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Heifer returned to Hollywood over the weekend for our third annual Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table gala. The event was held at the Montage Beverly Hills to raise awareness of Heifer’s work with marginalized women and their families.

At the event, Heifer honored Oscar nominee Diane Lane, world-renowned photographer Annie Griffiths, award winning chef Tom Colicchio, director Lori Silverbush and actor Ian Somerhalder with the “Noble Globe” award in recognition for their work as citizens of the world, seeking to bring dignity and hope to others.

It was a star-studded evening all in the name of a good cause. In addition to the honorees, the event drew muscial guests Ben Folds and Mikky Ekko, actress Hailee Steinfeld, actor Josh Charles, and many others. The guests had a ball with our special llama guests on the "green carpet," and heard from Heifer farmer Ann Rose. 

Take a look at what folks had to say during and after the evening. 


Annie Bergman

Annie Bergman is a Global Communications Manager and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo, among many others in her six years at Heifer.