Joining members of the family, patriarch Maxwell Drever, daughter Isabelle and son Galen Drever, were event host Sharon Stone, Independence Day: Resurgence actress Sela Ward and husband Howard Sherman, Brothers & Sisters actor Gilles Marini, reality television personality Frankie Grande, fashion designers and Project Runway alums Jake Wall and Blake Patterson, Heatherette founder Richie Rich, designer Tony Ward, American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen and singer Victoria Noyes. Andrea Bocelli made a surprise appearance, sitting down to the piano for an impromptu performance of “Ave Maria.”
DuJour served as the honorary media sponsor for the Cirque de Nuit-themed fundraiser, for which Stone’s non-profit organization, Planet Hope, was this year’s beneficiary. Founded in 1993 by sisters Sharon and Kelly Stone, and in line with the principals of The Drever Family Foundation, Planet Hope benefits terminally ill children, the abused and homeless.
Nearly $330,000 was raised between ticket and auction sales. Stone even put her own 1958 Chevrolet Apache truck on the auction block. The fully restored classic was a gift from her brother-in-law Bruce Singer. Performances by Owen and Noyes and a special runway presentation by Ward punctuated the evening’s program.
The night before, Patron hosted an intimate Secret Dining Society get-together on the property with State Bird Provisions Chef-owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski preparing a multi course dinner paired with specialty Patron cocktails. Country star Brian Hughes played a set for the guests, accompanied by Nashville-based violinist Eli Bishop.