March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon

March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon At Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 5, 2014 In Beverly Hills, California.
Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Gabler, Steve Carell, Chris Pratt Celebrate Babies

 

 

The event: Stars, studio executives, entertainment insiders and others turned out in force for the Dec. 5 March of Dimes “Celebration of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, raising $1.1 million for the organization, which is dedicated to insuring stronger, healthier babies.

The program: Jason Bateman of “Horrible Bosses” played host, but not until after Jimmy Horowitz and Wyck Godfrey – event chairs with their wives Joi Horowitz and Mary Kerr – announced that the annual fundraiser has brought in more than $4 million over the last four years. Horowitz is president of Universal Pictures; Godfrey produced “Twilight,” “I, Robot” and “The Fault in Our Stars.”

The awards: Honors went to “Hunger Games” actress Elizabeth Banks, FOX 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler and physicians …

March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon At Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 5, 2014 In Beverly Hills, California.

Click here to read my entire story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times. To see more pictures, scroll down this page to the photo gallery.

As an aside, not too many lunchtime fundraisers bring in more than $1 million, so the co-chairs of this event deserve extra accolades, not just for capturing the dollars, but also for attracting top names in the entertainment industry.

Here are some of the names…

Guests included Universal chair Donna Langley, Fox chair Jim Gianopulos, TriStar Pictures chair Tom Rothman, producer/ directors Ron Howard, Marc Abraham and Frank Marshall; comic book giant Stan Lee; actors Selena Gomez, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Molly Sims, Alyssa Milano, Shanola Hampton, Phoebe Tonkin, Anjelica Jopling and Aaron Taylor Johnson with director Sam Taylor Johnson; honorees Elizabeth Banks, FOX 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler and physicians James Byrne and Herman L. Hedriana; and participants Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, Stanford’s Dr. Deirdre Lyell and March of Dimes state director Karyn DeMartini.

 

Top photo: Steve Carell presented Elizabeth Banks with the Grace Kelly Award at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images for March of Dimes)

March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon At Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 5, 2014 In Beverly Hills, California.
Second photo:  From left, actors Chris Pratt, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt with producer/ director Frank Marshall at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images for March of Dimes)

Third photo: From left, co-chairs Jimmy Horowitz, president of Universal Pictures, Joi Horowitz; Mary Kerr; and producer Wyck Godfrey at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images for March of Dimes)

Fourth photo: Eddie Redmayne and this website’s author Ellen Olivier at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon (Photo by SocietyNewsLA.com)

 

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March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon

Published Dec. 22, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA