Foundation Committee to Honor 2018 Heroes of Hollywood

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May 18, 2018
The Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation will be honoring four exceptional Heroes who have made a difference in the Hollywood community at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, May 31st. The event will start with reception at 11 a.m. followed by Awards Luncheon at 12 p.m.

This year, the program will honor four exceptional leaders who have made a difference in the Hollywood community. The HFoundation is proud to recognize the achievements of these heroes:
Fabio Conti & Chiara Santi
David Green, Sr. Vice President/CFO, Pantages Theatre- Nederlander West Coast
Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission
John Tronson, Principal, Avison Young

Additionally, “The Man of a Thousand Voices”, Rich Little, will be honored with The Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant.

Television Actress, singer, and model Diahann Carroll will be honored with the 2018 Mary Pickford Award. 

The Community Foundation welcomes back Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting as the Heroes of Hollywood event co-chairs. George Pennacchio, ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, will emcee.

Heroes of Hollywood is the most recognized fundraising event of the year for the Community Foundation. The event has saluted over 150 Hollywood leaders – through its predecessor, the Women of Distinction Awards – and has raised over $800,000 since 1993. Last year’s event raised over $30,000 in grants, which, in turn, were awarded to non-profit organizations in Hollywood. The event is attended by over 300 dignitaries, community leaders, and special guests and is a premier networking opportunity.

Platinum Level sponsors include Avison Young, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, IATSE Local 33, Nederlander/ Pantages Theatre, Robertson Properties Group.
Gold Level sponsors include Associated Television International, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Clarett West Development, The MBS Group, MCS BusinessSource Network, Nederlander/ Pantages Theatre, Taglyan Complex.
Silver Level sponsors include City National Bank, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, FilmL.A., Inc., Glaser Weil LLP, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Netflix, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers , Southern California Gas Company, US Bank, Vin Di Bona Productions.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. For more information, please email event coordinator, Danila Fraga, at Admission is $100. Reserve your seat online at
The Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber that promotes the well-being of non-profit organizations in Hollywood. The mission of the Community Foundation is to support and advance the educational, cultural, and economic interests of the community. The Foundation hosts two major fundraisers each year, the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon and the All Hallow’s Eve Event. The funds are awarded in the form of grants to deserving non-profit organizations serving the Hollywood area.

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