Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014
Legendary comedians Bill Cosby and Jay Leno will be taking the stage to benefit CASA of Los Angeles at its 3rd Annual Evening to Foster Dreams Gala. The fundraising dinner, which will take place on May 12, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, is held to honor community leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to children, including children who have been abused or neglected and are in foster care. Mr. Cosby is returning for the second year in a row in support of the organization, and will be joined by Jay Leno, providing attendees with the rare opportunity to see two of America’s finest comedians take the stage together.
“Bill Cosby brought a unique charisma and dedication to last year’s gala that energized everyone in the room,” said Lou Lucido, Gala Chair and COO of DoubleLine. “We are honored that he will be returning for a second year, and thrilled that Jay Leno has also agreed to participate in our event. Having the two of them in the same room performing is a rare and wonderful opportunity for CASA and our supporters.”
One million dollars was raised at the 2014 event, and 750 people attended. Mr. Cosby received the Robert Morrison Community Service from CASA to recognize his dedication to helping children in need.
Mr. Leno also has a long history of supporting children’s causes, including the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
All proceeds of the event benefit CASA’s programs of advocacy and support for abused and neglected children in Los Angeles County’s foster care system.
Additional information, early-purchase tickets and sponsorship packages for the Evening to Foster Dreams Gala are available through CASA/LA’s website at http://www.casala.org.
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the overburdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. CASA’s vision is of a Los Angeles where every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Through committed, highly trained everyday citizen volunteers, CASA brings the voice of a concerned community into the child welfare system. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: http://www.casala.org