Brass Ring Awards Dinner
Honoring individuals whose humanitarianism and commitment have put opportunity within the reach of children.
Since 1999, this event has recognized members of our community who have spent significant energy and resources to help those less fortunate.
Brass Ring has raised over $13 million dollars to help support the foster youth in UFC's programs.
brass ring - may 29, 2013
UFC Presents the 10th Annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner
- The Beverly Hilton
- 6:30pm Cocktail reception
- 7:30pm Dinner, Live Auction + Entertainment
honoring rob friedman + wendy smith meyer, ph.d.
The Brass Ring Award will be presented to Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.Rob joined Lionsgate in January 2012 following the company’s acquisition of Summit Entertainment, where he served as Co-Chairman and CEO since 2007. He is a dedicated supporter of the Special Olympics movement, including his role as a Founding Member of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee for which he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Rob is also a member of The Friends of The Saban Free Clinic Board.
The Nancy M. Daly Founder's Award will be presented to Wendy Smith Meyer, PH.D. Wendy has been a steadfast friend and supporter of UFC for over a decade and has served on the Board of Directors since 2002, including recently serving as the organization’s Chairman for three years. Wendy was instrumental in launching UFC’s Pathways Transitional Living Program which provides housing and supportive services to emancipated foster youth and is deeply committed to supporting and encouraging all of the youth enrolled in UFC’s programs. Wendy is currently Associate Dean for faculty development and Clinical Associate Professor at the USC School of Social Work, as well as author of "Youth Leaving Foster Care: A developmental, relationship-based approach to practice.”
- Brass Ring Benefactor – $100,000
Recognition as Brass Ring Benefactor in all aspects of evening including three most preferred tables of ten; inside front cover in tribute journal. Prominent recognition on all written materials, website and in press releases.
- Benefactor – $50,000
Prominent recognition in every aspect of the evening including two most preferred tables of ten; a full Brass Ring page in the tribute journal.
- Patron – $25,000
One most preferred table of ten; a full Gold page in the tribute journal.
- Sponsor – $10,000
One preferred table of ten; a full Silver page in the tribute journal.
- Advocate – $5,000
Four preferred tickets; a full page in the tribute journal.
- Friend – $2,500
Two preferred tickets; a half page in the tribute journal.
- Donor – $1,000
Donate two tickets so that two former foster youth can attend the dinner.
- Individual Ticket - $500
One individual ticket
Over $1.2 million was raised at UFC's 9th Brass Ring Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Over 400 guests were joined by cast members of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice to pay tribute to two exceptional individuals and celebrate the work of UFC and the incredible accomplishments of the foster youth in our programs. Kate Walsh, Benjamin Bratt, Jessica Capshaw and Chandra Wilson presented Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, with the Brass Ring Award. Michael Milken and Robert A. Daly, Jr., son of UFC's late founder Nancy Daly, presented UFC Board Member Richard Merkin, M.D. with the Nancy M. Daly Founder's Award.
Paired with a surprise announcement of a $500,000 major gift from Wallis Annenberg, a grand total of over $2 million was raised to allow UFC to continue its life changing work. It was a special night as we presented Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting, with the Brass Ring Award and Wallis Annenberg, Chairman and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, with the Nancy M. Daly Founder's Award.
Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to pay tribute to two remarkable women, Maria Shriver and Carol Oughton Biondi. UFC Board Member, Erin Mulcahy Stein, presented her long-time friend Maria Shriver with the Brass Ring Award.
Save the Date
Brass Ring Awards Dinner
May 29, 2013 - The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Host, Allison Janney
Honoring Rob Friedman
Co-Chairman, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Nancy M. Daly Founder's Award Presented to
Wendy Smith Meyer, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor + Associate Dean, Faculty Development, USC School of Social Work
Sponsors / Supporters
|Wendy + Barry Meyer|
|Richard Merkin, M.D.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
|Arent Fox LLP
Carole Bayer Sager + Bob Daly
Carol + Frank Biondi
Krishna + Robert A. Daly, Jr.
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Marianna + David Fisher
Cindy + Alan Horn
Kimberly Marteau + John Emerson/The Capital Group Companies
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP/Sarah Bowman + Bill Temko
Lynda + Stewart Resnick
Cheryl + Haim Saban
Marilyn + John Wells
Ellie + Tom Wertheimer
Lionsgate Entertainment Group
Toni + John Schulman
|Colleen + Bradley Bell
John W. Carson Foundation
Megan + Peter Chernin
Cold Open, Inc.
Linda Daly + Mike Alexander/Cindy + Brian Daly
Tracy Esse + Cathy Schleussner
Carol Fuchs + Martin Shafer
Jill + Jim Higgins
Suzanne + Ric Kayne
Phil Kent/Turner Broadcasting
Legendary Pictures, LLC
Denny Luria + Jeff Berg
Karen Mack + Russell Goldsmith
Prime Focus World
Erin + Robert Stein
Eva + Marc Stern
Twentieth Century Fox
USC School of Social Work
Jewels + Kiko Washington
Mary Ann Weisberg + Bryce Perry Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
|Baker + McKenzie
Cindy + Bob Broder
The CRP Group
Darcie Denkert Notkin + Shelby Notkin
Susie Ekins + Jerry Weintraub
Alison + John Hawkins
Irell & Marella LLP
Brenden Mann Foundation
Midnight Oil Creative/LAgraphico
Open Road Entertainment
Pacific Theatres/ArcLight Cinemas
Parsons Family Foundation
Nadine Schiff Rosen + Fred Rosen
Lorraine + Sid Sheinberg
Harry + Florence Sloan Foundation
Wild Card Media
Lynn + Mark Williams
Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Thank you to all of our other Brass Ring donors!
Richard Merkin, M.D. - Founder's Award
Wallis Annenberg - Founder's Award
|Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves
Erin Mulcahy Stein - Founder's Award
|First Lady Maria Shriver
Carol Oughton Biondi - first Founder's Award
|Linda Daly, Lynda + Stewart Resnick||2007|
|Wendy + Barry Meyer||2005|
|Eli Broad, Nancy Daly||2003|
|Kelly + Robert Day, Richard Riordan,
|Carol + Frank Biondi, Ted Forstmann||1999|