Foundation Nets $300,000

Daughters of Charity Foundation netted $300,000 at a fund-raiser Feb. 10 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The funds will help support the foundation’s ministries including St. Francis Medical Center, Our Lady of Talpa School, St. Vincent Medical Center and the Senior Nutrition Meals On Wheels program. Board members Gerry Frawley, Pam Mullin, Verle Pozzo, Jean Trousdale and Loretta Young helped sponsor the event.

Professional Dancers Society honored Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney at its 7th annual awards luncheon Feb. 21 at the Century Plaza. Donald O’Connor, the society’s new president, hosted the benefit gala, which netted $76,400. Proceeds will help establish a retirement home and a relief program for professional dancers.

Nechama raised $30,000 Dec. 13 at the one-man show “Broadway” starring Don Croll at the Leo Baeck Temple. Proceeds will provide ongoing counseling and support services to people with AIDS and their loved ones. Phyllis Klein is president. Co-chairs were Jacqueline Sharlin and Renee Cronenwalt.

Westside Center For Independent Living received a $10,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation Jan. 20. WCIL provides support services, training programs and advocacy to aid independent living for disabled people.


AIDS Project Los Angeles benefited from Sebastian International’s Designing Artists Design for AIDS fund-raiser on Feb. 2 at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre. A hair show with stylists Phyllis Cohen, Frederic Fekkai, Sam McKnight, Bruno Pittini, Oribe and Robert Lobetta, and a party with entertainment by Linda Hopkins, Holly Woodlawn and rapper Doug E. Fresh raised $150,000 for APLA programs.

Love Is Feeding Everyone received 52,207 pounds of non-perishable food at a Feb. 9 event co-sponsored by LIFE and the Los Angeles County Chiropractic Society. The HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) Day involved more than 200 chiropractic doctors who provided free services in exchange for food donations.

Hollywood Canteen Foundation president Lew Wasserman announced allocation of $294,000 to be divided among 30 veterans’ community services, hospitals and educational, health and research facilities in Southern California. Half of the money came from the Jules and Doris Stein Foundation. Foundation board members include John te Groen, William K. Howard, Sherman Jones, Gerald Oppenheimer, Michael J. Riley, Arthur N. Ryan and Herb Steinberg.

Junior League of Los Angeles raised $87,000 at its 8th annual rummage sale on Feb. 20 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit Junior League programs such as Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Education, Caring for Babies with AIDS, Hands on the Environment and Windows to the World.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital received a $7,131 grant from the California Community Foundation on behalf of the John M. Gilbert Memorial Fund and the Laurence Milbank Memorial Fund. The nonprofit hospital is a specialized acute-care facility for research and treatment of pulmonary diseases.

Jewish Home for the Aging received about $80,000 from two support groups. Outreach Group’s fund-raiser featured dinner and a Cirque du Soleil performance. The Associates had its benefit at the new Tatou Restaurant in Beverly Hills, with Tatou owner Mark Vleischman underwriting the cost.