On Thursday April 20th Safe At Home held its annual Los Angeles Dinner, at the Hotel Bel-Air. This year, the sold-out event hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, offered a change-up to the Major League Baseball theme with a nod to the National Basketball Association. Joe Torre and Bob Costas led a panel discussion with NBA Hall of Famers and Los Angeles Lakers greats, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and James Worthy. These all-time greats delighted guests with stories and highlights from their college and professional careers, and spoke of the environment of their championship teams as family that focused on lifting each other up rather than on individual statistics.

This annual event supports our fundraising efforts for our Safe At Home programs in Los Angeles where we have reached almost 10,000 youth and provided over 3,200 counseling sessions to children who live in fear and witness violence in their homes, their schools and their communities. The success of the evening was in great part due to our Gala Committee members, Co-Chairs, Alison Petrocelli and Lori Sunkin, Gina & Mark Albert, Vincent Calcagno, Jacqueline Casado, Rita & Joe Cohen, Edward Mady, Mareva & Paul Marciano, Tawny & Jerry Sanders, and Rosa Sinnott.


Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation

Major League Baseball

Mareva & Paul Marciano

National Basketball Association

Petrocelli & Sanders Family

Lori & David Sunkin


Gina & Mark Albert

Angels Baseball & Moreno Family Foundation

Rita & Joe Cohen

Prostate Cancer Foundation


AGILE Fund Solutions, LLC

Vincent J. Calcagno

Caruso Family Foundation

Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation

Jackie Autry Foundation

Los Angeles Dodgers

Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation

Venable LLP

Jennifer & Randy Woost


Animal Medical Center

Charmaine & Sean Bailey

Allison & Larry Berg

Margot & Joe Calabrese

Commercial Collection Consultants, Inc.

Eve Somer Gerber

Helen & Scott Graves

David Leaf Productions

Edward Mady

David Pump

James & Johanna Redpath

Lee Anne & David Sanderson

Arthur Sando

Scherzer International

Linda Tatum

Deanne Tilton Durfee

Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

Marc Wolf