JUNE 4, 2014 at Trump SOHO Hotel in New York

 Kathy is the guest speaker at the Wayúu Tayá Fundraising Gala on June 4th at the Trump SOHO Hotel in New York City

OCTOBER 8, 2013 at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica

 Kathy will be doing a book signing October 8th, 2013 at the Barnes & Noble Third Street Promenade at 7 PM

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OCTOBER 16, 2013 at Book Soup

 Kathy will be doing a book signing October 16th, 2013 at  Book Soup in West Hollywood


DECEMBER 6, 2013 at Tecolote Book Shop

Kathy will be doing a book signing December 6th, 2013 at Tecolote Book Shop in Montecito, CA at 6 PM



NOVEMBER 5, 2013 at Frontline Club London


Kathy will be speaking at the Frontline Club in London at 7 PM.  Click here to learn more about Kathy’s talk, “Insight with Kathy Eldon: Dying to Tell the Story”

NOVEMBER 19, 2013 at The National Press Club Politics & Prose Book Fair


Kathy will be doing a book signing November 19th, 2013 at The National Press Club 36th Annual Politics & Prose Book Fair in Washington, D.C.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 Kathy + TEDx 2.0

Kathy will be speaking at TEDxOrangeCoast on September 21st at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.  The theme for the TEDx is “Beautiful Minds.”  Come out and see Kathy speak about “The F-Word Revolution”!

AUGUST 8-11, 2013 at UCLA Royce Hall

 Kathy helped kick off Invisible Children’s Fourth Estate Summit at UCLA.  Invisible Children are the same people that brought you the viral sensation Kony 2012.  After showing an incredible video piece about Dan – Invisible Children’s inspiration – Kathy and Amy were interviewed by Invisible Children Co-Founder Jason Russell in front of 1500 participants and educators.


JULY 18, 2013 Kathy Honored with Daily Point of Light Award


On July 18, the world celebrated the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela and Nelson Mandela Day.  At MandelaDay.com, volunteer activities and events highlight the global movement for good.  Mandela’s grandsons, Ndaba and Kweku, joined with President Bush and Points of Light in honoring Kathy Eldon, co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation , as winner of the Daily Point of Light Award for her work in Africa and around the world.


JULY 18, 2013 Kathy Eldon Celebrates Nelson Mandela

Kathy attended a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela co-produced by Creative Visions Foundation and the MY HERO Project on July 18.  The event took place at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica in the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater located in the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Art and Educational Justice.  South African Consul-General Honorable Cyril Ndaba was one of many inspirational speakers including Kathy herself.  Short films, art, and live music brought together a moving tribute to this great man, whose brave and peaceful walk to freedom has inspired people around the world.

JUNE 7, 2013 Ready to Rock with Parenting with Presence

 Kathy was a participant in the Parenting with Presence Summit presented by the Shift Network and hosted by Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting without Power Struggles.  The title of the presentation was “Baby Boomer Observations on How to Help Raise Cool, Creative, Compassionate Kids in the 21st Century.”  Kathy shared her experiences raising Dan and Amy and how she fostered the spirit of the creative within her children.


MARCH 16, 2013 Kathy attends the Fourth Annual Unstoppable Gala


 Kathy, a long time Unstoppable advocate, attended the fourth annual Unstoppable Gala on March 16, 2013 at the Beverly Wilshire.  The event benefitted the Unstoppable Foundation which is a nonprofit organization aimed at bringing education to children around the world.  The event raised more than $400,000, which directly benefits 1,000 students around the world and resulted in the launch of ARightToLearn.org.  Terari Trent was honored at the event with the Unstoppable Achievement Award for her incredible work in educational advocacy.


FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Kathy Celebrates HAPPY!

Kathy and Creative Visions Foundation sponsored a screening of the internationally-acclaimed film HAPPY, produced by Academy Award nominee Roko Belic.  The event took place at the posh W Hotel in Hollywood and was co-sponsored by Peroni.  Director Roko Belic spoke about the film prior to the screening and offered guests insight into the immense impact HAPPY has had since its release.  The film explores the meaning of happiness and takes viewers on a journey around the work in tis exploration of what it means to be happy.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2013 Creative Visions Hosts Dance Party

 Kathy and Mette Lampcov hosted a dance party to support the cause of One Billion Rising, a nonprofit focused on the movement to end violence against women.  The Valentine’s Day event was held at the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism and featured eclectic music and a night filled with rising, dancing, and shaking in accordance with One Billion Rising’s motto.  1.2 billion women have been beaten or raped around the world and One Billion Rising would like to urge 1 billion people to rise up and dance to stop violence.

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DECEMBER 2, 2012 Kathy Eldon and Creative Visions Foundation Hosts Safari Nights


Kathy and Creative Visions Foundation hosted the third annual Safari Nights event at Henson Studios on December 2, 2013.  The event featured songstress and former Cura Orphanage volunteer Lucy Woodward and headliner Chaka Khan.  The Chaka Khan Foundation is committed to “assisting women and children at risk,” and, much like the Cura Orphanage, is “educating, empowering and inspiring our community’s children, who otherwise would have fallen through the cracks.”  The proceeds from the event directly benefitted the Cura Orphanage; Henson Studios led the list of sponsors which included Creative Visions, Lucy Woodward, and Faryal Russell.


NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Kathy Presents 2012 Dan Eldon Activist Award

Kathy honored filmmaker Robert Rippberger with the 2012 Dan Eldon Activist Award for his film A Ride with Matt at the 8th Annual MY HERO Project International Film Festival.  The film is a joint feature documentary about Huntington’s Disease as well as a charity fundraising effort.  The film explores the history of the disease, those that it effects, the families coping with it, and researchers and doctors looking for a cure.  Click here to watch Kathy’s introduction as well as the filmmaker’s acceptance speech.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center


 Kathy Eldon spoke at The California Women’s Conference September 24th at 3:30pm.  The California Women’s Conference offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next step in business, personal development, health and wellness, or philanthropic endeavors.  Featuring widely respected thought leaders, talented entertainers, and a marketplace of ideas, exhibits, networking and panel discussions, the conference is designed to benefit women from all walks of life.
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club

 Creative Visions Foundation (CVF) announces TURN ON LA, a lively, innovative fundraiser unlike any other, an event that launched the Dan Eldon Creative Activist Awards by honoring filmmakers, artists, writers, photographers and leaders of social movements who have used media and the arts to tell stories that ignite action and impact our world.Award presenters include Christopher Nolan, Tom Shadyac, Maria Bello, and Lindsay Price.Click here to view the trailer.

JULY 20, 2012 at the Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa Hotel

Kathy Eldon spoke at The Compassionate Friends 2012 National/International Conference July 20th.”If you’re seeking a way to remember and grieve for your child, sibling, or grandchild with people who understand and don’t expect you to be ‘back to normal,’ why not give yourself a gift this summer by attending the 35th National Conference/5th International Gathering? This is a unique opportunity to be surrounded by a safe-haven that comes along only once a year.  We are anticipating participation from virtually every state, as well as many of the 30 or more countries outside the United States where TCF organizations exist.”
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NOVEMBER 21, 2011 Kathy Presents the 2011 Dan Eldon Activist Award

 Kathy honored the winner of the 2011 Dan Eldon Activist Award, Erica Fernandez, at the 7th Annual MY HERO International Film Festival.  Ms. Fernandez emigrated with her family to the farming community of Oxnard from Mexico when she was 12 years old.  She soon developed a strong bond with the community based on common experiences and relationships with groups and individuals in Oxnard.  After learning that the wealthiest mining corporation in the world planned to develop an LNG pipeline from 13 miles offshore to the mainland, she became concerned.  When Erica learned that the company’s plan – based on the politics of wealthier surrounding communities – involved the construction of a major pipeline through Oxnard, she knew she had to act.  The film, titled Tools for Protest, was produced by The Institute for Advancing Unity and the Working Group.  Click here to watch Kathy’s introduction and the filmmaker’s acceptance speech.

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APRIL 21, 2011 Kathy Talks TED


 Kathy and Amy were invited to the second annual TEDxTEEN to share Dan Eldon’s quirky philosophy of Safari as a Way of Life.  They recounted a few of Dan’s adventures and humanitarian projects, which tended to be one and the same.To watch the speak click here


MAY 7, 2011 Kathy on OWN – Extraordinary Moms

We’re thrilled that Extraordinary Moms, exec-produced by Julia Roberts, Amy Eldon Turteltaub, and Kathy Eldon, aired on the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) during Mother’s Day Weekend 2011.  The film features a warm and informative conversation between Julia and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which reveals a side of both women that doesn’t often get expressed in the media.  The other moms are equally wonderful – Rosie O’Donnell is revelatory about her family and how the loss of her mother at at such an early age has affected everything she does – and Christiane Amanpour talking about her son and how he has changed her life is quite remarkable.  The other moms – the ones who are not yet known to the general public – are amazing as well – true creative activists, changing the world for the better one step at a time.  Thanks to this special, Julia Roberts will be the global spokesperson for safe and efficient cookstoves in developing nations in an initiative led by Creative Visions Foundation, the State Department and the UN Foundation.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 Kathy speaks at Harvard University


Kathy was selected to speak at Harvard University to present for their annual summit on social entrepreneurship and innovation.  Envisioned by a group of Harvard students passionate about making a difference, the inaugural Igniting Innovation Summit brought together both experienced and aspiring social entrepreneurs to engage in wide-ranging topics of development and ideas for innovative social change.  Some of the other speakers included David Ager, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard, Sam Vaghar, Executive Director of Millennium Campus Network, and Elana Rosen, Senior Advisor for One Economy. 


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