With the school year winding down, some of the town’s top talent and execs joined together Monday under the stars at a private Pacific Palisades residence to celebrate at the Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Annual Gala.

The gala paid tribute to the individuals helping to guide and champion Communities in Schools of Los Angeles, the country’s leading dropout prevention organization. The honorees were CAA agent Brian Loucks; Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg, the executive director of Matthew McConaughey’s JK Livin Foundation; and CISLA’s Josh Alcocer.

Guests were treated to a surprise acoustic performance by Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay.

Though he was still in France promoting “Sea of Trees” at the Cannes Film Festival, McConaughey took the time to send a pre-taped video to congratulate Rotenberg and all the honorees on their hard work with the local schools. Reese Witherspoon praised Rotenberg for being “so committed to the causes that she felt passionate about and always wanting to do more.” The JK Livin Foundation works to provide high school students with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices.

Among those in attendance were “Fast and Furious” producer Neil Moritz, Bob Johnson, Ali Larter, Amy Smart, Allison Pill and Joshua Leonard, CAA partner Richard Lovett and many students that CISLA supports. The gala raised more than $500,000.

(Pictured: Molly Sims, Shannon Rotenberg, Reese Witherspoon and Ali Larter at the CISLA gala)