2019 Annual Dinner

March 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Harvin Rogas

Thank you to all those who joined us for our 27th Annual Alliance Dinner on March 4, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton! The event raised more than $1.6m to support our work on behalf of children, young adults and families. Our largest fundraising event of the year honored Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television, recipient of our National Champions for Children Award and Mitch Kaplan, recipient of the Francis M. Wheat Community Service Award.

Stay tuned for details on our 28th Annual Alliance Dinner taking place in March, 2020!

27th Annual Alliance Dinner

Honorary Co-Chairs: Jon Feltheimer, Dick Lippin, Leigh Brecheen, Michael Burns and Sandra Stern
Dinner Co-Chairs:
Rick Rosen, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Toni Schulman and Susan Friedman

We continue to accept donations in honor of this special event.

View the 2019 Tribute Journal here.

About the Honorees:

Kevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 20-year veteran of Lionsgate and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic expansion of television production operations into one of the largest independent television businesses in the world. He is also a key executive overseeing the company’s partnership with CBS in Pop.

Since joining Lionsgate in 1998, Mr. Beggs has guided the Television Group’s growth into a leading supplier of premium content for streaming, cable and broadcast networks. Lionsgate’s roster of nearly 70 shows on 25 different networks includes Orange is the New Black (Netflix); Step Up: High Water (YouTube Premium), The Wendy Williams Show; Greenleaf (OWN); Dear White People (Netflix) and Kevin Hart: What the Fit (YouTube). He has also been responsible for Mad Men, eight seasons of Weeds, seven seasons of Nurse Jackie and six seasons of USA’s Dead Zone.  The company’s development and production slate includes a Lionsgate/Liberty Global coproduction, The Rook; the John Wick TV spinoff, The Continental, for Starz; a series from the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for Apple; The Kingkiller Chronicle for Showtime, and Grant, a docuseries for the History Channel, executive produced by Academy® Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.Mr. Beggs is the recipient of Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award, The Help Group’s Teddy Bear Humanitarian Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable 2014 Innovation Award. In October 2017, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Mr. Beggs has served on the board and executive committees of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Los Angeles Paley Center for Media and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), serving as its chairman for four years.

Mitch Kaplan has been passionately involved with political and social causes since he attended New York University where he was the publisher of the university newspaper. He graduated from the NYU School of Commerce with a degree in Economics and Management. Mitch also served in the U.S. Air Force and the New York Air National Guard. After starting his career in the William Morris Agency mailroom, Mitch partnered with his fellow mailroom “classmate” Elliot Stahler in 1981 to start the Kaplan Stahler Agency.

The Kaplan Stahler Agency represents writers, directors and producers. Among its most notable clients were the creators of the 5-time Emmy­Award winning show FRASIER, as well as the executive producers/producers of NCIS, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, King of the Hill, Family Guy, Murphy Brown, Cheers and Seinfeld.

Mitch has been a devoted board member of the Alliance for Children’s Rights for decades. In addition, he has served on the board of The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare; the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai; the board of the ACLU Foundation of So. California under Ramona Ripston, and as a Trustee Emeritus of the Jewish Community Foundation. He is also active with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and has been involved in national politics, supporting Congressman Adam Schiff, among others.

Mitch, who is an avid tennis player, and his business partner Elliot and their agency have sponsored and underwritten Tennis for Tots The David & Lynn Angell Memorial benefitting The Alliance for Children’s Rights for 20 years.

Mitch and his sweetheart, Marilyn Jones, have been married 35 years and live in the Hollywood Hills.

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2019 Sponsors

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

Dick Wolf
Noelle Wolf

Activision Blizzard Inc./Susan Stockton & Chris Walther
Denise & David Chase
City National Bank
Nancy & Donald de Brier
FOX Entertainment
Gibson Dunn
Leslie & Cliff Gilbert-Lurie
Karen Mack & Russell Goldsmith
Irell & Manella LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ziffren Brittenham LLP

A+E Networks
Dr. Richard & Susan Braun
Kaplan Stahler Agency
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Melissa & Alex Romain
Sony Pictures Television
United Talent Agency
Venable LLP

Youth Council Table
Discovery, Inc.
The Sidley Austin Foundation

3 Arts Entertainment
Amazon Studios
Angell Foundation
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
Dena Cook
Creative Artists Agency
Disney|ABC Television
Eisner, A Professional Corporation
Megan McGowan Epstein & Alan Epstein
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Hearst Entertainment
Hueston Hennigan
The Jack in the Box Foundation
Johnny Carson Foundation
Kingdom Studios
Latham & Watkins LLP
Alison Whalen & Steve Marenberg
Mayer Brown LLP
Abby & Alan Myerson
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Paradigm Talent Agency
Paramount Television/Comedy Central/Paramount Network/TV Land
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Orly Adelson & Rick Rosen
The Schirripa Group/UBS
Toni & John Schulman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Shelley Eisinger Stark & Jerry Ward
Warner Bros. Television Group
The Wasserman Foundation
White & Case
Nadine Bell & Bart Williams
Winston & Strawn LLP
The Wonderful Company

3Pas Studios
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
AMC Networks
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Jessica & Matt Babrick
Banff World Media Festival
Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP
Bel Air Investments
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Jim Clark
Clyde & Co US LLP
Content Partners LLC
Erin & Trent Copeland
Covington & Burling LLP
Erica & Vin Di Bona
Susan & Scott Edelman
Jo Kaplan & Larry Feldman
Fox Rothschild LLP
Gendler & Kelly a P.C.
Greenberg Glusker LLP
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLP
The Help Group
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
ICM Partners
Industrial Media
Intellectual Property Group
John Goldwyn Productions
Kendall Brill & Kelly
Kibre & Horwitz LLP
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
Sally & Dick Lippin
M3 Creative
Mattel, Inc.
McDermott Will & Emery
Wendy & Barry Meyer
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Morgan Stanley
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Jeanne & Gary Newman
G Scott & Sarah Paterson
Philpott Meeks, LLP
Pomona Unified School District
Dawn & Phil Rudolph
Elisa Fernandez & Jose Sanchez
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P
Sister Lee Productions
Michael Skloff
Kris & Mike Spazafumo
Tyson & Mendes


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