Gala 2019 | Opportunity Drawing


Opportunity Drawing

This year, an Opportunity Drawing will replace the Silent Auction. The difference? Instead of bidding on a specific item, you can purchase tickets and choose which of the six experience drawings you would like to enter.

How it works: For each of the six experiences there will be a bowl for tickets and a drawing will be held for each item. Guests have the option of increasing their chances of winning by putting several tickets in the drawing of their choice or they can enter into all six drawings. Towards the end of the Gala, tickets will be drawn for each experience and the winner of each experience will be announced. Remember, you do not need to be present to win. 

Tickets to enter are sold individually for $100 or you can buy a package of six for $500, you can place your tickets in any opportunity package. If you will not be present, please make sure to contact us via email at with the subject line of "Gala Opportunity Drawing Entry" or call 310.472.1255 to ensure your entries are placed in the desired experience. 

Experience Packages

New York Broadway Shows Package

In the city that never sleeps, we provide an option! Enjoy a two-night weekend stay at the stylish, boutique Rogers Hotel in a Premium King Room. Spend your days exploring the Big Apple and your evenings enjoying Broadway on us. One night you will have two house seat tickets to the Tony award winning musical, The Band's Visit*, and the other night you have the choice of two house seat tickets to see either the Grammy-winning, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the remarkable musical, Come From Away, or the Tony award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen.  The winner may select shows for a date of their choosing.  All Ticket requests need to go in no later than 30 days before requested dates. 

* The Band’s Visit will be closing on April 7, 2019.  If the winner chooses a date after April 7, 2019, they will have the option of two house seat tickets to see one of these highly anticipated shows: Tootsie, Ain’t Too Proud, or Gary: A Sequel to Titas Andronicus starring Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin.  Pleae note that tickets are subject to availability and the best availability for these shows will be a Tuesday – Thursday performance. 

Donated by: The Lippman Family, Allen and Jill Chozen, and Bob and Gail Israel

Inspirato Vacation Getaway
Winner's choice vacation! Inspirato, a membership club offering luxurious vacations in five star hotels and residences around the world, will provide the winner with a list of over 30 options that will change regularly. The winner will have up to 24 months to choose the vacation. Vacation options are generally 3 to 4 nights, and have values from around $2,500 to over $7,500. Examples include: 3 nights in a 2 bedroom flat in London; a 4 night stay in an ocean view room at the Fairmont Orchid in Maui; 3 nights in a 3 bedroom condo in Deer Valley; and a 4 night stay in a 4 bedroom unit at Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico. Inspirato vacations include use of a personal concierge who can help plan your vacation and even stock your refrigerator before you arrive! Full details will be available from the Inspirato representative present at the event.

Donated by: Inspirato

Four Seasons Maui
Family time? Couple time? Who wouldn't enjoy a Hawaiian getaway?  Find your paradise at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The winner of this experience will enjoy a four night stay in a beautiful ocean view room overlooking the golden crescent of Wailea Beach. The resort is a 5-minute drive from three of the island's finest golf courses and less than a mile from the luxury boutiques and restaurants at The Shops at Wailea. Valid through February 20, 2020 and subject to blackout dates (provided on request).

Donated by: Four Seasons Maui

Los Angeles Kings Suite Package
The winner of this opportunity will watch the March 23rd 7:30pm game between the LA Kings and the Anaheim Ducks from the comfort of a luxury suite located on the middle level of suites, just off center ice at Staples Center. This package includes tickets for 12 people and 5 parking passes.

Donated by: Jeff and Lisa Cohen and Skadden Arps

Clippers Basketball VIP Package
The winner of this opportunity will be able to choose from various dates of the 2018-2019 season for 4 VIP Lower Level Tickets to watch the Clippers play basketball. This package includes 2 parking passes, access to the Club for all you can eat food and drinks, as well as some Clippers Swag to help you show your team spirit.

Donated by: Scott and Lauren Gwartz

Carrie Underwood Concert and Hotel
You may be crying pretty if you are the winner of this opportunity to see Carrie Underwood - The Cry Pretty 360 Tour. This package provides a night on the town. In addition to two Premium Seats for the September 12, 2019 concert at Staples Center, book a Downtown LA hotel with your $300 HotelTonight Gift Card, and use your $200 Visa Gift Card for dinner and drinks before.

Donated by:  Hotel: HotelTonight, Dinner: Barry Pressman and Holly Leff-Pressman

Hollywood Bowl: Kidz Bop Concert
Would you like to be nominated for best parent or grandparent? The winner of this opportunity will enjoy the Kidz Bop World Tour on June 1, 2019 from Garden Box #253 for 4 people at the Hollywood Bowl. Gourmet Fetishes will provide your evening dinner. This package also includes a valet parking pass and a fabulous Cozy Faux throw blanket that can be used for a picnic or to keep you warm if the night gets chilly.

Donated by: Chris and Laurie Harbert, Dale Greenblatt of Gourmet Fetishes, and Deborah Price

Thank you to all of our Committee Members who solicited these fabulous items:
Jeff Cohen, Lisa Cohen, Doreen Gelfand, Lauren Gwartz, Bonnie Kebre, and Julia Weinstein