Three million dollars was raised on Oct. 12 at the inaugural gala fundraiser, “A Fabulous Night” for The Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center and the Temple of the Arts, said Rabbi David Baron, founder of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre.
The funds will be used to support a new Children’s Screening Series for underserved kids at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre, as well as other community projects and for the final stages of preservation, modernization and restoration of the historic Saban Theatre. Funds will also initiate a new 10,000 square foot education and entertainment complex.
Rabbi David Baron and Stanley Black, philanthropist and chairman and founder of Black Equities, another honoree, were both feted at the event.
Rabbi Baron added, “We exceeded our expectations considerably. 1,200 people were in attendance at the event. We couldn’t be more pleased.”