EO-LA holds 2009 Fund Raising Event at Playboy Mansion to Bring Renewable Energy Sources to Underdeveloped Communities a Huge Success. Hugh Hefner Receives Humanitarian Award
Despite tough economic times for non-profits, the Los Angeles Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO-LA) held this year’s annual Business and Entertainment Charity Event Saturday on the grounds of the iconic Playboy Mansion which raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO), a non-profit organization promoting and delivering renewable sources of energy to help bring sustainability to underdeveloped communities while creating a better and cleaner world.
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Hugh Hefner is honored with an honorary membership in EO-LA for his outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments.
From left: EO-LA President Kirsten Bradford, IREO Secretary General Robson Mello, and Hugh Hefner with the iconic Playboy Bunny.
More than 1,600 dignitaries, celebrity supporters, guests and EO members from around the globe were in attendance as Hugh Hefner was presented with a humanitarian award and honorary membership in EO-LA for his outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments.
Celebrities walking the green carpet at this exclusive gala included music legend Billy Idol, Ashley Rickards (One Tree Hill), Vanessa Lengies (Hawthorne), NBA star Olden Polynice, Darren Moore (Planet Green), Kim Director (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), Carla Ortiz (CSI Miami, Shut Up & Shoot), Jason Chambers (Human Weapon), Demián Bichir (Weeds), andFrank Leboeuf (World Cup Champion-France).
Those in attendance enjoyed a fun-filled night of entertainment, a silent auction and live performances by Cirque Berzerk and Ivan Kane’s legendary Forty Deuce burlesque show. KCRW-FM’s Raul Campos played tunes throughout the evening, TESLA electric vehicles were on display and Debbie Levin of the Environmental Media Association collected used cell phones, iPhones and Blackberries to help promote sustainable lifestyle choices and a cleaner environment.
IREO was founded in 2008 as a United Nations sponsored organization with the goals of meeting global environmental challenges posed by implementing pilot projects to educate and promote the use of renewable energies around the world. IREO’s vision is to build long-term partnerships with communities, governments, the United Nations, the private sector, NGOs, IGOs, academia and think tanks.
EO-LA is a non-profit organization designed to help successful business owners on their path to greater business and personal fulfillment. Membership is extended to entrepreneurs under the age of 50 who have founded and/or own a company with revenues of one million or more dollars annually. The L.A. chapter of EO is one of the fastest growing and most active in the United States.