Here’s What Leonardo DiCaprio Is Serving for Dinner at His Fundraiser in Sonoma

Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity gala on September 15th in Sonoma will be a combination of glamorous guests, a gourmet (and sustainable!) menu and good works — and PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the night!

DiCaprio, who is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his foundation. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the Earth, including conservation of oceans and wildlife and fighting climate change. 

The gala, held at Jackson Park in Sonoma County, will be hosted by DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Steve Jobs. The night will include a special performance from Chris Martin of Coldplay and an auction by Sotheby’s. The auction catalog available for bidding includes artworks by Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Prince and David Hockney, all selected by DiCaprio’s art advisor, Lisa Schiff.

The menu will include a three-course dinner and dessert. DiCaprio requested a sustainable menu, which was created by Chef Kyle Connaughton from SingleThread Farms.

The menu’s first course, “Summer in Sonoma”, consists of various vegetables with a creamy tofu sauce and seafood, all from local food suppliers. The vegetable selection includes heirloom melon and goma dare (a Japanese sesame sauce) broccolini, followed by seafood including pickled oysters and smoked scallops.

The second course features heirloom tomatoes with homemade tofu and pickled wasabi leaves, followed by the entrée course of roasted turbot with heirloom squash and Sonoma mushrooms. For dessert, guests will dine on sesame semifreddo, an Italian treat made with heavy cream and sesame seeds. The wine selection, put together by Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma, features a Sauvignon Blanc (pictured below), a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay all from California vineyards.

The star-studded event will be attended by celebrities including Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo.

DiCaprio has always been outspoken about climate change. In his acceptance speech after winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016 he said, “Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.”

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Audrey Gelman, Marilyn Minter, Mike Eckhaus Support Swing Left Fund-raiser

Grassroots organization Swing Left is rallying Democratic voters to head to the polls in time for the midterm elections — with a party.
The national group is holding a fund-raising dinner and soirée on Tuesday in efforts to put blue politicians in the House of Representatives and move the House majority away from the GOP.
The event will take place at Hook Studio in Brooklyn. Hosts of the party include The Wing’s Audrey Gelman, designer Mike Eckhaus of Eckhaus Latta and photographer Steven Klein, among others. Oliver Hicks, founder of production agency North Six Group, will also host. The artist Marilyn Minter will be on hand to sell and sign T-shirts bearing the message “Resist.” DJ collective The Misshapes is slated to supply the tunes during the after party, which runs from 9 to 11 p.m.
During the family-style dinner, guests will engage in a discussion helmed by activist DeRay Mckesson, who is involved in the Black Lives Matter movement and was active during the Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore protests. He also is a cofounder of Campaign Zero, which aims to end police brutality. You might recognize him by his signature blue Patagonia down vest, spotted at many an industry party.
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Promise Project to Hold Spring Fund-raiser on May 1

CHANGING LIVES: Promise Project will host its 11th annual Beautiful Promise cocktail party on May 1, co-chaired by Cindy Weber Cleary, Lori Buchbinder and Terry Darland. The event takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, in New York from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The evening will once again feature ABC’s Bill Ritter as emcee.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items such as accessories and jewelry from Versace, Valentino, Jennifer Meyer, Ileana Makri, Alexis Bittar and Chanel, as well as experiences such as “Daily Show” tickets.
One-of-a-kind items and experiences will also be available for bidding on Charity Buzz when the auction goes live on April 24, such as a private tour of MoMA and Yankees tickets, as well as a lunch with Nicole Miller and tickets to a “Shark Tank” taping.
Dana Buchman, board chair, explained that since the charity started, they’ve transformed the lives of more than 1,200 children and their families thanks to the generosity of their sponsors, board and benefit committee.
Promise Project, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, is a comprehensive program committed to helping impoverished children living with learning disabilities get the support they need to succeed.

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Celebrities Join L.A. Loves Puerto Rico Restaurant Fundraiser

Los Angeles restaurants are coming together Oct. 7-14 to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief, with help from several celebrities. Among the entertainment figures supporting the LA Loves Puerto Rico fundraiser are “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, Lance Bass and Disney star Kayla Maisonet. Each participating business will create a dish or cocktail inspired by […]



Pierre Cardin Plans Exhibition, Fashion Show, Fund-raiser for Preservation Society of Newport County

IN THE OFF-SEASON: Pierre Cardin’s summer plans will include a trip to Newport, R.I. to host a fashion show at The Breakers mansions.
One hundred fifty tickets are up for grabs for the June 17 event, which will features 90 looks from the designer’s epic career and will double as a fund-raiser for the Preservation Society of Newport County, which works to protect the architectural, decorative arts, landscape and social history of the area’s 11 historic properties and landscapes. After the show, guests will wish Cardin an early happy 95th birthday with a cake during the Champagne reception on the loggia.
Known as the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages,” The Breakers was originally built for Cornelius Vanderbilt as a 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. Architect Richard Morris Hunt recruited a legion of international craftsmen and artisans to design the manse which includes relief sculpture by Karl Bitter.
Those who aren’t able to secure one of the $ 250, $ 500 or $ 1,000 tickets to “Pierre Cardin: A Gala Celebration,” will be able to check out “Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation” at Rosecliff, another Bellevue Avenue mansion.
Spanning from the Fifties through last year’s spring collection, the

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Facebook's Fundraiser lets you raise money for 750,000 charities this holiday season

Facebook's Fundraiser lets you raise money for 750,000 charities this holiday seasonFacebook Fundraisers helps you create fundraisers for charities like Monkey Tail Ranch. The holiday season is upon us, and while getting new gadgets and toys is always fun, it’s giving to others that’s truly fulfilling — unless you get a Ferrari. If you’re not getting a Ferrari, though — heck, maybe even if you are — donating just a few dollars or starting fundraisers for charities during this time of year lets you help groups in your community and around the world that are truly in need.

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Hillary Clinton Meets With Hollywood Figures in Prelude to Clooney Fundraiser

Jeffrey Katzenberg hosted Hillary Clinton at his home on Saturday afternoon in a prelude to an evening fundraiser at the Studio City residence of George and Amal Clooney, according to a source close to the event. Casey Wasserman, Haim and Cheryl Saban, the Clooneys, and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attended. All are cohosts of… Read more »



Donald Trump Collects Fees Insisting ‘This Is Not A Fundraiser’

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $ 100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn’t a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

“This is not a fundraiser tonight, just so you understand,” Trump told reporters at the sprawling Norwood property owned by local car dealership owner Ernie Boch Jr. A combination of die-hard fans and those curious to see the spectacle were treated to food from chef Tony Ambrose and a live cover band, in addition to a speech from the billionaire businessman and Republican candidate.



Trump said the money raised was only being used to offset the costs of the event and said people attending could choose to pay whatever they wanted.

That’s despite multiple signs that were posted at the property’s entrance telling those arriving, “Please have cash ready or make checks payable to: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.” and “Entry Fee $ 100 Per Person.”



The event comes as Trump has reversed course on his early pledge to self-fund his campaign entirely.

“I don’t need anybody’s money,” he said in his announcement speech, declaring: “I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich.”

But Trump’s tone has changed in recent weeks as he’s warmed to the idea, adding a contributions page to his website and attending a fundraiser held by a super PAC supporting his candidacy.

“I actually like the idea of investing in a campaign,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “But it has to be no strings attached.”



Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said earlier Friday the campaign had received tens of thousands in small-dollar donations in the last eight weeks from people eager to contribute to Trump’s effort. But he said the campaign had not made any efforts to solicit money and said contributions would remain “a very small portion” of the campaign’s funds.

Boch said the event had “started out as a fundraiser because (that’s) the usual thing for candidates.” But Boch added: “It wasn’t like that with Mr. Trump. He likes the idea of having people come in. So the money was not what he was interested in.”

Speaking to attendees under a giant tent on Boch’s yard later in the event, Trump continued to boast about all the contributions he claims he’s turned down.

“I feel a little bit like, ‘What’s going on?'” he said. “We’re turning down millions of dollars.”

He also launched into a personal attack against Huma Abedin, a top aide to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has recently been swept up in the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.



Trump, mispronouncing Abedin’s first name as “Uma,” suggested Abedin had shared classified information with her husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned after sending explicit images of himself to women he’d met online. Trump called Weiner a “perv,” and “one of the great sleazebags of our time.”



Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill responded with a statement saying, “Trump has spent the summer saying offensive things about women, but there is no place for patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member.”

“He should be ashamed of himself, and others in his own party should take a moment to stand up to him and draw the line for once,” Merrill said.


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‘True Blood’ Turns Ted Cruz Fundraiser At George W. Bush Library Into A Bloodbath (SPOILER ALERT)

True Blood” fans know to expect plenty of bloodshed, often in unique circumstances. But on Sunday night’s episode, the show stepped it up a notch.


Vampires Eric and his progeny Pam attended a Ted Cruz fundraiser supposedly held at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas to search for the parents of their enemy, Sarah Newlin.

Trying to blend in, Eric dons a Western-style suit with a bolo instead of a necktie while Pam puts on a purple dress worthy of a gala on either side of the aisle.

But when she catches a glimpse of herself in a mirror, Pam utters a line that would light up Twitter:

Even some on the right admitted they got a kick out of the scene:

When Sarah shows up with the yakuza in hot pursuit, a bloody massacre ensues.

“True Blood” is in its final season so you can expect even more bloodshed before the Aug. 24 series finale.
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