More than 800 guests partied under the stars at the L.A. Zoo last Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) 45th annual “Beastly Ball”. Los Angeles City Council Member Tom LaBonge, 4th District, and the 99 Cents Only Stores were honored at the event. The Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award was given to singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, author and philanthropist Lance Bass, who is well known as a member of pop band ‘NSYNC. Pictured at the Beastly Ball are Jason Kidd (left), senior vice president of store operations for the 99 Cents Only Stores; Bass; GLAZA president Connie Morgan; and LaBonge.
Also in attendance were GLAZA co-chair actress Betty White and Richard Lichtenstein, actresses Pauley Perrette and Sarah Michelle Geller (both former Mankiewicz Award winners), Bass’ husband Michael Turchin, actresses Valerie Bertinelli and Carolyn Hennesy, Paramount Pictures COO Frederick Huntsberry (a GLAZA Trustee), comedian Jimmy Pardo, L.A. Zoo director John Lewis, Los Angeles’ First Lady Amy Wakeland, and city councilmen Robert Blumenfeld, Mitchell Englander, Paul Koretz, Mitchell O’Farrell and councilman-elect David Ryu. The event raised $1.044 million for GLAZA programs.
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