RISE & SET worked with Oceana to produce their annual fundraising gala in celebration and support of the world’s oceans at the Rainbow Room, an iconic venue 65 stories above Rockefeller Center. The evening consisted of a cocktail reception overlooking the timeless Manhattan skyline, a sit-down dinner, live auction and a musical performance by Rakiem Walker Project, a 6-piece band led by saxophonist Rakiem Walker. A number of high profile guests were in attendance including, President Bill Clinton, Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane, David and Susan Rockefeller and Oceana Board of Directors Vice Chair Ted Danson. The event raised a record $1.9 million, with all generous contributions helping to power Oceana forward in taking on the challenge of stopping ocean plastic pollution. RISE & SET was honored to have played a role in supporting such an important cause.

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