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Beverly Hills News – Big Brothers Big Sisters LA Fundraiser at Beverly Hills Hotel Friday

The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) presents its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring an informal fashion show from Kyle by Alene Too, Friday, April 11, 2014 at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Honorees include Sandra Stern, COO of Lionsgate Television; Lee Phillip Bell, Co-Creator, of Emmy award-winning daily dramas, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and Emmy Award-winning Host of “The Lee Phillip Show;” and Brindell Roberts Gottlieb, community activist and humanitarian.  Five-time Emmy Award-winning actress Heather Tom will emcee.  Barbara Lazaroff, Lori McCreary and Nina Shaw serve as Honorary Co-Chairs; Guild members Christine Harte and Teri Simpson Co-Chair.  Mary Willard is Guild President and Lionsgate is presenting sponsor.

Prior to the luncheon, luxury accessories boutique vendors will feature fashionable accessories for purchase with a portion of proceeds from sales donated to BBBSLA.  The luncheon will feature an informal fashion show by Kyle by Alene Too and styled by Rosana, a Los Angeles based film industry stylist.

Founded in 1985, the Guild is dedicated to promoting awareness and raising financial support for BBBSLA.  A volunteer group of prominent women and men from the community, the Guild has raised over $10 million to support the one-to-one mentoring programs of BBBSLA.  In addition to the Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon, the Guild hosts its primary fundraising event, The Big Bash, Rising Stars Gala, to be held this year on October 24th.

For 59 years, BBBSLA, one of the largest youth mentoring organizations in the country, has served children and families facing adversity.  They provide one-to-one youth mentoring services, carefully screening volunteer mentors and matching them with youth, and provide ongoing support for the volunteers, mentees, families, schools, businesses and community partners.

Children in the program improve their school performance, avoid risky behaviors, and build higher self-esteem and aspirations.  These outcomes are substantiated by rigorous independent evaluation methodology.  Philanthropedia, a GuideStar company, recently named BBBS as the #1 high impact national nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth.  To learn more, visit

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