United Jewish Fund Western Region raised more than $6.7 million during its "Super Sunday" phon-a-thon held Feb. 9 at the University Synagogue in Brentwood. The citywide fund supports humanitarian programs.
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles raised $47,000 at its Feb. 6 bachelor auction at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Among the 40 bachelors were Davis Gaines of "Phantom of the Opera" fame, KNBC-TV news anchor John Beard and actor Lorenzo Caccialanza.
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank received 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food collected Dec. 14 at the fourth annual Project Robin Hood benefit at Paramount Studios. The fund-raiser was founded by a group of entertainment executives. Sponsors for the event were Absolut, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Evian. Life's A Party owner Charlie Scola has coordinated the event each year.
Starlight Foundation was presented with 15 "Starlight Express Smiles-on-Wheels" entertainment trolleys for pediatric patients at local hospitals. The gift, a donation from Mattel Foundation, was announced at a ceremony Feb. 2 at UCLA Medical Center. Other hospitals benefiting from the $45,000 gift are Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The foundation helps seriously ill children.