Crumble Catering chef Wayne Elias, right, and business partner Chris Diamond are in high gear for the Janie’s Fund Grammy Viewing Party, pictured with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston. The duo will create a four-course dining experience for the fundraiser on Jan. 26, at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Since 2018, the annual viewing party has raised $5.2 million for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with nonprofit Youth Villages, which serves and advocates for girls who have survived abuse and neglect.
Hosted by sitcom star Terry Crews, the gala and afterparty will celebrate music and entertainment legends while raising money with a live auction for Janie’s Fund. Tyler also announced that Pitbull will perform at the third annual Janie’s Fund viewing party.
“Along with my partnering organization, Youth Villages, we’re committed to ensuring every girl and young woman who ages out of foster care at 18 years old has access to the therapeutic support and resources they need to thrive,” Tyler said. “We all have a role to play in helping them find their voices again, and providing effective after-care through our LifeSet program is my top priority.”
Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun.” Since the November 2015 launch of Janie’s Fund, the organization has provided over 167,000 days of counseling and trauma-informed care for more than 1,200 girls, including supporting 30 girls that receive daily therapeutic services at the Janie’s Houses in Memphis and Douglasville, Georgia.