Philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and Phil Kent, Chairman and Ceo of Turner Broadcasting System to Be Honored at United Friends of the Children’s Annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Beverly Hilton Hotel

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Event hosted by comedian Andy Richter, from the TBS show Conan, and entertainment provided by celebrated blues artist Keb’Mo’

WHAT:
United Friends of the Children’s annual Brass Ring Awards dinner held to support education and transitional living programs for Los Angeles foster youth. Honorees for 2011 are philanthropist Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, and Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO, Turner Broadcasting System

WHO:
Honorees: Wallis Annenberg and Phil Kent
Host: Andy Richter (“Conan”)
Entertainment: Celebrated blues artist Keb’Mo’
Guests: Regina King (Southland), Scott Bakula (Men of a Certain Age), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash)
Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. (presenting award to Kent)
Benefit Chairs: Jeff Bewkes, Edye and Eli Broad, Ghada and Ray Irani, Joyce and Kent Kresa, Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Jamie McCourt, Wendy and Barry Meyer, Steve Mosko, Gayle Garner Roski and Ed Roski, Cheryl and Haim Saban, and Eva and Mark Stern

WHERE:
The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN:
Thursday, June 2
Press Check-In: 6:00 p.m.
Red-Carpet Arrivals Begin: 6:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner/Entertainment/Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT UFC:    Founded in 1979, 2011 marks the 32nd year since UFC began offering programs to address the unmet needs of foster youth in Los Angeles. Every year UFC serves more than 1,200 current and former foster youth throughout LA County. The Brass Ring dinner is held every year and raises essential funds needed to support UFC’s annual operations. UFC’s programs in education and transitional housing have proven positive outcomes, with 100% of the 2010 College Readiness class graduating from high school, 74% of all active Pathways Alumni employed and 70% of College Sponsorship students earning a bachelor’s degree. To learn more about the United Friends of the Children or for information about the Brass Ring event, including live auction package donations and tax deductible table and ticket purchases, please visit http://www.UnitedFriends.org.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Vivian Mayer-Siskind, (818) 720-8846, vivianmayer(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Cynthia Lieberman, (818) 368-3808, liebermanc(at)gmail(dot)com

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