September 8, 2007, Oprah Winfrey hosted a fund-raising event for presidential hopeful Barack Obama in the meadow of her estate in Montecito, California.
Introducing Obama, Winfrey said that "nobody can stand in the way of destiny."
The event raised more than $3 million—Obama's largest single-day fund-raising effort.
Celebrities mixed with Obama's best donors on the lawn for the event…
…and 1,500 guests enjoyed a special concert by Stevie Wonder.
Celebrities present included: Lou Gossett Jr.; Cicely Tyson; Forest Whitaker; Ellen Pompeo; Sidney Poitier; Linda Evans; Tyler Perry; Chris Rock; music producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds; Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, football quarterback Rodney Peete; radio personality Tom Joyner; sports legends Ernie Banks, Bill Russell and Dave Winfield; tennis great Jimmy Connors; model Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber.