Tisch School of the Arts Raises $1 Million at LA Benefit

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Photo: Alex Berliner
Photo: Alex Berliner

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts had a big night on the west coast this week when it threw a gala in LA.

Hollywood heavyweights Oliver Stone and Working Title President Liza Chasin were honored during the event, which also raised $1 million for the school.

Tisch alumna, director and award winning star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Chandra Wilson co-hosted the benefit with alumnus and Tony and Grammy Award winning actor, Steve Kazee at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Wallis Annenberg, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox, Laurence Mark and Steve Tisch served as Honorary Chairs of the event. Co-Chairs included Monica Devereux and Chris Columbus, Michele and Lawrence Herbert and Sheri and Howard Schultz.

More than 350 guests were on hand to celebrate at the gala, which transformed the hotels’ ballroom into a dramatic, jaw-dropping, multi-dimensional homage to the Big Apple, complete with a cacophony of New York City street sounds.

After a variety of speeches honoring Stone and Chasin, guests retired to an after-party in the ballroom’s cocktail area, which was transformed into a New York-style supper club.

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