Location: National Building Museum
WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Kyle Samperton
EVERY DROP COUNTS: This year’s theme focused on Mosaic’s initiatives to break the cycle of poverty and disease associated with the lack of clean water in the Arab world. ENTERTAINMENT: Cirque du Soleil’s awe-inspiring stars used dance, song, and acrobatics to mirage-like effect while persuading “the spirit of the cloud” to let it rain again. BLUE LEGACY: Alexandra and Philippe Cousteau, grandchildren of legendary undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, received grants to continue their efforts to restore and protect the global water system. GUESTS: Most of the Arab diplomatic corps was present at the foundation’s 12th (and sadly its last) benefit.