A huge thank you to all who supported this year’s Dreamer Dinner, held on March 8th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles! The event was a huge success, led by Melissa Peterman as the delightful MC, and honoring champions of education Jason Collins, former NBA player and spokesman for NBA Cares; Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg, Executive Producers and Creators of ABC Family’s THE FOSTERS; Chris Selak, EVP of Lionsgate Television; and David Kim and Jerry Fink of the Bascom Group.
Featuring a poignant series of current Dreamers and Dreamer alum speaking about the positive impact the “I Have a Dream” Foundation has had on their lives, the Dinner was an incredibly moving evening celebrating the education and success of at-risk youth in the greater Los Angeles area. The event, which featured both a silent and a live auction (led by the fabulous benefits auctioneer Zack Krone), brought in over $300,000 to support the work IHADLA is doing to help these young people to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential! A host of celebrity guests and generous donors helped make the evening a complete success – thank you again to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Dinner!
Our Dream Keeper Honorees were wonderful! They did so much to support the event from sharing it on social media to encouraging other companies to buy tables, to making their own bids on auctioned items.
Dream Keeper Honoree, Chris Selak, EVP of LionsGate Television, drew quite a few congratulatory ads and celebrities for us. Thank you Chris and your generous donors for all of your support!!
Of course, our other Dream Keeper Honorees also had huge support and appreciation from generous donors.
There was a Celebrity Turnout to Support Dream Keeper Honorees Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, Producers of THE FOSTERS on ABC Family
Dream Keeper Honoree, NBA Cares Spokesman and Former NBA Player, Jason Collins
And these wonderful supporting donors
Clara Berta of Berta Art donated art work valued at more than $2,000 to the silent auction.
Attendees Had the Opportunity to Meet Dreamers and Dreamer Alumni
Dreamer Dinner Program
Thank You Again to Our Corporate Sponsors
Bank of America
The Golden Door
John Wells Production
Michelman and Robinson
O’Melveny and Meyers
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC