The annual Dinner Gala is the clinic’s most prestigious fundraiser, raising $1.5 million to benefit the clinic’s medical, dental and behavioral health services for low-income patients. Tonight’s event was hosted by The Soup host and Community alum Joel McHale.
“Steve is the perfect recipient for the clinic’s Leadership Award,” said event chair Ellen Hoberman. “He is not only incredibly accomplished in the entertainment industry, but he is very dedicated to serving those who are disadvantaged in the Los Angeles community.”
Throughout the years, the benefit has become a top event for entertainment industry execs and celebs. Among this year’s attendees were Norman Lear, Peter Benedek (UTA), Bob Broder (Chuck Lorre Productions), Robert Friedman (Lionsgate Motion Picture Group), Robert Greenblatt (NBC Entertainment), Michael Lombardo (HBO), Garry Marshall, David Nevins (Showtime), Kevin Reilly (Turner Entertainment), Ben Sherwood (Disney-ABC Television Group) and Ted Sarandos (Netflix). During the gala, Emmy-nominated actress Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) introduced a short film highlighting the clinic’s work. Jason Bateman, Kathy Ireland and Jimmy Smits also were among the attendees.
Saban Community Clinic serves low-income and uninsured men, women and children, providing more than 100,000 patient visits each year. With three health centers located in the Los Angeles and West Hollywood areas, the clinic provides affordable access to quality medical, dental and mental health services.