Los Angeles—Combine a fashion show, luxury accessories sale and honorees from Hollywood’s elite and you have the annual “Accessories for Success” Spring Luncheon, a benefit for The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA).
To be held Friday, April 11 at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon assembles luxury accessories boutique vendors who will feature fashionable accessories for purchase with a portion of proceeds from sales donated to BBBSLA prior to the luncheon. At the luncheon an informal fashion show by Kyle by Alene Too and styled by Rosana, a Los Angeles based film industry stylist, will be included.
This year’s honorees include Sandra Stern, COO of Lionsgate Television; Lee Phillip Bell, Co-Creator, of Emmy award-winning “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and Emmy Award-winning Host of “The Lee Phillip Show;” and Brindell Roberts Gottlieb, community activist and humanitarian.
Five-time Emmy Award-winning actress Heather Tom will emcee. Barbara Lazaroff, Lori McCreary and Nina Shaw serve as honorary co-chairs; Guild members Christine Harte and Teri Simpson co-chair. Mary Willard is Guild president and Lionsgate is presenting sponsor.
Founded in 1985, the Guild is dedicated to promoting awareness and raising financial support for BBBSLA. A volunteer group of prominent women and men from the community, the Guild has raised more than $10 million to support the one-to-one mentoring programs of BBBSLA. In addition to the Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon, the Guild hosts its primary fundraising event, The Big Bash, Rising Stars Gala, to be held this year on Oct. 24
For 59 years, BBBSLA, one of the largest youth mentoring organizations in the country, has served children and families facing adversity. They provide one-to-one youth mentoring services, carefully screening volunteer mentors and matching them with youth, and provide ongoing support for the volunteers, mentees, families, schools, businesses and community partners. Children in the program improve their school performance, avoid risky behaviors, and build higher self-esteem and aspirations. These outcomes are substantiated by rigorous independent evaluation methodology. Philanthropedia, a GuideStar company, recently named BBBS as the No. 1 high impact national nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth. www.BBBSLA.org.