Jane Fonda celebrated her 80th birthday by raising $1.3 million for her charity foundation. The Academy Award-winner held the event called, “Eight Decades Of Jane” at a higher class hotel last night, December 9th.
The purpose of the event was to commemorate the legendary actresses’ life achievements along with the promotion of her foundation, titled, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.
Reportedly, the institution was created to help teenagers with pregnancy prevention and the general health of teens and adolescents.
According to People Magazine, 228 guests appeared at the ceremony including the founder of CNN, Ted Turner – who is also her ex-husband, her son Troy Garity and the producer, Paula Weinstein.
Additionally, the legendary entertainer, James Taylor, along with Carole King performed a few tracks.
Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Kerry Washington, and the rapper, Ludacris, allegedly took part in the ceremony through a Skype video call, where they shared a toast with the attendees of the fundraiser.
People had reporters at the fundraiser, and Fonda said during her speech that she was happy she didn’t have to deal with “people groping her” considering her age.
Fonda added, “I can’t lift as many weights as I used to,” but the advantage of being 80-years-old is that “people don’t grope you.”
In the past, Fonda has been outspoken in her condemnation of disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein. As you know, Weinstein fell out of Hollywood-heaven after decades of sexual assault had been exposed by the New York Times and The New Yorker.
As for the future for Fonda’s foundation, the actress stated that right now is a “challenging time” for GCAPP because the government cut funding for teen pregnancy prevention. She stated, “In spite of what’s happening, we will make changes.”