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The 4th Annual Celebration of Life & Paying It Forward Benefit

Sharefest Community Development

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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SOLD OUT!! VIP Reception (admission to party included) with STEAM Committee with a suggested donation amount of Ended $100.00 $0.00
General Admission with a suggested donation amount of Ended $25.00 $0.00
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You are cordially invited to The 4th Annual Celebration of Life & Paying It Forward Benefit, in honor and celebrating the birthdays of:

  - Jemie Sae Koo
  - Brent Bushnell
  - Chef Perry Cheung
  - Dr. Art Jeng
  - Charles Koole
  - Hogan Lee
  - Robert Lu
  - John Ward

Benefitting the charity of choice for 2014: STEAM Education

Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - VIP Reception with STEAM Committee 
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM - General Admission featuring an exclusive first sneak peak of STEAM Carnival Games

ATTIRE: Reimagined Old Hollywood Glamour 

RSVP: Tickets are now available online for $25.  We have exclusively reserved the venue for the evening and will need to be on guest list to enter. Tickets are extremely limited. Please reserve your tickets now and RSVP with the first and last name of you and your guests.  Security will be strictly enforced.

All donations support the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Education efforts that are being made possible by STEAM Carnival, and further its mission to inspire young inventors by exposing them to creative and technical skills necessary for the 21st Century workforce.  

In collaboration with non-profit Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), STEAM Gala ( is part of a week long production called, STEAM Carnival (, which will kick off with a 500-person high profile event during the 3rd week of October to recognize trailblazers in STEAM industries and gather influential leaders interested in the creation of a unique platform for inspiring young people towards life-long engagement in STEAM. 

The STEAM Committee has been set up to increase awareness of the critical need for youth interest in STEAM disciplines and assists in raising funds to support programs focused on STEAM. The Los Angeles STEAM Gala marks the launch of the non-profit STEAM Powered, an organization dedicated to advancing STEAM learning.


  - Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese (Co-Chair)

  - John Ward, Senior Vice President, DIRECTV (Co-Chair)

  - Elizabeth Espinosa, Host, CNN/KTLA/KFI

  - Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

  - Susan Hirasuna, Broadcast Journalist, FOX 11 News

  - Don Knabe, Supervisor, County of Los Angeles

  - Elan Lee, Alternate Reality Inventor

  - Joe Penna, MysteryGuitarMan

  - Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Council

  - Gilbert Cedillo, Los Angeles City Council 

  - Mark Francis, Intel Corporation

  - Richard Frias, Mighty Fresh, Inc. 

  - Randy Haberkamp, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  - Liz Heller, Buzztone Inc.

  - Charles Koole, Glaser Weil

  - Richard Macias, Macias Government Relations

  - Shevy Magen, HCL Technologies

  - Peter Marx, City of Los Angeles

  - David Ou, Creative Artists Agency 

  - Jay Roewe, HBO

  - Cynthia Ruiz, Port of Los Angeles

  - Tim Stanley, Tekexecs

  - Robyn Ward, United Talent Agency

  - Ian Murphy, Lucidity, LLC

  - Natalie Novak, United Talent Agency

  - Ellen Pais, Los Angeles Education Partnerships

  - Nagesh Rao, Office of Investment and Innovation, Small Business Administration 

  - Tim Sae Koo, Tint

  - Michael Sampiano, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

  - Rachel Sindelar Waugh, CRAFTED at Port of Los Angeles

  - Dr. Alan Young, Deloitte Consulting

  - Kelleen Lim Chea, Miss California 2014 

  - Elana Levens-Craig, California State PTA

INVITE FRIENDS: If you would like to invite some friends, please invite them through Eventbrite. Please reserve your tickets soon, we have limited capacity. 

MEDIA SPONSORS: Destination Luxury ( & Privy (

ALCOHOL SPONSORS: Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, and Corzo

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Riviera 31 - Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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When & Where

Riviera 31 - Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90048

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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