JUNE 1ST, AT THE TAGLYAN CULTURAL COMPLEX IN HOLLYWOOD:
THE HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD AWARD LUNCHEON 2017
|(left) Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino with Nancy O'Dell (photo W.Kidston)|
THE HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON WAS PRESENTED BY THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERICE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO HONOR ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT HOST NANCY O’DELL WITH THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD.
Founder and Owner of the Hollywood Museum Donelle Dadigan received the Distinguished Service Award in memory of Johnny Grant. ABC Entertainment guru George Pennachio served as celebrity Emcee. Photos below by Karen Ostlund
|Taglyan Complex entrance performance at Lunchen|
THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017, 11:00 AM
THE TAGLYAN CULTURAL COMPLEX, 1201 VINE STREET HOLLYWOOD CA
Hollywood, CA - The Annual HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER which allows the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation to give out around $50k per year in grants to nonprofits in Hollywood that help the community, took place June 1, 2017 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex located in the heart of Hollywood.
Event Co-Chairs, Carol Sarion and Cindy Braun announced that Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell was honored with the MARY PICKFORD award. This prestigious award is given to a celebrity who has made a difference in the entertainment industry and the Hollywood community.
Another honoree was Donelle Dadigan, who is the founder and owner of The Hollywood Museum. She was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award in memory of Johnny Grant, making history by being the first woman to be given the Johnny Grant award.
|(left)Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, LAPD|
The 2017 Heroes of Hollywood included Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, LAPD, John Lyons, owner of the Avalon, Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon; Pinks and Hot Dogs.
Platinum Level sponsor of the event was the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and the Gold Level Sponsors include Avalon Hollywood, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, LaTerra Development, LLC., Managed Career Solutions, MBS Group, Pink's Hot Dogs, and Taglyan Cultural Complex.
The Silver Level Sponsors included City National Bank, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Film L.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, The Original Farmers Market, Pacific Commerce Bank, Pantages Theatre / Nederlander Concerts, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, and US Bank.
About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - www.hollywoodchamber.net
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam of Hollywood Hotel, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2016-17, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
|In the lobby of Taglyan before the Hollywood Awards Lunchen (photo Karen Ostlund)|
About Heroes of Hollywood – www.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes
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.