The Event

From once upon a time to happily ever after, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is woven into the tales of young patients from near and far whose care is entrusted to us. The hospital’s biennial Gala celebrates these courageous children and the exceptional physicians, researchers and caregivers who change lives through the spark of discovery and the healing power of compassion. The evening will enchant and inspire guests through a fete of fairytales and fables centered around children’s literary adventures.

Held at the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, the Gala has become a highlight of the event season. Hosted on Oct. 15, 2016 in a luxurious setting with an exciting atmosphere, premier entertainment and sumptuous cuisine prepared by world-famous chefs, the night is a tribute worthy of one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles creates hope and builds healthier futures for children and families all over Southern California and beyond. At our hospital, every aspect of the health care experience is kid-focused, and families heal together while bravely facing the challenges of illness and injury. Your support allows us to provide the critical treatments that help save young lives today while we seek breakthrough therapies that will save and improve the lives of children tomorrow.

Courage to Care Award Honorees

At each CHLA Gala we present the Courage to Care Award to those who are champions of children and child-related causes and are recognized for their outstanding humanitarian efforts. Coming from varied backgrounds and industries, they share a common bond through their participation in philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy to improve the welfare of children worldwide. The 2016 Courage to Care Award Honorees:

Drew Barrymore

Award-winning actress, author, director, model and producer, Drew is a descendant of the Barrymore family of celebrated American stage and cinema actors, and a granddaughter of the late actor John Barrymore. She first appeared in an advertisement when she was 11 months old. In 1980, she made her film debut in “Altered States.” In 1982, she had her breakout role, playing Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mostly comedic roles.

Drew’s longstanding passion for helping children has been honored by many organizations around the world, including the United Nations, which named her an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme, and SafeKids, and she has had a positive impact on families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by creating annual Days of Beauty in conjunction with her company Flower Beauty.

The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation

Famed film director Billy Wilder and his wife, actress Audrey Wilder, were longtime supporters of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They contributed regularly to the hospital and Audrey adored visiting patients at CHLA.

Billy Wilder was a legendary Hollywood moviemaker whose career spanned a half-century. He made 60 films and won six Academy Awards, including three for 1960’s “The Apartment.” Audrey Wilder was a singer in the Tommy Dorsey Band and a contract player at Paramount Pictures. She made nearly two dozen films in the 1940s.

Billy and Audrey met in 1944 and were married for 53 years until Billy’s death in 2002. Audrey died in 2012.

In 2013, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles received a very special gift when the trust of Billy and Audrey Wilder sent an $11 million gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that supported the work of CHLA’s Division of Neurosurgery, the Neuro-Oncology Program, the Division of Rheumatology and several other programs.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles wishes to thank the Wilder Family Trust for its very generous gifts, which total nearly $15 million. Billy and Audrey were dear friends of the CHLA, and their generosity will benefit patients and the community for many years to come.

The Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings – currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary — began play in 1967 after the National Hockey League officially bestowed a franchise to Canadian entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke on February 9, 1966, as the NHL expanded from six to 12 clubs.

The Kings initially played at the Forum in Inglewood until 1999 when the franchise built and moved into world-famous STAPLES Center. In downtown Los Angeles, the Kings play in front of one of the most passionate fan bases in all of professional sports, routinely selling out games and sporting some of the market’s most popular merchandise.

On the ice, more than 600 men have played for the Kings. Six gentlemen – Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake – have had their sweaters retired and several of them are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

From a team standpoint current stars such as Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick have helped usher in the franchise’s most successful eras, highlighted of course by the team’s first two Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014. Overall the Kings have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final on three occasions and won their division one time.

The commitment of the Kings and parent company AEG, however, does not end there. The organization’s commitment to the community is just as important as the wins on the ice and the fan support we receive. The Kings Care Foundation is the award-winning non-profit charity of the Kings dedicated to providing children in Los Angeles with unique educational and recreational, and health-related opportunities.

Gala Tickets

The 2016 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala is SOLD OUT. If you are interested in being placed on the wait list or if you would like to purchase a tribute journal ad to the event, please contact Michael Sandler at msandler@chla.usc.edu or 323-361-1744.

Become a Sponsor

All sponsorships, tables and tickets are SOLD OUT. You may still support the event through the purchase of a tribute journal ad or a general event donation.

• Two-page ad – $17,500
• Inside back cover ad – $15,000
• Platinum page ad – $10,000
• Gold page ad – $5,000
• Silver page ad – $2,500
• 20 guests (two tables) in premier seating
• VIP guest arrival – invitation to celebrity red carpet
• Invitation for one participant on event host committee
• Logo listing as Presenting Sponsor on all event collateral
• Inclusion in event press releases and media alerts
• Social media support, including mutually agreed-upon schedule of promotional post(s)
• Listing on event Web page
• Logo identification on event sponsorship signage
• Logo placement on light displays
• Logo/name on step-and-repeat banner
• Listing in the evening’s printed program
• Two-page ad in the event tribute journal
• Inclusion in opening letter in event tribute journal
• Verbal mention during program
• Logo placement during program slideshow
• Listing for one year after event on events Web page
• Prominent inclusion in Imagine magazine event article
• Listing on donor wall and Imagine magazine
• 10 guests (one table) in premium seating
• Inclusion on invitation
• Inclusion in event press release(s)
• Listing on event Web page
• Logo identification on reception signage
• Listing in event program
• One-page ad in event tribute journal
• Verbal mention during program
• Logo placement during program slideshow
• Listing for one year after event on events Web page
• Inclusion in Imagine magazine event article
• Listing on donor wall and Imagine magazine
• 10 guests (one table) in premium seating
• Listing on event Web page
• Listing in event program
• Logo identification on reception signage
• One-page ad in the event tribute journal
• Logo placement during program slideshow
• Listing and link for one year after event on events Web page
• Inclusion in Imagine magazine event article
• Listing on the donor wall and Imagine magazine
• 10 guests (one table) in preferred seating
• Listing on event Web page
• Listing in event program
• Logo identification on reception signage
• One-page ad in event tribute journal
• Logo placement during program slideshow
• Listing for one year after event on events Web page
• Inclusion in Imagine magazine event article
• Listing on donor wall and Imagine magazine
• 10 guests (one table)
• One-page ad in event tribute journal
• Listing in Imagine magazine
• 10 guests (one table)
•    2 tickets and one-page tribute journal ad

Special Guests

Mark D. Krieger, MD

MISSION AMBASSADOR

Mark D. Krieger, MD, is chief of medical staff, and head of the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is the inaugural chair holder of the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery, co-director of the Neurosciences Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a professor of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Krieger has been a member of the Board of Trustees since April 2012. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Safety and Quality Committee.

Dr. Krieger joined the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Neurosurgery Center in 2002. He was previously director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Krieger has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, in addition to giving more than 150 talks at national meetings. He is active in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurosurgeons and the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Dr. Krieger completed his training in neurological surgery at the USC Department of Neurological Surgery. He served as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Pediatric Fellow at Hospital de la Timone in Marseille, France, and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His wife, Kristie, is a producer and executive at DreamWorks Studios.

 

Josh Gad

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Josh Gad has brought incredible wit, humor and depth to all of his roles, from a summer-loving snowman to a wacky Mormon missionary.

Most recently Gad leant his voice to Sony’s “The Angry Birds Movie,” an animated film adaptation of the popular game. Gad can be seen next playing Le Fou in the live-action Disney film “Beauty and the Beast,” set to release in March 2017.

Gad’s upcoming projects include Paramount’s “Heavy Duty,” STX’s “Russ and Roger” and “Marshall,” about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Additional film credits include Sony’s “Pixels,” starring opposite Kevin Hart in “The Wedding Ringer,” Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” starring as the loveable sidekick ‘Olaf’ in Disney’s “Frozen,” the Steve Job’s biopic “Jobs;” “Thanks for Sharing” with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo; Shawn Levy’s “The Internship,” Ed Zwick’s “Love & Other Drugs,” Shawn Levy’s “The Rocker,” “21” opposite Kate Bosworth, Lawrence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey; and “Crossing Over” with Harrison Ford and Sean Penn. Other voice credits include “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”

Gad also starred as Elder Cunningham in the Tony Award-winning comedy musical “Book of Mormon.”

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

LA Kings

 

Premier Sponsors

Kate Capshaw and Steven SpielbergCostcoDeltaGoldwinFoundation-Logo-ProcessKristin and Jeffrey Worthe

 

Patron Sponsors

Accenture StrategyNew Disney Red Logo2Goldhirsh-Yellin FoundationJoan PaydenStanley Wayne Ekstrom Foundation

 

Friend Sponsors

AEGSushma and Ashwin AdarkarBrown and Brown InsuranceJoel FriedLynda Boone Fetter and Blaine FetterKathleen Kennedy and Frank MarshallLA GalaxyGorelik and Dallavecchia FamiliesHasbroJohn Carson FoundationRyan Murphy and David MillerPayden & RygelPhilanthropyBeth PriceSamuelsSimms/Mann Family FouncationAlex Meneses SimpsonSodexo_4colorTarget EnterprisesVIVA XXX IIWHH FoundationAlan WilsonZGF

 

Exclusive Sponsorships

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For more information, contact Michael Sandler at msandler@chla.usc.edu or 323-361-1744.
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