The Starlite Gala, created in 2010, is a special night dedicated to philanthropy. The funds it has raised in the past 8 years have been allocated, through the Starlite Foundation, to the following causes:
Niños en Alegría: Founded by Alejandra Alemán and Sandra García -Sanjuán. This charity is dedicated to schooling children, training teachers and creating schools in Guerrero, having built 19 schools and enrolled more than 22,000 children.
Lágrimas y Favores: Founded and chaired by Antonio Banderas with the purpose of improving education, health and living conditions of communities, families and children without resources.
Since its very first edition, the Starlite Gala has had the support of many important national and international figures. It has also recognised the philanthropic work put in by these celebrities, such as Valeria Mazza, Josep Carreras, Sandra Ibarra, Carlos Slim, Enrique Ponce, Mia Farrow, Daryl Hannah, Laura Pausini, Imanol Arias, Baroness Thyssen, Cayetano Rivera, Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, Deepak Chopra, Miguel Bosé and Alejandro Sanz among others.
In March 2016, Starlite Gala also had a presence in Mexico, achieving great success in both fundraising and media coverage. This exclusive Mexican edition had special guests such as The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Edward James Olmos, María Conchita Alonso, Genoveva Casanova, Nieves Alvarez, Jaydy Michel and Rafa Marquez, to name a few.
On August 11th, the IX edition of the most important charity gala in Spain was celebrated with Antonio Banderas and Sandra García-Sanjuan as hosts. The Gala was conducted once again by Carlos Latre and Valeria Mazza who was accompanied by international stars, national celebrities and personalities from the business, social and cultural world.