The Annual Face Forward Gala, titled "A Gatsby Affair" which is being held at the stunning Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, is proud to announce their honorees and musical talent. CEO/Founder Mrs Deborah Alessi today confirmed that Grammy winning superstar Macy Gray will be performing at this spectacular event. Miss Gray is a long time supporter of various charities and is a true example of giving back musically to causes she cares deaply about, especially Face Forward.
ALso performing on this special evening, singer/actress Stacy Francis. Miss Francis has also taken the incredibly generous step of donating 3% of sales from her upcoming album sales to the Face Forward charity.
Face Forward provides pro bono surgeries for victims of domestic abuse and Miss Francis herself is a survivor. She said,"It is my honor as a survivor of domestic abuse I know that recovery can be very hard. I am a proud supporter of The Face Forward foundation and so proud of the work they do to help women and children regain their confidence and have hope for a better future."
Television talk show star Dr Phil McGraw will also he honored along with his charitable, caring wife Dr Robin McGraw, they will share the Face Forward Voice Award which may be accepted in absentia.
The 2013 Community Philanthropic Award will be presented to Jake Kloberdanz CEO/Founder of ONEHOPE wine who donate 50% of profits to various charities. Mr Kloberdanz said,"I am deeply honored to be a part of this special evening, my everyday life is spent dealing with many charities and I am extremely impressed with Face Forward and their critical mission, they are a very important charity."
The Gatsby themed evening consists of full red carpet with many celebrities in attendance, cocktail hour in the hotels lavish gardens with a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction and the evening 's entertainment. The event is sponsored by Torrey Pines, Turkish Airlines, Alessi Institute, Luna Gardens Events and Maple Counselling Center (provide extremely discounted pricing for therapy for Face Forward patients).
Live Auction Announcement
Mrs. Alessi also announced a couple of outstanding items which are to be included in the much anticipated live auction. Generous and supportive, Turkish Airlines have donated two business class tickets to Istanbul, and any where else they fly. The package will include 3 night stay at Pera Palace, and 3 night stay at Shangri-La Borphorus. The total for this live auction item is an astounding $40,000! There are many luxury items including a 3 night stay in an ocean view villa at the Four Seasons Resort Koi Samui in Thailand. The evening also consists of an extensive silent auction.
Mrs Alessi and her dedicated team have created a stunning theme with the help and dedication of Luna Gardens Events who are a Beverly Hills events production company who have been a long time supporter of Face Forward. Starting with their 2011 gala with a Spanish theme to 2012 to a Moroccan theme this year, Luna Gardens Events is very excited to transform the Fairmont Miramar into A Great Gatsby Affair with gold and feathers. Designers and Owners Ricardo Luna & Sarah Z believe that "the work that Face Forward has done and is doing is amazing!" Honorary Committee members for the 2013 gala are Tom Arnold, Bonnie Somerville, Charlotte Ross, Jennifer Coolidge, Virgil Hill, Vanessa Marcil, Dennis Smith, Katie-Cleary Stern, Theo James, Kevin Alejandro, Shaun Toub and Dr Jenn Berman.
About Face Forward
Face Forward (faceforwardla.org) is a 501© non-profit organization which was founded in 2007 by Mrs.Deborah Alessiand her husband Dr. David Alessi, a renown plastic surgeon who selflessly dedicates his time performing surgeries pro bono on domestic violence patients. Mrs.Deborah Alessi is at the helm of Face Forward, she is stead fast and driven to provide help to the victims of abuse. The organization provides facial surgical reconstructive services for women and children who have been victims of violence. Face Forward works with community leaders around the nationto identify victims of violence. Their goal is to literally help these patients physically, mentally and emotionally. The ultimate goal is to help them put their "best face forward" once again.
Face Forward Inquiries contact: Mrs.Deborah Alessi
E: Faceforward.deborah[.]gmail.com - P: 310-657-2253