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CONTACT Volume 93 | Spring 2011


Friends of The Saban Free Clinic 34th Annual Dinner Gala Raises $1.4 Million On Monday, November 22, The Saban Free Clinic held its most successful Dinner Gala yet, raising more than $1.4 million. Hosted by the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic, over 800 attendees showed their support of the Clinic’s continued efforts to provide quality medical, dental and social services to the uninsured and most vulnerable. Continuing the tradition of honoring prominent figures in the Los Angeles community, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, received the 2010 Friends of The Saban Free Clinic Leadership Award in recognition of his professional achievements, charitable contributions and belief in the Clinic’s mission. Martha Henderson, Executive Vice President and Manager of City National Bank’s Entertainment Division, received the Lenny Somberg Award. The award recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of Lenny Somberg, the founding Executive Director of the Clinic. For nearly a decade, Ms. Henderson has devoted countless hours to the Clinic as a member the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic. She recently served as the Treasurer of the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic. Her charitable spirit is seen through her continuous support of the Clinic’s Annual Patient Holiday Party and the Annual Poker Tournament.

Honoree Robert Greenblatt with Clinic C0-CEOs Abbe Land and Jeff Bujer

Held once again at the Beverly Hilton, the Dinner Gala was chaired by Ellen Hoberman, Kevin Reilly, Tom Hoberman and Leah Fischer, along with Honorary Co-Chairs Matthew Blank, Peter Chernin and Leslie Moonves. (Continued on page 6 - 7)

Lenny Somberg Award recipient, Martha Henderson, with her family.

Extending the Holiday Spirit to Homeless, Youth and Families For more than 500 Clinic patients, the warmth and good cheer they received at the Clinic’s 21st Annual Patient Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 14th made their holiday season a little brighter. Guests in attendance were treated to a festive holiday celebration and left with essential items including warm clothes, blankets, books, toiletries, backpacks and toys. Attendees enjoyed a delicious hot lunch donated by Bossa Nova, Chick’s Chicken and Kathy and Mark Fogel; beverages from Izze, Whole Foods Markets and Minute Maid; fruit from Gelson’s Market and baked goods from Panera Bread. This year, to the delight of the children in attendance, the Power Rangers made a surprise visit. A special thanks to Saban Brands for arranging this special treat for the children, in addition to the incredible donation of Paul Frank clothes, bags and other items. (Continued on pages 4 - 5)


The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic. THE SABAN FREE CLINIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011 OFFICERS Stanley M. Toy, Jr., M.D. President Lisa Gritzner 1st Vice President Daniele Beasley Treasurer Jeffrey Phillip Shaw Secretary Russell Alexander-Orozco Martha Bernadett, M.D., M.B.A. Robert Broder, J.D. Laura Hartigan Eric Jung Ana Marlene Perez Michael Ziering BOARD OF TRUSTEES Marilyn Barrett, J.D. Christy L. Beaudin, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Gov. Gray Davis, J.D. (Ret.) Sam Fischer, Esq. Paul Hernandez Norair Z. Jemjemian Nicole Kuklok-Waldman, J.D. Rajit Malhotra Susan Mandel, M.D. Kenneth E. Neisser, J.D. Karl Pettijohn Richard K. Rifenbark, J.D. Neil E. Romanoff, M.D., M.P.H. Karen B. Siteman, J.D. Dana Walden Contact is a quarterly newsletter of The Saban Free Clinic, a nonprofit organization providing free health care and social services to people in need. Written and edited by the Development Department Shannon Cisch Director of Development Angela Preston Communications and Marketing Manager

A Message From The Co-Ceos Jeff Bujer & Abbe Land Just over a year ago, we ushered in the promise of health care reform when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Though full reform is still years away, many, including patients and community clinics, are already seeing positive impacts. A major piece of the reform is the increase in grant dollars to the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) program, which is a Federal program for safety net providers of primary and preventive health care services to underserved populations under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. The increase in the Federally Qualified Health Center Program created an opportunity for non-FQHC community clinics to apply for 330 funding. With the support of the Board, the Clinic submitted its application for FQHC funding in December. Meanwhile, at the start of 2011, the Clinic received the good news that the application to receive Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC LA) status was approved. The decision to pursue FQHC funding is in line with the Clinic’s mission statement and strategic directions, which focus on the medical home model. What is a medical home? A medical home is very much what it sounds like, a place where an individual or a family can receive comprehensive primary and preventive services as well as coordination of specialty care. A medical home provides a strong partnership between the provider and patient in all their health care needs. Applying a medical home model ensures our patients receive the best quality care they need. Integral to all the change happening at the Clinic, we will continue to plan for the implementation of an electronic health records system, another key piece of health care reform. Through all the change, the Clinic is more committed than ever to ensure all patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for every time they step through the Clinic’s doors. Look for more updates in the coming months on the Clinic’s progress, and thank you as always for your support.

For information, call (323) 330-1670 or email


CONTACT Message From The Board President Stanley M. Toy, Jr., M.D. In my work with The Saban Free Clinic over the years, I have witnessed and been proud to be a part of its evolutionary process to become an organization best positioned to face the multitude of changes and challenges to come. I have been so impressed by the many individuals, from patients to staff to board members, who have consistently shown a level of commitment to the Clinic’s success that is worthy of praise. At the end of last year, the Clinic applied to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This decision showed yet again the Clinic’s willingness to evolve and change in order to meet the needs of its patients. Becoming an FQHC will strengthen and grow the health care services and programs the Clinic provides, and positions the Clinic for other funding opportunities. As part of the application process, the Clinic changed the composition of its Board of Directors. Previously, 23 members of the community served on the Board. Today, it is comprised of 11 members, 51% of whom are consumers of the Clinic’s services. Eleven former Board of Directors members will remain active as part of the Board of Trustees. They will continue to lend their expertise in an advisory capacity by sitting on Board committees and attending the monthly Board meetings. Four of the newest Board of Directors were recruited from the Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB is a committee of patients who graciously volunteer their time and efforts to improve the overall patient experience at the Clinic. They meet three times per year with members of the Clinic’s Board, executive and management staff to provide feedback on Clinic policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as share their experiences as a patient. I recently participated in a CAB meeting. I left the meeting grateful for the invaluable input each of the members brought to the table and the strong collaboration between the patients, Clinic staff and Board Members to resolve issues presented. With your continued support, the Clinic Executive Team, the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees will strategically lead the Clinic through the many exciting changes with health care reform in the coming years. We all remain as dedicated as ever to guaranteeing the Clinic continues its mission to providing care.


FRIENDS OF THE SABAN FREE CLINIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011 OFFICERS Dana Walden President Kevin Reilly 1st Vice President Aaron Kaplan 2nd Vice President Jordan Levin Treasurer Michael Plonsker Secretary Martha Henderson Member-at-Large Ted Harbert Immediate Past President MEMBERS Peter Roth Lou Adler Henry Shields, Jr., Esq. Robert Adler Eric Siegel Kenneth A. August Don Spetner Irving Azoff Marilyn Barrett, Esq. Marcia Steere Richard Weitz Peter Benedek Cori Wellins Lagao Lloyd Braun Andrea Wong Barbara Corday John B. Emerson Barbara Yaroslavsky Sam Fischer, Esq. Budd Friedman Andy Friendly David T. Friendly Marc Graboff Robert Greenblatt Ellen Hoberman Tom Hoberman Jason Kaplan Warren Littlefield Howard C. Mandel, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Steven Marenberg Barbara Marshall Stephen McPherson Faye Miller Leslie Moonves David Nochimson Michael Ogiens Lou Pitt Bruce Rosenblum

The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Extending the Holiday Spirit to Homeless, Youth and Families (Continued from page 1)

It was the many generous in-kind and financial donations from members of the community, including Karl Pettijohn, Martha Henderson, and Focus on Children Now, who made an impact in the lives of the adults, teens and children at the party. The event would not be possible without the steadfast dedication of Friends Board Member Marcia Steere, creator of this event. Thanks to her efforts from the planning of the event to recruiting the tireless support of Roz Boulianne, John Carlucci, Erin and Mark Centanni, Kathy and Mark Fogel, Susan Gottfurcht, Carol Irvin, Ellen Monblatt, Macki Singer, Harry Steere, Karen Sterling and Maddy Zimring, the Patient Holiday Party is always an afternoon enjoyed by all. The Clinic would also like to acknowledge the continued support of Jonathan Chu. Over the years, he has graciously given much of his time and donated food for the event.

Co-CEO Jeff Bujer, Friends Board Member Marcia Steere, Board of Trustees Member Karl Pettijohn, Friends Board President Dana Walden, Co-CEO Abbe Land


CONTACT Extending the Holiday Spirit to Homeless, Youth and Families

The Clinic acknowledges the following businesses, community partners and individuals for their generosity:

Financial Donors

In-Kind Donors

Rich Agular Ana Barbosa Roz Boulianne Lynn and Richard Brace Erin and Mark Centanni Jonathan Chu Elizabeth C. Ely Focus on Children Now Paul Gibbs Susan Gottfurcht Matt Harris Martha Henderson Barbara and Garry Marshall MedPoint Management Faye Miller Nicole Kuklok-Waldman and Stuart Waldman Karl Pettijohn Marcia and Harry Steere Karen E. Sterling Delanne Walker Barbara and Zev Yaroslavsky Diane and Michael Ziering

Companies and Organizations 99 Cent Only Store AIDS Walk Los Angeles Big 5 Sporting Goods Bossa Nova Chick’s Chicken Costco First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood The Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Gelson’s Market Gymboree Izze Beverages Marix Tex Mex Restaurant Minute Maid Neff Headwear Outdoor Recreation Group Panera Bread Paul Frank/Saban Brands Philosophy Ross Dress for Less Shelter Partnership Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Target TJ Maxx Whole Foods Markets


Individuals Bela Bajaria Roz Boulianne Erin Coppola Fereidoun Daftary, D.D.S. Kathy and Mark Fogel Fred Huebscher Laurie Hughes Mary and Evan Huie April and Casey KirkHart Nicole London Mary Long Blinderman Jennifer MacDonald Barbara and Garry Marshall Jane Mazzoni Margaret Mendelson Sara Rothstein Ross Karen E. Sterling Diane and Michael Ziering Company Donation Drives Cerrell Associates City National Bank Comcast Entertainment Group The Gersh Agency Universal Music Willis Group Ziffren Brittenham LLP

The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Friends of The Saban Free Clinic 34th Annual Dinner Gala Raises $1.4 Million Comedian Chelsea Handler served as the evening’s host and Grammy Award-winning singersongwriter, Melissa Etheridge provided a heart-warming performance. Peter Krause from NBC’s hit series Parenthood presented the Leadership Award to Mr. Greenblatt, while Bruce Rosenblum, President of Warner Brothers Television Group, bestowed the Lenny Somberg Award to Ms. Henderson. (Continued from page 1)

Centerpieces featured children’s books donated by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Lin Oliver. Books were distributed at the Patient Holiday Party and Clinic sites following the Dinner Gala.

Tom Hoberman, Jeff Bujer, Leah Fischer, Abbe Land, Martha Henderson, Kevin Reilly, Dana Walden, Bruce Rosenblum, Guy Fieri and Ellen Hoberman

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs

Jimmy Smits and Chelsea Handler


CONTACT Friends of The Saban Free Clinic 34th Annual Dinner Gala Raises $1.4 Million The evening’s lineup also featured a short film, “The Safety Net,” created by Mike DeWitt of Human Interest Films, which highlights how vital the Clinic’s services are to the community from the patient’s perspective. The Saban Free Clinic extends its gratitude to Kaiser Permanente, Prime Healthcare and the Saban family for their generosity in underwriting the Dinner Gala. Special thanks to Cindy Broder, Trisha Cardoso, Susan Gurman, Blaire Kaplan, Patty Kestin, Michael McCraine and Ande Rosenblum for all their behind-the-scenes support in the months leading up to the Dinner Gala, as well as to Tony Carey, who has impressed us for the last 16 years with his talents, time and effort to produce an incredible and flawless show. The 35th Annual Dinner Gala is set to take place on November 21, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton. Details will be available at

Honorable Zev Yaroslavsky, Ret. Honorable Gray Davis, Sharon Davis and Clinic Board President Stanley M. Toy, Jr., M.D..

Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price

Cheryl and Haim Saban

Robert Greenblatt and Matt LeBlanc


Allison Janney and Robert Greenblatt

The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Honor Roll | July 1 To December 31, 2010 FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE


Individuals Cheryl and Haim Saban/ The Saban Family Foundation

Individuals James L. Brooks Robert Greenblatt Martha Henderson Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff

(Above $50,000)

Foundations and Trusts The California Wellness Foundation The John W. Carson Foundation The Eisner Foundation Inc. The Lincy Foundation The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Corporations and Organizations Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

DIAMOND CIRCLE ($25,000 - $49,999)

Individuals Cindy and Bob Broder Barbara and Garry Marshall Foundations and Trusts Anonymous Blue Shield of California Foundation California Community Foundation Dental Health Foundation The Wunderkinder Foundation Corporations and Organizations Kaiser Permanente - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Loeb & Loeb LLP NBC Universal Showtime Networks, Inc. TPG Capital, L.P. Twentieth Century Fox Television Warner Bros. Television Group

($15,000 - $24,999)

Foundations and Trusts Elton John AIDS Foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure, LA Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation The Rose Hills Foundation Lon V. Smith Foundation Mike and Corky Hale Stoller Foundation Corporations and Organizations City National Bank Comcast Entertainment Group Community Partners DIRECTV, Inc. Disney/ABC Television Group Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, LLP Imagine Television International Creative Management Irell & Manella LLP Northrop Grumman Corporation Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. United Talent Agency WME Entertainment Ziffren Brittenham LLP

PLATINUM CIRCLE ($10,000 - $14,999)

Individuals Deborah and Mark Attanasio


Drs. Mary Martha and Faustino Bernadett Jeff Bianco Sharon and The Honorable Gray Davis (Ret.) Leah and Sam Fischer Laurie Goodman and Don Spetner Ellen and Tom Hoberman Deirdre and Paul Lee Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal/ The Rosenthal Family Foundation Alison Whalen and Steven A. Marenberg Diane and Michael Ziering Foundations and Trusts The Apatow Family Foundation, Inc. The Faro Foundation Ferrell/Paulin Family Foundation, Inc. The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Kaiser Foundation Hospitals The Maurice Marciano Family Foundation The Louis & Harold Price Foundation The Vons Foundation Mary Ann Weisberg and Bryce Perry Foundation West Family Trust Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc. Corporations and Organizations 3 Arts Entertainment Accenture The Capital Group Companies Chernin Entertainment, LLC Creative Artists Agency DreamWorks Studios Edison International Front Line Management Group, Inc. Fulwider Patton LLP The Littlefield Company Paramount Pictures Corporation Providence Equity Partners LLC Sony Pictures Entertainment

CONTACT July 1 To December 31, 2010 | Honor Roll Wells Fargo

GOLD CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

Individuals Anonymous Sara and Robert Adler Marilyn Barrett Gail Berman Barbara J. and Jeffrey V. Blake Lloyd Braun Angela J. Bromstad and Matthew T. Moles Stephen Chin Joel Cohen Jonathan Coon Wanda De Jesus and Jimmy Smits Sheril and Bob Freedman Jeff Frost Drs. Susan and Howard Mandel Stacey McKenzie and Bobby Bowman Cheryl and James Miller Faye Miller Ann and Jerry Moss A. J. Neilan Jeanne and Gary Newman Gail and David Nochimson Robert Philpott Jeannie Phillips and Walter Harris/ The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation LeAnn Poole Rebecca Rothstein Renee Rousselot and Barry Jossen JoAnne and Henry Shields, Jr. Lynne and Eric Siegel Mace Siegel Deena and Martin Singer Dr. Martin E. Widzer Foundations and Trusts The Cecile & Fred Bartman Foundation The Dharma Grace Foundation

Entertainment AIDS Alliance Ronald S. Haft Foundation Robert J. Kahn Foundation The Barry and Wendy Meyer Foundation The Ronald Newburg Foundation The Albert Parvin Foundation Corporations and Organizations Anonymous Bell and Company CPA’s P.C. Cerrell Associates, Inc. The Collective Management Group LLC Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLP HBO Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP Lavely & Singer Lionsgate Entertainment Media Rights Capital Mediabase Medpoint Management Meschures, Campeas, Thompson, Synder, Pocras & Levin, LLP Perry & Neidorf, LLP Provident Financial Management RHI Entertainment Savitsky, Satin & Bacon Southern California Edison Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP

UNDERWRITERS’ CIRCLE ($1,000 - $4,999)

Individuals Steven Afriat and Curtis Sanchez/ The Afriat Consulting Group Anonymous Bernard J. Beiser Rachel Bendavid The Honorable Lili and Jon Bosse Ira W. Brodsky Adrian Brown Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer


Debbie and James Burrows Trisha Cardoso Lynda and Jonathan S. Chu Laurel and Aaron C. Clark Rebecca and Robert M. Clements Barbara Corday and Roger Lowenstein Suzanne and Daniel Ferleger Jessica and Joel Fields Pat and Andy Friendly Lionel Furst Patricia L. Glaser and Sam Mudie Robert Goldman Deborah and Marc Graboff Mary Jennifer Howell Tania and Eric Idle The Honorable Abbe Land and Martin Gantman Elizabeth A. Latshaw Richard Lutz Leslie S. Lyndon and William R. Carey Margaret E. Maxwell and William H. Wright, III Susan McNamara Jesus Barron Melendez Patricia Chenet and Judson Mock Jimmy Mulville/Hat Trick Productions Elizabeth and Yehuda Naftali Ilse and Kurt Oetiker Suzanne and Jim Packer Dr. Eleanor R. and Glenn A. Padnick Karl A. Pettijohn Berta and Lou Pitt Russell Rothberg Robert Saget Gretchen I. Schaffner and Alex Reid Jackie and Charles H. Schwartz Richard Scott Ellen R. Silver and Jeffrey L. Bujer Shana and Scott Silveri Rick Steele Marcia and Harry Steere

The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Honor Roll | July 1 To December 31, 2010 Stuart F. Sucherman/Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. Penny and Dr. Ronald Sue Janet Gilbreath and Robert D. Swartz Blair J. Taylor Denise Taylor Annie and Tony Thomas Julie and Frank Von Zerneck Renée Weitz Marilyn and John Wells Nancy Yee Foundations and Trusts Philip and Daniele Barach Family Foundation Beverly Hills Rotary Club; Beverly Hills Rotary Community Foundation The Louis L. Borick Foundation California Consumer Protection Foundation Discover A Star Foundation; Universal Studios Hollywood Focus on Children Now Inc. The David Geffen Foundation Earl B. Gilmore Foundation The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation In-N-Out Burger Foundation Laemmle Theatres Charitable Foundation The Marmor Foundation Milken Family Foundation The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation The Seidel Family Foundation The Streisand Foundation The Strickland Family Foundation Tides Foundation Corporations and Organizations Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi, LLP The Bentley Club Bloomingdales, Inc.

CVS Caremark The California Endowment Connon Wood Scheidemantle LLP Cope Health Solutions Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano Dreamweaver Consultancy, A Medical Corp. Duban Sattler & Associates, LLP Freedman, Broder & Company Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown GENERATE Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP Haber Corporation Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker The Kaplan-Stahler Agency Kaufman + Bernstein, Inc. Lagnese, Peyrot & Mucci, Inc. Liberty Media Corporation Laura Lizer & Associates, Inc. MSI Management Services, Inc. Macias Gini & O’Connell, LLP Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co. LLP NBC Universal - Universal City Studios LLP Nederlander of New York, Inc. Power & Twersky, LLP QueensCare RBZ, LLP The Rothman Brecher Agency Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sobul, Primes & Schenkel, CPAs Source Print Media Summit Entertainment United Way - California Capital Region Andrew Weiss Gallery Weissman Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall LLP Wells Fargo Community

Support Campaign

PUBLIC ENTITIES AND PARTNERS American Career College California Family Health Council, Inc. California HealthCare Foundation California Hospital Medical Center California Primary Care Association Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. Children’s Bureau of Southern California Children’s Hospital Los Angeles City of Beverly Hills City of West Hollywood Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County County of Los Angeles/ Department of Health Services and Department of Mental Health Services First 5 LA Healthcare LA, IPA Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente L.A. Care Health Plan Los Angeles Unified School District Northeast Valley Health Corporation Radnet, Inc. State of California UCLA School of Dentistry United Way of Greater Los Angeles University of California San Francisco

If your name is not listed, or listed improperly, please accept our apologies and call 323-330-1670 so a correction can be made. We deeply appreciate the support of our friends. Due to space restrictions, we are unable to list gifts under $1,000.00.



Save the date for an evening of food, wine and fun in support of The Saban Free Clinic! Returning once again to the iconic Sunset Gower Studios, the 14th Annual Extravaganza for the Senses will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With the Hollywood sign as the backdrop, guests will sample delicious bites from more than 40 of LA’s best restaurants, sip the offerings of over 80 world-class wineries, and savor the many entertainment options including a silent auction, tarot card readings, photo booth and more! There’s no better way to spend a summer evening under the stars. For sponsorship information and further details, please contact 323-330-1665 or, or visit

A Much-Needed Boost for the Clinic’s HIV/AIDS Program In October 2010, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation granted $2,500 in support of the Clinic’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Education and Outreach Program. The program promotes education, intervention and prevention of HIV infection, and strives to direct HIV-infected individuals to care and treatment. The Clinic’s Education and Outreach Department works hard to break down cultural, ethnic and gender-based barriers in reluctant populations, providing important preventive and health education to those at risk for HIV infection. The Clinic also provides direct services and helps patients with referrals to available community resources. Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, the Clinic counseled and tested 2,773 patients for HIV/AIDS. Thank you to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation for recognizing the community’s need for this vital program. The funding from the grant will help ensure greater HIV/AIDS prevention and education for our patients throughout the community.


The Saban Free Clinic receives a grant from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation

The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Tributes | July 1 To December 31, 2010 All our service men overseas –Shirley Lu and Norman Davidson

Elyse Salinger Kline and Peter Andrew Rosenbaum –Anita Rosenbaum and Dr. Michael V. Kline

Maasi –Harshit R. Suri

Ruth Levitch –Leon Levitch

Nacho, my precious feline –Luis A. Mon

Johoney Afable Lobos – In loving memory of my niece –Jeromina Afable-Santos

Joanne “Joey” Willens Widzer –Carol L. Soskin

Hope Loffredo –Anthony J. Loffredo

Dr. Joe Yamamoto –Maria Yamamoto

Dr. Judd Marmor –The Marmor Foundation

Milton Young –Jeff and William Young

Gladys Mead –Dawn Schnabel

Harriet Zellman –Marion and Irving Fein

Mike Mejia –Rosa L. Flores and Michael M. Mejia

In Honor of:

In Memory of:

Pat Abramo –Yelena Kulik Nathaniel Jefferson Belger –Therese Marie Hagan Andrew Bergner –Isidore Bergner Mildred Bilby –Isidore Bergner Dr. Harvey Crystal –Bobbi Cohen Stephen Eyraud –Domenica C. Scorsese Hal Glucksman –Phyllis and Sam Bay Marat Govlich –Irina Govlich Belle Greene –Freda R. Goodman and Lauri A. Goodman George Gruber –Zena Ginsberg Roberta Beagles Herr –Marjorie B. and Edward Lux

Pat Metzger –Richard Metzger

Florence Tucay –Gloria Weiswasser Bernie West –Lionel Furst –Marvin March –Lois Olmstead –Cathy and Joel S. Schwartz

All our service men overseas –Shirley Lu and Norman Davidson

Mitch Miller –Alan A. Rosenblum

Parsa Aminian’s 1st Birthday –Alireza Aminian and Negar Khanlou

Assadollah Rashidian –Valeh Rashidian

Rachel Barboza –Lee Jay Cobin

The Honorable Maxwell Salter – Janet Salter

Marilyn Barrett –The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation

Suzanne Siegel –Robert Siegel

Isidore Bergner’s 102nd Birthday –Ruth Benson

Lillian Stawisky –Michele Byer Mary Trelinski –Carolyn and Richard Saltsman

Cheryl Hinds –Adrienne and Selwyn Enzer


Jeff Bujer, Abbe Land, and Thomas Tibbits –Aurora L. and Esmeraldo B. Abejo

CONTACT Tributes | July 1 To December 31, 2010 Bill Bullock and Charles Collier –Setsuko D. Kono Jonathan Chu –Ramona and Dr. Allan Pacela Ms. Lottie Flaks’ Birthday –Kurt S. Adler Andrew Friendly, Maddie Friendly, The Hookstratten Family, Hannah Mark, John Mark, Noah Mark, Ronan Mark, Sandy Mark, Chris Nicholson, James Nicholson, The Osher Family, Ali Zaslav, Jaime Zaslav and Jordan Zaslav – Happy Chanuka! –Pat and Andy Friendly Emmett Fryman –Nick Fryman Laurie Goodman and Don Spetner –Jeff L. Bianco Laurie Goodman and Don Spetner – Happy Anniversary! –Joan R. and Howard I. Goodman Rachel Griffin Gordon and Keith Gordon Griffin –Judith Thomas and James Griffin Jensen and Sam Gores – Merry Christmas! –Mary B. Jensen Marc Graboff –Sucherman Consulting Group Inc.

Martha Henderson –Lesley and Brian Kleinman –Perry S. Oretzky –John S. Perry Hirshland Family –Heidi Walters Ellen and Tom Hoberman –Renee Rousselot and Barry Jossen –Bonnie Germain –Robert Saget Ellen, Tom, Sarah & Eric Hoberman –Linda T. Ullom Tom Hoberman –Rachel Bendavid –Patricia and William Finnegan –Jeff Frost –Janet Gilbreath and Robert D. Swartz Ellen and Tom Hoberman’s Wedding Anniversary –Jackie A. and Bernard G. Hoberman Dr. James Honigman – Happy Birthday Uncle Jim! –Arlene Hershman Mary and Donald Hoy – Merry Christmas! –Jacqueline Rocco Andrew Koenig –Judith Ann Levitt-Koenig and Walter Koenig Abbe Land –Allyne Winderman and Glenn Wasserman

Abbe Land’s Birthday –Arline L. Land Robert Larriba – Christmas Blessings! –Eleanor M. and Orlando C. Paray Paul Lasman – Happy Hanukah! –Sharon Lasman Bob Lewis’ Birthday –Mickey and George Winard Sharon and Howard Littman –Patricia A. Alexander Dr. Howard Mandel –Leslie K. and Martin E. Isenberg Drs. Susan and Howard Mandel –Renée Weitz Barbara and Garry Marshall –Betty McMicken Gary Newman –Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. Molly Rodriguez –Mary C. Heiss Haim Saban –Adrienne and Stanford Rubin Roz Swartz – Happy Birthday Mrs. Roz Swartz! Hope you return to good health! –E. Muriel and Julius B. Moster Dana Walden –Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. Dana Walden’s Birthday –Barbara and Stanley Walden Andrea Wong –Sucherman Consulting Group Inc.


The Saban Free Clinic IS The Los Angeles Free Clinic. Taproot Foundation Helps Improve the Patient Experience Last year, The Saban Free Clinic was awarded a service grant by the Taproot Foundation, which pairs local non-profits with teams of professionals who volunteer their time and skills to help organizations address specific needs. The service grant enabled the Clinic to develop its first-ever Patient Services Handbook, a much-needed resource. The handbook clearly communicates helpful tips on how patients can best use the services and programs available at the Clinic. In addition, the handbook includes a comprehensive listing of all the services provided and the hours for each of the Clinic’s locations. The contents are all enclosed within a well-designed pocket folder with which patients can place additional forms and literature relevant to their Clinic visits and health care needs. The Clinic began to distribute the handbooks to patients at the beginning of this year at all sites. The Clinic is grateful for all the time, effort and dedication each of the project volunteers, Jacqui Genow, Laurie Hughes, Thomas Humphreys, Michael Jaye and Thomas Philp, provided to the project. They delivered a thoroughly useful and professional-quality product that the Clinic is proud to distribute to its patients. The Clinic also thanks Erica Williams, Taproot Foundation program manager, for her supervision of the project and team.

Holiday Cheer for Deserving Families Members of the WME Entertainment team surprised several deserving families with a heartfelt welcome and a bountiful array of holiday gifts. Friends Board Member Cori Wellins Lagao led the efforts to gather the gifts from employees at WME Entertainment and her friends, in addition to donating a number of items herself. With her colleagues at WME Entertainment, including Friends Board Member Richard Weitz, she encouraged them by sharing the stories of the families and by creating a little friendly internal competition. “The goal was to make this a fun and meaningful experience for my colleagues,” said Cori Wellins Lagao. “I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of items and the sheer generosity of everyone who participated. The most rewarding part was meeting the families and seeing the joy on their faces when they received with the gifts.”

Dr. Paul Gore, Mikki Levi, Clinic patients, Friends Board Member Cori Wellins Lagao, Tammy Fojut

Sarah Adolphson and Helena Fils of WME Entertainment with Clinic patients

Each family received gifts tailored specifically to them based on the ages of the children and their needs. Items included sports equipment, board games, bicycles, clothing, toiletries and gift cards. This is the third time that Cori has coordinated this donation of gifts. We thank her for her incredible donation and her dedication to making the holiday season special and memorable for these families. Clinic patient with Friends Board Member Richard Weitz


CONTACT Patrick Whitesell to be Honored at The Saban Free Clinic’s 16th Annual Golf Classic The Saban Free Clinic’s 16th Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 27th at the renowned El Caballero Country Club. Every year, the tournament raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund the nearly 90,000 patient visits the Clinic provides to the uninsured and needy in the Los Angeles Community. The Clinic is pleased to honor Patrick Whitesell, Co-CEO, WME Entertainment. Mr. Whitesell’s illustrious career as a talent agent began more than 20 years ago. One of today’s most prominent talent agents, Mr. Whitesell’s current clients include Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Ellen Page, Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Costner and Pearl Jam. He joined Endeavor as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and was instrumental in shaping Endeavor’s June 2009 merger with the William Morris Agency. “It is such a privilege to be selected as this year’s Golf Classic honoree by The Saban Free Clinic. I hold the utmost respect for the organization and the vital services it provides to the community,” noted Mr. Whitesell. The Annual Golf Classic will be chaired by Irving Azoff, Andy Friendly and David T. Friendly, joined by co-chairs John Frankenheimer, Peter Grosslight, Ted Harbert, Marcia Steere and Andrea Wong. Players will start the day with a continental breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at noon. The day concludes with dinner and an awards ceremony. For information about the event, including sponsorship, please contact us at 323-330-1665 or

Murad Showers the Clinic with Products Taking a shower or just being able to clean up every day is something most of us take for granted. For thousands of men and women who are living on the streets it is a luxury that is often unavailable. Thankfully, The Saban Free Clinic provides free access to a shower on a walk-in basis at two of its locations; the Beverly Health Center and S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center in Hollywood. The Clinic is the only agency in the HollywoodWilshire area to provide this much needed service. Murad Skincare answered the Clinic’s Shower Program call for products, generously donating and delivering hundreds of its premium doctor-branded skincare products. Clients of the Clinic can now use Murad body washes, facial cleansers, sunscreens, lip balms, moisturizers, kits with sample-sized and hotel products and more. Many thanks to Murad for the donation in support of The Saban Free Clinic’s Shower Program. The Clinic relies on the generosity of companies like Murad, as well as organizations and individuals, to provide the supplies to sustain the shower program. The Clinic accepts all toiletries, including soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, sunscreen, hotel products and sample-sizes are preferred. The Clinic offers a fresh change of clothing to those who use the shower facilities. Donations of new socks, underwear and clothing (new or gently-used) are also welcomed. For more information on how to make a donation to the Shower Program, please call 323-330-1670.


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CONTACT Spring 2011  


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