The Gala honors individuals in the community who are leaders in their professions and in their personal humanitarianism, and who are committed to improving the lives of families impacted by childhood chronic illness. Join us at The Beverly Hilton on October 12 for an inspirational evening featuring performances from CoachArt children and the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award.

The Beverly Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map)

6 to 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by Oath
7:30 to 9 pm Dinner sponsored by Alibaba Group
and Entertainment sponsored by ICM Partners

We invite you to create a better world for children with chronic illness.

For inquiries, please contact Olivia at

This year, CoachArt will match

students impacted by chronic illness with
hours of arts and athletics.

This year’s BET Networks / Viacom Inc. Heart and Humanity Award is presented to…

Ted Chervin

Ted Chervin

Chris Silbermann

Chris Silbermann

Special guest performance by Postmodern Jukebox sponsored by ICM Partners

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

We invite you to create a better world for children with chronic illness.

For inquiries, please contact Olivia at

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Anthony Choe and Kathy Choi

Oath: A Verizon company

Founders Circle

Kelly Merryman and Diederik van Hoogstraten
Andrea and Sean Moriarty
The Ouyang Family
Sheryl Sandberg
Kristin Vogelsong and Zander Lurie
The Walt Disney Company

Gold Sponsors

Allen & Company LLC

City National Bank – Entertainment Banking

Comcast NBCUniversal

Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Maegan and Lane Merrifield

Strada Education Network


Gendler & Kelly

Media Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Annenberg Foundation

BCG Digital Ventures

Leah Bernthal

Michelle & Bob Bradway and Phil Deutch


Fresno Unlimited

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP

Carlyn Henry and Mickey Mandelbaum


JAKKS Pacific

Leaf Group


Cara and Erik Moreno



Jeannie and Jimmy Pitaro

Prosek Partners

Showtime Networks Inc.

Sterling Partners

Topps Digital Services

Top Rank

Turner Sports

United Talent Agency

Wasserman Foundation

James Williams and Marc Wenderoff


Bronze Sponsors

3 Arts Entertainment

BBC Worldwide Americas

Chegg, Inc.

Creative Artists Agency

Lauren and Lee Fixel

Emily and Teddy Greenspan


INgrooves Music Group

Krishna and Bob Daly Jr Charitable Foundation

Latham & Watkins LLP


Moelis & Company

Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman

Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP

Bob Roback and Jennifer Schulz

Samsung NEXT

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Sheppard Mullin

Snap Inc.

Rich Sullivan

Skip Brittenham, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie and all your friends at Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Program support for CoachArt is provided by

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Board of Directors

Los Angeles

Leah Bernthal* (Co-Founder)
Anthony Choe
Walter Delph
Emily Greenspan
Elena Halpert-Schilt
Carlyn Henry*
Dave Leyrer
Zander Lurie* (Co-Founder)
Kay Madati*
Kelly Merryman
Erik Moreno
Sean Moriarty
Jimmy Pitaro
Bob Roback (Chair)
Kara Allen Soldati
Rich Sullivan
Brent Weinstein
James Williams*

*2017 Gala Committee

Bay Area

Amit Ahuja
Eliza Lurie Becker
Chris Britt (Chair)
Pete Distad
Russ Fradin
Eric Johnson
Jennifer Kuperman
Jason Lurie
Cammeron McLaughlin
Jamie Saunders
Regan Scovic
Manoj Verma
John White
Noah Wintroub

2016 Gala of Champions

We invite you to create a better world for children with chronic illness.

For inquiries, please contact Olivia at

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