Last night at the famed Beverly Wilshire hotel, the Venice Family Clinic held its 37th Annual Silver Circle Gala where the organization honored lawyer Ivy Kagan Bierman (Loeb & Loeb LLP) with the Humanitarian Award for her #TimesUp efforts, commitment to empower women and minorities, fight for justice and advocacy for greater equity for women and minorities in the workplace. 

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 25: Venice Family Clinic CEO Elizabeth Benson Forer (R) presents the Etz Chaim Milgrom Tree of Life Award to Juan Lopez (C) and Carrie Kowalski (L)
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The Venice Family Clinic provides healthcare & support to low-income, uninsured and at-risk patients, with a particular focus on minorities, women, children and the homeless.  Also honored during the evening with the Tree Of Life Award was Carrie Kowalski, who spends her days delivering vital medication in a backpack to the homeless communities in and around LA.

Actress Jona Xiao
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Actress Jessica Allain (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Venice Family Clinic)

Actress Jamie Choi (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Venice Family Clinic)

 
The night was filled with a lively cocktail hour where guests bid generously on various silent auction items followed by a sit down dinner with high-profile appearances from celebrities including Jona Xiao (Gifted, Being Mary Jane), Jessica Allain (star of Blumhouse’s Thriller on Netflix next month, The Laundromat) Nina Shaw (#TimesUp Founder), Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy),  and Pooja Batra (The Rookie) with performances from Jazz artists Carmen Bradford and Shelly Berg

Carmen Bradford
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The Silver Circle Gala successfully raised more than $1.5 million this year, with generous support by various Hollywood entertainment companies, including the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, SAG-AFTRA, Innovative Artists, and thanks to pro-bono work offered by Loeb & Loeb, and hospital architect Russell Tyner.

Liz Forer, Ivy Kagan Beierman, Russel Tyner & Wife
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Actors Jona Xiao, Darren Darnborough, Jessica Allain.
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