2018 Foundation Gala

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Joe Berger (EVP & President, Americas; Hilton)

Actor Jaime Camil 

Actor Johnny Galecki

Celebrity Entertainment:

Musical Entertainment: Plain White T’s

Host: Lauren Ash (Superstore)

Host Committee:

Phil Angelides – President, Riverview Capital Investments and former California State Treasurer

Dusty Baker – Former MLB Player, MLB Manager, and ESPN Analyst

Ed Begley Jr. – Actor, Producer, Director: Future ManPortlandiaArrested DevelopmentLiving with Ed

Rachelle Carson-Begley – Actress, Producer: Living with Ed

Bruce Bochy – Manager, San Francisco Giants

Jaime Camil – Actor: Jane the Virgin, Coco

Aaron Cooley – Producer/Head of Development at Joel Schumacher Productions; Screenwriter and Novelist: Four Seats and Shaken, Not Stirred

Drea de Matteo – Actress: Shades of Blue, Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos

Bill Devine – Vice President, Legislative Affairs at AT&T California

David Dickerson – Co-Founder/Co-Owner, kitchen24 Restaurant

Tim Dowling – Screenwriter: Office Christmas PartyPixelsRole Models

Sandra Fluke – California State Director, Voices For Progress

John Garcia – Vice President, California Government Affairs at Kaiser Permanente

Brad Garrett – Comedian, Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond

Kelli Giddish – Actress, Law & Order SVU, Chicago Fire

Dwight Hicks – Former NFL San Francisco 49ers Defensive Captain and 2x Super Bowl Champion, Actor

Dawn Holliday – Executive Director, Market Research, Paramount Pictures

Scott Karol – Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Cinelou Films, Partner at Karol/Williams 

Leandra McPartlan-Karol – Model, Marketing & PR Consultant; Member, Avant Garde, LACMA

Jason Kramer – DJ and On-Air Personality for KCRW 89.9

Tony La Russa – Former MLB Player, MLB Manager, Chief Baseball Officer and Hall of Fame Inductee

Jodi Lieberman – Talent Manager, Producer; Co-Founder and Head of Production, Comedy Gives Back and Co-President of JLC Entertainment Group

Robin Lippin – Artios Award Winning Casting Director

George Lopez – Comedian, Actor: Lopez Tonight, George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You, George Lopez

Wendi McLendon-Covey – Actress, Producer: The Goldbergs, Bridesmaids

Magnolia Memoir – Mela Lee & Alexander Burke

Bryan “Birdman” Mier – Photographer, Art Curator

Larry Miller – Comedian, Actor: Pretty Woman, 10 Things I Hate About You

Charles Papert – Director of Photography: Key & PeeleRyan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

Susan Rovner – Exec. Vice President, Warner Bros. TV, Co-President, Warner Horizon Television

Michael Rubio – Head of Government Affairs at Chevron Corporation and Former State Senator

Shannon Shryne – Vice President of Business Development at ALS Therapy

Brian White – Actor, Chicago Fire


Title Sponsor – $50,000

Platinum Engine Company Sponsor – $25,000

Gold Engine Company Sponsor – $10,000

Silver Engine Company Sponsor – $5,000

Firefighter Sponsors

A Special Thanks from the Foundation Goes to the Following: 

Art Gallery Sponsor: Thinkspace Gallery

Curator:  Bryan “Birdman” Mier

Materials donated by: Vesta Home

And our supporting artists: Anthony AusgangRon EnglishVan ArnoRiskDarcy YatesBirdmanBrett CrawfordGeoff MelvilleCRYPTIKMear OneBeau RouletteMichael “Cookie” CookMikael B., Steve MartinezSugar Fueled, Carly Ealey, Chris Konecki, Hueman, Jeff Frost, Persue, Victor Castillo, Wyatt MillsMcKenzie Fisk, Thrashbird, Ken Flewellyn, Sonny Boy, Bumblebee, Sel and Leba.