Thank you to our 2022 Every Woman Gala supporters!
More than 400 supporters joined us on October 9 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Together, our community raised more than $800,000 to provide housing and vital services to end women’s homelessness in Los Angeles.
We were honored to recognize LaRae Cantley, Kellie Hawkins Davis, Tiffany Mayberry (Every Woman Heard Award), Wells Fargo (Every Woman Housed Award), and Cedars-Sinai (Every Woman Well Award) whose years of service has helped end homelessness for hundreds of women.
We are truly thankful for the efforts of Elyse Klein and Sara Sugarman (Gala Co-Chairs), our Gala Committee and our Board of Directors. This event would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication.
Finally, a huge thank you to our emcee Alisha Wainwright and LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis for their warm welcome!
Every Woman Gala PRESENTING SPONSOR
Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare encompassing primary care as well as specialized medicine and conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations. Since its beginning in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow’s physicians and other health professionals. At the same time, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a longstanding commitment to strengthening the Los Angeles community through wide-ranging programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.
LA LOOP is an eyewear accessory brand that believes in craftsmanship, creativity, community and connection. Our products can be found across 28 countries and in over 1000 stores. Wearing a LA LOOP is personal and forever. When one wears a LA LOOP, you want others to become LOOPERs too. Since our founding in 1999, fashion, function and philanthropy have been at our core. LOOPin, our social good platform, inspires and engages our global community to do good. Our annual LOOPin Grants award resources to nonprofits that matter to our stakeholders. As an engaged Los Angeles-based small business, LA LOOP strengthens the local LA economy by hiring Angelenos and gives back to those in Los Angeles in need of support. LA LOOP has been a proud sponsor of Downtown Women’s Center since 2020.
ELIZABETH KARATZ FARAUT
Elizabeth Faraut is a visionary entrepreneur and social justice leader dedicated to improving our community through her business and nonprofit work. Twenty-three years ago, after many years in high-powered positions in the global fashion industry, she designed a compelling necklace to hold eyeglasses, and founded LA LOOP, an innovative eyewear accessory brand whose patented high-fashion products are now sold in over 1000 stores in 28 countries around the world. Elizabeth established LA LOOP as a global community of LOOPERs who love its products and help to guide LA LOOP’s charitable grants to nonprofits that matter to its stakeholders. A committed nonprofit leader, Elizabeth’s first question is always, ‘how can I help?’ She serves as board chair of the Downtown Women’s Center, and also as President of the Advisory Board of the The Rape Foundation at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. Aspen Institute’s Crown Fellowship program recognized Elizabeth’s extraordinary leadership by naming her a Crown Fellow in 2015.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of all middle market companies and small businesses in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health and a low-carbon economy. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
Angel City Football Club (ACFC), the 11th member of the National Women’s Soccer League, recently wrapped up its inaugural season at Banc of California Stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. ACFC is building a world-class organization to support the club’s ambition to redefine sports and entertainment. The vision of ACFC is to make an impact as much on the field as off the field through equity, essentials, and education.
MARYLOUISE OATES & ROBERT SHRUM
ANDREA VAN DE KAMP
Every Woman Gala CHAMPION
Every Woman Gala LEADER
Every Woman Gala PARTNER
THE WEINGARTEN FAMILY
LIBBY & ARTHUR JACOBSON
SHELLI HERMAN &
DR. STEWART GLEISCHMAN
Every Woman Gala ADVOCATE
HELENE GALEN & JAMIE KABLER