Upcoming Events

8th Annual Right to Laugh @ The Avalon
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8th Annual Right to Laugh @ The Avalon | Los Angeles | California | United States


The 8th annual Right to Laugh comedy event takes place November 2nd, 2017 at the Avalon Hollywood.

This year’s lineup of comedians includes Nikki Glaser, Reggie Watts, Cristela Alonzo, Julian McCullough, Emily Heller, and Brett Goldstein! Doors and a cocktail reception are at 7 PM and the show starts at 8PM.

More than 500 guests from the entertainment and philanthropic community will come together for a hysterical show to support the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. The Right to Laugh event has raised over a million dollars in the last six years, allowing the Alliance to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. Please sponsor our 8th Annual Right to Laugh event, and help us serve thousands more kids!


Champion Sponsor

  • Denise & David Chase

Benefactor Circle

  • CBS
  • City National Bank
  • Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano
  • The Gary Magness Foundation
  • Greg & Kim Garcia
  • HBO
  • Dianne & Jon Moonves
  • Principato-Young Entertainment
  • William H. Tilley Family Foundation

Patron Circle

  • Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman
  • Kymberly Marciano-Strauss & Evan Strauss
  • Mini Maven Magazine
  • Dawn & Phil Rudolph
  • United Talent Agency
  • Susan Stockton & Chris Walther

Friend Circle

  • Comedy Central
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Janet & Bob Daily
  • Michael J. Fox & Tracey Pollan
  • Gaumont Television
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Sarah & Bill Odenkirk
  • Paramount Network
  • Plonsker Law
  • Gene Stein & Geert De Turck
  • William Morris Endeavor

Right to Laugh Event Chairs

  • Peter Benedek – United Talent Agency
  • Peter Principato – Principato-Young Entertainment
  • Kymberly Marciano-Strauss – Mini Maven Magazine


  • Kate Adler – CBS Television Studios
  • Dean Bahat – Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Casey Bloys – HBO
  • Kate Bond – Actress
  • Karey Burke – Freeform
  • Bart Coleman – BartCo TV
  • Jay Gassner – United Talent Agency
  • Adam Ginivisian – ICM Partners
  • Alix Jaffe – Amigos de Garcia Production
  • Jeff Meyerson – NBC Universal
  • Jon Moonves – Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano
  • Sue Naegle – Naegle-Annapurna Pictures
  • Bill Odenkirk – The Simpsons
  • Sarah Conley Odenkirk – Fine Arts Attorney
  • Tracey Pakosta – NBC Universal Television
  • Rachel Rusch – CAA
  • Shannon Ryan – Fox Television Group
  • David Slack – MacGyver
  • Nicole Tilley – William Tilley Family Foundation
  • Starr Silver-Baker – Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Gene Stein – Gaumont Television
17th Annual Grandparents As Parents Conference @ Omni Hotel
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
17th Annual Grandparents As Parents Conference @ Omni Hotel | Los Angeles | California | United States

As a co-sponsor of this year’s Grandparents As Parents (GAP) regional conference, we are excited to share that registration for the conference is now open! The conference will be at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, November 3. Doors open at 7:30am for breakfast, the conference kicks off at 9:00am, and our last session will end at 2:00pm. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging the Gap’ and we look forward to welcoming caregivers and professionals for a day of collaboration and partnership. Through the conference’s generous sponsor, the Eisner Foundation, registration for the conference is free of charge. Transportation or Complimentary Parking will be provided for caregivers. CEUs will be provided to professionals. Please refer to the attached agenda and review the breakout sessions so you can pre-select your session during registration. Spots are limited, so register today!

Adoption Day @ Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court
Nov 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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National Adoption Day is a joyous event celebrating the forever families across the nation. Four hundred cities in all 50 states perform about 5,000 adoptions in one day. Local Adoption Days are also held in Los Angeles throughout the year every few months.

History of the Adoption Day Program & National Adoption Day

The Los Angeles Adoption Day Program started in 1997 as a partnership between the Alliance, the Los Angeles Juvenile Court (Children’s  Court), DCFS, and Public Counsel. The innovative program began as a solution to the overwhelming number of foster child adoptions stuck in a backlog. Together, we cleared the backlog and in doing so, established a national model for performing adoptions. Since 2000, National Adoption Day has joined 50,000 children with permanent families. Learn more.