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City Year Los Angeles Throws Its Inaugural Spring Break Party

Even though City Year Los Angeles, an educational non-profit, was founded in 2007, they just held their first fundraising dinner last Saturday. For the over one thousand people that came to party at Sony Studios in Culver City, it was worth …

Even though City Year Los Angeles, an educational non-profit, was founded in 2007, they just held their first fundraising dinner last Saturday. For the over one thousand people that came to party at Sony Studios in Culver City, it was worth the wait.

The evening resembled a glittering Hollywood hobnob more than a non-profit fundraiser, which is exactly what City Year Los Angeles founder Andrew Hauptman was aiming for. “We wanted to do something a little unique, something that wasn’t the same old rubber chicken dinner,” Hauptman said with a laugh. Hauptman had planned the event with fellow board member and DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider. She added, “We’re all a little tired of dinners where people are honored. It felt like there was a new form we could take advantage of — just throw a good party!”

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