- Marc Benioff hosted the fourth Rebels With A Cause Gala at The Water Garden in Santa Monica on Thursday, a representative for USC told Business Insider.
- At the last Rebels With A Cause Gala in 2016, Benioff’s friend and former boss Larry Ellison made a $200 million donation to USC; at this year’s gala, he was honored for the donation.
- The event raised over $12 million for the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, led by Dr. David B. Agus, MD.
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Marc and Lynne Benioff know how to throw a party.
The billionaire couple hosted the fourth annual Rebels With a Cause Gala on Thursday in a Santa Monica office park. The event benefited research at USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. Ellison – a close friend and former mentor of Benioff’s – was there alongside Ashton Kutcher and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Keep reading to take a look inside the event, which is held every third year and always benefits cancer research.