The CORE: Community Organized Relief Effort charity raised $3.5 million last night for disaster relief and preparedness work in Haiti, across the Caribbean, and in the US.
The Sean Penn-hosted annual CORE event was a benefit for the organization formerly known as the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The event began with a film directed by Don Hardy on Penn’s impetus for founding the organization and the evolution of J/P HRO to CORE.
Penn introduced the organization’s expanded mission, saving lives and strengthening communities affected by or vulnerable to crisis, and revealed the new logo.
Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Larry David, Connie Britton, and Casey Affleck were among those who came together to honor Anderson Cooper, recognized for his steadfast commitment to Haiti.
The evening was anchored by master of ceremonies Jamie Foxx, with entertainment including a live auction and performances from Macy Gray and Billie Eilish, with Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) headlining.