$30,000 Raised by Law Guild, Affiliates Benefit

The Law Guild of Beverly Hills and Law Affiliates of Los Angeles held their 39th annual benefit March 17 at Ma Maison Sofitel. The event netted $30,000 that will help support Eleanor Klein Scholarship Fund, Stepping Stone (for homeless children), Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Victim Witness Assistance and other organizations. Lee Milman and Martin Gendel were program co-chairs.

* United Jewish Fund’s annual Medical and Dental Divisions dinner was held March 27 at the Century Plaza Hotel with 300 guests attending. The $100,000 netted will be used for ongoing support of humanitarian and social service programs in the the Greater Los Angeles area, nationally and overseas. Food baskets were centerpieces at each table and then donated to the homeless. Dr. Maxine Ostrum was dinner chair.

* Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California netted $93,000 at its annual “World’s Greatest Working Truck Show” April 29 at Anaheim Stadium. The proceeds will be used to send approximately 170 needy handicapped youngsters to residential camps this summer. Vern Fariester chaired the event.

* Boy Scouts of America Los Angeles Council sponsored a tribute dinner benefit honoring thoroughbred trainer Charlie Whittingham for his contributions to horse racing and charitable causes April 30 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event netted $40,000 to be used for outreach programs to include in-school and after-class scouting for inner-city youth and scouting for the handicapped.


* City of Hope Sportsmen’s Club’s 42nd annual women’s luncheon honored restaurateur Sylvia Wu April 30 at dinner and a luncheon on May 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The three-day celebration ended May 2 and was attended by more than 4,000 guests. Chairpersons Helen Hart and Sandy Haveson said the benefit netted more than $250,000 and will further patient care, scientific research and medical education for leukemia and other forms of cancer.

* National Kidney Foundation of Southern California’s sixth annual Great Chefs of L. A. benefit was held May 5 at the Westwood Marquis Hotel and Gardens and hosted by hotel president George I. Rosenthal, with more than 400 guests enjoying wines and food prepared by 18 chefs. The foundation will use net proceeds of $80,000 for research, treatment, diagnosis, detection and care of kidney and urinary tract diseases. Roy Yamaguchi was honorary chef.

* Westside Food Bank’s “Spring Thanks Giving Dinner” held May 6 at the Beverly Hills Country Club was attended by almost 200 people and netted more than $15,000. The event was underwritten by Carol and Charles F. Smith, Helga and Frank Domenick, and Shelley and Ronald Singer. Proceeds will be used to continue to aid the elderly, the handicapped and low-income families.

* Theatre West, L. A.'s oldest stage workshop & professional theater, held a “Night of Fun & Games” fund-raiser Saturday at the Mulholland Tennis Club. The event, attended by 300 guests, was hosted by Beau Bridges and netted more than $23,000. Proceeds will be used for refurbishing the theater and for production costs.

* The Amanda Foundation’s Celebrity Save-A-Pet Weekend was held April 7 and 8 at Petco Pet Food and Supplies, Santa Monica. The event, sponsored by M.R.S. Enterprises and Petco Food, netted $5,000 to be used to rescue animals from local shelters and find homes for them.