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At this year's fifth biennial UNICEF Ball presented by Baccarat in Los Angeles, more than $2 million was raised for UNICEF's live-saving work. Held on Tuesday, January 14 at the Beverly Wilshire, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF honored United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, as well as U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southern California Board Chair Ghada Irani, for their commitment to saving and improving children’s lives.

The event featured emcees Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub, along with special performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Paul Anka and Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke and Val Chmerkovskiy. In accepting his honor, Douglas chose to share his award with Matt Damon, who has championed for increased access to clean water and sanitation for the 780 million people who currently live without it. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening’s success!

Lead Benefactors

Tamar and Bob Manoukian

Gala Chairs

Robert Day
Lori and Michael Milken
Susie Ekins and Jerry Weintraub

Leadership Chairs

Sharon and Gray Davis
Sandra Lee
Jamie McCourt
Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves
Jerry Perenchio

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reception 6:30 PM
Dinner and Program 7:30 PM

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - 9500 Wilshire Boulevard - Beverly Hills, CA


Ghada Irani

Recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award


United Nations Messenger of Peace

Michael Douglas

Recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award

Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub

Performance by
Kristin Chenoweth

Now in its fifth biennial year, The UNICEF Ball is one of the most notable black-tie galas in Los Angeles, bringing together philanthropists, celebrities, and community leaders to support UNICEF’s mission of saving the lives of children. The evening is a celebration of UNICEF's work, as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarians who make our work possible.

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Dinner Committee
(as of December 9, 2013)

(as of December 9, 2013)

Paul Anka
Julia and George Argyros
Stephanie Argyros
Carol and Lee Baca
Thomas Barrack
Carol and Frank Biondi
Carol and Gene Block
Edythe and Eli Broad
Rose-Marie and Gilbert Chagoury
Berthe and Ronald Chagoury
Barbara Davis
Princess Reem Al Faisal

Joan and Larry Flax
Brad Freeman
Fabienne and J.P. Guerin
Kathy and Rick Hilton

Joan and John Hotchkis
Anne and Arnold Kopelson
Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin

Lynda and Dale Laurance
Irena and Mike Medavoy
Gisele and Mazen Nazzal
Niki C. Nikias and C. L. Max Nikias
Gayle and Edward P. Roski
Daneia Sanadiki
Lema Sanadiki
Omar Sanadiki

Carla and Fred Sands
Jolene Brand and George Schlatter

Suzanne Somers
Candy Spelling
Alia and Ron Tutor

Vicki Walters
Phyllis and Dennis Washington
Maria and Michael Weintraub
Emma and Bruce Willis
Andrea and Steve Wynn


Lead Benefactors
Tamar and Bob Manoukian

Rose-Marie and Gilbert Chagoury
Robert Day
Lori and Michael Milken
Jerry Perenchio
The Walt Disney Company
Susie Ekins and Jerry Weintraub

Stephanie, Julia and George Argyros /
Argyros Family Foundation
Shae Brietenbach
Chagoury Couture
Berthe and Ronald Chagoury
Sandy Edmonstone
Carol Levy
Debbie and James Lustig
Jamie McCourt
Allene Quincy
Carrie Delaney Rhodes
Rise Up Foundation
Lynn Booth and Maria and Bob Tuttle
Jina and Bruce Veaco
Vicki Walters
Wynn Resorts

Applied Medical
Mandana and Akbar Azad
Bridges to Recovery / Aron and Joan Abecassis
Laurel Barrack
Coldwater Production / The Rosewood Corporation
The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation
Sharon and Gray Davis
Michael Douglas
Brigitte Posch and Rod Dubitsky
Joan and Larry Flax
Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin
Kathy and Rick Hilton
Susan J. Holliday
ICM Partners
Lynda and Dale Laurance
Lilly Lee and John Maatta
Aida Madi
Dr. Asif Mahmood
MarketShare / Ellen and Jon Vein
Lucy, Jamie and Chuck Meyer
Gisele and Mazen Nazzal
Norton Rose Fulbright
Insu and James Nuzzi
Joyce Rey
Akhil and Aparna Sharma
Showtime Networks Inc.
Jennifer and Sylvester Stallone

Target MarkeTeam, Inc.
Suzanne Marx and Dr. Gary Tearston
University of Southern California

Leah Bishop and Gary Yale
Cheryl and Peter Zomber

For more information contact:

Robin Winston
10351 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 402
Los Angeles, CA 90025