Fulfillment Fund to Honor Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann at Annual STARS 2009 Benefit Gala
Jonah Hill and Jason Segel are set to Emcee; Special Performance by John Mayer
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping promising yet disadvantaged students graduate from high school and complete college, will honor Director/Writer/Producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, at its STARS 2009 Benefit Gala, Monday, October 26, 2009 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The evening will include a special Gitnick Visionary Award presentation to Jana Waring Greer, President and CEO of SunAmerica Retirement Markets. Jonah Hill and Jason Segel will serve as Masters of Ceremony. Entertainment will include a special performance by John Mayer and the evening will feature an opportunity drawing for a 2009 Saab.
The Fulfillment Fund is proud to honor Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Judd’s been a leading force in the world of comedy since the 2005 release of the hit film “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and has been recognized for his work as a producer and writer on many critically acclaimed television shows. Leslie has been making audiences laugh for years. Together they have demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy through their support of organizations for the homeless and 826 LA, a writing and tutoring center for disadvantaged youth.
The Gitnick Visionary Award, named for Fulfillment Fund founders Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D., will pay tribute to Jana Waring Greer, President and CEO of SunAmerica Retirement Markets and long-time supporter of the Fulfillment Fund. Jana has demonstrated a strong commitment to the youth of our community through her service as Past-President of the Board of the Fulfillment Fund.
Past STARS honorees have included Thomas Tull, Marc Shmuger, Tom Rothman, Brian Grazer, Amy Pascal, Paula and Sumner Redstone, Megan and Peter Chernin, Sheri and Les Biller, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Robert A. Iger, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Rupert Murdoch, Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck, Candy and Aaron Spelling, Darlene and Steven Fogel, and Jackie and Howard Banchik.
The Fulfillment Fund was founded in 1977 and is dedicated to providing economically disadvantaged students with the resources, tools and skills needed to graduate from high school and obtain an advanced education. The Fulfillment Fund’s programs provide total enrichment through mentoring, classroom-based outreach, college counseling, college scholarships, internships, career counseling and a parent education component.
For information, please call (323) 900-8761 or visit www.fulfillment.org.
SOURCE The Fulfillment Fund