Kris and Bruce Jenner, Robert Duvall, Ryan O’Neal, Nicole Richie, Adrienne Maloof, Buzz Aldrin, Rick and Kathy Hilton, Larry King, Chris Kennedy Lawford, Marcy Miller and Gloria Allred were just some of the names who helped to raise $500,000 for the The Brent Shapiro Foundation on Saturday night.
They were among the 800 guests who attended the Summer Spectacular benefit, which raised money for alcohol and drug awareness.
The crowd gathered at Jeff Greene’s five-acre, 40,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills to dine, bid and pay homage to Los Angeles attorney Shapiro’s son Brent, a USC student who unexpectedly in 2005 after an alcohol and ecstasy binge.
Shapiro gave a serious speech, telling the crowd: “I know one thing…It takes a life to save a life. We hope we’re saving thousands of lives with what we are doing.”
The air of levity lifted however, after a dinner by Wolfgang Puck and an auction that included items like floor seats to the season opener of the Lakers and an African safari. The evening ended with a fashion show from Baracci of Beverly Hills.
After the dinner by Wolfgang Puck, Shapiro served as auctioneer selling things like jewelry, ringside seats to a boxing match, floor seats to the opening Lakers game and even an African safari. The evening ended with a runway fashion show featuring gowns and more from Baracci of Beverly Hills.
Pat O’Brien served as the Master of Ceremonies while Chris Rene of “X-Factor” provided the evening’s musical entertainment.