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UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Fundraiser: Celebs & Others Raise $500,000

Celebrities including Owen Wilson, Quincy Jones, Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, Lawrence Bender and Vicci Martinez, a finalist from "The Voice," gathered in Bel Air Thursday to raise close to $500,000 for UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES), the institute told The Huffington Post.

The event took place at the new 50,000 square-foot home of Tony Pritzker, co-founder of the equity firm The Pritzker Group and board chair of IoES. Guests parked at a local high school parking lot and, on bus rides up to Pritzker's home, listened to IoES senior-year undergraduate students speak about their practicum projects.

To read the full article by Kathleen Miles and see a slideshow of images from the event click here.