Heifer International's 4th Annual A Place at the Table

Come to the Table to Empower Women Worldwide

6:30 p.m. - September 18, 2015 - Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

By raising awareness and providing resources for marginalized women, we are empowering them to not only support their families, but feed the world. There are a limited number of seats available, so make your reservation today!

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Show Your Support for Women and Girls

• Empower women
• Enable girls’ education
• Promote women entrepreneurs
• Foster overall gender equity and justice in rural communities
• Advocate and lift the voices of small-scale farmers
• Raise important resources for Heifer projects around the world

Every year, this event raises awareness and critical resources for marginalized women and their families worldwide. Heifer recognizes the integral role women have in feeding the world and believes there is no development strategy more beneficial to society that one that includes women as central players.

2015 Honorees

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss

When not writing epic fantasy and grand stories, New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss runs Worldbuilders. Together with thousands of readers, authors, gamers, and geeks, Rothfuss has raised more than $3.5 million for Heifer International.

Tai Lopez

Tai Lopez

Tai Lopez is an investor, partner or advisor to over 20 multi-million dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love and happiness with 1.4 million people in 40 countries.

Chris Gero

Chris Gero

Widely regarded as a world-class image-maker, Gero is a GRAMMY-nominated record producer, concert producer, film director, and the founder and Vice President of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America.

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

Dr. Birx is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her three-decade career has focused on immunology, vaccine research, and global health. Since 2005, she has served as Director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leading the implementation of CDC’s PEPFAR programs around the world. As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Birx oversees the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as well as all U.S. Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Her Excellency the First Lady of Rwanda, Madame Jeannette Kagame

The First Lady of Rwanda, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, personifies an active, relentless and passionate devotion to uplifting the lives of vulnerable populations in Rwanda, particularly those of widows, orphans of the genocide and impoverished families. As the nation’s First Lady, Mrs. Kagame has admirably balanced family, social life and philanthropy, not only in her own country but continentally and worldwide.

Special Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

Entertainment Sponsor

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America

Media Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

  • DAW Books, Inc.
  • Production Solutions
  • Craver, Mathews, Smith & Co.
  • Lake Group Media, Inc.

Event Patrons

  • Cortney and Kevin Beebe
  • Laserfiche
  • Lifeblue Media
  • Mayfair Games
  • MDS Communications

Musical entertainment by Michael McDonald

Menu designed by celebrity chef Cat Cora


  • Cat Cora
  • Diane Lane
  • Jon and Kirsten Heder
  • Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn
  • Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
  • Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
  • Susan Sarandon

Dinner Committee

  • Ed Asner
  • Mario Batali
  • Mechad Brooks
  • Janie Bryant
  • Danielle Campbell
  • Ben Cohen
  • Mindy Cohn
  • David Cross
  • Carson Daly
  • Robert Floe
  • Johnny Hanson
  • Patricia Heaton and David Hunt
  • Nina Jacobson
  • Allison Janney
  • Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop
  • Amy Madigan and Ed Harris
  • Dana Mathews
  • Ryan Newman
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Ashley Stone
  • Lucy Schwartz
  • Arlene Falk Withers
  • Christi Wohl
  • Josh Zuckerman

Entertainment Sponsor

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America

Media Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

  • DAW Books, Inc.
  • Production Solutions
  • Craver, Mathews, Smith & Company
  • Lake Group Media, Inc.

Event Patrons

  • Cortney and Kevin Beebe
  • Laserfiche
  • Lifeblue
  • Mayfair Games
  • MDS Communications

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Beyond Hunger: Place at the Table 2014

Take a look at these photos from our Beyond Hunger: Place at the Table 2014 event.

Past Noble Globe Award Honorees

Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush: 2014

Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush

Annie Griffiths: 2014

Annie Griffiths

Diane Lane: 2014

Diane Lane

Ian Somerhalder: 2014

Ian Somerhalder

Susan Sarandon: 2013

Pierre Ferrari & Susan Sarandon

Ted Dansen & Mary Steenburgen: 2012

Ted Dansen & Mary Steenburgen