charity: ball 2009

On Monday morning December 14th, 2009, in preparation for charity: water’s annual gala, their team ran their numbers and realized that in just over three years, they’d raised enough to give 970,000 people clean and safe drinking water. Their gala was only hours away. Their staff was nervous, excited, scared, exhausted and happy. They knew that when the 4th annual charity: ball was over, they just might be able to serve their first million people. A milestone for sure. 

Watch the sneak peek from the charity: ball 2009 hosted by charity: water.

Shortly after 9 p.m. the evening’s host, Adrian Grenier, took the stage and spoke about his dedication to ending the water crisis. Founder Scott Harrison recapped the year and gushed with thanks.