Celebrities turned out for The Dream Builder’s Project 5th Annual, ‘A Brighter Future for Children’ 2019 charity gala directly benefitting the Mark Taper – Johnny Mercer Artist Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The Dream Builders Project’s Fifth Annual Gala was it’s biggest and most successful to date. The moment you stepped foot in The Taglyan Complex you were welcomed into a picturesque oasis that felt far away from the frenzied Los Angeles city outside. Surrounded by magnolia, cypress and olive trees; the entrance featured a renaissance-style stone fountain encircled by a gorgeous rose garden.
The event commenced with a celebrity-studded red carpet; David Arquette, Kerry Rhodes, Mekhi Phifer, Lara Clear, Lindsey Mallon, and Victoria Ku were just a few of the many famous and recognized guests in attendance.
The Dream Builders Project is a non-profit organization, “’ charity for charities,’ doing the leg work to make sure that your time, money and energy is being spent in most productive and impactful ways.”
The Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is an innovative effort to bring visual arts, music, poetry, expressive arts, and dance into a pediatric medical setting
Mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres were served and three open bars provided complimentary beverages and cocktails including Hollywood Vodka and Peroni, served by sophisticated bartenders for the glamorous guests finely dressed in black-tie attire. The party continued into the grand ballroom; an ample, scrumptious buffet dinner was presented to those who wanted to sit and enjoy the live performances, for others the poker tables provided a fun way to win prizes or lose money that was all going to the worthy cause, and the dance floor was filled with party people celebrating.
The founder of DBP, Mayer Dahan, spoke about the impact of the event and thanked everyone who joined the cause to raise awareness and benefit the children who are represented. A Charity Angels live auction followed shortly after where guests bid of tropical five-star vacations, diamond earrings and more! The event raised nearly $50,000 for the Hospital in a record amount of time.
The charity poker game was won by an extremely happy Inny Clemons. Runners up also delighted to win prizes like VIP seats to The Dodgers 2020.
Live music by Nicki Bove, DJ Kara, and a MusEffect dance performance enlivened the celebration and completed a night of coming together as a community for a great cause!