LONI LOVE -
Loni Love is a co-host of the Emmy-winning talk show The Real, which also won a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series. In addition to TV, Loni has appeared in a myriad of movies and is the subject of the documentary Being Loni Love, which traces Loni’s early life from growing up in Detroit’s housing developments to national stand up comedienne, TV and movie star. In June 2020, Love released her highly anticipated memoir, I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To.
WESLEY LOWERY -
Wesley Lowery is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and correspondent for 60 in 6. Lowery was previously a national correspondent at the Washington Post, specializing in issues of race and law enforcement. He led the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016, and his most recent project, Murder With Impunity, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019.
BILLIE EILISH -
Billie Eilish has become one of the biggest stars to emerge since the release of her debut single “ocean eyes” in 2015, and continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. In 2019, Billie’s album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and was the most streamed album of the year. Billie went on to make history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards.
ROB REINER -
Reiner is an Emmy Award-winner actor, acclaimed director and dedicated political activist, who created such influential and enduring films as This Is Spinal Tap, Misery, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, The Bucket List and LBJ. As a visionary and activist, he passed a tobacco tax initiative to fund early childhood development in California, and with his wife Michele helped form The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which filed a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s Prop 8 and paved the way for marriage equality nationwide. Currently he and Michele have a production deal with Warner Brothers Television and are in development on a number of projects.
EMADA TINGIRIDES -
Deputy Chief Emada Tingirides joined LAPD in 1995 and created the Community Safety Partnership Program (CSP), along with Civil Rights Attorney Connie Rice. CSP is focused on building relationships, improving quality of life and sponsoring youth programming. In 2020, the Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police Michel Moore promoted Emada to Deputy Chief and she now leads a permanent Community Safety Partnership Bureau.
NYESHA ARRINGTON -
GOURMET SNACK BOX CURATOR
Nyesha J. Arrington has appeared on Top Chef and Food Network's Chef Hunter. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, she furthered her education with mentor Josiah Citrin, chef/owner of the two-star Michelin restaurant Mélisse in Santa Monica. Arrington was featured in Zagat’s "30 Under 30 - LA's Hottest Up-And-Comers" list.
CEJA VINEYARDS -
Ceja Vineyards is a Mexican-American family owned winery founded by Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha Ceja producing premium estate grown wines from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. In one generation the Ceja family has gone from immigrant vineyard workers to grape growers and winery owners. Ceja's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were featured at President's Obama's 2009 inauguration luncheon. SPECIAL OFFER: Save 15% on Ceja wines by using promo code "childrensinstitute" here.
NEIMAN MARCUS -
Just in time for the holidays, one lucky gala attendee will enjoy a $5,000 Neiman Marcus shopping experience—live or virtually—with a Personal Stylists. In addition, the experience will include Epicure delights, a deluxe beauty bag and credits toward future in-store
experiences at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.
SPECIAL OFFER: Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga Plaza will donate 10% of sales (exclusions apply) from December 14-21 to CII. Whether shopping virtually or in-person, just mention “CII” to your associate to participate (not available at neimanmarcus.com).
Prominent recognition in every aspect of the virtual event; admission and curated snack box for 20; title recognition on the gourmet snack box packaging; a case of wine from Ceja Vineyards; listing as a Guardian on the event web page and on-screen during the event; two minute live address; a 15-second on-screen Guardian ad; a full page/full color Guardian ad with premier placement in the digital tribute book; 20 entries to the live raffle; recognition on CII's social media stories; and more.
Prominent recognition in every aspect of the virtual event; admission and curated snack box for 10; logo placement on the gourmet snack box packaging; a case of wine from Ceja Vineyards; listing as a Champion on the event page and on-screen during the event; a 15-second on-screen Champion ad; a full page/full color Champion ad with preferred placement in the digital tribute book; 10 entries to the live raffle; and recognition on CII's social media stories.
Admission and curated snack box for 10; logo placement on the gourmet snack box packaging; a case of wine from Ceja Vineyards; listing as a Warrior on the event page and on-screen during the event; a 15-second on-screen Warrior ad; a full page/full color Warrior ad in the digital tribute book; 10 entries to the live raffle; and recognition on CII's social media stories.
Admission and curated snack box for 10; a half case of wine from Ceja Vineyards; listing as a Defender on the event page and on-screen during the event; a 10-second on-screen Defender ad; a full page/full color Defender ad in the digital tribute book; eight entries to the live raffle; and recognition on CII's social media stories.
Admission and curated snack box for 10; a half case of wine from Ceja Vineyards; listing as a Protector on the event page and on-screen during the event; a full page/full color Protector ad in the digital tribute book; five entries to the live raffle; and recognition on CII's social media stories.
Admission and curated snack box for 4; listing as an Ally on the event page and on-screen during the event; a half page/full color Ally ad in the digital tribute book; and four entries into the live raffle.
Admission and curated snack box for 4; listing as a Partner on the event page and on-screen during the event; a half page/full color Partner ad in the digital tribute book; and two entries to the live raffle.
Admission and curated snack box for 2; listing as a supporter on the event page and in the digital tribute book; and one entry to the live raffle.
Admission and curated snack box for 1; listing as a Friend on the event webpage.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Guardian of the Galaxy
City National Bank
Cindy and Alan Horn
Age of Learning
Elizabeth L. Barbatelli
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services
Johnny Carson Foundation
Lauren and Chuck Diamond
Sally and Paul R. Kanin
Carole and Barry Patmore in memory of Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
Carolyn Clark Powers
Andrea and Glenn Sonnenberg
Bill Resnick and Michael J. Stubbs
Miriam Muscarolas and Grant Abramson
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Katherine and Bill Burford
Allison and Adam Checchi
Tracey A. Kennedy
Sally and David Michaels
Oltmans Construction Co.
Channing Dungey Power and Scott Power
Michele and Rob Reiner
Barbara and David Rognlien
Susan C. Adamson
Justine and Robert Bloomingdale
Bottega Management Group
Chait & Company, Inc.
The Goetzman Group
Suzanne Marx and Dr. Gary Tearston
Janet (Jenny) Jones
Stacey and Larry Kohl
Jonathan and Nancy Littman
Mari and Patrick McAlister
Chris and Dick Newman
Joan and Doug Prestine
Gelila and Wolfgang Puck
Nadine Schiff-Rosen and Fred Rosen
Donna Tuttle Elmore
Charmaine and Sean Bailey
Bogaard Group International
Lynda Boone Fetter
Cathy Paul and Nathan Canby
DSH // architecture – Chava Danielson and Eric Haas
Daryn and Bill Horton
Bridget Gless Keller and Paul Keller
Dr. Jennifer Linehan Kutrieh and Tarek Kutrieh
Sally and Josh Livingston
Jaye and John Rogovin
Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS
Lisa Baker Morgan
GRP Financial California
Electra and Peter Lang
Katie and Rick Lewis
Angella and David Nazarian
Jace Cook and Rachel O’Connor
LAPD Deputy Chief Emada Tingirides and Retired LAPD Deputy Chief Phil Tingirides
TransAmerica Retirement Solutions