The funds will be used for victims of both the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar. The reason the dinner was hosted in Venice was because Clooney and Pitt, who were never free from their various commitments, were for once together at the same place.
The charity's executive director Alex Wagner was quick to make use of the opportunity and to put it to good use. "Scheduling is very difficult. The two of them happened to be in Venice at the same time ... so there was a brainstorming session," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
At the dinner on Venice's Giudecca Island, attended by around 200 industry insiders and Italian VIPs, Clooney was scheduled to discuss where the charity puts its money.