Lonely Whale Foundation D.C. reception co-hosts Adrian Grenier and Jason Zuccari.
Hollywood star Adrian Grenier
headlined a crowded fundraiser in McLean for his Lonely Whale Foundation
over the weekend, which raked in approximately $100,000 for the nonprofit.
Friday night’s reception was held at the family residence of technology entrepreneur Jason Zuccari
, a D.C. area native and graduate of nearby Langley High School and West Virginia University. Grenier, Zuccari, and foundation executive director Dune Ives
together co-hosted the event, which also counted the Tysons Galleria
location of Saks Fifth Avenue
as a sponsor, among others.
Founded in 2015, the Lonely Whale Foundation seeks to educate the public about and drive awareness of ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife. The organization takes its name from the search for the so called “52 Hertz Whale”, a whale that seemingly spent its entire life alone and sang at an unusually high frequency.
Grenier’s McLean stop on Friday capped a busy few days in Washington for the former ‘Entourage’ actor, who was in town for the State Department’s annual “Our Ocean” conference along with fellow A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio
Despite his busy schedule last week, the star of director James Cameron
‘s fictitious “Aquaman” on the hit HBO series showed no sign of relenting during the reception, with Grenier leaping onto a piano at one point during the fundraiser’s live auction to help drive-up the bidding (it worked). He even managed to stop by the after party in Georgetown later that night to celebrate the event’s success.
would have been proud.
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