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STREB’s Action Maverick Award Benefit celebrates the heroes who inspire us, and serves as our signature fundraising event, helping us to pursue our mission and sustain our entire organization. Funds raised support Elizabeth Streb’s groundbreaking work through the STREB Extreme Action Company’s performances, which take place at our home in Brooklyn and around the world; our educational partnerships and community engagement programs that inspire and empower the Action Heroes and leaders of tomorrow; and, it ensures accessibility by supporting our scholarship and ticket subsidy programs.
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A live and silent auction will accompany the event. The auction features dinner and conversation with Action Architect, Elizabeth Streb, and Journalist, Laura Flanders; tickets and membership packages to New York’s renowned Cultural Institutions including Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Center;  a Williamsburg Getaway package; as well as other unique items and experiences. Online auction is powered by GiveButter.

Bidding is open from Monday, April 24th, 9 am through Tuesday, May 8, 5 pm.

About our 2023 Action Maverick Award Honoree

Lauren Hutton is an American model, actress and world traveler with a career spanning over six decades. Lauren started modeling in her early adulthood and signed a contract with Ford Modeling Agency. She gained notoriety in 1973 following her record breaking Revlon contract, alongside a record number of 27 American Vogue covers, 14 European and Latin American Vogue across her career. Prior to becoming an established supermodel, Lauren made her acting debut in “Paper Lion” alongside Burt Lancaster. Lauren continued to pursue a career in acting alongside modeling. Her second leading role was in “Little Fauss and Big Halsy” with Robert Redford, following further roles in “The Gambler”, “American Gigolo” with Richard Gere, and Jim Carrey’s first movie “Once Bitten”. As well she had further female leading roles with Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, Burt Lancaster and Burt Reynolds. Most recently, in 2018, Lauren starred in “I Feel Pretty” opposite Amy Schumer. Lauren has continued break boundaries and records in her career, with a return to modeling which she has continued into her seventies. She is shaping the path for all models within the industry, fighting ageism and prejudice to pave the way for longer and more sustainable modeling careers. Lauren is a lifelong diver and was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2007 for her work as a conservationist and scuba advocate.

What is an Action Maverick?

An original. A person that breaks the rules, re-interprets or establishes new parameters of their craft. New artistic, educational, scientific visions. A risk taker. A hero.

Action Mavericks Honorees

2022 Kathy Nobles
2021 Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
2020 Joshua Ramus
2019 Nona Hendryx and Barbara Hillary
2018 Billie Jean King & Ilana Kloss
2017 Neil A. Mazzella
2016 Laurie Anderson
2015 Dean Potter

2014 Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan
2013 Snohetta

2012 Bettina Drummond
2011 Diana Nyad
2010 Trisha Brown
2009 Cheryl Stearns
2008 Hugh Herr
2007 Noe and Ivan Espana
2006 Philippe Petit
2005 John and Sage Cowles