Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Builder’s Ball™

Los Angeles, CA (September 24, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will host the Los Angeles Builders Ball™ recognizing its counterparts in the building and real estate industries for their commitment to Los Angeles. This year’s event marks Habitat LA’s 25th Anniversary and will honor Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bernards and Bank of America. The LA Builders Ball™ will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from 6pm-9pm. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available now at:

The Los Angeles Builders Ball™ will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the landscape of LA as well as a cornerstone fundraising event for Habitat LA. Proceeds will help Habitat LA revitalize distressed communities throughout Los Angeles and provide hope for families currently living in substandard housing.


Featured at the Los Angeles Builders Ball™ will be a VIP reception, followed by dinner, a live auction and performance by Jeffrey Osborne.


Since beginning his professional singing career in 1969, Jeffrey Osborne has produced five gold and platinum records and worked with a who's who list of musical artists. He spent ten years with the popular funk and soul group, L.T.D.—first as a drummer, then as lead vocalist—before embarking on a successful solo career that included several Top 40 hits, such as "On the Wings of Love" and "Stay with Me Tonight."


2015 Builders Ball Honorary Committee:

Hon. Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles & LA Builders Ball™ Co-Chair

Hon. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach & LA Builders Ball™ Co-Chair

Hon. Ben Allen, CA Senator

Hon. Karen Bass, U.S. House of Representatives

Angela Bassett Vance, Actress

Kristen Bell, Actress

Camilla Belle, Actress

Hon. Xavier Becerra, U.S. House of Representatives

Emily Bergl, Actress

John Z. Blazevich, Viva Food Group

Hon. Richard Bloom, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Barbara Boxer, US Senator

Darrell Brown, Senior Vice President U.S. Bank

Hon. Autumn Burke, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Ian C. Calderon, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Council

Hon. Ed Chau, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Cristina Garcia, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Kevin de León, CA Senate President Pro Tempore

Hon. Michael A. Gipson, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Jimmy Gomez, CA Assemblymember

Hon. David Hadley, CA Assemblymember

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

Hon. Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Don Knabe, LA County Supervisor

Hon. Sheila Kuehl, LA County Supervisor

Hon. Ricardo Lara, CA Senator

Tina Knowles Lawson, Designer

Richard Lawson, Actor

Hon. Ted Lieu, U.S. House of Representatives

Kate Linder, Actress

Hon. Alan Lowenthal, U.S. House of Representatives

William H. Macy, Actor

Alexandra McLeod, TV Personality

Hon. Tony Mendoza, CA Senator

Hon. Holly Mitchell, CA Senator

Hon. Grace Napolitano, U.S. House of Representatives

Pauley Perrette, Actress

James Pickens, Jr, Actor

Monica Potter, Actress

Paula Poundstone, Comedian

Hon. Anthony Rendon, CA Assemblymember

Holly Robinson-Peete, Actress/Author

Kelly Rowland, Singer/Actress

Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Supervisor

Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Linda Sanchez, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Miguel Santiago, CA Assemblymember

Hon. Adam Schiff, U.S. House of Representatives

Dax Shepard, Actor

Hon. Hilda Solis, LA County Supervisor

Tiffani Thiessen, Actress

Glynn Turman, Actor

Courtney B. Vance, Actor

Randall Wallace, Screenwriter/Director/Producer

Hon. Maxine Waters, U.S. House of Representatives

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

Corporate underwriters of this event include Bank of America, US Bank, W.A. Rasic Construction, The Centennial Fund, City National Bank, Southern California Edison, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, the Lelia Fund, Variety, Zurich, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, Sony Pictures Studios, Platinum Equity and the Los Angeles Lakers.

 Sponsorships and individual tickets are available and can be purchased online, or by contacting Patty Lee, Habitat LA Associate Director of Special Events, at or 424.246.3178.

 About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, rehabilitated and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of thousands of individuals. Habitat LA is a Guide Star® Valued Partner and has four consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Habitat for Humanity International recognized 14 affiliates out of more than 1400 as Affiliates of Distinction for 2015-2017 and Habitat LA is proudly one of them. For more information, please visit or call 310-323-4663.


Media Contact:

Ali Mullin

Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

(310) 502-1269