The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, a Washington-based civil rights advocacy group, raised more than $200,000 at its fourth annual Hollywood benefit dinner Sunday at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
Despite their financial support, many upper-echelon entertainment executives did not attend--but it had been a busy weekend what with Whoopi Goldberg's wedding and the Weizmann Institute dinner honoring Steven Spielberg.
The evening's chairmen were Alan Hergott of Bloom, Dekom, Hergott & Cook; Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Phillips Entertainment/Gasoline Alley Music, and producer Barry Krost. The host committee numbered 80 gay individuals working in show business.
Among the guests: Disney's Tom Schumacher, Rick Nicita, Paula Wagner, Goldie Hawn, Bryan Loud, Ralph Fiennes, Sandy Gallin, MCA's Skip Paul, Nina Jacobson, Jane Berliner, ICM's George Freeman, TriStar's Chris Lee, Amblin's Bruce Cohen, Jennifer Lewis, Richard Massur and Bea Arthur.