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Thank you for attending the inaugural

St. Jude Evening of Hope
Biennial Gala

Saturday, November 11, 2023
Los Angeles, California

Make a Donation


Thank you for joining us for the St. Jude Evening of Hope Gala, a memorable evening of music, dining and fun that brought together local leaders in business, philanthropy and culture in celebration of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

This elegant affair featured an inspirational St. Jude program, an elevated culinary experience and spectacular live entertainment at the newly renovated and standout Fairmont Century Plaza.

With your support, St. Jude continues to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thank you for helping us continue St. Jude founder Danny Thomas' dream: "No child should die in the dawn of life."

All proceeds from this event benefit the kids of St. Jude. Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

For information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities at our next event, please contact Cameryn Kaylor at


St. Jude provides comprehensive care and health equality for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We tailor treatment for each child's unique needs, improving outcomes for some of the world’s sickest children.


St. Jude patient Liliana with her sister

Patient Liliana and her sister hold hands and smile in matching yellow dresses.

Thank you to our committee


Mickey & Lee Segal

Host Committee

Afshin & Maryam Beyzaee
Taylor Caprio
Trixy Castro
Dennis & Cindi Gilbert
Brad & Lisa Mindlin
Mike Morini & Constance Schwartz-Morini
Tom & Melissa Penn
Drs. Rudy & Niki Rezzadeh
Howard & Faith Segal
Matt & Aliana Segal
Ron Silverman & Mellisa Nielsen
Joel & Nancy Solomon
Dr. Betty Uribe
Roger & Angelle Grace Wacker

Honorary Committee

Freddie & Chelsea Freeman
Candace Parker
Michael Strahan
Marlo Thomas
Terre Thomas
Tony Thomas


Thank you to our sponsors


Presenting Sponsors

Higginbotham supporting St. Jude.

Mickey and Lee Segal Family Foundation


Miracle Sponsor

Bob Kolitz


Inspire Sponsors

Belair Investment Advisors supporting St. Jude.

Aaron and The Scharf Family 

City National Bank supporting St. Jude.

Todd Phillips


Cindi and Dennis Gilbert


Believe Sponsors

ArentFox Schiff supporting St. Jude.
BLACKLION supporting St. Jude.
BLC supporting St. Jude.

Blake and Karina Mirkin

CBRE supporting St. Jude.

Eric and Deborah Diamond

DLA Piper supporting St. Jude.
Elkins Kalt supporting St. Jude.

Greg and Tracy Forester

Greenberg Glusker supporting St. Jude.
Hackman Capital Partners supporting St. Jude.
Hudson Pacific Properties supporting St. Jude.
Howard Capital Management Group supporting St. Jude.
HPS Investment Partners supporting St. Jude.

Robert Jason, Bob and Judy Jason




Nicole Katz

Kids Best Friends supporting St. Jude.
Law Offices of Barbara B. Savaglio supporting St. Jude.
Licher supporting St. Jude.
NKSFB supporting St. Jude.
Park County supporting St. Jude.
Perimetrics supporting St. Jude.
Post Investment Group supporting St. Jude.
Ryan Turner Specialty supporting St. Jude.
UBS supporting St. Jude.

Alan Whitman


Friends of St. Jude

Joe Rust


Hochman Family


Thea Nesis


Barb and Gary Kovacic


Ross and Robin Comerford


CalPrivate Bank


Every dollar makes a difference*

Make a donation today to help St. Jude kids and their families.

  1. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

    St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $250

  2. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  3. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1,000

  4. ... could help provide an ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient*

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  5. ... could help cover the cost of the daily room rate of the ICU*

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    Donate $5,000

  6. Support of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more children.*

    Donate Any Amount


* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in the Los Angeles area.

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For more information, contact:

Cameryn Kaylor
(714) 287-5434