Seventy philanthropists who attended a charity dinner in Monaco on September 30 raised 340,000 euros for the environment!
They were invited by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou to an exclusive dinner at his Foundation’s conference hall on the Port of Monaco in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Marco Lambertini, the director general of WWF international.
The collective donations of 170,000 euros were matched by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and passed on equally to the Foundation of Prince Albert II and the WWF to help in the efforts to save the Mediterranean monk seal from extinction.
The sum raised this year was an all-time high for the 10th in a series of annual event between the three organisations.
The 10 joint events since 2013 have raised cumulatively almost 1.6 million euros for the environment.
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