Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation
Evening of Gratitude 2016
The Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation’s Evening of Gratitude was filled with such magical fun and whimsy that it was hard to believe that it was a charity event! It truly felt more like some fabulous Hollywood party. Catering by Michal Harris’ Culinary Services was beyond magnificent (people are still talking about the food!), drinks by Will Harris featuring his special Stiletto Scotch were a huge hit and the desserts were divine, delicious and delectable. Merci Beaucoup Mille Fois to all our incredibly generous sponsors and donors that made it all possible. Click here for a full list.
Founder Nanci Christopher also handed out several proclamations from the City of Los Angeles prepared by Councilman Paul Koretz’s office to some of our sweetest Sugar & Stilettos angels. Then it was on to the pièce de resistance… the Mr. Sugar & Stilettos 2016 Crowning Ceremony. Walking the glorious pink carpet was actor Jere Burns (Angie Tribeca, Justified), Mr. S&S 2015, who was absolutely hilarious in the bittersweet passing of the torch/tiara to actor, Greg Germann (Once Upon A Time, Ally McBeal), Mr. S&S 2016. Standing in front of the very awards show like Step ‘n Repeat actor Greg was hysterical…glowing throughout every minute of the ceremony, so looking forward to his reign and the new adventures that it would bring. These guys really ROCKED their tiaras, beauty queen sashes and stilettos for the cause… we feel very blessed to have them in our S & S family. To top off the evening we were able to award Genevieve Riutort, Development Director of the Westside Food Bank, with a check for $35,000.00… our largest to date. That check, combined with the $7,000.00 we were able to give in December, brings this year’s total to $42,000.00… our grand total since our inception in 2011 to almost $200,000.00…OOH LA LA!
Lastly, we are happy to report that Anita W. (our very own Executive Committee member) won the gorgeous XIV Karats Jewelry diamond necklace and Jane Ann L. of BlushLA won the stunning Jennifer Meyer Jewelry pendant diamond necklace. Both winners were thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!
We are already looking towards our Fall 2016 campaign possibilities for the holidays as well as the rebirth of the Bake Sale Extravaganza in May 2017. The entire team at S&S is so grateful for every donation, for every show of support, for every kindness that allows us to feed women, children and families in our community who are suffering from hunger and food insecurity…it is an honor and privilege to walk amongst you.
We promise to give you the latest news as it happens. In the meantime we wish you the sweetest blessings!