Long Beach's Mayor Garcia to Co-Chair Habitat for Humanity’s 2015 Builders Ball

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles announced Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has been selected as co-chair of the organization’s Builders Ball, along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

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The event commemorates the organization’s 25th anniversary, according to a release, honoring the likes of Magic Johnson, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Alan Lowenthal and businesses such as Bank of America.

The release states that funds raised from the ball will go toward a $100 million investment in communities throughout Los Angeles County. Event highlights include a dinner and performance by Jeffrey Osborne, singer of songs such as “On the Wings of Love” and “Stay with me Tonight.”

Other notable honorees include:

2015 Builders Ball Honorary Committee

Sen. Ben Allen
Rep. Karen Bass
Angela Bassett Vance, Actress
Kristen Bell, Actress
Camilla Belle, Actress
Rep. Xavier Becerra
Emily Bergl, Actress
John Z. Blazevich, Viva Food Group
Assemblymember Richard Bloom, CA Assemblymember
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Darrell Brown, Senior Vice President U.S. Bank
Assemblymember Autumn Burke
Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon
Councilmember Gil Cedillo
Assemblymember Ed Chau
Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
President Pro Temp Kevin de León
Assemblymember Michael A. Gipson
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez
Assemblymember David Hadley
Shanola Hampton, Actress
Hon. Isadore Hall III, CA Senator
Hon. Bob Huff, CA Senator
Felicity Huffman, Actress
Gale Anne Hurd, CEO, Valhalla Entertainment
Tracy Hutson, Designer/Actress
Assemblymember Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer
Supervisor Don Knabe
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Sen. Ricardo Lara
Tina Knowles Lawson, Designer
Richard Lawson, Actor
Rep. Ted Lieu
Kate Linder, Actress
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
William H. Macy, Actor
Alexandra McLeod, TV Personality
State Sen. Tony Mendoza
State Sen. Holly Mitchell
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Pauley Perrette, Actress
James Pickens, Jr, Actor
Monica Potter, Actress
Paula Poundstone, Comedian
Assemblymember Anthony Rendon
Holly Robinson-Peete, Actress/Author
Kelly Rowland, Singer/Actress
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Linda Sanchez
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
Rep. Adam Schiff
Dax Shepard, Actor
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Tiffani Thiessen, Actress
Glynn Turman, Actor
Courtney B. Vance, Actor
Randall Wallace, Screenwriter/Director/Producer
Rep. Maxine Waters
Chandra Wilson, Actress/Director

2015 Builders Ball Host Committee:

Raul Salinas, AlvaradoSmith
Maria Salinas, ProAmerica Bank
Gerry Bross, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Bradley Cox, Trammel Crow Company
Lalo Diaz, Maguire Properties
Michael Flad, City of South Gate
Elsa Flores, LA County Economic Development Corp.
Janine Hamner, Waste Management
Carl Jordan, U.S. Bank
Larry Kosmont, Kosmont Companies/Renaissance
Jennifer Fischer, Union Bank
John Manganiello, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Stacy McDaniel, the Lelia Fund
Michelle Meghrouni, Southern California Gas Company
Jay Stark, Integral Investment Management
Scott Tiedemann, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Pep Valdes, Parking Company of America

For more information, contact Patty Lee, Habitat LA Associate Director of Special Events, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 424.246.3178. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/LABuildersBall15.



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