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Hollywood’s Green A-List Raises $500K for UCLA Environmental Institute

A benefit at Tony and Jeanne Pritzker's mansion, attended by Owen Wilson and Lana del Rey, brings in more than half a million dollars for the university's five-year-old think tank.

A glittering gathering of green Los Angeles’ A-list at Tony and Jeanne Pritzker’s sprawling modernist mansion in Beverly Hills has raised more than $500,000 for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the five-year old educational think tank that has emerged as a power house of cutting-edge science.

The Thursday reception and dinner honored real estate mogul and Santa Monica Baykeeper founder Dan A. Emmett and the Southern California Edison for its corporate responsibility. Emmy Award-winning actor Jerry Penacoli emceed the evening and singer/songwriter Vicci Martinez provided the entertainment. Tony Pritzker and Tina Quinn co-chaired the evening.

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