Special Needs Network, Inc.
The Sixth Annual
Gala Fundraiser, Fashion Show and Women of Distinction Awards
Benefiting Children and Families Affected by Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
Sunday, May 18, 2014
1:30 pm // Silent Auction and Reception
2:30 pm // Fashion Show, Awards Presentation and Gala
Designer Fashion Show
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
CBS Anchor, Award Winning Broadcast Journalist
Lifetime Achievement Award
Award-winning Film and TV Actress and Activist
Autism Vanguard Award
Professor Emerita, UCLA School of Medicine
United States Congress (D-CA 44th-District)
Corporate Trailblazer Award
Vice President, Global Sales and Global Diversity, Mattel, Inc.
Join us for afternoon tea while we honor the female businesswomen, leaders, entertainers, advocates, and philanthropists in our communities who are working hard to make a difference. Past Women of Distinction honorees include // U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer // L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina // Actress and Autism Advocate Holly Robinson Peete // Chairwoman Proamerica Bank Maria Contreras-Sweet // Former U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson // U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters // Former United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis // Pediatrician and Autism Expert Anshu Batra, M.D. // President + CEO, SMS Transportation Delilah Lanoix-Harris // Actress, Singer, and Autism Advocate Tisha Campbell-Martin // President + CEO, Strategic Solutions Group, Inc. Candace Bond-Mckeever
In addition to recognizing powerful women in our community, guests will enjoy a designer shoe and handbag auction featuring the latest designs from Stuart Weitzman, Michael Kors, Burberry, Prada, Tory Burch, Trina Turk, and a host of major international fashion houses.
All proceeds from the event will benefit SNN’s Parent Advocacy Mentor Program (PAM) and the Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) – the only free summer inclusion camp in South Los Angeles for kids with autism and related disabilities and their siblings. The summer camp benefits more than 300 local children.
Bonnie Berry LaMon, Esq. | Galina Sobelov
Areva Martin, Esq.
Pamela Bright Moon
Toni Thomas Adai Lamar
Pegeen Cronin, Ph.D
For more information about this event, sponsorship, or media inquiries,
contact Special Needs Network at (323) 291-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.