition will aid UNICEF’s mission in providing care and protection to vulnerable children across the globe, contributing more 10% to a total amount raised of $4,000,000 via the auction.
Gala Ball attendees included Mike Tyson, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Rita Ora, who all had the opportunity to bid for 17 different luxury auction lots, including Elvis Presley’s 1971 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and Steve McQueen’s own 1961 Formula Junior race car.
Discussing the success of the evening, Richard Shearer, Board Member of the Tintra Foundation, said: “Tintra as a group is focused on bringing people and communities together, sometimes that is through investment, sometimes through banking and at other times through the work of the foundation. Along with other foundation members, I was lucky enough last year to spend time in Papua New Guinea with some of the last remaining Hunter-Gatherer tribes, and it is this connection with people such as these that drives my passion for inclusion across the world in all of its forms.
All Tintra Foundation resources have been pledged to understanding, supporting, and increasing awareness around the world and to understanding peoples and cultures better. Striving to prove my belief that there is much more that connects us than separates us. By doing this the foundation assists Tintra plc to be able to culturally map the world in a more holistic way than has been done before, whilst at the same time do the work necessary to understand what truly sustainable living looks like which could be the key to our own survival.
Therefore, be able to power a donation such as this to incredible initiatives, like UNICEF, not only aligns with our deeply held objective to both understand and support individuals from developing countries striving to make change, but also to protect them. The Winter Gala Ball was an incredible evening which I was very grateful to attend, and I am delighted that such an impressive amount was raised on the evening to support vulnerable children worldwide.“
This was posted in Bdaily’s Members’ News section by John Stone .