Celebration of Dreams Gala

Katy Perry Wins Award For Charity

Pop star Katy Perry was honored for her charity work at a gala in her hometown on Friday night.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker was among the honorees at the Celebration of Dreams Gala in Santa Barbara, California, hosted by the Dream Foundation at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Perry, who grew up in Santa Barbara, was presented with an award for her work raising awareness of the charity, which helps grant wishes for families facing life-threatening illness.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was also honored at the event and other famous guests included Glee star Jane Lynch and actress Marcia Gay Harden.