Images and slideshow from the 2015 Eagle & Badge Gala at the bottom of the page or view the slideshow on YouTube at: youtu.be/njAnwVX0zdM.
2015 Eagle & Badge Gala - A Very Memorable Evening!
From the opening Red Carpet reception through the amazing closing act "The Tenors", this year's Eagle & Badge Gala was a superb evening of tribute and entertainment. KTLA's Wendy Burch hosted with style and grace as we honored three outstanding individuals - actress/activist Catherine Bach, producer/community leader Jon Sheinberg, and attorney/youth advocate Rocky Delgadillo - and guests were treated to entertainment for the SoCal Vocals (from USC), guitarist Rob Bonfiglio, and capped by The Tenors closing set.
E&B President Peter Repovich welcomed the guests and introduced Honorary Chair Mayor Eric Garcetti for opening remarks. The evening also paid tribute to the LAPPL's Distinguished Service Honorees along with the LAPD's Medal of Valor and Purple Heart recipients in dramatic presentations. Special guests on stage included LAPD Deputy Chiefs Bob Green and Michel Moore, plus Melissa Claire Egan, from The Young & The Restless, former City Attorney Nuch Trutanich, and a lively LIVE auction was conducted by Chrishell Stause from Days of our Lives, and Sophia Lopez.
Gala Event Chair Arthur M. Kassel also thanked the sponsors for their generous support, including Stephanie & Peter Nolan Foundation, Fresh Brothers, Los Angeles Police Protective League, McNicholas & McNicholas LLP, Los Angeles Clippers, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP, Gregory W. Smith, Esq., Girardi & Keese, Straussner & Sherman, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, The Sheinberg Foundation, Clear Channel, Galpin Motors, Associated Television, COP Communications, Inc. and Herbalife.
Our gratitude also to our EVENT CO-CHAIRS Thomas Girardi, Esq., Craig Lally, Gold Lee, Esq., Matthew McNicholas, Esq., Alan J. Skobin, Esq., Steve Soboroff, Gregory Smith, Esq. and Aaron Straussner, Esq. and to our DINNER CO-CHAIRS Carole Gaba, Vicki Iovine, Bernadette Leonard, Susie Sheinberg, Nina Tassler and Sandi Taylor.
An amazing night for the 2015 Eagle & Badge 'In the Line of Duty' Awards. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and attended!
While it’s only one night a year, the spotlight shines bright on the Eagle & Badge Foundation. The organization supports the officers of the LAPD and their families year-round so your continued support is crucial. Please consider becoming a sponsor of the End of Watch Memorial Wall or a lifetime member of the Eagle & Badge Foundation by calling our office at (818) 994-4661 for more information or to schedule a meeting with Peter Repovich or one of our E&B board members.
Just a few photos from the Gala.