The Annual Face Forward Gala, titled “A Gatsby Affair,” which is being held at the stunning Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on September 28, is proud to announce their honorees and musical talent.

CEO/Founder Mrs Deborah Alessi today confirmed that Grammy winning superstar Macy Gray will be performing at this spectacular event. Miss Gray is a long time supporter of various charities and is a true example of giving back musically to causes she cares deeply about, especially Face Forward.

Also performing on this special evening, singer/actress Stacy Francis. Miss Francis has also taken the incredibly generous step of donating 3% of sales from her upcoming album sales to the Face Forward charity.
Face Forward provides pro bono surgeries for victims of domestic abuse and Miss Francis herself is a survivor. She said, “It is my honor as a survivor of domestic abuse I know that recovery can be very hard. I am a proud supporter of The Face Forward foundation and so proud of the work they do to help women and children regain their confidence and have hope for a better future.”

Television talk show star Dr. Phil McGraw will also he honored along with his charitable, caring wife Dr Robin McGraw. They will share the Face Forward Voice Award, which may be accepted in absentia.

The 2013 Community Philanthropic Award will be presented to Jake Kloberdanz CEO/Founder of ONEHOPE wine who donate 50% of profits to various charities. Mr Kloberdanz said, “I am deeply honored to be a part of this special evening, my everyday life is spent dealing with many charities and I am extremely impressed with Face Forward and their critical mission, they are a very important charity.”

The Gatsby themed evening consists of full red carpet with many celebrities in attendance, cocktail hour in the hotels lavish gardens with a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction and the evening ’s entertainment. The event is sponsored by Torrey Pines, Turkish Airlines, Alessi Institute, Luna Gardens Events and Maple Counselling Center (who provide extremely discounted pricing for therapy for Face Forward patients).

Honorary Committee members for the 2013 gala include Tom Arnold, Bonnie Somerville, Charlotte Ross, Jennifer Coolidge, Shaun Toub and

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