Michael Douglas with philanthropist, actress and recording artist Ha Phuong at The Tibet Fund’s 6th Annual Gala, co-chaired by Richard Gere

HP, along with long-time supporters Gere and Douglas, are committed advocates of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his mission to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Visit tibetfund.org to learn how you too can support the Tibetan people and His Holiness.
On this special occasion in New York, The Tibet Fund honored Shep E. Gordon, an American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer; Gelek Rinpoche, a spiritual teacher and Founder and President of Jewel Heart; and Philip Glass, a renowned music composer, for their long-standing support of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.
“I was very honored to be a part of this ceremony recognizing these distinguished guests for their dedicated service to The Tibet Fund and helping the Tibetan people,” said Ha Phuong.

Philanthropist, actress and recording artist Ha Phuong joined by Michael Douglas on the red carpet in New York City. All photos courtesy Winston Burris
Philanthropist, actress and recording artist Ha Phuong joined by Michael Douglas on the red carpet in New York City. All photos courtesy Winston Burris

“After personally meeting with the Dalai Lama several years ago, I was deeply moved by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and I made the commitment to help bring awareness about The Tibet Fund that provides housing and infrastructure, health care and education to the Tibetan community, in exile and in Tibet. I urge everyone to offer their support to the Tibetan community and visittibetfund.org to learn more.”
About Michael Douglas
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. His career includes a diverse range of films in both independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades both competitive and honorary; these include the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment” and the AFI Life Achievement Award which “honor[s] an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.”
About The Tibet Fund
The Tibet Fund’s mission is to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care and community and economic development programs serving more than 140,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
‘I would like to express my gratitude to all the friends who have generously contributed to The Tibet Fund over the years, with the hope that you will continue to support us until our difficulties have been finally and justly resolved.’
—His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
To view this message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, please visit tibetfund.org

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