Thursday evening, May 2nd, 2013, Covenant House California (“CHC”) hosted their Annual Awards Dinner: A Magical Night of Hope at Skirball Culture Center in Los Angeles. This year’s honorees included award-winning musician, composer and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. The event featured a silent and live auction, A-list entertainment including celebrity presenters and hosts as well as dinner and dancing. CHC also honored Executive Director George R. Lozano, who is retiring after 22 years of service.
Music legend and CHC honoree Herbie Hancock was treated to a special performance by friend and Grammy-Award winning saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Revenge star Gabriel Mann gave no spoilers for the upcoming season finale of the hit TV show, though he may not have spoilers to give. Mann admitted they get the scripts just days before filming, so he’s anticipating the outcome just as much as his fans. Mann, who came solo to the gala, caught up with an old friend, actress and one of the gala’s emcees Vinessa Shaw.
Longtime Covenant House California supporters George Peterson and his wife Lauri, of Real Housewives of OC arrived with their daughter Ashley Zarlin. They were happy to support the nonprofit, which helps homeless youth in California.
Dayanarra Torres, who arrived in black Marc Jacobs, said she had a special spot in her heart for the homeless youth of California and she was honored to be a part of the efforts to give those children a voice.
Covenant House California executive director George R. Lozano was honored for his 22 years, with a standing ovation and cheers by Covenant House youth who escorted the retiring director onto the stage.
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