Common, Peter Cramer, Rosetta Getty & Balthazar Getty, and Raymond Davis to be Honored at Annual Event Attracting Dozens of Hollywood Luminaries Including Halle Berry, Zendaya and Patricia Arquette
Press Release – Los Angeles (May 15, 2017) – This year the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball will bring together the community to raise funds and awareness for a proven solution that helps homeless and low-income individuals overcome barriers to employment. Celebrity attendees have already begun to confirm their attendance at the event, which will be held at a private estate in Mandeville Canyon on Saturday, June 3rd.
Each year, the Butterfly Ball honors remarkable men and women within the film, television and music industries for their creative excellence and philanthropic endeavors. The talented Honorees receiving this year’s Spirit of Chrysalis Award include Common (Actor, Musician, Activist, Producer), Peter Cramer (President of Production, Universal Pictures), Rosetta Getty (Designer and CEO), and Balthazar Getty (Actor, DJ, Producer, Artist). Chrysalis client Raymond Davis will be honored with the evening’s John Dillon Award. This year’s noteworthy Presenters will include Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette, and Actress Zendaya.
This year, over 700 guests will gather for an unforgettable evening benefitting Chrysalis’ effort to help individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools necessary to gain employment.
“At Chrysalis, we believe that a steady job is a key step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to self-sufficiency, and that every one of our clients has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their past,” said Chrysalis President and CEO Mark Loranger. “Butterfly Ball provides us a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the success of those clients, while also recognizing those in our community who are committed to helping us change lives.”
At 6:00 p.m., the evening begins with a red carpet and outdoor cocktail reception hosted by Molly Sims and Scott Stuber, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Additionally, there will be a special musical performance by Common and a special live auction hosted by Chef Curtis Stone and his wife Lindsay Price. The event’s Philanthropic Partner is Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation.
Past Butterfly Ball Honorees, participants and performers include Queen Latifah, Seth MacFarlane, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, Max Greenfield, Robin Thicke, Mila Kunis, Russell Simmons, Salma Hayek, Mary J. Blige, Kristen Bell, Gavin Rossdale, and LL Cool J, to name a few. The event co-chairs include Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Rick Hess, Donna Langley, Josh Lieberman, and Richard Weitz.
For more information, visit www.changelives.org/butterfly.
Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Since 2002, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball has raised over $13 million, which directly funds its programs and services. Over 4,000 people each year visit one of Chrysalis’ three centers in Los Angeles County, where they gain skills and rebuild their self-esteem. For further information, please visit www.changelives.org.
About Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation was established by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Kayne Anderson”) to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that empower individuals to become more independent, productive contributors to society. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading alternative investment management first focused on niche investing in upstream oil and gas companies, energy infrastructure, specialized real estate, middle market credit, and grown private equity. Kayne Anderson’s investment philosophy is to pursue niches, with an emphasis on cash flow, where its knowledge and sourcing advantages enable it to deliver above average, risk-adjusted investment returns. Kayne Anderson manages $26 billion in assets (as of 3/31/2017). For institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs more than 300 professionals in nine offices across the United States. www.kaynecapital.com.