Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala

FOX Sportscasters Turn up to Honor Ed Goren, Christine and Chester Griffiths, at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala


The Venice Family Clinic presented its Humanitarian Award to Ed Goren, vice chairman of the FOX Sports Media Group, at the Silver Circle “Thank You” Gala, which raised more than one million dollars for the clinic’s mission to give free medical care to low income and uninsured families.

Taking place Mar. 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the gala also honored associate clinical professor Chester Griffiths of the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A, and his wife, Christine Griffiths, with the Irma Cohen Leadership Award.  

FOX sportscaster Pat O’Brien hosted the Gala with actress Brooke Burns helping to present awards. FOX reporter Jay Glazer and Sports Analyst Mike Pereira pitched in by saluting Goren with a mock NFL Sunday show.

Proceeds got a boost from the night’s auction, which included a walk-on role in a film by “National Treasure” director Jon Turteltaub; a visit to FOX NFL Sunday; a reading with the “The Big Bang Theory” cast; and a NASCAR experience with champion Richard Petty. Nine year-old Charlie Griffiths, daughter of the honorees, won an “American Idol” package.

Hutch Parker, Julie Liker and Harley Liker served as co-chairs with guests including Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television, and Ande Rosenblum; Barry Meyer, chief executive of Warner Bros.; Wendy Smith Meyer, a Venice Family Clinic Foundation board member; David Hill, chairman of FOX Sports; Nichole Bloom of “Project X,” actors Amy Hill of “50 First Dates,” and John McGinley of “Scrubs,” Glorya Kaufman, a Venice Family Clinic Philanthropy board member; Eric Small, Jon Turteltaub, Amy Eldon; Marsha Temple, Warren Olney, Lou Colen, John Powell, Rob Corn, Neil Tardio and Jack Gilardi.




Top photo: honoree Ed Goren, left, with Pat O’Brien, the night’s emcee, at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala

Center photo: from left, honoree Christine Griffiths, left, her son Chester Griffiths and presenter Brooke Burns 

Bottom photo: Honoree Chester Griffiths and director Jon Turteltaub


All photos by Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages




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Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala

Published Mar. 12, 2012 – Society News LA