Philanthropy

Rihanna's Diamond Ball Raises Nearly $6 Million for Charity

Proceeds from the star-studded affair will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation.
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Rihanna certainly knows how to throw a good party. Last night, the Grammy winner held her fourth annual Diamond Ball in New York City, drawing the likes of Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish, Trevor Noah, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Jack Dorsey, Gayle King, and more. The evening—which was hosted by Insecure creator Issa Rae and featured a special performance by Childish Gambino—raised nearly $6 million for Rihanna's charity, The Clara Lionel Foundation.

“Clara and Lionel are my grandparents who have instilled in me the importance of giving back,” the singer said in a statement. “So to be able to raise funds for global education, health and emergency response programs around the world at this magnitude is an ode to them and our greatest achievement.”

Since it was founded in 2012, the Clara Lionel Foundation has provided emergency relief for those affected by natural disasters, most recently Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico. Over the past two years alone, more than 275,000 people have received aid as a result of the charity's efforts.

Check out photos from the star-studded affair below. To donate, click here.

Rihanna and Trevor Noah


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Paris and Nicky Hilton


Seth Meyers


Gayle King


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Inside the venue


Joan Smalls


The bar and lounge area


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Ellen von Unwerth


Tiffany Hadish and Rihanna


Jasmine Sanders


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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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