Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award Winning Actor (Dallas Buyers Club), director, producer, writer and philanthropist, will be the Inspiration Honoree and special guest speaker at this year’s Third Annual City Gala on March 4th, 2018, held at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The actor will be honored for his work with his own just keep livin Foundation.

The Gala is the culmination of three days of events – following the two-day City Summit on March 2nd and 3rd featuring keynote speaker, Ashton Kutcher. The Gala supports these nonprofit, charitable beneficiaries: Already Always Amazing, Bright Futures Foundation, Feed A Billion, Fulfilled Families, Firelife Foundation, Project NOW, Conscious Capitalism, Child Liberation Foundation, and My Life My Power.

Matthew McConaughey is known as much for his work onscreen (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar) as off, through his just keep livin Foundation which he started with his wife, Camila. Early in his career, while filming Dazed and Confused, McConaughey struggled with the passing of his father. It was during this time that he was overtaken by a saying that would become the mantra of his life: “just keep livin.” In 2015, the foundation was created to help empower high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. The work that Matthew McConaughey has done through his own foundation, his tireless commitment to giving back to the community, and his successful film and TV career, make him an obvious choice to be this year’s Inspiration Honoree.

“City Summit and City Gala bring together leaders in their fields who have the common goal of supporting humanitarian efforts. Our event raises critical funds to allow startup, nonprofit organizations to get the funding they need to achieve their goals. We could not be more thrilled to have McConaughey as this year’s honoree,” said Ryan Long, Founder of City Summit & Gala. This year’s Gala will include dinner, a celebrity poker tournament, and live and online auction put on by CharityStars, the world’s most comprehensive fundraising platform and creator of AidCoin.

Find out more about the event here.

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