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Past Events 2012 and 2013



Spago LogoChristmas Eve at Spago Beverly Hills

Another great meal out at Spago Beverly Hills!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Lunch: ala carte lunch served between noon and 2:30 p.m.

Dinner: begins at 5:30 p.m. and is served until 9:30 p.m.
Dinner is a three-course menu, $145 per person, (excluding tax, beverage, gratuity).

Spago is closed Christmas Day.


Spago logoNew Years Eve at Spago Beverly Hills

Spago Beverly Hills closed for lunch — and then the New Years Eve dining came alive. There were three drink and dining options.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

First seating ala carte began at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 7 p.m.

Second seating began at 9 p.m. This included a three-course menu, a glass of Champagne, DJ and party favors. $275 per person, does not include tax, beverage or gratuity.

The Bar served an ala carte menu from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.


Citymeals Lunch 2013
27th Annual Power Lunch for Women

The Power Lunch for Women is a popular event; a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast conceived by Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then board member Joan Weill. It has grown into a networking imperative for the city’s most influential ladies and the handful of generous men who pay $10,000 for the privilege of joining them.

Award-winning journalist and host of "Katie” Katie Couric, emceed to help honor dedicated Citymeals supporter Betsy Bernardaud, Citymeals founding board member Donald Tober, and artist, humanitarian and founder of the Cicely Tyson Foundation Cicely Tyson. Guests will enjoy a special performance by Cyndi Lauper, winner of an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. Barbara was there, of course, in her ongoing support of Citymeals On Wheels.

Tuesday, November 22, 2013
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Plaza Hotel
New York City

For more information, please visit this page at citymeals.org.
All questions and invite inquiries should be directed to Jean Son at jean -at-citymeals.org or 212-687-1290.


Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards
25th Anniversary

For 25 years, Hospitality Design magazine has awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the Platinum Circle designation. Over the years, more than 100 honorees have been celebrated for a lifetime of achievement in their respective fields, creating a virtual who’s who of hospitality.

This Black Tie Festive event honored past
Platinum Circle Awards Winners — including Barbara Lazaroff.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:30 p.m. VIP reception
(Current & Past Platinum Circle
honorees & sponsors)
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Conrad Hotel
New York City

Typically been held in Las Vegas, this was the first time NYC saw this event.

Tickets, $350 each.
For event info visit HDPlatinumCircle.com.
To learn more about Hospitality Design visit HospitalityDesign.com


C-Cap event picturesCareers through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.
C-CAP Junior Benefit, A Taste of Fall

Barbara enjoyed this walk-around-tasting event
and very much enjoyed seeing her own god-daughters,
Alexandra Leavenworth and Nicole Leavenworth honored.

The event featured C-CAP graduate chefs from NYC's top restaurants with superb wines and cocktails, a silent auction, and live music from the David Grausman Trio.

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1990. It works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Monday, November 11, 2013
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Marcus Samuelsson's Ginny's at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027

C-CAP logo


The Magnolia Council's
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
2013 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

Barbara Lazaroff joined fellow attendees to honor her dear friend, the delightful woman and renowned performer
Lorna Luft
. "Lorna is recent breast cancer survivor and patient of Philomena McAndrew, MD and the team at Tower Oncology Cedars-Sinai." Also on Lorna's team: Jerrold Steiner, MD, who was also honored at this event and David Agus, MD.Tower Cancer Research Foundation logo

Funds from the annual luncheon benefit the Tower Cancer Research Fund and their many cutting edge research trials.

Monday, November 4, 2013
10 a.m. - noon: Boutique
Noon: Luncheon, Program & Opportunity Drawing

Drawing featured:
Stunning 70” strand of cultured pearls – valued at $5,500
A shopping experience w/personal shopper Tony Ferreira at Barney’s New York – Beverly Hills – valued at $1,000
Other exciting prizes

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(hotel website)

Tickets are $175.
For more information please visit this page at TowerCancerFoundation.org or leave a message for Linda David at 310 299 8472.
You can learn more about The Magnolia Counci here.


Los Angeles Jewish Home "Arts Scene" luncheon


LAJH2013 montage

Wed, October 9, 2013

Spago Beverly Hills
Private Dining Room

176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Los Angeles Jewish Home began when a small group of caring neighbors, including grocer Simon Lewis, gave shelter to five homeless Jewish men at Passover. By 1916, Lewis had raised enough funds to purchase the Home's first permanent structure. Many gifts have come since then, providing much growth and many excellent services.

In October, Barbara played a small helping role, during their "Arts Scene" Luncheon, speaking in her own private dining room. Barbara was guest speaker as conversation covered design, of course, and a first look at her new Flame of Life line, based on her Flame of Life poem, the original theme of Spago Beverly Hills.


Bel Air Affaire

AFHU's Western Region held an evening in Bel Air hosted by Brindell Gottlieb.
This annual event supports scholarships which enable students to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

September 21, 2013
At a private residence


To learn more about The AFHU visit AFHU.org.


Cal Spirit Gourmet Food & Wine Gala American Cancer Society XXIX

Co-founders Barbara Lazaroff and Sherry Lansing again co-hosted Cal Spirit 29, a fabulous day full of fine food and fine wine in support of the American Cancer Society.
In addition to an afternoon of gourmet food and wine, there were also silent and live auctions — and, of course, musical entertainment. Cal Spirit 2013

Supporters attended via Individual ticket or via Sponsorship.

Sunday, July 28, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

For more information, visit CalSpirit.org.

John Shaffner & Joe Stewart
Shaffner/Stewart Production Design
Philomena McAndrew, MD
Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD
Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group

Brooke Burke-Charvet - Co-host of Dancing with the Stars, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, and mother of four.

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Tribute Journal ads were one great way people helped Cancer research.
Full Page — $1,250 — 6.25" w x 9.25" h
Half page — $650 — 6.25" w x 4.5" h
Quarter Page — $350 — 3" w x 4.5" h

Sponsorships were handled via:
Adriana Sandoval,
Adriana.Sandoval - at - cancer.org
(ph) 310-348-0356, option #3 / (fax) 310-348-2328

Sponsorship was another way people supported the cause:

  • Emerald [$50,000] sponsorship — 3 premier placement tables (seating for 30),
    , 10 VIP reception tickets, Tribute Journal inside cover,
    and exclusive membership to the Laureate Society of Greater LA.

  • Diamond [$25,000] sponsorship — 2 premier placement tables (seating 20),
    , 6 VIP reception tickets, Tribute Journal diamond page,
    and exclusive membership to the Laureate Society of Greater LA.

  • Platinum [$10,000] sponsorship — 1 premier placement table (seating 10),
    signage, 4 VIP reception tickets, Tribute Journal platinum page,
    and exclusive membership to the Laureate Society of Greater LA.

  • Gold [$6,000] sponsorship — 1 prime placement table (seating 10),
    signage, 2 VIP reception tickets, Tribute Journal gold page.

  • Bronze [$2,500] sponsorshipprime reserved seating for 2
    and bronze page in the Tribute Journal.


Academy of Business Leaders — Beyond ABL

Barbara Lazaroff was one of the panelists and workshop leader/mentors at the Academy of Business Leadership 2013 Summer Business and Leadership Institute’s (SBLI) “Beyond ABL” day. The topic of the panel and sessions were “Hospitality, Design, and Philanthropy.”

Event producer, Anna Ouroumian explained the event well in her pre-event email to Barbara:
“For Beyond ABL we bring our scholars together from all sites and have our special speakers conduct an intimate group workshop. ...panel to provide our scholars with maximum exposure and access at the highest levels so that they can one day see themselves in YOUR shoes. This year, you will be serving on the “Roads to Success” panel. I took the liberty of assigning you a topic(s) based on your career path.”
Barbara Lazaroff speaks and mentors at the Academy of Business Leaders, Los Angeles, 2013

Afterwards, Barbara posted:
“ABL’s young people are inspiring...and a great morning wake-up with their enthusiasm and sheer joy in wanting to create, do and lead!”

Indeed, ABL has over 100 scholars from over 52 Elementary - High Schools throughout So Cali, each working on their own business plans with MBA Instructors from the country’s top business schools.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
9:15 a.m −10:20 a.m Workshops
10:30 a.m. − noon Panel

Academy of Business Leaders — Beyond ABL
Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
LMU Conrad Hilton College of Business Administration
Los Angeles

To learn about ABL, visit goABL.org. There, you'll also find contact info for Anna Ouroumian, re-founder of the program.



Frank & Tai Talk on LA Talk Radio

Barbara Lazaroff was a guest of Frank Sheftel and Tai Babilonia on their radio show, Frank & Tai Talk as they spoke of restaurants, food, and the upcoming 29th Annual California Spirit event for which Frank will be making collectible Cal Spirit 100th anniversary ACS chocolate bars.

Frank made his famous Gourmet Chocolate Pizza from him Candy Factory for Barbara and Barbara brought Spago;s smoked salmon pizzas as well as sweets from Spago.

Sunday July 14, 2013
4:00 − 5:00 p.m.

LA Talk Radio

You can listen to it at


KindredSPIRITS at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The 2013 beneficiary was the Cancer Support Community (CSC). CSC ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Sunday, June 23, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

You can learn more at KindredSpiritsLive.org or by callnig 323-319-4849.


Business Rockstars

On June 19, Barbara Lazaroff was in the CBS studio and on the radio live as a Business Rockstar. She was there for half an hour, sharing Business insights with with Business Rockstars Co-Founder and Host Ken Rutkowski. bl

As described at BusinessRockstars.com:
“Barbara Lazaroff, Co-Founder, Owner, and Designer of Spago and other Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, discusses the glass ceiling women have traditionally faced in business and why the problem will fade for future generations. She also discusses how you must present yourself professionally and why you must never under dress.”

She and Ken talk about more, too, of course. For example, they discuss how young men and women can prepare for the workforce. Plus, Barbara shares a few secrets of success in the restaurant business — which is easily transferrable to other businesses as well. KFWB logo

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Business Rockstars
KFWB News Talk 980, a CBS station

If you missed it live or wish to hear it again, you can listen to Barbara's segment at this link at Businessrockstars.com. To hear Barbara’s segment, click the play icon, then click inside the play area to arrive at minute 10. She is up from minute 10 to minute 41:30.


AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards

Barbara Lazaroff returned as host of the annual Restaurant Design Awards.
She has actually presented at every Restaurant Design Awards ceremony.

Quoting the Dwell on Design Blog:

“Barbara was on the very first jury panel of the RDAs [Restaurant Design Awards] when it all started nine years ago, and has since presented at every RDA [Restaurant Design Awards] ceremony,” says Carlo Caccavale, Associate Director of AIA/LA. “There has always been a perfect balance of sympathy and chemistry between Barbara and the RDA program.”

“Barbara wonderfully embodies the spirit of Los Angeles food hospitality,” continues Caccavale. “She and her former husband, Wolfgang Puck, created a completely new and innovative food and design experience in L.A. and opened the door to a new level of inventiveness both in the preparation of the dishes and in creating the theatricality of the restaurant experience.” And, he adds, “We really appreciate her fun personality and great sense of humor that she brings to the RDA ceremony.”

Saturday, June 22, 2013
4:00 p.m.

Onstage at Dwell on Design
LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Tower of Hope Gala

Barbara was part of the festivities as actor Mandy Patinkin hosted and helped present to three honorees.
Barbara Federman received the Hope Award, Dr. Robert Decker received the Healing Award and
Bruce Schulman received Humanity Award.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
5:30 p.m. Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Cedar's logoCedars Sinai Medical Center's
Helping Hands Mother's Day Luncheon and Luxury Boutique

Barbara was on hand to see Lea Porter and Tori Spelling honored in support at this
84th Annual Mother's Day Luncheon for Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, CA


logoCedars Sinai Medical Center's
Women’s Guild Annual Luncheon
Woman of the 21st Century

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, CA

Barbara was on hand to enjoy the styles of award-winning Fashion Designer David Meister
and to help honor Victoria Reggie Kennedy, co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

For more information visit the Women’s Guild website at WomensGuildCS.org.


Barbara Lazaroff at NAWBO-LA

27th Annual Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon
Outside the Box

As is the case each year, a lot of important networking took place at this year's National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter annual awards luncheon.

This year Barbara Lazaroff was honored with NAWBO-LA's Legacy Award — for a lifetime in philanthropy. in a room again filled with over 1,000 businesswomen who are leaders, rising stars, and talented entrepreneurs. Barbara and those women represent one billion in business dollars, and employee many thousands in Los Angeles. She said it was "even nicer than my 2000 Hall of Fame NAWBO award because I know that our lives matter more when others matter more."

This video was played to the audience as Barbara waited backstage to receive her award.

Friday, April 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

More information about NAWBO-LA and the NAWBO-LA Foundation,
is at NAWBOLA.org
or via phone at 213-622-3200.


Zimmer Children’s Museum
2013 Show & Tell Exhibit
The Art of Giving

The Zimmer Children’s Museum uses art and creativity to help young minds explore new ideas and develop their own.

As in the many previous years, artists and humanitarians generously and enthusiastically donated sculpture, paintings, photographs, mixed media masterpieces — and their time and hearts to benefit youTHink — the Zimmer’s youth development program.Zimmer2013

Thurday, April 25, 2013 through Sunday, June 20, 2013

The Bell Family Gallery in the Jewish Federation Building
6505 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

For information please call 323-761-8141.
To learn more about the museum, please visit ZimmerMuseum.org
or for this exhibit, visit this page at the site.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
Accessories for Success
Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show

Leading Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman, presently Chairman of Fifteen Minutes Public Relations introduced “Innovator Award” honoree Barbara Lazaroff. He stands beside Barbara Lazaroff in this photo. On Barbara's other side is Tiffany Siart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. On Tiffany's other side is “Excellence in Mentoring Award” honoree Lori McCreary, CEO of Revelations Entertainment and Producer of “Invictus” and the Emmy-nominated “Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” Lori was introduced by her business partner actor Morgan Freeman, who stands on her left side but likely needs no introduction from us here.

blFriday, April 12, 2013
10:30 a.m. Luxury Boutiques opened

Beverly Hills Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills

For information, please call Grant Associates at 323-04-4400.

To learn more about
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
please visit bbbsla.org.


Spago's 29th Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

Barbara again — for the 29th time — hosted a fabulous seder and an unparalleled meal prepared by the excellent Spago staff. Once again, this year, 250 attendees, a full house, enjoyed a Seder like no other, while helping feed others.

As always, this event sold out. You can reserve now for 2014.

Tuesday, March, 26, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Barbara Lazaroff's Seder at Spago 2013Seder-Mazon2013

For more information about Spago visit WolfgangPuck.com.
For information or reservations for the 2014 Seder, please call Ellen Farentino of Spago Beverly Hills at 310-385-0880 or email Ellen at ellen.farentino@wolfgangpuck.com.


Spring Market 2013
A Day of Design, Just For Designers
a presentation of the Laguna Design Center

Barbara Lazaroff gave the first of the two keynote presentations during this day of learning and unique showroom events.

Barbara's keynote presentation was entitied:
FROM PLATE TO PALETTE: A Designer's Footprint for Creating a Global Restaurant and Product Brand.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barbara's keynote: 10:00 a.m.

Laguna Design Center
23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 105
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Office: 949-643-2929

For more information call the Laguna Design Center office at 949-643-2929 or visit LagunaDesignCenter.com/events.


Hospitality Design Summit
13th year

"HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily-and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition."

February 27 - March 1, 2013

La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, CA

To learn more please visit hdsummit.com.


85th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

As is her long-time tradition, Barbara was there!

Sunday, February, 24, 2013
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA


Chinese New Year at Chinois
Year of the ssSerpent

Chef Rene Mata

Sunday & Monday, February 10 & 11, 2013
First seatings: 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Second seatings: 8:45 p.m. on

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Charming in personality and elegant in dress, the serpent is a skeptic and deep thinker and likes to judge by intuition. Their very presence is powerful. The serpent catches the eye of a whole room at once, and by their very carriage, manages to keep it riveted on them. They are fortunate in wealth throughout life. Serpent years are: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The 6-Course Menu

  • ssSlithering sashimi of yellowtail, salmon, tuna tartar
  • Thai coconut ssseafood sssoup with lemon ginger grass
  • ssSavory Dim-Sum Delights: ssseafood shumai, ssshrimp spring rolls, chicken pot ssstickers
  • ssSteamy catfish rolls ssstuffed with winter vegetables and cilantro Served with ssstir-fried bok choy
  • Exotic 5 ssspice rubbed, oven roasted French beef with long life chinese noodles
  • Chinese “Phyton” dessert

To learn more about Chinois and this special menu, please call 310-392-9025 or visit the official website.


Women's ChefsWomen Chefs & Restaurateurs
20th Anniversary Conference

Celebrating our roots. Creating our future.

Barbara Lazaroff is one of the co-founders of this organization and joins the organization in inviting culinarians and hospitality professionals representing every industry segment and role to attend.

January 16-19, 2013

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Union Square
San Francsico
, CA

To learn more, please visit womenchefs.org.


Chinois New Years Eve Celebration
Chicago Speakeasy

Guests dressed as a gangster, flapper or silent screen star on New Year's Eve when Chinois went Chicago Speakeasy.
Along with the incredible cuisine, Chinois had a DJ throughout the nite, stunning decorations and party favors.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Early Seating 6:00 & 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 & 8:45 p.m..
Late Seating 9 & 9:30 p.m..

For more information about Chinois visit wolfgangpuck.com.


Spago New Years Eve Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2012

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Early seating 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Late Seating 9:00 & 9:30 p.m..

For more information about Spago visit wolfgangpuck.com.


Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)
Visions - 12th annual Monte Carlo Night

Barbara Lazaroff and other caring supporters of the ICRF honored Hannah Bubis and Dominique Israels with the Visionaries of the Year Award and enjoyed an evening that included: Hosted Bar, Hors D’Oeuvres, Dancing, Silent Auction, Prize Drawings, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold’em.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
8:00 p.m.

The Mark for Events
9230 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles

$95.00 per person, $115.00 at the door
Cocktail Attire

To learn more about ICRF, please call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400 or visit ICRFonline.org/MonteCarloNight.


Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s
Luncheon and wine tasting

The Million Dollar Women’s Group, chaired by Marilyn Ziering, and generous guests enjoyed a Mediterranean-inspired lunch and tasting of fine Israeli Wines. Dietary Laws were Observed.

Thursday, December, 13, 2012
12:30 p.m.

The Redd Collection
8440 Warner Drive, Unit C
Culver City, CA 90232


New York Citymeals-on-Wheels
26th Annual Power Lunch for Women

Barbara Lazaroff doesn't just support Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles. Each year she travels to New York City to support the New York Citymeals-on-Wheels. The 2012 reception and luncheon honored Paula Zahn & Randi & Dennis Riese.

Friday, November 16, 2012
noon to 2:30 p.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Ave., NYC

To learn more, please visit visit citymeals.org/powerlunch.


The Zimmer Children’s Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

The Discovery Award is presented annually to extraordinary individuals who are leaders in their fields and communities. This year, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is honoring Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, Carrie Lieberman, and Sharon Sacks. Barbara Lazaroff attended in support of this fine museum.

November 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 273-4092

For more information and ad specs call 323-761-8992 or email carrie@zimmermuseum.org. You may also visit this special events page at zimmermuseum.org.


Israel Cancer Research Fund
"Women of Action" 2012 Luncheon

Barbara Lazaroff and the rest of the ICRF Board of Directors along with other supportive guests honored:
Victoria Mann Simms, President Simms/Mann Family Foundation
Claude Mann, Executive VP of Gifting and Development for the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
Kristi Funk, MSD, FACS, Founder of The Pink Breast Center
And give Special Recognition to:
Angela Zhang, winner of $100,000 from the National Siemens Science Contest

Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Luncheon
Silent Auction opened at 11:00 a.m.
Program, Lunch and Live Auction started at Noon

Wednesday, November 1, 2012
The Beverly Hills Hotel,
9461 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills

To learn more, for ticket, sponsorships and tribute journal ads, or to make a donation anytime, please call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400 or visit this ICRF page.


The Fulfillment Fund’s Annual Benefit Gala
“Stars 2012”

The fund’s purpose is to “empower youth through education.” This year's event honored Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures.

October 24, 2012
6:00 p.m.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills

For more information about the fund, visit Fulfillment.org.
For tickets and/or information about sponsorship ads, contact Levy, Pazanti & Associates at 310-201-5033.


Tower Cancer Research Foundation
The Magnolia Council’s 2012 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

This event honored Sally Magaram, Jessica Berman & Ariela Shani.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Crystal Ballroom

To learn more, please visit towercancerfoundation.org.


The Alfred Mann Foundation presents:
“Monte Carlo Casino Royale”

Debbie Allen was mistress of ceremonies for this evening of innovation and inspiration. Brian Grazer received the Innovation & Inspiration Award and Colonel Paul F. Pasquina, M.D. received the Scientific Achievement Award.

Sunday, October 21, 2012
4:30 p.m.

Barker Hangar
Santa Monica

Glamorous Black & White Formal Attire

For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit AEMF.org/gala or call Doreen Streltzoff at 661-702-6754.


12th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Coalition

This year's event honored breast cancer survivor Stephanie Sperber and Barbara was be there as Stephanie was honored.

October 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
Los Angeles

For information and ticket information please visit breastcancerdeadline2020.org
or contact Corrinne Mann or Amy Lindorff at Mann Productions at 424-832-7434 or mann.productions@sbcglobal.net.


Friends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2012

Wednesday, September 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Boutique opened at 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon & Awards started at 11:30 a.m.

Four Season Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles 90048


American Friends of the Hebrew University’s
The Bel Air Affaire 2012:
A Night at the Moulin Rouge

Barbara Lazaroff was part of the Planning Committee for this event which raises funds for student scholarships for the students to attend The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
This event also honored Jacqueline & Marvin Jubas.

September 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.

At a private residence in Los Angeles.

For ticket and sponsorship package information, contact 310-843-3100 or westcoast@afhu.org.


American Cancer Society's 28th Annual California Spirit

28 years ago, Barbara Lazaroff co-founded this fund-raising event. Barbara and Sherry Lansing once again co-hosted an afternoon of the most amazing gourmet food and wine along with musical entertainment and both silent and live auctions to raise much needed funds that support the ongoing work of the American Cancer Society. Honorees included Dr. Gail Lebovic and Dr. Stuart E. Siegel, and featured Chef Matt Bencivenga.

Cal Spirit 2012

July 29, 2012
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Information is at calspirit.org or by calling Adriana Sandoval at 310-348-0356. Press 3, ext. 227.


An Evening on the Beach
benefitting St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels

The ultimate “toes in the sand” food & wine experience.

July 26, 2012
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Jonathan Club
850 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact JW Events at jwrede@jwevents.com.
To learn more about the Meals-On-Wheels program go to: StVincentMOW.org.


Kindred Spirits 5th Anniversary

KindredSpirits 2012

In 2010 Kindred Spirits honored Barbara Lazaroff and the money raised went to Barbara's beneficiary, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Last year Barbara helped bestow the honors on others. This year she again attended in support of this excellent event, this year benefitting Jewish World Watch.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info at KindredSpiritsLive.org.


9th Annual AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards

The Restaurant Design Awards are awarded by the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles (AIA/LA). Barbara Lazaroff has been part of these awards since the start. Each year the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles calls upon Barbara to join them on stage to help them present awards. Some years she hosts. Others she presents. Either way, she contriubutes to the spirit of the ceremony.

This photo is of Barbara's presentation at the 9th Annual awards, presented on stage at Dwell On Design.

Saturday, June 22 at 4 p.m.

Onstage at Dwell on Design
LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


The “A” Gala Annual Dinner

Aviva Family & Children's Services held their annual “A” Gala Annual Dinner.
This gala honored Yifat Oren and Angela Blatteis
with the Aviva Impact Award & Guggenheim Partners
with the Aviva Corporate Philanthropy Award.

For more information, visit AvivaCenter.org.

Saturday, June 9, 2012
6:00 p.m.


Zimmer Children’s Museum
Show & Tell Exhibit
“The Art of Pop Culture”

A great event and selection of art in support of the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

The Bell Family Gallery within the Jewish Federation Building
6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Exhibit May 3 - June 8, 2012
Preview & pre-sale was April 29 - May 3
Opening Wine & Cheese Reception May 3

For information please call 323-761-8141


ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
presents "The 3 Barbaras" - Barbara Barry, Barbara Lazaroff & Barbara Lockhart

Barbara joined two other Barbaras for an event billed as:
"A conversation with three internationally renowned and iconic Los Angeles designers."
This discussion was moderated by Fernando Diaz.

A lunch reception followed. Proceeds went to the West Hollywood Library.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theatre
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

You can learn more about this event at this page at ASIDla.org.


Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s La Boheme

Barbara attended this fundraising event.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00 p.m.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA


Tower Cancer Research Foundation
10th Anniversary Tower of Hope Gala Dinner

Barbara attended this Gala Dinner which honored Dayle and Abram Zukor, Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD, and Jeanne Schnitzer Reynolds.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
5:30 p.m. Silent auction/cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Cocktail attire

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For more information, please visit this page at TowerCancerFoundation.org.


Big Brothers Big Sisters
19th Annual Future Fund Scholarship Luncheon

Barbara attended this luncheon, co-founded by Sherry Lansing & Sarah Purcell.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
11 a.m.

This luncheon was held at a private home.

For more information please visit bbbslaie.org.


The Heart Foundation presents
A Musical Evening with Michael Bublé and Comedy by Dana Carvey
Hosted by Ryan Seacreast

This year's event honored Dr. P.K. & Kimberly Shah, the recipients of the 2012 Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian award. Dr. Shah is Director of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Barbara attended this dinner show as her friend Dr. Shah was honored.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Show 7:45 p.m.
Cocktail Attire

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Register at theheartfoundation.org/our-events/the-heart-foundation-gala or call us at (818) 865-1100 to register by phone.


Cedars Sinai Medical Center's
Helping Hands Mother's Day Luncheon

Honoring Mother of the Year, Jeanne Pritzker. Barbara attended this event in support of Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Friday, May 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Contact Adey at Grants Associates, 323-904-4400, for information and tickets.


James Beard Foundation Awards

This black tie event, as always, honored excellence in various food-related areas. As the founation website says, "Food matters. You are what you eat not only because food is nutrition, but also because food is an integral part of our everyday lives. Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion, family, passion...and nourishment. The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America's culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives."

Monday, May 7, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
New York City

Information can be found at JamesBeard.org.


Zimmer Children’s Museum
Show & Tell Exhibit – “The Art of Pop Culture”

A great event and selection of art for purchase in support of the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

The Bell Family Gallery within the Jewish Federation Building
6505 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90048

Opening Wine & Cheese Reception May 3, 2012
Exhibit runs from May 3 - June 8, 2012
Preview week & pre-sale April 29 - May 3
For information about the Zimmer Children's Museum, please call 323-761-8141


Jeffrey Foundation 40th Anniversary
Circle of Love Dinner and Awards

The Jeffrey Foundation is a non-profit Child Care and Resource Center offering educational programs, childcare and counseling for special needs children and their families. This black tie Special Gala Dinner and Show was a celebration of the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary. Barbara is a supporter if this organization.

May 4, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd. #204
West Los Angeles, CA 90064

For more information about the Jeffrey Foundation, please visit TheJeffreyFoundation.com or for this event, click here to go to this Jeffrey Foundation blog page.


AVIVA Family & Children's Service
Passport to Possibilities

April 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Beverly Hills Women's Club
1700 Chevy Chase Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Barbara attended in support of Aviva, one of her top philanthropies.

For more information, please visit AvivaCenter.org.


Spago's 28th Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

For the 28th time, Barbara hosted a fabulous seder and an unparalleled meal prepared by the excellent Spago staff.

Tuesday April 7, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For information or reservations, please call Ellen Farentino of Spago Beverly Hills at 310-385-0880 or email Ellen at ellen.farentino@wolfgangpuck.com.

Spago Seder 2011


The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program 16th Annual Medical Luncheon
Bogart Lunch Barabara Lazaroff's table Silent Auction and Panel Discussion

In support of this fine event, Barbara hosted a table of ten.
Additionally, Barbara donated a dinner at Spago Las Vegas for Bogart's Las Vegas Auction Package.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Four Season's Hotel, Beverly Hills

For more information and to support this cause, please visit BogartFoundation.org.


The 26th Annual Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon

For several years now, Barbara has been a co-chair of NAWBO LA's luncheon.
Once again, Barbara graciously hostied her guests at her table making sure they made connections at this excellent event.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Conference: 7:30 a.m.
Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. JW Marriot Los Angeles at L.A.nLIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard - Downtown L.A.

To learn more about NAWBO LA or to register for this event please visit http://www.nawbola.org.


Barbara Lazaroff and President Obama Meeting President Obama

On March 19, 2012, Barbara had the opportunity to meet President Obama. It was not a posed photo op but a friend captured the moment on cell phone video. Here is a still from that video.

In Barbara's words:
Hours with the staff, speaking about various issues concerning the nation...and then a VERY private group speaking with the President for over an hour...we each asked questions...mine concerned education and hunger.

The President is THE REAL DEAL... intelligent, humble, warm, caring...and open to discussion. I was a supporter before, but truly I cannot imagine anyone not understanding the depth of this man once they've actually met him and spoken with him.

No press, (we turned off the video and cameras once the real discussions got underway), candid conversation and important discourse.


AVIVA Platinum Open House Luncheon & Tour

Along with a Luncheon catered by WPC catering, guests were treated to a special of the Aviva residence and of the program's high school.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

AVIVA Platinum Open House Luncheon & Tour


The Oscars - the 84th Academy Awards Governors Ball

BarbaraAndByronAtOscarsBarbara is a regular at the Oscars and 2012 was no exception. Photos of Barbara with the stars abound, but this is the prize photo.
This great looking man is her son Byron, who joined his father, Wolfgang Puck in catering the event this year.

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Grand Ballroom
Hollywood & Highland Center
Hollywood, CA

Thank you to photograpther Alex Berliner for the use of this photo.


Art Charity Fundraiser — Power Animals,
The Contemporary Works of Nazim M. Nazim

The ArtArtProject art charity fundraiser hosted by Barbara Lazaroff.
Art by Nazim M. Nazim. Curated by Jeff Phillips.

Power Animals art by Nazim M. NazimPartial proceeds went to benefit Aviva Family & Children's Services, Meals-On-Wheels of Los Angeles, and the American Cancer Society.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 from
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre*
Barnsall Art Park,
4800 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

*The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is a facility of the City of LA Dept of Cultural Affairs


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