LATLC Summer Soiree Co-Chairs Steve Vartazarian and Gerald Marcus, Committee Members Mark Bloom, Daniel Ghyczy, Megan Klein, Sergio Puche, Griselda Rodriguez, Jeremy Tissot, Bradley Wallace, Plan A Events, and The Entire LATLC Board of Directors
Thank you for making the 2022 such a success!
AUGUST 13, 2022
FAIRMONT HOTEL, SANTA MONICA
LATLC’s Summer Soiree – A Party With a Purpose
LATLC’s primary funding comes from a major gala. After many years of “Casino Night and Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament,” LATLC decided to transform the annual fundraiser into a “Summer Soiree – Party with a Purpose.“ There was still dancing, great food, live band karaoke, activities, silent disco, and everything you expect from the previous LATLC’s fundraisers. But there was a major difference: every element of the evening would be connected to one of our 100+ partner charities.
Instead of a formal program, the entire event became the “program.” Guests learned about each organization and experienced, first-hand, the work Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities does – from service projects to our signature events like “Comfort and Joy” where we provide thousands of toys, household items, and all the ingredients for a holiday meal.
The 2022 SUMMER SOIREE was held on August 13, at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. This year, LATLC “took over” the entire outside area of this beautiful hotel. PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE.
LATLC again held the 2021 Summer Soiree at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. However, with COVID-19, the party moved to the roof Pool Area, with the majority of the event held outdoors. Guests experienced – first-hand – exactly what LATLC supports. They could walk, blind-folded, with a Guide Dog of America, ride an adaptive tricycle with SoCal Trykers, play basketball with H.O.O.P. Foundation, and purchase art in a gallery filled with works from Exceptional Children’s Foundation and Tierra del Sol.
We kept growing and in 2019 held our annual event downtown at the Intercontinental Hotel, adding fun activities like “silent disco” and karaoke with a live band.
Hollywood Roosevelt – A Vintage Night
Each year, the evenings have become more and more successful, moving from the Fairmont to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 2018, this time with a vintage theme.
- 2015 – 2017
Fairmont Hotel Evenings
From 2015 to 2017, LATLC held the event at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. It soon became the “event of the year” – with more than 1,000 attending by 2016.
The 1st Annual Casino Night
It started in 2014 at the Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. LATLC thought it might help us fund more partner charities – which it did, doubling our annual grants from the previous year to $100,000. Not only did we have the tournament and games, there was dancing, spa treatments, and a silent auction. The event was a HUGE success!