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Evening to Foster Dreams Gala

  • An Evening to Foster Dreams
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Sponsors
  • Event Committee
  • Bill Cosby Biography
  • Harriet Zaretsky Biography
  • Short Term 12
  • Dax Shepard Biography
  • Louis Lucido Biography
  • Bill Cosby invites you to An Evening to Foster Dreams
  • An Evening to Foster Dreams


    The Second Annual Evening to Foster Dreams Gala was held at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Click here to view photos of the event. Click here to view the Program Book.

    The event was chaired by Louis Lucido and honored:

    Bill Cosby
    Comedian, Actor, Humanitarian and Children’s Advocate
    for his lifetime commitment to children in our community

    with the
    Robert Morrison Community Service Award

    Harriet Zaretsky
    CASA and Activist

    with the
    CASA Lifetime Achievement Award

     

     

    Glamour Gowns Committee and Sponsors
    Chinese Laundry, Masquerade, SHARE Inc., Jenette Bras and Studio DNA

    with the
    Bob Frandzel Memorial Award

    and Special Recognition to the feature film

    Short Term 12
    and its director/writer Destin Daniel Cretton

    for spotlighting the moving stories of
    transition age foster youth in group homes

    Hosted By

    Dax Shepard

    Actor on NBC’s Parenthood and Community Activist

    Chief Operating Officer, DoubleLine, LLP

    Honorary Committee

    The Honorable Eric Garcetti,
    Mayor of the City of Los Angeles

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Mike Antonovich, 5th District

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Don Knabe, 4th District

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Zev Yaroslavsky, 3rd District

    Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Edmund D. Edelman (Ret.)

    Congressmember Karen Bass

    Senator Holly J. Mitchell

    Mónica García,
    LAUSD Board Member

    Philip L. Browning,
    Director Los Angeles County
    Department of Children & Family
    Services

    Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W.,
    Director, Los Angeles County
    Department of Mental Health

    The Rt. Reverend J. Jon Bruno

    Reverend Cecil L. “Chip” Murray

    Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben,
    Senior Rabbi

    Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis,
    Co-Founder, Jewish World
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    Marsi & Cantor Chayim Frenkel

    Jamie Lee Curtis

    The First Annual Evening to Foster Dreams Gala was held on May 1, 2013 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, and raised $950,000 to support the services of CASA of Los Angeles to children who have been abused or neglected.  Click here to view photos from the event.

    The First Annual Gala honored:
    Frank and Allison Addante
    CASA Board member and CEO and Founder of the Rubicon Project, and a CASA Volunteer
    Recipient of the Bob Frandzel Memorial Award

    and

    NBC4
    Recipient of the Robert Morrison Community Service Award
    To be Accepted by Steve Carlston, President and General Manager

    and

    Jan Brice
    CASA Volunteer for more than 25 years
    Recipient of the CASA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Hosted by Dax Shepard
    Actor on the NBC show, Parenthood

    James M. Rishwain, Jr., Esq. – Dinner Chair
    Firm Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    CASA of Los Angeles’ Evening to Foster Dreams honors business leaders and community activists who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to children in need.

    The Bob Frandzel Memorial Award, Robert Morrison Community Service Award and the CASA Lifetime Achievement Award are presented at the Gala to honor individuals that have played a crucial role in the addressing the needs of Los Angeles’ children who are in the foster care system.

    All proceeds of the event benefit CASA’s programs of advocacy and support for abused and neglected children in Los Angeles County’s foster care system.