We Thank Our Dreamer Dinner Sponsors, Donors, and Attendees

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!  

Melissa Peterman IHADLA Dreamer Dinner MC
Melissa Peterman was a wonderful MC for our Dreamer 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!!

Chris Selak IHADLA Dream Keeper Award 2015
Chris Selak, EVP, LionsGate TV, IHADLA Dream Keeper Award Winner

LionsGate Chris Selak Congrats for IHADLA Dreamer Dinner

Showtime IHADLA congrats to Chris Selak

NBC Universal IHADLA congrats Chris Selak

Netflix congratulates Chris Selak for IHADLA

John Wells IHADLA congrats Chris Selak

LionsGate EVP, Chris Selak with ShowTime actor Alysia Reiner, the warden on Orange is the New Black at IHADLA Foundation Dreamer Dinner
LionsGate TV EVP, Chris Selak with ShowTime actor Alysia Reiner, the warden on Orange is the New Black

Of course, our other Dream Keeper Honorees also had huge support and appreciation from generous donors.

David Kim and Jerry Fink, Managing Partners of the Bascom Group.

CBRE IHADLA Dreamer Dinner Sponsor for Bascom Group

BASCOM Group IHADLA Dream Keeper Honoree and Suporter

Bascom Group David Kim and Jerry Fink, IHADLA Dreamer Dinner sponsors and multi-faceted supporters.
Bascom Group Managing Partners, David Kim and Jerry Fink, IHADLA Dreamer Dinner Dream Keeper Honorees, sponsors and multi-faceted supporters. David Kim has recently joined the IHADLA board.

There was a Celebrity Turnout to Support Dream Keeper Honorees Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, Producers of THE FOSTERS on ABC Family

IHADLA Dream Keeper Honorees Bradley Bredeweg, Peter Paige, Sheree Saum, Rosie O'Donnell
Peter Paige, Rosie O’Donnell, Hayden Byerly, Sherri Saum and Bradley Bredeweg
Peter Paige, IHADLA CEO Debra Fine, Rosie O'Donnell and Bradley BedenwegXX
Peter Paige, IHADLA CEO Debra Fine, Rosie O’Donnell and Bradley Bredeweg
Jennifer Morrison, star of Once Upon a Time, Queens of Darkness ABC Studios
Jennifer Morrison, star of Once Upon a Time, Queens of Darkness ABC Studios

Dream Keeper Honoree, NBA Cares Spokesman and Former NBA Player, Jason Collins

NBA Cares Jason Collins for IHADLA

Jason Collins IHADLA supporter
Jason Collins
Wertheimer IHADLA Dream Dinner sponsors
Thank you Ellie and Tom Wertheimer.

Michelman and Robinson congrats IHADLA Dreamer Dinner

Richard Wolf Producers IHADLA Suppoerters

Wells, Paramount, SkyDance IHADLA support

Gordons, McGrath, JJ Abrams IHADLA Support

Payden and Rygel, Bank of America IHADLA supporters

And these wonderful supporting donors

The Golden Door supports IHADLA Dreamer DInner
The Golden Door donated 4 days at their lovely resort spa and a $500 certificate to every Dreamer Dinner ticket buyer. GM Kathy Vanness has recently joined the IHADLA board.

Clara Berta of Berta Art donated art work valued at more than $2,000 to the silent auction.
Abstract Art Auction Los Angeles Sunday March 8 Clara Berta Spring Love for IHADLA

Wasserman Foundation IHADLA Dreamer Dinner sponsor
Thank you Wasserman Foundation.
Living Spaces IHADLA Dreamer Dinner Sponsor
Thank you Living Spaces.

O'melveny and Myers LLP IHADLA supporters

Attendees Had the Opportunity to Meet Dreamers and Dreamer Alumni

Rosie O'Donnell meeting IHADLA Dreamers
Rosie O’Donnell meeting Dreamers
Dreamer Dinner attendees meet dreamer students and staff including now former staff Elda
Attendees meet our student Dreamers and staff
IHADLA Dreamer Dinner Dreamers meet Attendees
Attendee with Dreamer
Debra Fine with Anthony, an IHADLA dreamer alumnus
IHADLA CEO, Debra Fine with Anthony, a Dreamer Alumnus. iPhone photo by Clara Berta
Peter Paige creator producer the Fosters meeting IHADLA student Dreamer
Dream Keeper Honoree Peter Paige meeting IHADLA student Dreamer
IHADLA student Dreamer speaker Michael Ward at Dreamer Dinner table
IHADLA student Dreamer speaker Michael Ward at Dreamer Dinner table
IHADLA student Dreamer at Dreamer Dinner
student Dreamer

Dreamer Dinner Program

Dreamer Dinner 2015 Program I Have a Dream Fundation – Los Angeles .

Thank You Again to Our Corporate Sponsors

Bank of America
Bascom Group
The Golden Door
John Wells Production
Amblin Films
Mandeville Films
Lionsgate Entertainment
Living Spaces
Michelman and Robinson
O’Melveny and Meyers
Wasserman Foundation
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC