Actors, musicians, and Generosity Water advocates gathered at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 5th Annual Night of Generosity in the hotel’s lavish ballroom on Friday, September 6. The event, which supports Generosity Water’s mission for clean water solutions in underserved countries, was headlined by enthusiastic hosts Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler from E!, and actor Brian Austin Green.
Guests were treated to spirited performances from JoJo, Mariah McManus, Anthony Evans Jr., Marielle Jaffe, and a slew of tribal drummers and dancers, while enjoying the event’s elegant cocktail party and three-course dinner. Well exceeding the $150,000 raised for clean water in Haiti, Ghana, and Ethiopia last year, Friday’s fundraiser generated over $400,000 for water projects in Uganda. The donation will make clean water available to over 40,000 people.
Special presenter Green took the stage and made an impassioned case for the project, but came solo, as his pregnant wife Megan Fox was “under the weather.” The two showed more than their share of support by making one of the night’s most generous and long-term donations—a monthly contribution to Generosity Water to last until next year’s event. Green’s Anger Management costar Charlie Sheen wasn’t in attendance, but also made a sizable donation to start the night’s fundraising portion on a high note.
Other supporters included Bachelorette contestant Jef Holm and a female guest, Stephen Colletti, and Robert Buckley. Ardent CEO Jordan Wagner presented a moving video montage and gave a heartfelt speech about his trip to Uganda, which inspired him to found Generosity Water to address the clean water issues in developing nations.