Bonnie Abaunza has dedicated her life to humanitarian work, human rights and social justice advocacy. Founder of Artists for Amnesty International, she ran the program for seven years, followed by leadership of Social Action for Participant Media, and directing the philanthropic foundation for Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Bonnie’s work has touched nearly every aspect of human rights, as she has brought hard-hitting campaigns and major celebrity engagement to issues as diverse as child slavery, campus sexual assault, ethnic cleansing in Indonesia and much more.
“Bonnie is the Wizardess of Oz in the human rights community. Look behind the curtain on many of the key campaigns and there she is.”
John Prendergrast, founder, The Enough Project
“She invented a new type of social activism and cause marketing. She’s a real pioneer in the merging of celebrity and issues in a way that produces tangible materials and positive change”.
John Schrieber, Senior VP Social Impact, Participant Media