Heart of the Brain’s 2nd Annual Gala

Heart of the Brain hosted its 2nd annual fundraising gala in September, themed The Magic of Science, presented by City National Bank, on the grounds of UCLA. The evening raised $604,000, bringing the total raised to date by the gala to more than $1.7 million.

Many thanks to our Diamond Sponsor City National Bank for matching the first $25,000 in donations made at the event.

During an evening under the stars, guests enjoyed artisanal food and cocktails, strolling magicians and live music by Alice Underground. A stage show was emceed by Emmy Award Winner Tom Kenny (the voice of Sponge Bob), who also performed with the Hi-Seas Band, and featured The Artful Deceiver Arthur Trace, an award-winning illusionist who has amassed fans around the world and been seen on such television shows as Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.

A heartfelt thank you to all who attended and to our sponsors …

DIAMOND: City National Bank

GOLD: LBPM Property Management; Lief Labs; The Johnny Mercer Foundation; Perry, Neidorf & Grassl Business Management  


Big Sugar Bakery
Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Choux Choux Catering
Corner Bakery Westwood
Diddy Riese
Hansen’s Cakes
Il Moro Ristorante
Panzanella Ristorante
Peet’s Coffee Westwood
Samosa House
Stan’s Donuts
Stonefire Grill
Taco Boy
Wood Ranch BBQ


ABK Beer
Bodegas Paso Robles
Cendré.Ashley Emery
Bogart Spirits
Bandero Tequila
Villicana Winery
Woodland Hills Wine Co.

2nd Annual Gala Invite

Video and photos from our event

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