Heroes of Hollywood

Heroes of Hollywood
presented by the
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11

Now accepting Nominations for Heroes of Hollywood
Deadline for Nomination: Monday, March 21, 2016 by 4 p.m

Heroes of Hollywood presented by Women of DistinctionThe Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Cindy Braun of Paley Center For Media and Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company have volunteered will be co-chairs of the Heroes of Hollywood 2016. The event will be held at Taglyan Cultural Complex on Wednesday, May 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Annual Heroes of Hollywood luncheon recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses, and non-profit organization that have made extraordinary contributions to the Hollywood community. Co-chairs Cindy and Carole are calling for nominations of those who go above their call of duty and career responsibilities to make Hollywood a significantly better place to live and work.

Submit a completed nomination by Monday, March 21, by 4 p.m. Nominate your favorite individual, business, or non-profit organization by completing a Heroes of Hollywood Nomination Form on www.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes. Sponsorship opportunities for Heroes of Hollywood luncheon are still available. Please contact the Hollywood Chamber for further details at (323)469-8311 or email kristine@hollywoodchamber.net.

The Heroes of Hollywood Awards recognize exceptional leaders in the Hollywood community who have transformed the lives of others and/or have made a remarkable contribution to the physical environment.  Since 1993 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation has saluted more than 125 extraordinary leaders from Hollywood, through what was previously named the Women of Distinction Awards.

Since 2011, the awards have honored both male and female leaders, as well as families, businesses and organizations. The awards ceremony serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members. All funds raised from this luncheon will be awarded in the form of grants to local charitable organizations.  “Heroes of Hollywood” Awards Committee is comprised of members of the Hollywood Chamber who are volunteers and have proven to be community leaders themselves. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes

The awards ceremony serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members. All funds raised from this luncheon will be awarded in the form of grants to local charitable organizations. “Heroes of Hollywood” Awards Committee is comprised of members of the Hollywood Chamber who are volunteers and have proven to be community leaders themselves.

Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Honored Actress Diane Ladd, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and Community Leaders with Heroes Of Hollywood Awards 2015

Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honors Heroes of Hollywood 2015 at Taglyan Cultural Complex
The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honored the 2015 Heroes of Hollywood last week at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. Actress Diane Ladd was honored with the prestigious Mary Pickford award. Her daughter actress Laura Dern accepted the award on behalf of Ladd. Councilmember Tom LaBonge (CD4) was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant. The Foundation also recognized the following Heroes: Christopher Barton of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.; Jane Lopez of Trailer Park; FilmL.A., Inc.; and St. Anne’s. Returning in his role as emcee again was Robert Kovacik, anchor of NBC4. The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors: Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building at Platinum-level sponsor; Gold-level sponsors Gensler, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Millennium Hollywood, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Taglyan Cultural Complex; Silver-level sponsors A.F. Gilmore Company, Ametron, Andrews International, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Banc of California, Briggs Law, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, FilmL.A., Inc., Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood International Regional Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Line 204, LLC, Managed Career Solutions, Inc., Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, Trailer Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, US Bank. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has given out $731,270 in grants and this past year awarded $56,170. Photo by Bob Freeman.


THE 2014 HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD AWARDS CEREMONY

Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honors Heroes of Hollywood 2014 at Taglyan Cultural Complex

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honored the incomparable Judge Judy Sheindlin with the 2014 Mary Pickford Award at the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at The Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Foundation Chairperson Heather Cochran and Heroes of Hollywood event co-chairs Homer Alba and Cindy Braun also honored the 2014 Heroes of Hollywood: Jeff Anthony, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Denise DeCarlo and Betty Fraser, co-owners of As You Like It Catering and the restaurant Grub; Jackie Goldberg, Senior Star Power Productions; Hollywood Arts Council, a non-profit dedicated to the arts in Hollywood; Starline Tours, Hollywood’s oldest sightseeing tour company; and Marc Wanamaker, principal officer at Bison Archives. Robert Kovacik, anchor of NBC4, emceed the event.


THE 2013 HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD AWARDS CEREMONY


The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honored the 2013 Heroes of Hollywood at a Luncheon on Thursday, June 6, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine St. in Hollywood, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to recognizing our various heroes, the Foundation honored legendary singer and actress Debbie Reynolds with the distinguished Mary Pickford Award. Returning in his role was emcee again is Robert Kovacik, co-anchor of NBC4. The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation honored these 2013 Heroes of Hollywood: George Abou-Daoud of Bowery Street Enterprises; Craig Darian of Tricor Entertainment; Bill Farrar of Andrews International; Milt Larsen of The Magic Castle; Stormy Sacks of Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center; and My Friend’s Place. In addition to recognizing Heroes of Hollywood, the Foundation honored legendary singer and actress Debbie Reynolds with the distinguished Mary Pickford Award. During the ceremony, Leron Gubler was honored for his dedication long-time service to the community and the Hollywood Chamber. Emcee Robert Kovacik, co-anchor of NBC4, assisted co-chairs Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Homer Alba of Hollywood Forever in presenting the awards. Photo by Marlene Panoyan


THE 2012 HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD AWARDS
The 2012 Heroes of Hollywood luncheon was held on June 7, 2012 with a reception at 12 Noon followed by Awards program  from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at  the Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine St., Hollywood.

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Chairman Marty Shelton and event co-chairs Sarah MacPherson of Hollywood Property Owners Alliance and Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company are pleased to announce the following outstanding 2012 Heroes of Hollywood honorees: Dr. Kwang Yul Cha of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Laurie Goldman of GO! Goldman Organization; The Sundher Family of the Hollywood Wax Museum; Albert Sweet of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc.; Officer Michael Ayala, Michael Coogle, Kevin Cotter, George Islas, Detective Craig Marquez, Sgt. Dave McCall, Sgt. Solomon Patton and Officer Leonard Sterling;  Hugh Hefner will be awarded with the Hollywood Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant.

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Chairman Marty Shelton and event co-chairs Sarah MacPherson of Hollywood Property Owners Alliance and Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company honored the following outstanding 2012 Heroes of Hollywood honorees: Dr. Kwang Yul Cha of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Laurie Goldman of GO! Goldman Organization; The Sundher Family of the Hollywood Wax Museum; Albert Sweet of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc.; Officer Michael Ayala, Michael Coogle, Kevin Cotter, George Islas, Detective Craig Marquez, Sgt. Dave McCall, Sgt. Solomon Patton and Officer Leonard Sterling;  Hugh Hefner was awarded with the Hollywood Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant.


THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HONORED THESE HEROES in 2011:

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation presented the first annual Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on Friday, June 3rd. Radio talk show host and comedienne Stephanie Miller emceed the luncheon. Carol Channing was honored with the Mary Pickford award. The commendable Heroes honored are:

Folb Family Trust - Paramount Contractors & Developers
Homer Alba - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Kaneisha Northern - Grad Girls Network Inc.
Mitch O’Farrell - Council President Eric Garcetti’s Office
Maureen Schultz - Capitol Records
Thaddeus Hunter Smith - The Music Box

Mary Pickford Award - Carol Channing

The awards luncheon serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization (Tax ID #954557923) dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members.

If you like to sponsor Heroes of Hollywood, please contact the Hollywood Chamber with any questions at (323) 469-8311.

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