23rd Annual Courageous Leadership Awards Brunch
On May 7, 2017 WAGV held its 23rd Annual Courageous Leadership Awards Brunch. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our event a success!

Thank you to our honorees Stephanie Soechtig, writer/director/producer of the documentary Under The Gun, Sheila and Michael Goldberg, social activists and Geanie Zelig-Galinson, concert/event producer and producer of the Los Angeles Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Your support of this event allows us to continue the life-saving work we do in reducing gun violence.

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  • Luisa Ashley and Fernando Del Rio

  • WAGV Board Members (L-R): Diana Georger; Deborah Gitell, Brunch Chairperson; Josh Stepakoff; Loren Lieb; Hollye Dexter, WAGV Co-Chair; Earl Shields; Ann Reiss Lane; Regina Scott; Laurie Saffian; WAGV Co-Chair; Donna Finkelstein

  • L-R: Troy Dexter, Loren Lieb, Cameron Clark, Hollye Dexter, Alan Stepakoff, Dani Robinson, Sandy Phillips

  • L-R: Patricia Maisch, Anita Busch, Daniel Hernandez, Deborah Gitell

  • L-R: Leslie Horowitz, Honoree Mike Goldberg

  • L-R: Luisa Ashley, Regina Scott, Earl Shields, Ann Reiss Lane, Anna Del Rio, Marlys Nunneri

  • Karen Comegys, Jo Ann & Charlie Kaplan

  • Students from Otis College of Art and Design

  • Anita Busch, Brian Malte

  • Barbara Yaroslavsky, Michael Stubbs

  • Jane Edith Wilson, Gary Lucy

  • Daniel Hernandez, Jackie Elkins

  • Kathy Shorr, Loren Lieb

  • Lorraine Morland, Regina Scott

  • Students from Otis College of Art and Design

  • Bruce Sterling, Nicole and Kaylie Galinson

  • Abbe Land, David Straus

  • Champagne Reception

  • Ron Galperin, Michael Stubbs

  • Silent Auction

  • Representatives of Brunch Sponsor Kaiser Permanente

  • Honoree Sheila Goldberg, WAGV Founder Ann Reiss Lane

  • Ballroom

  • L-R: Marlys Nunneri, Kathy Shorr, Josh Stepakoff

  • Abbe Land, Emcee

  • Laurie Saffian, WAGV Co-Chair

  • Anthony Coda Lopez speaking about Pulse Night Club

  • Mandy Pifer speaking about San Bernardino mass shooting

  • Singer/Songwriter Julie Silver singing her song Shira

  • Honorees Mike and Sheila Goldberg with their children Jay and Tracey

  • Honoree Geanie Zelig-Galinson with WAGV Co-Chair Hollye Dexter

  • Honoree Stephanie Soechtig with Sandy Phillips

  • 2017 Leadership Award Honorees

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