Thank you for making our 25th a huge success!

The Beverly Hilton was packed for our spring gala, with nearly 1,000 supporters and friends of the Alliance for Children’s Rights who joined to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Champion for Children Honoree and Alliance CEO Janis Spire, and Francis M. Wheat honoree, Austin Beutner. It was truly an outpouring of love, generosity and emotion that was both awesome and humbling. The dinner raised 1.5 million for our children and families.

Clients Alan Radke and Laura Sander shared their own stories, reminding us of the life-changing impact of the Alliance over the past 25 years. Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz, Golden-Globe nominated stars of the hit series This Is Us, kept the evening lively as our hosts, and a special musical performance by MUSE/IQUE brought the house down.

Alliance supporters are the reason our young clients are able to gain the love of family, the protection of the law, and access to everything they need to overcome the hurdles they face. Continued investment in the Alliance helps us create hope and opportunity for our clients.

View the 25th Annual Alliance Dinner Tribute Journal

25th Annual Alliance Dinner

Dinner Co-Chairs & Committee

  • Scott Edelman*
  • Susan Friedman*
  • Cliff Gilbert-Lurie*
  • Leslie Gilbert-Lurie*
  • Jamie Lichtman*
  • Sue Naegle*
  • Gary Newman*
  • Rick Rosen*
  • Phil Rudolph*
  • Toni Schulman*
  • Chris B. Walther*

Honorary Committee

  • Fred Ali
  • Lynn Alvarez
  • Matthew Babrick*
  • Jeannine Balfour
  • Congressmember Karen Bass
  • Dianna Lau & Kevin Beggs
  • Peter Benedek*
  • Gail Berman-Masters
  • Emily & Yeshaia Blakeney
  • Casey Bloys
  • Heather Thomas & Skip Brittenham
  • Jacqueline Caster
  • James P. Clark*
  • Dennis P. Codon, Esq.
  • Erin & Trent Copeland*
  • Toni & Bruce Corwin
  • Nancy* & Donald de Brier
  • Jessica & Michael Downer
  • Linda & Jeffrey “J.L.” Eisikowitz
  • Kerry C. O’Neill & E. Martin Estrada*
  • Giselle Fernandez*
  • Wendy Garen
  • Willie Garson
  • Valerie Cabrera & Rich Goldberg
  • Karen Mack* & Russell Goldsmith
  • Pam & Rob Golum
  • Robert Greenblatt
  • Barbara Grushow* & Manny Bujold
  • Bonnie Hammer
  • Angie Harmon*
  • Andrea Hartman
  • Mary & Sam Haskell
  • Ann Hollister
  • Mike Hopkins
  • Zem & James Joaquin
  • Yasmine Delawari Johnson* & Matthew Johnson
  • Marilyn Jones & Mitchell Kaplan*
  • Debbee Klein
  • Steve Lafferty
  • Yali Lincroft
  • Melanie & Richard Lundquist
  • Gwyn Lurie* & Les Firestein
  • Kymberly Marciano-Strauss & Evan Strauss
  • Steve Marenberg*
  • Richard Martinez*
  • Kathy Meherin
  • Kim Miller & Mike Reivitis
  • Jennifer & David Miner
  • Leslie Moonves
  • Bobbe & Ed Mullen
  • Judge Michael Nash (Ret.)
  • David Nevins
  • Kirk A. Pasich
  • Roy Price
  • Jeanne & Anthony Pritzker
  • Kevin Reilly*
  • Bill Resnick and Michael J. Stubbs
  • Ande & Bruce Rosenblum*
  • Andrea & Peter Roth
  • Jennifer & Bert Salke
  • Susan Saltz*
  • José F. Sanchez*
  • David Sanders
  • John Schulman
  • Karen Kehela Sherwood & Ben Sherwood
  • Julia Franz & Chris Silbermann
  • Susan & Perry Simon
  • Pamela Soper*
  • Nicole R. Tilley
  • Laura Fox & Ben Van de Bunt
  • Dana & Matt Walden
  • Winnie Wechsler
  • Bart H. Williams*
  • Noelle* & Dick Wolf
  • Robert J. Woolway*
  • Ellen & Ken Ziffren
  • Susie & Peter Zeegan

*Alliance Board member

Thanks to special benefactors Gary Saltz Foundation
and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Angel

  • Noelle & Dick Wolf

Platinum

  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Diamond

  • Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
  • CBS
  • Nancy & Donald de Brier
  • Gibson Dunn
  • Leslie & Cliff Gilbert-Lurie
  • Karen Mack & Russell Goldsmith
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • HBO
  • Johnny Carson Foundation
  • Kaplan Stahler Agency
  • NBCUniversal
  • Pritzker Foster Care Initiative
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • The Sidley Austin Foundation
  • Toni & John Schulman
  • William H. Tilley Family Foundation
  • Venable LLP
  • WME

Emerald

  • City National Bank
  • Fox Television Group
  • Irell & Manella LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Youth Council table sponsored by Bill Resnick & Michael J. Stubbs

    and Sony Pictures Television

Ruby

  • 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Alliance of Moms
  • Amazon Studios
  • Debbie & Mark Attanasio
  • Virginia & Austin Beutner
  • Blue Élan Records
  • Capital Group
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Disney|ABC Television Group
  • Eisner Jaffe
  • Megan McGowan & Alan J. Epstein
  • Hulu
  • ICM Partners
  • The Jack in the Box Foundation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Liner LLP
  • Lionsgate
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Alison Whalen & Steve Marenberg
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Dawn & Phil Rudolph
  • Ted Sarandos, Netflix
  • Skadden Arps
  • TM Financial Forsensics LLP
  • TNT & TBS
  • United Talent Agency
  • Susan Stockton & Chris Walther
  • The Leo & Sydelle Ward Foundation
  • Warner Bros. Television Group
  • The Wonderful Company

Sapphire

  • AIG
  • Allen Matkins
  • Alston & Bird
  • Annapurna Pictures
  • Rich Appel
  • Candice Appleton
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Jessica & Matt Babrick*
  • Barbara Grushow & Emmanuel Bujold
  • P.J. & Jim Clark
  • Erin & Trent Copeland
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dick Clark Productions
  • Dykema
  • Susan & Scott Edelman
  • Linda & “J.L.” Jeffrey Eisikowitz
  • Jo Kaplan & Larry Feldman
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Susan & Alan Friedman
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
  • Greenberg Glusker
  • Mary & Sam Haskell
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Illumination Entertainment
  • The Jackal Group
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Kibre & Horwitz LLP
  • Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, LLP
  • Ligia & Dennis Korn
  • Latham Watkins LLP
  • Annette & Robert Lichtenstein
  • Jennifer & Jamie Lichtman
  • Melanie & Richard Lundquist
  • Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Richard Martinez, Superintendent
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Wendy & Barry Meyer
  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Philpott Meeks LLP
  • Kim Miller & Mike Reivitis
  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Elizabeth Zamora & Miguel Santana
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Sullivan Cromwell LLP
  • Laura Fox & Ben Van de Bunt
  • Jewels & Kiko Washington
  • Winston & Strawn LLP