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GQ Honors Celebrity Ambassadors at 6th Annual Gentlemen's Ball






OCTOBER 23, 2013


Robin Thicke Headlines First-Ever ‘Gentlemen Give Back’ Concert At Highline Ballroom


NEW YORK, NY –  This year, GQ vice president and publisher Chris Mitchell and The Gentlemen’s Fund honored four modern gentlemen who champion some of today’s most essential causes:


·                Robin Thicke, for his work with Doctors Without Borders

·                JustinBartha, for his commitment to The Art of Elysium

·                Peter Facinelli, for his support of Recycle Across America

·                Sam Trammell, for his involvement with Oceana


The men were given Ambassador Awards presented by Nautica and BMW i at this year’s Ball, which took place on Wednesday, October 23 at the IAC HQ and was hosted by Willie Geist.


The evening’s Leader Awards, presented by Movado, recognized Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise; pop artist Romero Britto, who has long been donating his time, art, and resources to more than 250 charities; second-grade teacher Jed Dearybury, who organized a marathon in Spartanburg, SC, to raise more than $13,000 for schools damaged by Hurricane Sandy; Curt Ellis,  co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps; and Josh Zabar, a partner and curator at Summit, an events- and community-focused organization that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Leader Awards recipients were chosen by GQ’s advisory panel:  Charles Best, founder and CEO of; Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO Warby Parker and supporter of VisionSpring;

JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC Your Business and founder of; Anthony K Shriver, founder and chairman of Best Buddies International; Jake Wood, co-founder of Team Rubicon.


Additional guests at the Gentlemen’s Ball included:  Paula Patton, Debbie Harry, and Jamie Alexander.


HOUSE PHOTOS of the Ball can be found here:

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Immediately following the Gentlemen’s Ball, Robin Thicke performed an intimate show at GQ’s first-ever ‘Gentlemen Give Back’ concert at the Highline Ballroom.  His set included “Give it to U” and “Blurred Lines.”  Kicked off by DJ Ruckus, the concert was Thicke’s final New York City appearance of the year.


HOUSE PHOTOS of the Concert can be found here:


A HIGHLIGHT EPK of the Ball and Concert can be found here: 

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A PHOTO SLIDESHOW of the Ball and Concert can be found on here:


Funds raised by the Gentlemen’s Ball and the ‘Gentlemen Give Back’ Concert directly benefit Oceana, Doctors Without Borders, The Art of Elysium, and Recycle Across America.   The total amount raised by The Gentlemen’s Fund to-date is $3.5 million. 


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About The Gentlemen’s Fund:

Established by GQ in 2007, The Gentlemen’s Fund raises awareness for issues essential to modern men, encouraging them to become agents of change by supporting charities that champion causes important to them.


About GQ:

GQ is the leading men’s general-interest magazinewith a monthly readership of 7 million readers. It is available in print, online at, as an app at, and is available for purchase at and on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications. Condé Nast operates in twenty-five countries and is the world leader in exceptional content creation.


Corey Wilson, GQ, 212.286.2419,

Carl Baker, GQ, 212-286-7838,

Thursday, October 24, 2013