LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orphaned Starfish Foundation (http://www.osf.org) will hold its much-anticipated annual fundraising event, inviting guests to “Party For A Purpose” on Wednesday, May 3 from 10 PM to 2 AM hosted by 1OAK on Sunset.
Orphaned Starfish is dedicated to working with orphans, victims of abuse and at-risk youth. OSF’s mission is to foster lasting change in the lives of the children it serves by giving them the opportunity to develop vocational skills through computer technology and gain employment that will enable them to overcome the cycle of poverty and abuse.
The second annual Los Angeles event “OSF Night at 1OAK” will not be a typical charity gala. Instead, guests can enjoy an elite jet setting experience that one might have at Hakkasan in Las Vegas or Pacha in Ibiza. Guests can dance the night away with world famous artists, DJ Vice (DJ Vice) and international DJ Lauren Lane (DJ Lauren Lane), who will perform at the private, red carpet event. Special VIP tables and bottle service are also available (Get Tickets Here).
“OSF’s special fundraising gala events in New York are always a highlight among our supporters,” comments Victoria Smith. “With our second event in LA, we hope to place the spotlight on this very important cause, while giving our guests an exclusive luxury lifestyle experience at one of the hottest venues on the Sunset Strip.”
Last year, the red carpet filled fundraiser raised over $200,000 in the span of a few hours to benefit the foundation’s 50 international programs helping over 10,000 orphans in 25 countries. The money was dedicated to the construction and operation of vocational training facilities, including funding for furnishing, purchasing required equipment, teacher salaries, job placement services and scholarships for higher education.
“This year we have raised the bar for our fundraising goals,” adds Stratton Sclavos. “In its inaugural year, $200,000 was raised. In 2017, we hope to double this figure to over $400,000, with one hundred percent of the evening’s proceeds benefitting OSF. I’m pleased to share that Vision Global Foundation has made OSF its charter charitable organization and has pledged $100,000 to the event.”
OSF events in NY and LA attract some of the world’s top business leaders, celebrities & sports stars, including Susan Lucci, Judy Reyes, Julia Stiles, Malik Yoba, Sasha Cohen, Jon Batiste, Mariano Rivera, Troy Polamalu, and Nastia Liukin. At this year’s LA event, Rick Fox, NFL’s Tony Gonzalez, Shaun Phillips and Michael Montgomery, Jim Leyritz, Anthony Michael Hall, Stacy Kiebler, Odette Annable, Dave Annable and many others are expected.
"Our goal is to make sure that all the children we serve will have all the tools they need to be successful for their lives and to serve as many children around the world as possible. I am deeply grateful to our co-chairs, our sponsors and our supporters in Southern California for helping to make 10,000 plus children's dreams a reality," says founder Andy Stein.
All proceeds will be donated to the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to promoting lasting change in the lives of orphans, victims of abuse, and at-risk youth. OSF serves by giving them the opportunity to develop vocational skills through computer technology and life skills to overcome the cycle of poverty and abuse.
Trendy Butler CEO and co-founder Jeremy Barnett teamed up with OSF to expand the foundation’s awareness outside of New York last year. The OSF awareness in Los Angeles is now snowballing. The vision, which now looks to be reality thanks to continued generosity of 1OAK providing their venue to host this special evening. Trendy Butler co-founders Jeremy Barnett and Ali Najafian visited two of OSF’s orphanages in Colombia in 2015. This visit inspired a movement in Los Angeles to raise awareness of OSF, specific to the Los Angeles technology community.
“This kids are the heroes, this is a story of inspiration and success. The children of OSF are learning and thriving. What Andy and his wife Dilia have been built with the help of Vinny, Victoria and many others resonated with us because we saw the impact - Frankly, that was what drew me in. As entrepreneurs, we’re moving fast and furious. Slowing down and getting a chance to be a part of this - and see the impact OSF has had in so many special kids' lives is beyond words. I’m grateful to be a part of the LA movement,” comments Jeremy Barnett.
Sponsors include Vision Venture Partners and its founding partners Stratton Sclavos, Amit Razaida, Rick Fox and Jace Hall and 1OAK, Toba Capital founder Vinny Smith, Victoria Smith, Trendy Butler, Sports 1 Marketing, and SURKUS.
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About Orphaned Starfish Foundation
Andrew Stein founded the Orphaned Starfish Foundation in 2001 after visiting orphanages in Latin America and performing magic tricks for the children. He began OSF with the goal to help orphans, victims of abuse, victims of trafficking, and at-risk children worldwide escape their cycles of poverty and abuse through education and job training. Since then, he married his charity partner and professional singer, Dilia Stein who sings to the children and they both travel many months to visit every program during the year. From humble beginnings building a small computer vocational training center in an orphanage in Santiago, Chile, they have built OSF to now serve over 10,000 children in 50 programs in 25 countries: USA, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Honduras, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, Haiti, Colombia, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Uruguay, Philippines, Kenya, Jamaica, American Samoa & Nepal. He has developed local partners in each of these countries, including Save the Children, Rotary Club, and USAID.
About Trendy Butler
Trendy Butler is a continuity-based company whose technology, leveraged analytics, and learning capabilities extend beyond its current scope of services dedicated to Men’s fashion. At two years old, TB currently has 25,000 active members. Along with the men’s fashion strategy, TB is repurposing their proprietary, efficiency-inducing learning engine for 3 new consumer categories over the next 24 months including women’s athletic leisure, XXL Men, & Juniors.
Hollywood, California’s SURKUS was founded with a mission to revolutionize the way people experience their cities and allow business owners to directly engage with their target audience. SURKUS has invented CrowdCasting by harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, SURKUS uses unique algorithms to connect businesses with the masses to cast their ideal crowd. SURKUS is a mobile platform that provides local events and venues with a new way to cast their perfect crowd by passing traditional advertising and promotional dollars onto their ideal audience. Now customers are paid to experience the latest hot spots and events in their neighborhoods. SURKUS matches customer profiles with events they’ll love thus creating an unforgettable experience for all. www.surkus.com
About Sports 1 Marketing
Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages the relationship capital that founders David Meltzer and Warren Moon built up over 38 years. Since 2010, we have utilized our situational knowledge to be statistically successful in everything we do. We are able to bring the right people to our projects to attract more of the right people. This elevates the awareness and exposure of the project thereby allowing us to maximize its monetization in order to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.