Past Events 2011

Past Events 2011


New York Citymeals-on-Wheels 25th Annual “Power Lunch for Women”

Barbara dosn’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 2011 reception and lunceon honored Marcia Stein, Founding Director of Citymeals-on-Wheels, who recently retired as Executive Director after 30 years.

Friday November 18, 2011
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel — 2 East 61st Street, NYC

If you’d like to help support New York Citymeals-on-Wheels, you may contact Emily Cleveland at 212-687-1290.


Association of Professional Fundraisers Philanthropy AwardsAPF's Outstanding Philanthropist Nominees including Barbara Lazaroff

Nominated by AVIVA Family & Childrens’ Services, Barbara had the honor
of being a finalist for the award of Outstanding Philanthropist.

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Association of Professional Fundraisers Philanthropy AwardsAssociation of Professional Fundraisers Philanthropy Awards


Israel Cancer Research Fund “Women of Action” 2011 LuncheonMarilu Henner and Barbara Lazaroff at Israel Cancer Research Fund (ISRF) "Women of Action" 2011 Luncheon

This event, for which Barbara is part of the planning committee,
honored Pat Fine, Judy Knapp, and Marina Vaysburd, M.D..
Marilu Henner — star of stage, screen and television,
as well as best-selling author — did Barbara the favor of acting as Master of Ceremonies.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011Marilu Henner, Barbara Lazaroff, and others at Israel Cancer Research Fund (ISRF) "Women of Action" 2011 Luncheon

The Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To learn how you can support the ICRF: 
please visit or call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400.



Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s “An Evening with the Stars”

beloved Spago chef, Matt BencivengaChef Matt Bencivenga — Chef and Managing Partner of Wolfgang Puck Catering — was honored with the Spirit of Hope Award for his amazing courage and determination with his own diagnosis of pancreatic cancer diagnosis two years ago.

Also honored was Paul MacCaskill.
Chris Isaak gave a special Performace.
Special Guests: Wolfgang Puck and Tom Sherak
Evening Host: Tony Potts

Saturday evening October 22, 2011
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Raise the Paddle

Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons hotel)

Black Tie

Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s Women of Achievement Luncheon 2011
Benefitting Sheba’s Pediatric Cancer Center

Friends of Sheba luncheon
Barbara sits on the board of Friends of Sheba and was honored to present honors to Noa Tishby at this Women of Achievement Luncheon.

Friends of Sheba Women of Achievement Luncheon logo 2011Thursday, September 15, 2011
Beverly Hills Hotel

For information visit the Friends of Sheba Medical Center website
or call Marsha Grant Associates at 323-904-4400.



The Bel Air Affaire 2011: A Night Made in Heaven
for American Friends of The Hebrew University

Barbara joined AFHU’s Western Region in Bel Air for an evening hosted by Brindell Gottlieb, honoring the dedication and philanthropy of Mike and Irena Medavoy with a presentation of the Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award.

This elegant dining and exciting entertainment supports scholarships to enable students to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

You can learn more at


A Faire of the Heart for the Serra Project and the Visionary Award

The Serra Project presented Barbara Lazaroff with their first annual Alliance for Housing & Healing Visionary Award because of her exemplary work as a tireless and award-winning designer, restaurateur, author, and philanthropist.

Quoting the A Faire of the Heart 2011 honorees web page:

Barbara led the production of a cookbook for People Living with HIV/AIDS and has been involved in a number AIDS charities. Her substantial support of AIDS assistance includes such well-known regional fundraisers as Project Angel Food’’s Divine Design, Dining Out For Life, and Aid for AIDS’’ Go Eat LA, among others.

The Serra Project is a nonprofit agency founded in 1987 to provide safe, caring homes for people living with HIV/AIDS who would otherwise find themselves in unsafe, unhealthy living conditions. Their door is open to all regardless of race, color, religion, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender, age, national origin or ability to pay.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Beverly Hills Hotel
Crystal Ballroom


Cal Spirit XXVII
American Cancer Society’s 27 th Annual California Spirit — Gourmet Food and Wine

August 7, 2011
4:00 p.m. to dusk
Pacific Design Center

Barbara and co-hostess Sherry Lansing welcomed guest to their 27th annual California Spirit Event for the American Cancer Society. As always, this fabulous event featured gourmet creations by Los Angeles’ most renowned chefs as well as premium California wines. Participating restaurants included: Spago Beverly Hills, Chinois on Main, CUT, Red Seven & WP 24.

More info at


An Evening On The Beach
benefitting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Great company, the Pacific sunset, beach air, fire pits to keep you warm, casual seating, great music…and amazing food and wine. Signature dishes from 10 of LA’s notable chefs, including a fresh oyster bar. Delectable desserts by Sherry Yard, Spago’s Executive Pastry Chef. Attendees enjoyed all that, plus meeting and learning about some small production vintners while sampling their wine.

This exclusive event was limited to only 550 people.
Many thanks to Audi for its sponsorship of this event and of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Jonathan Club
Santa Monica, CA

You can learn more about it at


Book launch party for Guy Laliberte’s Gaia

Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, became the first space tourist when he traveled in a Russian spacecraft to the International Space Station. He shares the experience through 149 magnificent photos in his new book, Gaia. Barbara joined Guy at his official book launch party. Book proceeds benefit Laliberte’s One Drop Foundation, providing water for the world.

June 27, 2011Barbara Lazaroff at book launch party for Guy Laliberte's book, Gaia, in 2011

SLS hotel
Los Angeles


Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)
Laureate Circle Tribute Banquet

As one of the event Vice Chairmen, Barbara had the honor of bestowing honors.
She and fellow attendees payed tribute to Jacob Dayan, Consul Ceneral of the State of Israel and his wife Dr. Galit Dayan for their outstanding contributions representing the State of Israel. Mireille and Barry Wolfe were also honored and were recipients of the first ICRF Laureate Circle Founders Award.

June 26, 2011

Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA

Dietary laws observed


2011 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards

Barbara Lazaroff at the AIA Restaurant Design Awards 2011 where she again presented the awardsAIA/Los Angeles, a chapter of The American Institute of Architects has again selected Barbara Lazaroff as one of the two special presenters for the ceremony. Barbara has been helping present these awards for several years.

Friday June 24, 2011
5:00 pm

LA Convention Center

For more info please visit


5th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival

The Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival and the city of Los Angeles honored Barbara Lazaraoff with a lifetime achievement award and gratitude for her years of philanthropic work. 
Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival and the city of Los Angeles honoring Barbara Lazaraoff with a lifetime achievement awardSaturday June 18, 2011

Calabasas Inn
23500 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302

For more info please visit


Art Exhibit Closing Reception
for the Zimmer Children’s Museum

Barbara hosted a special closing reception for this annual Zimmer Children’s Museum fund-raising art exhibit.

Barbara Lazaroff hosted this special closing reception for this annual Zimmer Children's Museum fund-raising art exhibit, 2011Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bell Family Gallery 
Jewish Federation
6505 Wilshire Boulevard


Kindred Spirits

Last year Kindred Spirits honored Barbara Lazaroff and the money raised went to Barbara’s beneficiary,MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

This year, Barbara helped bestow the honors on others — Carlos Santana and Dave Koz — and the funds raised will help International Medical Corps, a humanitarian nonprofit that relieves suffering through health care programs.
Barbara Lazaroff after presenting the honors at the Kindred Spirits fund-raising concert, 2011
Sunday June 12, 2011

Walt Disney Concert Hall
downtown Los Angeles

More info at Specifically, the Kindred Spirits event, the 2011 beneficiary, the 2011 Kindred Spirits honorees, the 2011 performers.


Spago’s 27 th Annual Seder
benefitting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

Tuesday April 19, 2011
As Barbara Lazaroff continued her traction of helping other, the captivating and thoroughly charming Westside Children’s Choir again performed this year.

Attending the seder were award-winner Lainie Kazan , Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester, and Tony/Grammy Award-winner “Jersey Boy” John Lloyd Young. You can see Lainie and Melissa, as well as singer/songwriter Carol Conners among the children’s choir.

Spago's 27th Annual Seder held in 2011 by Barbara Lazaroff for the benefit of Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger


Summit at Sea — International WatersBarbara Lazaroff at the Summit At Sea

April 8-11 in 2011

Barbara took to the high seas with more than 1,000 millennial movers and shakers as they sailed to a private island to discuss the positive impact they can bring to our world.

Pulling together the brightest people in business and culture, Summit at Sea featured world-class speakers like Sir Richard Branson and Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, and hurls attendees into insane activities such as shark-tagging and coral reef building designed to help them forge lifelong friendships. We can only imagine the greatness that catalyzed in these international waters.


Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon
National Association of Women Business Owners – Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA)

March 4, 2011

Barbara co-chaired this inspiring event at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live. She invites inspired women to join her and NAWBO-LA’s group of impressive women at next year’s luncheon and other NAWBO-LA events. To learn more about NAWBO-LA visit


Hospitality Design Summit

March 2-4, 2011

As a Platinum Circle Member, Barbara attended the annual Hospitality Design Summit. The Hospitality Design Summit, per the group, “is our annual executive think-tank and Hospitality Design Platinum Circle members that have always been at the heart of this event, given your passion for life-long learning. We have an extraordinary program planned, best summed up as “seeing things differently.” For more info please visit


Women’s Media Center Fundraiser

Women's Media Center FundraiserMarch 2011

On closing night of Tony Award-winning 33 Variations at The Ahmanson Theater, Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem hosted a private reception in support of The Women’s Media Center which the two women co-founded.

When Jane Fonda asked Barbara to attend as a contribution to the center, Barbara was happy to be there.

The goal of the Women’s Media Center is to:

“change the fact that women’s voices and stories are systematically excluded from the media, effectively silencing over half the country and even half the world’s population.

In fact, only 16% of films in 2009 had female directors; only 4 women have ever been nominated for a “Best Director” Oscar – with only one winner; and females are only 24% of people interviewed, heard, seen or read about in mainstream broadcast and print news.

The Women’s Media Center is making women and girls visible and powerful in the media using four strategic pathways: promoting women as media subjects and decision-makers; media training and leadership development for women and girls; creating new media and original content; and catalyzing a women’s media movement.”