2020 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

In light of these developments we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the 2020 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner, scheduled for April 29, 2020. (Learn More)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5:30 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner & Awards Celebration

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 902010

 

Board of Directors

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

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Kafi D. Blumenfield & City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Shari & Richard Foos
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
  • Susan Genco & Mitch Kamin
  • U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris
  • Francine Hermelin & Adam Levite
  • Karen Hermelin & Mark Borman
  • Anne & Charles F. Johnson
  • Rebecca Ninburg
  • Torie Osborn
  • Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal and Jamie Wolf
  • Shana Weiss & John Silva

Event Sponsors

Editor In-Chief

  • Harold & Stephanie Nemeth Bronson
  • Win McCormack
  • Shout! Factory

Editor

  • California Wellness Foundation
  • The Hermelin Family
  • Paula & Barry Litt
  • Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
  • The Nicole & Allan Mutchnik Charitable Fund
  • Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal and Jamie Wolf
  • Weingart Foundation
  • Shana Weiss & John Silva

Reporter

  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Attias Family Foundation
  • Brotherhood Crusade
  • California Endowment
  • Cause Communications
  • Jon Christensen & Ursula K. Heise
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • First 5 LA
  • Whitney Green
  • Liz Heller & John Manulis
  • Jemmott Rollins Group
  • Diane & Jules Kabat
  • Tracy Katayama
  • Carol & Wally Marks, III and Suzy Marks
  • Abby Sher
  • Laura & Karl Slovin
  • Starfish Impact/Marta Ferro
  • Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Elizabeth & Steve Zaillian

Organizer

  • Suzanne Biegel
  • California Community Foundation
  • Barbara Cohn
  • Susan Genco & Mitch Kamin
  • Anne & Chas. Floyd Johnson
  • Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch
  • Liz Levitt Hirsch 
  • Heidi & Damon Lindelof
  • Sarah Pillsbury

Changemaker

  • Aileen Adams & Geoffrey Cowan
  • The Phillip & Muriel Berman Foundation
  • Celia Bernstein & Brad Kesden
  • Z. Clark Branson
  • Mary Ann Braubach
  • Chris Bubser & David Baron and Lisa & Josh Hofheimer
  • Teresa & Sean Burton
  • Jacqueline and Andrew Caster
  • Jennifer Chartoff
  • Renee Dake Wilson
  • Gleam Davis
  • Alex Gansa & Lauren White
  • Susan Genco & Mitch Kamin 
  • Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali
  • Katharine King
  • Jack McCurley
  • Weston Milliken
  • Alison Morgan & Parke Skelton
  • Ready to Succeed
  • Janina & Jared Rivera
  • Robin Rosenzweig & Elliott Broidy
  • Harriet Rossetto & Rabbi Mark Borovitz
  • Cathy Salser
  • Michael Schau
  • Suzanne Schecter
  • Heidi Segal & Eric Krautheimer
  • Mark Smith
  • Amelia & Derrick Williamson

Donations

  • Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy
  • Dana Balkin
  • Paul Beck
  • Joel Bellman
  • Lara Bergthold
  • The David Bohnett Foundation
  • Bresee Foundation
  • Julia Coley & Jerry Goren
  • Julie D’Angelo
  • Sue & Bob Emmer
  • Shirley Fredricks
  • Elizabeth Friedman
  • Kay Gilbert & Roger Kohn
  • Jeanette Harris
  • Toya & Steve Harrison
  • Liz Heller & John Manulis
  • Dennis Hernandez
  • Tarry Kang
  • Lori Karny
  • Kaye McLane Benarski & Litt
  • Trice Koopman & Mark Freund
  • Mark Leventen
  • Jennifer Levin
  • Paulette Light & Jeff Rake
  • Marty Longbine
  • Loraine Lundquist
  • Stella Maloyan
  • Manufacturers Bank
  • Joan Patsy Ostroy
  • Connie Parker
  • Manuel Pastor
  • Stacey Sher
  • Social Justice Learning Institute
  • Nina Tepper
  • Jon Weiner
  • Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP)
  • Jon Zerolnick

Announcing our 2020 Honorees!

The Honorable Eric H. Holder

Upton Sinclair Award

Each year, Liberty Hill presents the Upton Sinclair Award to a person of unwavering idealism and vision, whose work illustrates an abiding commitment to social justice and equality.  A person like Sinclair, whose lifelong crusade for equality and justice inspires us even today.

From his ongoing dedication to the fight for social justice to his unwavering advocacy for civil rights, Mr. Holder has worked tirelessly to advance initiatives that improve the lives and protect the rights of millions of Americans. His fights to promote criminal justice reform, support marriage equality, and protect the Voting Rights Act illustrate his commitment to creating a more just future for all.

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Julie Hermelin

Founders Award

Liberty Hill presents its Founders Award to individuals whose philanthropy embodies the spirit of change, not charity, with the belief that real progress happens in communities. For her commitment to advancing gender equity and justice and supporting women on the frontlines of these fights for change, we are proud to honor Julie Hermelin, a social impact producer working at the intersection of entertainment, activism and politics.

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Harold & Stephanie Nemeth Bronson

Creative Vision Award

Liberty Hill presents its Creative Vision Award to individuals who have combined their artistry and activism to make exceptional contributions to the cause of social justice. From their frontline activism and stalwart support of reproductive rights to their dedication to creating initiatives that bring people and organizations together, Harold and Stephanie Nemeth Bronson have truly demonstrated the power of progressive philanthropy.

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