$20 Million David Geffen Fund Gift Announced At AFTD Benefit

$20 Million David Geffen Fund Gift Announced At AFTD Benefit Oct 18, 2017

Today the dementia epidemic affects millions of Americans, with the numbers only projected to increase in years ahead. On Thursday night, AFTD’s Hope Rising Benefit drew more than 425 attendees, who gathered seeking to bring an end to frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most prevalent cause of dementia for people under 60. More
ATD To Host Hope Rising Benefit Tonight

ATD To Host Hope Rising Benefit Tonight Oct 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 12, AFTD (the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration) will hold its Hope Rising Benefit at the Pierre Hotel in NYC, co-hosted by Benefit Co-Chairs Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., David Geffen, Donald Newhouse and Anna Wintour. More
Morgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser

Morgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser May 27, 2016

Sunday’s (May 22) Backstage at the Geffen, star-studded fundraiser at the Geffen Playhouse and the pre-show host committee dinner grossed over $1.4 million for the Geffen Playhouse’s education, outreach and artistic initiatives. More
Backstage At The Geffen Exclusive Online Auction

Backstage At The Geffen Exclusive Online Auction May 19, 2016

Backstage at the Geffen, the annual fundraiser that shares “backstage” stories of the theater with an invitation-only audience, has launched an online, open-to-the-public silent auction that takes bidders even deeper into the life of a Hollywood insider. More
Morgan Freeman To Be Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser

Morgan Freeman To Be Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser Mar 9, 2016

Once a year at the Geffen Playhouse, a dream ensemble cast meets for a once-in-a-lifetime event that unleashes unforgettable, unscripted stories and performances from some of the world’s most talented individuals. More
Hank Azaria Hosts Star-Studded Charity Poker

Hank Azaria Hosts Star-Studded Charity Poker May 22, 2015

Saturday’s sold out seventh annual Playing for Good poker event hosted by Hank Azaria, co-founder of Determined to Succeed (DTS), benefited two LA-based nonprofits: The Geffen Playhouse and Azaria’s DTS. More
Lady Gaga Surprises Guests At Geffen Playhouse Fundraiser

Lady Gaga Surprises Guests At Geffen Playhouse Fundraiser Mar 24, 2015

Sunday night’s star-studded fundraiser at the Geffen Playhouse and the pre-show host committee dinner grossed over $1.5 million, a record, for the Geffen Playhouse’s education, outreach and artistic initiatives. More
Simpsons Fans Excited By Backstage At The Geffen Exclusive Online Auction

Simpsons Fans Excited By Backstage At The Geffen Exclusive Online Auction Mar 16, 2015

Exotic travel adventures, over-the-top dining experiences, Red Carpet pampering and one-of-a-kind entertainment and sports experiences easily make the Backstage at the Geffen online auction a not-to-be-missed opportunity. More
George Lucas And Elton John To Be Honored At Backstage At The Geffen

George Lucas And Elton John To Be Honored At Backstage At The Geffen Dec 16, 2014

Next year’s eagerly awaited “Backstage at the Geffen” will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Distinction in Service Award and Sir Elton John and David Furnish with the Distinction in Theater Award at the 13th annual fundraiser on March 22, 2015. More
Steve Martin To Be Honored At Backstage At The Geffen Fundraiser

Steve Martin To Be Honored At Backstage At The Geffen Fundraiser Dec 13, 2013

Next year’s eagerly awaited “Backstage at the Geffen” will honor The Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan F. Horn, with the Distinction in Service Award and multi-talented entertainer Steve Martin with the Distinction in Theater Award at the ninth annual fundraiser, slated for Saturday, March 22, 2014. More
Have Lunch With Dick Van Dyke For Charity

Have Lunch With Dick Van Dyke For Charity Aug 9, 2013

Here is your chance to meet Dick Van Dyke, his wife Arlene and Geffen Playhouse Board Chairman Frank Mancuso for lunch at the Malibu Beach Inn. More
David Geffen Establishes $100 Million Scholarship Fund

David Geffen Establishes $100 Million Scholarship Fund Jan 2, 2013

Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen has established an unprecedented $100 million scholarship fund that will cover the entire cost of education for the very best medical students attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM). More
George Clooney Joins Neil Diamond On Stage At Carousel Of Hope

George Clooney Joins Neil Diamond On Stage At Carousel Of Hope Oct 23, 2012

Heeding an urgent call for more research and care in battling an epidemic rise in childhood diabetes, The Carousel of Hope, the world’s premiere charity event benefiting childhood diabetes, hosted biennially by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, held its 26th gala on Sat., Oct. 20, in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the Beverly Hilton. More
Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg And David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each To Motion Picture And Television Fund

Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg And David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each To Motion Picture And Television Fund Oct 16, 2012

In an extraordinary commitment, the three men who created DreamWorks SKG: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation Campaign as announced today by George Clooney, MPTF Board member and co-chair of the Campaign. More
George Clooney To Be Honored At Carousel Of Hope Gala

George Clooney To Be Honored At Carousel Of Hope Gala Jun 6, 2012

The Carousel of Hope, the world’s premiere charity event benefiting childhood diabetes, hosted biannually by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, is set for its 26th gala on Sat., Oct. 20, in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the Beverly Hilton. More
Elton John To Host Annual Oscar Viewing Party For Charity

Elton John To Host Annual Oscar Viewing Party For Charity Jan 26, 2012

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will celebrate its 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26 at the newly re-designed West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. More
Natalie Portman Joins Celebrities In Supporting Freedom To Marry

Natalie Portman Joins Celebrities In Supporting Freedom To Marry Jun 8, 2011

Natalie Portman and her fiance, Benjamin Millepied, are the latest stars to sign a letter urging Barack Obama to consider the marriage rights of same-sex couples. More
Celebrities Pen Letter To President Obama For Gay Rights

Celebrities Pen Letter To President Obama For Gay Rights Mar 15, 2011

A number of stars have added their names to a letter to Barack Obama urging him to end discrimination of same-sex marriages. More
Elton John To Perform Private Charity Concert Tonight

Elton John To Perform Private Charity Concert Tonight Jan 19, 2011

Legendary singer Elton John will perform at an intimate concert in Beverly Hills tonight, January 19, in support of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. More
Christina Aguilera To Perform At Museum Fundraiser

Christina Aguilera To Perform At Museum Fundraiser Sep 9, 2010

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is proud to announce that Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera will bring her vocal artistry to the opening gala fundraiser for the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion. The event, to be held Saturday, September 25, 2010, will benefit LACMA’s special exhibitions and programming. More
George Clooney Presents Jerry Weintraub Humanitarian Award

George Clooney Presents Jerry Weintraub Humanitarian Award Dec 14, 2009

On December 10, the UNICEF Ball brought together Hollywood’s biggest stars for a fundraising gala to honor those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF’s mission to save and improve children’s lives worldwide. The evening raised more money for the organization than any UNICEF Ball to date. More
Slash Says No To Proposition 8

Slash Says No To Proposition 8 Nov 18, 2008

Former Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash has joined the fight against Proposition 8. More
Drew Barrymore Says No To Propostion 8

Drew Barrymore Says No To Propostion 8 Nov 11, 2008

Drew Barrymore joined thousands of protestors in West Hollywood over the weekend to march against Proposition 8, the controversial initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California. More
Ellen DeGeneres Records Anti-Prop 8 PSA

Ellen DeGeneres Records Anti-Prop 8 PSA Oct 15, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres has produced a Public Service Announcement in opposition to Proposition 8, the initiative that seeks to ban same-sex marriages in California. More
Grey's Anatomy Star Says No To Proposition 8

Grey's Anatomy Star Says No To Proposition 8 Oct 10, 2008

Grey’s Anatomy actor TR Knight is the latest star to step up against Proposition 8 in California. More
Ellen DeGeneres Says No To Proposition 8

Ellen DeGeneres Says No To Proposition 8 Oct 1, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres has joined the fight against Proposition 8. More
Brad Pitt Says No To Proposition 8

Brad Pitt Says No To Proposition 8 Sep 18, 2008

Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to the campaign to defeat Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California. More
Oprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-List

Oprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-List May 12, 2007

A list of the 30 largest public donations made by celebrities in the past year puts Oprah in the top spot. More
Jon Stewart to Appear With L.A. Mayor to Benefit Geffen Playhouse

Jon Stewart to Appear With L.A. Mayor to Benefit Geffen Playhouse Oct 9, 2006

Famed Daily Show host Jon Stewart and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will perform at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse on November 17 for a performance to benefit the theater itself. More