Brent and Linell Shapiro Raised $500,000 For The Brent Shapiro Foundation 2013
$500,000 RAISED AT THE BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION’S 8th ANNUAL“SUMMER SPECTACULAR” GALA
Famed attorney Robert Shapiro, wife Linell and son Grant pay tribute to deceased eldest son Brent who succumbed to alcohol and drug use by honoring sober individuals and educating about addiction.
Hollywood’s A-List gathered, for the 8th Annual Summer Spectacular 2013 to benefit the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness, an all-volunteer organization that fights the disease of addiction via educational initiatives and academic scholarship incentives. The evening included a ‘mocktail’ reception followed by a three-course dinner catered byWolfgang Puck and a dramatic runway fashion show featuring show-stopping gowns by G Haute Couture.
Held at Mei Sze Chan and Jeff Greene’s 40,000 sq. ft. palatial estate, in the Beverly Hills canyons, donated especially for the evening, the “Summer Spectacular” honored actors Ted Danson for Angel’s At Risk and Harry Hamlin, as well as two college-bound sober students, from the Phoenix House, who received fully-paid scholarships to continue their education.
Television broadcasting personality Pat O’Brien served as Master Of Ceremonies, while actor Robert Davi crooned Frank Sinatra’s best to stars, studio heads, corporation founders and socially-conscious philanthropists includingRussell Simmons, Larry King, Paula Abdul, Lisa Rinna, Berry Gordy, Sheriff Lee Baca, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrienne Maloof, Brian Liu (LegalZoom co-founder), Brian Lee (LegalZoom co-founder), Michael King (King World), Jason Cardiff (Cigirex), Jacob Busch (Anheuser-Busch Family), Rick Yune, Bai Ling, Alexis Bellino (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Vicki Gunvalson (The Real Housewives of Orange County), “GG”(Shah’s of Sunset), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Sean Stewart (Celebrity Rehab), Shadoe Stevens, and Wink Martindale.
The event’s live auction offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities including the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Alvarez fight, Memorial Day weekend 2014 at the Indianapolis 500, a VIP experience with the Los Angeles Lakers, a Five Star Cabo Azul Package at Diamond Resorts International, a Marilyn Monroe archival print byDouglas Kirkland, a diamond ring by Swiss Jewelry House of Avakian and a pure-bred Cocker Spaniel puppy.
Sponsors included: Diamond Resorts International, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Honest Co., Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Productions, Cigirex, Southern Wine and Spirits ,Paul Mitchell, Zenify, BodyArmor SuperDrink, Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink, Nick Chavez, Pethead, Stitch MD, OPI Nail Polish, Elena and David Falossi, Hempz, Kiss Nails, Bradford Stewart, Los Angeles Fashion Magazine, Uber, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Town and Country Event Rentals, Pixi Beauty, Powbab, Kwanza Jones, Kellie Trumper & Lookstyle, Rhythm and Sound, Inc., Chuck’s Parking, AVC Audio, Student Movers, Foto Cabina, Hint Water, Avakian, Francoise and Douglas Kirkland, Jewish Journal, Shoe Dazzle, G Haute Couture, Red Haute and Company and Jose Eber.
About the Brent Shapiro Foundation:
Founded upon personal tragedy, by Linell and Robert Shapiro, it their vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief, and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support. It is the mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness to become the national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence.
The Brent Shapiro Foundation recently launched “Brent’s Club” at the Boys & Girls Club in Boyle Heights where they offer educational incentives to kids who stay clean, remain in school and ‘do the right thing’. For more information:www.brentshapiro.org