The Scheer Foundation Participates in City Gala 2016

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Scheer Foundation to support and participate in CITY Gala 2016 at the Playboy Mansion with the presence of Sir Richard Branson as guest speaker.

The Frederic & Jocelyne Scheer Foundation announced today that there are partnering with CITY® for City Gala 2016 (, an event created to support non-profit, charitable organizations. The host foundation is Community Inspiring Today's Youth (CITY), which provides a structured business development program and ongoing technical support for teens and young adults throughout Los Angeles, and take them full circle from learning a marketable skill/service to completion of the program, resulting in the establishment of their own, fully operational small business.

From the Heart Productions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the City Gala 2016.

The City Gala 2016 fundraiser takes place at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, immediately following The 58th Annual GRAMMYs® on Monday, February 15, 2016. An online auction is taking place at

The City Gala 2016 Keynote speaker is Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and American businessman John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell and The Patron Spirits Company, will be honored at the event. The emcee for the night is Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees. The event is an exclusive invitation-only black tie fundraiser featuring an open bar, open buffet, honors ceremonies, live musical entertainment, a charitable poker tournament, tours of the Playboy Mansion grounds, celebrity meet and greets, a fashion show, as well as a live and silent auction.

The Scheer Foundation will benefit from the proceeds along with five other Foundations: Today’s Youth’s (CITY) the Heart Productions, Project NOW, Fire Life Foundation and Supporting our Servicemen (SOS).

Event Sponsors include AirVuz, JetSmarter, Seed Invest, BELLA Magazine, OK! TV, Modern Luxury Angeleno, Foreground Media, Hemp Inc., King Size LED Displays and BlairBones Media.

For more details on how to support the Foundations and event admission information, please visit or email info(at)citygala(dot)org.

The Frederic & Jocelyne Scheer Foundation is a US Private Foundation (501-c 3) dedicated to fight malnutrition and children mortality in Africa in promoting local agricultural and industrial project to build up local and regional employment. We promote planting sustainable crops to enhance food supply and create surplus to be used for industrial application thus creating regional employment.
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About CITY- Community Inspiring Today’s Youth
City Gala Host Foundation, Founded by Chandra Stovall in 2012, Community Inspiring Today’s Youth (CITY) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Los Angeles, California. The organization provides structured business development programs and technical support to transitional teens and young adults throughout Los Angeles, resulting in the establishment of their own small businesses. CITY’s students launch fully functioning businesses through its 46-week micro-entrepreneurship program, illustrating how CITY students graduate as well-trained entrepreneurs with a positive mindset for business.

About From the Heart Productions, City Gala 2016 Fiscal Sponsor
From the Heart Productions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the CITY Gala 2016. Founder and president Carole Dean created the Roy W. Dean Grant in 1992. The grant awards cash, goods, and film services to financially struggling filmmakers who need help completing unique films that make a contribution to society. Donations to From the Heart support their initiatives to assist independent filmmakers, which include not only the grant, but also their fiscal sponsorship program that allows donors to films to get tax deductions, and the Intentional Filmmaking Class which teaches filmmakers the fine art of fundraising.

Media Contact:
City Gala 2016: Heather Burgett at heather(at)theburgettgroup(dot)com or 310.633.4801
Scheer Foundation: F. Scheer info(at)scheerfoundation(dot)org

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