M. Night Shyamalan will be part of a very special charity event later this month, and Look To The Stars is giving you the chance to be there.

Givology and the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation will formally announce their new strategic partnership at the “Make Your Mark on the World” event held on Friday, July 29, from 8 PM to 12AM at Griffin, an upscale cocktail lounge in Manhattan. The new partnership will further the organizations’ shared vision to improve children’s access to quality education around the world.

M. Night Shyamalan, Academy Award-nominated director, producer, and screenwriter will deliver opening and closing remarks. Valentino Achak Deng, a Lost Boy of Sudan whose autobiography was the basis of Dave Eggers’ highly acclaimed book, What is the What, will offer a special keynote address. In addition, the paintings from Givology’s “Make Your Mark on the World: Interactive Art Exhibition” will be auctioned, along with original artworks from Givology sponsored students from around the world.

During the “Make Your Mark on the World” interactive art campaign, respected graphic artist Joseph Kilrain created a 6′×11′ world map mural which was publicly displayed in Union Square in New York. Hundreds of supporters marked or fingerprinted the map to indicate where they would like to create impact. The individual canvases of this one-of-a-kind mural will be sold and auctioned on July 29th. All proceeds from this event will benefit Givology field partners that work to create innovative and sustainable education projects in developing nations.

Givology is an online giving marketplace dedicated to transparently connecting individual donors with underserved students and communities in the developing world. Leveraging an open, online platform to support education grants and projects, Givology creates a global community of people connected by their belief in the transformtive power of education. As a 100% volunteer-driven organization, Givology pioneers a new model of crowd-sourcing philanthropy. Since Givology’s inception in 2008, it has raised over $130,000 to support over 2,635 students in 20+ different countries through 40+ grassroots partners.

Co-founded by M. Night Shyamalan and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation is dedicated to increasing the opportunities of the disadvantaged in the pursuit of empowerment and social justice. Since its creation in 2001, the Foundation has contributed almost $1.7 million to projects in support of education, sustainable agriculture, water projects, health, poverty alleviation, hunger relief, and other fields.

VIP entry is $75 ($50 with RSVP by 7/22), but Look To the Stars readers can receive a special discount of $10 off VIP entry when they use the discount code GivVIPt. To inquire about an invitation, contact Julia Gooding at julia.gooding@givology.org. For more information, click here. Griffin is located in New York City’s meatpacking district at 50 Gansevoort Street.

M. Night Shyamalan Make Your Mark
M. Night Shyamalan Make Your Mark
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