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2018 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

2018 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

 
Thanks for celebrating and supporting leaders on the frontlines of change.

2018 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

Los Angeles' progressive leaders came together for a night of celebration at Liberty Hill's annual gala, hosted at The Beverly Hilton. For over 40 years, the evening has been a convening of the region's changemakers—from the activists fighting on the ground to the donor-activists who help to make community organizing possible.

The 2018 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner has passed, but you can still make a special tribute donation in honor of Congressman John Lewis and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 p.m. – Cocktails
7 p.m. – Dinner & Awards Celebration
 
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
 

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Kafi D. Blumenfield & Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Erica & Vin Di Bona
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
  • Jane Jelenko
  • Anne & Charles F. Johnson
  • Suzy Marks & Ralph Fertig
  • Alison Morgan & Parke Skelton
  • Ted Sarandos & Nicole Avant
  • Abby Sher
  • Craig Watson

Dinner Committee

  • Mary Ann Braubach, Co-Chair
  • Paula Litt, Co-Chair
  • Sarah Pillsbury, Co-Chair
  • Marta Ferro
  • Fran Jemmott
  • John Manulis
  • Melinda Newman
  • Mitch Singer
  • Ellen Steloff
  • Amelia Williamson
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa

Board of Directors

  • Mary Ann Braubach
  • Marta Ferro
  • Paul Hernandez
  • Paula Litt
  • John Manulis
  • Doe Mayer
  • Melinda Newman
  • Sarah Pillsbury, Board Emeritus
  • Jared Rivera
  • Angel Roberson-Daniels
  • Tim Silard
  • Mitch Singer
  • Mark S. Smith
  • Shana Weiss
  • Amelia Williamson
  • Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President & CEO

Sponsors

Premier

  • Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation
 

Editor-In-Chief

  • Win McCormack
 

Editor

  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Carol & Frank Biondi
  • Blockchains LLC
  • Kafi D. Blumenfield & Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Abby Sher
  • Wendy Smith & Barry Meyer
  • Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal and Jamie & David Wolf
  • Weingart Foundation
  • Shana Weiss & John Silva

Reporter

  • The Angell Foundation
  • Attias Family Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The Philip & Muriel Berman Foundation
  • The Board & Staff of Levitt Shell Memphis
  • The Board & Staff of My Friend's Place
  • Stephanie & Harold Bronson
  • First 5 LA
  • Susan Genco & Mitch Kamin
  • Whitney Green
  • Liz Heller & John Manulis
  • Fran Jemmott & Bernie Rollins and Hudson & Holland Advisors LLC
  • Anne & Charles F. Johnson
  • The Matthew & Yasmine Johnson Foundation
  • Diane & Jules Kabat
  • Kaplan & Barrett Families
  • LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • Lyn & Norman Lear
  • Paula & Barry Litt
  • Carol & Wally Marks III / Suzy Marks
  • Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
  • Molly Munger & Steve English
  • Sarah Pillsbury
  • SEIU Local 2015
  • Bill Resnick & Michael J. Stubbs
  • Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Xandex, Inc. SunMizer Solar Roofing Systems
  • Elizabeth & Steve Zaillian

Organizer

  • Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Laurie & Bill Benenson
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • Larry Janss
  • KPCC
  • Cathy Salser

Muckraker

  • Aileen Adams & Geoffrey Cowan
  • Carol & Rand April
  • Celia Bernstein & Brad Kesden
  • Mary Ann Braubach & Bob Olodort
  • Barbara Cohn
  • Sonia & James Cummings
  • Cypress, LLP
  • Marta Ferro
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
  • Josh & Nancy Geller
  • Aliza & Marc Guren
  • Lee Andrews Group, Inc.
  • Kaufman Legal Group
  • Joseph Kelly
  • Katharine King
  • Susan Kudo
  • Linda Lichter & Nick Marck
  • Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, Local 1521
  • Weston Milliken
  • Alison Morgan & Parke Skelton
  • Elizabeth & William Morgan
  • David Nochimson, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Elizabeth Puro
  • Jared Rivera
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Liz Ryan
  • Stacey Sher
  • Roderick Spencer & Alfre Woodard
  • Catherine Suitor
  • May Sung & Patrick Spezialy
  • Philip Swan
  • Carol Weinschenker & Andrew Valdivia
  • Amelia & Derrick Williamson
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa & Ron Yerxa
  • Youth Policy Institute