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Gala

LIGHTS, CAMERA, INCLUSION!

March 14, 2020 | 6:00 PM

The Langham Huntington
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, California

Old Hollywood comes to life for our 19th Annual Gala at The Langham in Pasadena.  Join us on the red carpet for this glamorous, star-studded event.

Meet our honorees:

Steve Soboroff is an incomparable entrepreneur and business leader who has been instrumental in the development of our inclusive playgrounds since he served as president of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Steve is a Los Angeles Police Commissioner well known for creating the Staples Center. For his inspired and imaginative commitment to inclusion, we are honored to present Steve with the Visionary Park Leadership Award.

Robia Rashid is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the Netflix series Atypical. The show is changing perceptions about people with autism by allowing viewers to experience the witty, intelligent and caring person beyond the disability. For her commitment to creating a more inclusive world within the entertainment industry, we are thrilled to present the Visionary Media Leadership Award to Robia.

Lonnie Chavis stars as young Randall on NBC’s hit show, This Is Us. When Lonnie discovered that he was being bullied online, he responded with his #FixYourHeart campaign that promotes kindness and encourages people to “be who you want to be.” For taking a stand against bullying and being an inspirational role model to thousands of children, we are excited to shine a light on Lonnie with the Youth Advocacy Award.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

6:00pm – Red Carpet Reception, Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction

8:00pm – Dinner, Live Auction, Awards Program, Entertainment and Dancing

To become a sponsor, purchase tickets, place a tribute ad, check out our auction, or make a contribution, please visit our event site at: bidpal.net/inclusiongala2020

Click here to view the invitation. 

Click here to view the sponsorship deck. 

For more info, please contact Marci Moran at marci@inclusionmatters.org

Watch the video recap of our Gala 2019 below.

If you’ve never been to our gala or want to relive last year’s gala, check out our 2-minute video recap of our 2019 The Greatest Playground Reimagined Gala below.