Heroes actor Jimmy Jean-Louis was honored for his charity work in Haiti at the fourth annual Better World Awards in the weekend.
The Kiss The Stars gala was held at Clive Christian Beverly Hills on Sunday night, the first time the annual party has been held in the United States.
“This year, we will be awarding Film and ‘Heroes’ TV star Haitian-born Jimmy Jean-Louis the Global Humanitarian Award for his commitment to rescuing Haiti, by consistently going to his native island with volunteers and building schools,” said Gina de Franco, International Luxury Media CEO and executive co-producer of the “Kiss The Stars” gala prior to the event. "Jimmy’s dedication in helping reconstruct the education facilities in Haiti has been an ongoing one through his non-profit organization Hollywood Unites For Haiti. When the cameras left, Jimmy continued making pilgrimages all year long; by hand, brick by brick he has built new schools which will have a long term effect on the future of Haiti."
With a roster of guests and honorees such as HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Prince Filiberto de Savoie, Princess Clotilde Courau, Elie Saab, Bryan Ferry and Julian Lennon, the BWA has been the favorite of European philanthropists traveling to Monte-Carlo for the occasion each year in May.
“International supporters are quite excited to bring the Better World Awards to Beverly Hills for the first time since its beginning in Monaco and salute the Hollywood set for their humanitarian efforts,” said de Franco. “This prestigious award is given to individuals who have shown outstanding work in the charity/fundraising arena and particularly work which has had an impact on specific underdeveloped worlds helping children.”