The Changemaker Gala is the most prestigious event of the Greenwich International Film Festival. It honors artists who’ve used their voice for positive social change. The 2016 Changemaker Gala took place on Friday, June 10th, with a cocktail reception at Betteridge followed by an awards dinner at Richard’s. Kathie Lee Gifford served as Master of Ceremonies and Senator Blumenthal also made remarks on behalf of the honorees. Trudie Styler received the Changemaker Award for her work with the Rainforest Fund, a charitable foundation dedicated to the support of indigenous peoples and traditional populations in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights,www.rainforestfund.org. Freida Pinto received a Changemaker Award for her work on behalf of Girl Rising, an organization that uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide, www.girlrising.com. Abigail Breslin received the Rising Changemaker Award and spoke on behalf of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), an organization that acts as a catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence, www.ncadv.org. A portion of the proceeds from the Changemaker Gala went to the Rainforest Fund, Girl Rising and the NCADV. Learn more about the GIFF Changemakers below:
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