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Every year the philanthropic community gathers to support and celebrate the work of Captain Planet Foundation (CPF). Gala is not just a party with amazing food, great music, an extensive silent and live auction, and wonderful honorees – over the years, Gala has raised over $10 million to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet.

Our 2024 Gala was our most successful EVER, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support and uplift today’s global youth. Check out our photo gallery below!

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Our 2024 Honorees

Each year, we give a series of awards that highlight outstanding, real life environmental heroes. Explore previous awardees and read about the work they are doing for the planet!

Young Superhero for Earth Award


Oluwaseyi Moejoh

Oluwaseyi Moejoh is a Nigerian Environmentalist and National Geographic Young Explorer, educating the next generation of young leaders about climate action and helping them build the skills and expertise they need to proffer innovative solutions to environmental issues. 

Through her NGO, U-recycle Initiative Africa, Oluwaseyi and her team have impacted over 10,000 young people across Nigeria and Africa. Their projects have been funded by notable entities such as the National Geographic Society, the Government of Canada, and the Captain Planet Foundation. Oluwaseyi’s impact story has been featured on numerous media outlets worldwide, including CNN. As a prolific International Speaker, she has spoken on reputable platforms across the world, including the United Nations, the Financial Times and One Young World.

She is also the African Contributing Editor for OH-Wake Magazine- a global youth magazine spotlighting climate stories from the youth perspective. To further amplify African climate stories from the lens of youth, she recently launched the “Our African Climate Story project” training activists from 14 African countries on effective climate storytelling with support from the We are Family Foundation.

Over the last six years, Oluwaseyi has received numerous accolades for her outstanding contributions to environmental protection and youth development, including The 2022 Diana Award.

She is certified in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the prestigious Lagos Business School. She is currently in her penultimate year studying Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Superhero for Earth Award

Josh Bernstein

Josh Bernstein

Explorer, educator, and storyteller Josh Bernstein (FR ’04, FRGS) has traveled more than 1,000,000 miles by train, plane, bus, bike, and camel to over 75 countries and all seven continents in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery. 

As the host of over 50 hours of prime-time, award-winning documentary content for History, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian Institution, and NASA, Josh has traced the Ark of the Covenant from the caverns of Jerusalem to the mountains of Ethiopia, communed with tribal chiefs in the most remote jungles of the Amazon Rainforest, and has hunted with alleged cannibals by moonlight in the forests of Papua New Guinea.

He has ventured deep underground with NASA scientists to explore the origins of life on Earth and helped recover the Apollo F-1 engines off the floor of the Atlantic Ocean—all on a quest to shed light on some of the most fascinating mysteries on our planet. 

Josh’s newest series—set to begin production in mid-2024—is called Explorer At Large (XAL). Produced by Josh’s production company First Light Studios, Explorer At Large seeks to build a bridge between three critical, inter-related topics: 1) Plant Medicines (e.g. the study of consciousness through psychedelics and plant medicine therapies) 2) Water (e.g. our management of and relationship with oceans, wetlands, lakes, rivers, etc.) and 3) Indigenous Wisdom (e.g. the sacred knowledge of native cultures). Think of it as an Indiana-Jones-meets-Jacques-Cousteau-meets-Aldous-Huxley approach to storytelling to help humanity discover and create a sustainable path on Earth.

Prior to his work in television, Josh spent 25 years as a wilderness guide with BOSS, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, the oldest and largest survival school in the country. Josh first attended BOSS as a student and rose through the ranks from apprentice to instructor to marketing director to president & CEO, which he led for 17 years before selling the company (he remains a member of BOSS’s board of directors).

In addition to his work on television, Josh is a critically-acclaimed author, professional photographer, and public speaker. Josh was born and raised in New York City and studied at Cornell University, where he double-majored in Anthropology & Psychology and double-minored in Near Eastern Studies and Native American Studies. His passions include technical SCUBA diving (cave, wreck, rebreather), admiring/restoring vintage Land Cruisers, and enjoying the occasional Cuban cigar with friends. When not traveling for work, he splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Gala Emcee

Monica Kaufman Pearson

Monica Kaufman Pearson is the first woman and first minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta, GA, where she worked for 37 years at WSB TV. After being retired for 10 years, Monica recently was lured back into the business by Gray TV to host an hour long, monthly personality interview show, Monica Pearson One on One on Peachtree TV, WPCH-TV.

During her 52 years in newspaper, public relations, radio and TV, she has won 33 Southern Regional and local Emmy Awards for reporting, anchoring and her former celebrity interview show, Closeups.

Preview Auction Items

Our gala features extraordinary, sustainable live and silent auctions, including much-anticipated live auction items.

Gala Co-Chairs

Pat Mitchell
Eunjae Kim Peralto-Ramos
Clark Seydel
Scott Seydel

2024 Gala Sponsors



Eunjae Kim &
Arturo Peralta-Ramos Family Trust


Atlantan Modern Luxury
Exclusive Luxury and Lifestyle Magazine Sponsor


Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Paul Conlon / Live Nation

Goshay Productions

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Georgia Aquarium

Kristi & Paul Beckler

Becky & Grover Harben

Cat & Parrish Owens

TRRU Productions

Charlie Zeanah