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2016 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

2016 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

Celebrate Progressive L.A. at the 2016 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

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On Tuesday, April 19 Liberty Hill Foundation will host its 2016 UPTON SINCLAIR AWARDS DINNER at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  

This is the annual Los Angeles event not to be missed… one that stands apart from any other gala in its diversity, camaraderie and social justice spirit… one that sees frontline organizers mixing with philanthropic leaders…one that we hope you will support in honor of Liberty Hill's 40thAnniversary and take your place in this room full of change makers.

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To purchase one or more of the limited number of tickets remaining to attend the event, please contact Geneva O'Brien at 310-491-1401 or

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:00 PM - Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner & Program
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA  90210

Honorary Co-chairs:

  • Kafi and City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Susan A. Grode
  • Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman
  • Crystal Hayling and Chris Misner
  • Larry Janss
  • Win McCormack
  • Heather and Blake Mycoskie
  • Jay Penske
  • Sarah Pillsbury

Dinner Committee:

  • Mary Ann Braubach, Co-chair
  • Paula Litt, Co-chair
  • William Morgan
  • Melinda Newman
  • Jane Peebles
  • Sarah Pillsbury
  • Ellen Steloff
  • Amelia Williamson
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa


Editor In Chief:

  • The Goldhirsh Foundation, Inc.
  • Win McCormack


  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Kafi D. Blumenfield and City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Edison International
  • Susan Grode
  • Matt Groening


  • Hauptman Family Foundation
  • Crystal Hayling and Chris Misner
  • Resnick Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal and Jamie and David Wolf
  • The California Endowment


  • Attias Family Foundation
  • Avery Dennison
  • The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation
  • Stephanie and Harold Bronson
  • California Community Foundation
  • Veronica Gutierrez and Laura Genao
  • Karen and Steve Hillenburg
  • Liz Heller and John Manulis
  • Larry Janss
  • Jemmott Rollins Group, Inc.
  • Lyn and Norman Lear
  • Paula and Barry Litt


  • Walter N. Marks, III and Carol W. Wiener / Suzy Marks
  • Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
  • Bill Resnick and Michael J. Stubbs
  • Cathy Salser and Shelly Meyers
  • Solidago Foundation
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Shana Weiss and John Silva
  • Joyce and Joseph Ybarra
  • Peg Yorkin
  • Elizabeth and Steve Zaillian


  • Sarah Pillsbury


  • Susan Adelman
  • Celia Bernstein and Brad Kesden
  • Suzanne Biegel and Daniel Maskit
  • Councilmember Mike Bonin
  • Mary Ann Braubach and Bob Olodort
  • California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO
  • Canterbury Consulting Inc.
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Walt and Zan Cochran-Bond
  • Cypress LLP
  • Brickson Diamond
  • East LA Community Corporation
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
  • Danny Goldberg
  • Davis Guggenheim and Elisabeth Shue
  • Charles and Anne Johnson


  • Stephen Kaufman and Kaufman Legal Group
  • Katharine King
  • Linda Lichter and Nick Marck
  • Doe Mayer and Jed Dannenbaum
  • Weston Milliken
  • Senator Holly J. Mitchell
  • Alison Morgan and Parke Skelton
  • Elizabeth and William Morgan
  • David Nochimson and Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Cathy Schleussner
  • Alan Sieroty
  • Stacey Snider and Gary Jones
  • Social Good Solutions
  • The PNF Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Jon and Amy Turteltaub
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa and Ron Yerxa
  • Youth Policy Institute

Table Captains:

  • Kibi Anderson
  • Mary Ann Braubach and Bob Olodort
  • Shane Murphy Goldsmith and Monica Granados
  • Hershey Cause and Wendy Chang
  • Katharine King / Weston Milliken
  • Preeti Kulkarni and Rakesh Mathur
  • Paula and Barry Litt


  • Alison Morgan and Parke Skelton
  • Elizabeth and William Morgan
  • Michele Prichard and Rod Lane
  • Paul Alan Smith
  • Amelia and Derrick Williamson
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa and Ron Yerxa

View the Solicitation Permits (PDF)