It was an epic warm summer evening on the beach at The Jonathan Club for the Venice Boys and Girls Club annual gala, complete with a beautiful sunset, live music, comedy, and drinks and dinner on the sand.  And, Venice Paparazzi was on the scene to document it all!

Here is a message from the Venice Boys and Girls Club’s CEO Emily Harvey

Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice hosted their 17th Annual Gala, Live from Boys & Girls Club of Venice, it’s Saturday Night on, Saturday, September 17th. Over 300 guests gathered together under the beautiful Santa Monica beach sunset to celebrate Will Forte and the incredible things he has done for our Club. Guests were wowed by performances from BGCV’s Hip-Hoperas, the teen Ozzy Osbourne cover band and Will Forte, Kevin Nealon and Fred Armisen’s That’s What Friends are for performance. Attendees also heard speeches 2022 Youth of the Year, Madyson, who shared her experience attending the Club. This year was all about highlighting the Club’s amazing members, showcasing their talents, and further proving why they are a daily inspiration.

The evening also included live music from Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen, high stakes bidding wars, Lorenza Rosé, and excellent food. “The event was nothing short of spectacular! From magical performances to moving reminders why the Club’s work is so important, it as a spectacular evening all around. We were so honored to be able to celebrate Will Forte and the wonderful opportunities he has brought the Club, while raising over $440,000 with our biggest supporters, all made possible by our phenomenal Gala Chairs Olivia Forte and Falguni Lakhani Adams” said BGCV CEO, Emily Harvey. It was the perfect evening celebrating the Club with our wonderful supporters.

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Venice Boys and Girls’ Club Emily Harvey

Center: Will Forte

Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen

Center: Cathy Collins Hession

Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen with power couple Tiffany and Erikk Aldridge

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