Memorable events for donors, supporters and patient families

Our inspiring events run the full spectrum. Our annual Gala fundraiser is a must-attend for entertainment industry A-listers and donors who passionately support our work. On the other hand: our annual Patient Holiday Party is attended by hundreds of patients and their families.

Events Calendar

46th Annual Dinner Gala
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Past Event Recaps

32nd Annual Patient Holiday Party | December 11, 2021

The annual celebration provided items for 350 patients and included cameos from Olaf and Santa. Thirty festive volunteers helped provide our patients and their families with clothing, food, toys, books and more.

45th Annual Virtual Gala | November 8th, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Friends of Saban Community Clinic hosted the 45th Annual Dinner Gala in-person! It was a beautiful night under the twinkly lights as we celebrated our honorees: Friends Leadership Award recipient Pearlena Igbokwe, and Heroes Award recipients Clinic CEO Muriel Nouwezem and CMO Armen Arshakyan, MD. Our evening was hosted by the hilarious Larry Wilmore and capped off with a showstopping performance by the incredible duo, The War and Treaty. Thank you to our lead underwriters City National Bank, NBCUniversal and Cheryl & Haim Saban and the
Saban Family Foundation for raising critical funds to support our mission.

Brain Spark: Pronouns 101 | October 21st, 2021

The virtual event was a thought-provoking and informative conversation about pronoun use. Our guest speakers, Maybe Burke, Core Trainer at The Transgender Training Institute and Kristian Melby, Physician Assistant at SCC, had an engaging discussion. They talked about what pronouns mean and why this is important for society – and for the work our Clinic does providing healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community.

Tina Perry, Friends Board Member and President at OWN, and Adam Friedman, Chief Marketing and Advancement Officer at SCC, moderated the talk and kept it lively.

44th Annual Virtual Gala | June 14th, 2020

For the first time in 44 years, Saban Community Clinic was forced to cancel its Annual Dinner Gala in November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place, the Friends of Saban Community Clinic hosted the 44th Annual Virtual Gala honoring our healthcare heroes. The virtual event raised more than $1.5 million for patient services! Richard Weitz, Friends Board President, and his daughter hosted a fun and heartwarming evening which included videos of Clinic staff on the front lines and performances by Sam Harris of X Ambassadors, Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Teddy Swims and Christopher Jackson of Hamilton fame!

25th Annual Golf Classic | March 9th, 2020

More than 80 golfers enjoyed a day on the course at the 25th Annual Golf Classic honoring Jeffrey Azoff, Full Stop Management. This year, the event took place at a new venue, the beautiful Lakeside Golf Club and attendees enjoyed course contests, lunch sponsored by Nate n’ Al’s, cocktails by Casamigos and Craigs Vegan ice cream. The event raised more than $218,000 for patient services.

30th Annual Patient Holiday Party | December 10th, 2019

The Annual Patient Holiday Party began 30 years ago as a small give away for 50 kids, and has since turned into a heartwarming holiday tradition, providing basic essentials for tens of thousands in our community. This year, more than 400 smiling patients and their family members received essential items, a healthy lunch, and a visit from Santa.

43rd Annual Dinner Gala | November 18th, 2019

The Clinic’s largest fundraiser, the 43rd Annual Dinner Gala, was another resounding success! More than 700 attendees celebrated this year’s honorees: Writer, Producer and Director Greg Berlanti, and Executive Producer and Friends Board Member, Warren Littlefield. The evening’s star-studded program included presenters Mayim Bialik and Yvonne Strahovski, a comedic set by the hilarious Marlon Wayans, multi-talented emcee James Corden and an unforgettable acoustic performance by Death Cab for Cutie.

YPC Events | 2019

On the heels of its exciting inaugural year, the Young Professionals Committee hosted several fun events including Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s (twice!) and Wine Wednesday at the V Wine Room in West Hollywood. The group continues to expand by engaging new members, while raising awareness and funds for the Clinic’s homeless services. Stay tuned for an exciting 2020!

4th Annual Let’s Get Real | June 4th, 2019

It was a beautiful evening at the Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica as over 350 members of the reality television community came together to honor producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz for their philanthropic support of the Clinic. This unique cocktail party brings the unscripted television industry together for one night to support patients by raising more than $200,000 for Clinic services and raising awareness for the Clinic’s newest pediatric program, SABAN Kids.

24th Annual Golf Classic | March 25th, 2019

More than 80 golfers filled the greens to honor Mitch Rose, Co-Head of Contemporary Music at Creative Artists Agency. The event featured a putting contest sponsored by the band, KISS. Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the course and more than $240,000 was raised in support of the Clinic.