Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles honors Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and the Los Angeles Rams and collects over 1,050,000 US dollars at the hybrid gala “The Big Night In & Out”
THE ANGEL, October 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) honored members of the The angel Community at the hybrid gala “The Big Night Out & In”, Thursday October 21 at the Fairmont Century Plaza, in conjunction with a virtual event with a celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso and hosts, Billy Harris. This year’s event brought in more than $ 1,050,000, breaks BBBSLA fundraising records. Michael E. Kassan, Founder, Chairman and CEO of MediaLink, took home the Walt Disney Philanthropist of the Year Award. Stacy Green, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, received the Sherry Lansing Award 2021 and the Los Angeles Rams received the Defender of Potential Award.
Gala co-hosts, actress, director and Big Sister Heide Hemmens and auctioneer Nick Di Nieri, the awards ceremony of the evening began.
Paul Buccieri, President and Chairman of the A + E Networks Group®, demonstrated Stacy Green with the Sherry Lansing Award in recognition of her lifelong personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion, public education and mentoring.
Upon accepting her honor, Green said, “Being part of the Women in Entertainment mentoring program and partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters has done more for me than I ever thought. My time as a mentor was a silver lining and confirmed my work experience. gives me new hope. The key to my personal success is helping others achieve their dreams. “
Nick Di Nieri awarded the LA Rams and Community Relations Team the Defender of Potential Award. The Los Angeles Rams and their community relations team involvement in BBBSLA included NFL Inspire Change and game tickets that made BBBSLA’s big / little games memorable. Their range extends to a $ 25,000 Donations on Tuesday, grants and last Tyler Higbee and A’Shawn Robinson’s attendance at BBBSLA’s fashion show.
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Carolyn Everson, President of Instacart, presented the Walt Disney Philanthropist of the Year Award Michael E. Kassan, for his commitment to the organization and the conviction that mentoring is the basis for a successful life. He is a senior member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Kassan said: “From the beginning it was clear to me that the work of the Big Brothers Big Sisters is so valuable because it is so personal. Personally for everyone big and small, and personally for me. ”Kassan went on to say that Big Brothers Big Sisters puts children first and in great company by bringing them together with the Bigs as mentors and champions. Helping hands and believers who can unleash the potential in every child. “
For those who cannot attend the live event, the “Big Night In” aspect of the gala, this year, guests took part in a virtual culinary experience led by the celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso. The evening included a multi-course gourmet meal of wine and cocktails delivered to guests’ homes, a virtual lesson from the master mixologist Charlotte Voisey, and an interactive zoom hosted by the “Iron Chef” judge Billy Harris.
The Big Night Out & In Gala was generously sponsored by Ascential, A + E Networks, Oro Capital Advisors, Disney Ad Sales, Fox, Hearst, Horizon Media, & Entertainment Warner Media, AT&T, Dentsu, Facebook, IPG, Lion Tree, Media Brands, Viacom CBS, American Express, BankLamiCundChuck. A West Bank, The Fries & Liberty Global Family, Macerich, Mar Vista Investment Partners and Silas Meyers, NBCUniversal, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Sherry Lansing Foundation, Spotify, Navid & Joanne Mahmoodzadegan, Union Bank, Universal Music Group, Vicki Martin & Preston Johnson , WWP / Gruppe M, United Talent Agency, Adriana & Jay Baliban, Omnicom Group, Sucherman Group, Procter & Gamble, The Hollywood Reporter, Mediendorf.
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