May 17: William McDonough’s Make it Right Foundation Hosts Benefit


Join Make It Right for this exciting and inspiring event on May 17, 2014 in New Orleans.

Make It Right’s 2014 gala will feature founder and event chairman Brad Pitt, internationally celebrated performing artists including Bruno Mars, award-winning chefs and inspiring conversations. A longer list of exciting performers and special guests will be released over the next few weeks. Tickets and tables are available now at

In addition to providing critical financial support, our second gala will highlight the communities Make It Right is helping across the country – Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, disabled veterans in Newark, New Jersey, underserved families in Kansas City, Missouri and Native Americans on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

Make It Right, which began in 2007, has produced 100 homes for former neighborhood residents, guided by William McDonough’s influential Cradle to Cradle principles and design, by architects from all over the world. In the past six years, Make It Right has brought attention and activity to an area of the city that suffered greatly from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Co-founded with William McDonough and Graft Architects, Make It Right builds safe, Cradle to Cradle inspired homes, buildings and communities for people in need. Learn more at


Brad Pitt is offering 10 lucky fans the chance to spend an evening with him at an intimate charity event.

Pitt has partnered with voucher website Groupon to give a select few the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the actor and watch performances from Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars.

Winners will fly to New Orleans and stay for three nights in a suite at the W Hotel and will be given VIP guest passes for the night at The Sugar Mill, with only 10 places available across the world, one of which will be from a free prize draw.

Fans can get involved from April 22 by donating £15,000 to Make It Right to secure a place on a first come, first served basis, or enter the free draw, which is being run in the UK, France and Germany, from which one winner will be chosen at random on May 6.

Groupon has already donated more than £60,000 to the cause.

Additional Information:

Watch William McDonough discuss Make it Right on YouTube, with comments from co-founder Brad Pitt.