David Beckham can now add award-winning philanthropist to his long list of accomplishments.

On May 13th, the world-renowned athlete will be presented the Global Gift Gala Philanthropist Award at the Global Gift Gala in Paris. He is being recognized for his work with various charities, particularly the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council, UNICEF, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The soccer player/spokesperson/philanthropist has also contributed to charities through large donations, including donating part of his salary to a children’s charity in Paris.

The Global Gift Gala honorary chair is Eva Longoria, who will present Beckham with his award. She explains that the Global Gift Gala Philanthropist Award has been established to recognize the contributions and efforts made by prominent social figures, adding that Beckham’s philanthropy and humanitarian work will be particularly honored at the event.

Longoria will also host the award ceremony and all of the proceeds will benefit both the Eva Longoria Foundation and the GREAT Initiative.

Katie Brockman

Source: Female First, The Guardian
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