Oceana’s 16th annual SeaChange Summer Party made a splash at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club as attendees gathered on the property’s Botanical Lawn to raise funds for the organization’s ocean conservation efforts.
Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe PHOTO BY JOHN WATKINS
Third Eye Blind entertained the crowd. PHOTO BY RYAN MILLER
Josh Charlton and event co-chair Elizabeth Wahler PHOTO BY JOHN WATKINS
Bruce, Karen, Kira and Brent Cahill PHOTO BY RYAN MILLER
Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless and co-chairs Karen Cahill and Elizabeth Wahler mingled during cocktail hour before joining more than 400 guests for a sit-down dinner under the stars. Actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer June Diane Raphael served as the master of ceremonies, while Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Paul Naudé, president of the Surf Industry Members Association and CEO of Vissla, were honored for their altruism. Spotted in the star-studded crowd were Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, plus actors Oscar Nuñez, Sally Pressman and Christina Ochoa, among others.
Rock band Third Eye Blind performed their hit songs, including “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper,” and there were plenty of reasons to celebrate: The evening garnered more than $1.5 million for Oceana. Talk about making waves!
Paul and Debbie Naudé PHOTO BY JOHN WATKINS
Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless and evening honoree Morgan Freeman PHOTO BY RYAN MILLER