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The 2008 Oceana Partners Award Gala was held in Los Angeles Saturday evening in honor of former President Bill Clinton, Sting, and his wife Trudi Styler. On hand to celebrate were a number of famous faces such as Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen, Barbara Streisand and James Brolin, Dustin Hoffman, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith, Diane Keaton, Kirsten Dunst, Adrian Grenier, Katharine McPhee, Zach Braff, Melissa George, Rosanna Arquette, Kristin Chenoweth, Arriana Huffington, Laura Dern and Ben Harper, Norman Lear, Sarah Paulsen, Laird Hamilton, Sugar Ray Leonard, Karina Petroni and Lisa Anderson.

Clinton was recognized for this continuing contributions to the environment — particularly through the Clinton Climate Initiative. Trudi and Sting were given honors for their Rainforest Foundation organization and the the more than $25 million they’ve helped raise with their 15 benefit concerts since 1989.

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Guests were treated to a special four song surprise performance by Sting. Dustin Hoffman joined him on-stage to play the piano for a song Dustin had written. Rosanna Arquette also served as the DJ throughout the evening.

Over $1.3 million was raised for Oceana from the evening’s festivities!

We’ve got a whole bunch of photos from the event after the jump — so have a look! And congrats to Oceana on another wonderful event and successful fundraiser!

Photo credits: Dahlhouse Productions/Oceana

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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