Covenant House California Presents a Magical Night Celebrating Stories of Hope and Achievement
2011 Gala and Awards Dinner to Honor Director James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron
Los Angeles, CA (May 17, 2011) - Covenant House California (CHC) is set to honor celebrated Director James Cameron and his Wife Suzy Amis Cameron, along with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Discover A Star Foundation, at their annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The event, taking place June 9th, 2011 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, features a silent and live auction, A-list entertainment including celebrity presenters and hosts as well as dinner and dancing. As a longtime friend and collaborator, actress Jessica Alba will be presenting the award to Mr. and Mrs. Cameron.
The evening marks a celebration of the resilience of CHC’s youth to lift themselves out of homelessness while recognizing outstanding individuals who serve as role models for youth everywhere thanks to their notable life achievements or significant civic contributions.
“Covenant House California is proud to honor the extraordinary contributions that James and Suzy Amis Cameron and the Discover a Star Foundation have made for a variety of causes around the world. Their passion is an inspiration to us as an organization and to the young people we work with on a daily basis,” said George Lozano, Executive Director for Covenant House California. “Without their positive influence and dedication, many non-profit organizations like ours would not be able to provide a safe house for at-risk youth, changing lives for so many that might not have otherwise had a chance.”
Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to empowering children as the Founder of Los Angeles’ Muse School – a progressive, non-profit educational center. James Cameron is a pioneering film director with an unmatched resume of legendary films who prides himself with his other career as an advocate for peace, environmental protection and the rights of indigenous peoples around the world.
Discover A Star Foundation is Universal Studios Hollywood’s philanthropic division committed to helping the local community through providing grants to organizations who target children’s health and well-being and homeless intervention. To date, Discover A Star has provided financial assistance to over 60 non-profit organizations.
Covenant House California seeks out homeless and at-risk youth living on the streets and offers them hope and the tools they need to turn their lives around. A large number have been thrown out of their homes or run away from severe abuse, while others have aged out of the foster care system with no family, no support, and no one to turn to for help.
Past recipients of this honor include Andy Garcia, Keyshawn Johnson, Brittany Murphy, Sharon Osbourne, William Shatner and Charlize Theron. For more information, please visit the official CHC website at www.covenanthousecalifornia.org.
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