Stars Gather for Cocktails and Performances at West Hollywood’s Bootsy Bellows
Written By: Tamara Philips 3rd Annual Imagine Ball to Benefit Imagine LA
The 3rd Annual Imagine Ball, hosted by entrepreneur Randall Kaplan and h.wood Group’s John Terzian with Imagine LA, was a star-studded red carpet event with live performances galore. Proceeds of the My 5th event benefitted Imagine LA, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of family homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles.
“Imagine LA is about mobilizing the community to end family homelessness in Los Angeles. Our innovative model harnesses the power of mentors, resources and talent to create life changing experiences for all involved, ” says Imagine LA’s CEO & Founder Jill Bauman. “The Imagine Ball, under the visionary leadership of Randall Kaplan and John Terzian, is mobilizing some fantastic artists to give of their talent to create a truly unique event that raises critical funds and awareness to help bring more volunteers and resources so Imagine LA can empower more families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.”
Comedian Tony Rock hosted the event at the The h.wood Group’s Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood. Performances began with Nico + Vinz and Brave Native, who opened for headliner Natasha Bedingfield. She sang acoustic versions of a few of her greatest hits, including ‘Unwritten’ and ‘Pocketful of Sunshine, ‘ giving an intimate feel to her upbeat songs. California native DJ BeeFOWL entertained the crowd in between sets.
With a cause so dear to many of Hollywood’s hearts, this event saw no shortage of celebrity guests with appearances by Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ashley Madekwe, Janet Montgomery, Metta World Peace, Jordan Payton and more. Guests enjoyed passed appetizers and the new premium Allaire Vodka & Aged Crystallized Tequila.
“We’re very pleased and grateful at the growth and success with our third Imagine Ball, ” says Imagine LA Co -Chair & Entrepreneur Randall Kaplan. “We have a great group of generous sponsors and donors who are helping Imagine LA’s mission to fight homelessness in Los Angeles.”
Event sponsors included, but were not limited to, Cedars-Sinai, Wedbush, Capital One, Trial Lawyers’ Charities, Allaire Collection Privée and more.
“The Imagine Ball started simply out of a passion to help get everyone involved in helping this cause, and in the matter of only a few years, it has become a powerful fundraiser that brings both money and awareness to help fight homelessness, ” says the h.wood Group Co-Founder & Imagine LA Co-Chair John Terzian.