Affair Raises $105,000 to Job-Train Homeless

Chrysalis raised $105,000 at its Nov. 20 gala at MCI Center's Broadway Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The benefit was attended by 380 guests, who were entertained by John Tesh and the 180-voice Heart of Los Angeles children's choir. Proceeds will provide job training and other assistance to homeless and needy people.

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Project Angel Food netted $275,000 at the Pacific Design Center on Dec. 4. The Angel Art '93 benefit, an art and photography auction, was hosted by Herb Ritts, Robert Graham, Richard Meier and David Hockney. The event, emceed by Lily Tomlin, commemorated artists who have died from AIDS. More than 900 pieces of art were auctioned. Project Angel Food prepares and delivers meals and provides personal services to adults and children with AIDS.

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PEN Center USA West raised $55,000 at its fourth Literary Festival and auction on Dec. 5 at the Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Honorees included Billy Wilder and David Geffen. Proceeds fund PEN's efforts on behalf of imprisoned writers around the world.

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American Cancer Society held its annual Hermanos En La Lucha Contra El Cancer (Brothers in the Fight Against Cancer) award dinner Nov. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. Roberto Gonzalez Barrera was honoree. The $380,000 netted will provide cancer research and services in the Latino community.

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Pacific Asia Museum received a $20,000 grant from Mervyn's to underwrite the museum's Family Free programs, held the third Saturday of each month. The programs encourage families to participate in such multicultural activities as workshops, and music and dance performances.

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National Council of Jewish Women/LA raised $24,000 at an outdoor flea market Oct. 24. The council provides outreach services such as its Women Helping Women program, tutoring children in homeless shelters, a teen mother literacy program and helping young mothers obtain high school diplomas. The event was held at NCJW's headquarters at 543 N. Fairfax Ave.

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Founding Associates of the French Foundation for Alzheimer Research held "A Day at the Races" on Nov. 20 at Hollywood Park. Chairwomen were Mary Cutler, Eileen Eamer and Olive Varga. The $22,000 proceeds will provide research and care for Alzheimer patients.

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Westchester Mental Health Guild raised $20,000 for patient care at its 11th annual home tour on Nov. 7. Sponsors included Los Angeles County Supervisor Dean Dana, L.A. City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter and Kent/Prudential Realty.

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The Los Angeles Shanti Foundation netted $85,000 at two screenings of "Gypsy," starring Bette Midler and Peter Riegert. The Nov. 7 screening was held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. A Dec. 7 benefit, underwritten by Disney, accommodated additional guests at Disney's Burbank Studio. Proceeds benefited Los Angeles Shanti Foundation and Search Alliance, which conducts clinical trials on promising HIV treatments.

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United Jewish Fund received $3 million in donations at its annual Hineni Society Dinner on Dec. 1. Former Secretary of State George Shultz spoke. The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that provides funding to agencies in the South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Wilshire corridor and the Westside.

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