8/11/13 The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills

Sunday August 11, 2013
From 5:00 – 9:30PM
The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

On Sunday, August 11, 2013 the Band from TV appeared in concert at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills to honor Calabasas resident Jamie Daugherty and benefit The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Daugherty, a Calabasas resident and chair of the City of Calabasas Communications & Technology Commission, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, in January, 2012.

The ALS Association is committed to creating a world without ALS and seeks to treat and cure the disease through global research and nationwide advocacy while empowering individuals with ALS and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support. The Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and in the state of Hawaii. The Band from TV is a charity cover band whose members are well-known actors from television series who donates the proceeds of their performances and recordings to a variety of charitable causes.

The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m., with the Band from TV taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.
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T.H.E. Big Event – Las Virgenes School Fundraiser Brings in $400K

By Kyle Jorrey, TheAcorn.com

STARS COME OUT—Greg Grunberg of the Band from TV serenades actress Jennifer Love Hewitt during last weekend’s THE (Together Helping Education) Event fundraiser in Calabasas. Photo: RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Declaring it a windfall for the students and teachers of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the organizers of last Saturday’s gala dubbed THE Event are saying the $150-aticket party in Calabasas raised more than $400,000.

“We were hoping among ourselves to make $100,000, $150,000, we thought that was pretty aggressive,” said Jessica Pinto Nedick, co-chair of THE Event. “So when the total numbers came back, we were just blown away.”

The celebrity-laden evening soiree at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center was the inaugural fundraising gala for Together Helping Education, a foundation started in December 2010 by a group of community members concerned about statewide cuts to public education.

Pinto Nedick, who co-chaired the event alongside Marc Hernandez and Deanna Glassberg, said the nonprofit group saw the evening as an opportunity to raise awareness about the foundation and to raise the alarm about the funding plight of local schools. But it turned out to be much more.

T.H.E. Event - Chris Harrison & Greg Grunberg

CELEBS—Chris Harrison, host of TV’s “The Bachelor,” and Greg Grunberg, actor and founder of Band from TV, entertain the crowd at THE Event at Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center last Saturday. Harrison and Grunberg both have children in LVUSD schools. Photo: RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

It really showed what this community is capable of doing when given the opportunity to unite . . .” Pinto Nedick said.

Greeted by balmy weather and the opportunity to taste fine wines and sample some of the area’s high-end restaurants—Maestro’s and Fleming’s steak houses among them—more than 1,000 guests filled the outdoor venue to near capacity. And when time came for the live auction, the crowd of LVUSD parents and supporters didn’t keep their hands stuck in their pockets.

With Chris Harrison—host of TV’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and parent of a child at White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village—lending his services as master of ceremonies, and professional auctioneer Jeff Tanenbaum handling the bidders, the live auction raised approximately $160,000, including $85,000 during the auction’s “Raise Your Paddle” portion.

“I was crying,” Pinto Nedick said. “We were hoping to have a few people raise those paddles— this is literally just people giving money, they get nothing in return. Our estimate was $20,000 or $30,000, and we raised $85,000 in 10 minutes.”

Asked how THE Event was able to be successful when so many nonprofits are struggling, Pinto Nedick credited the foundation’s executive board members with coming up with a fundraiser that really fit the community—then calling every number in their Rolodex to drum up support for it.

“We really reached out to our relationships and our connections and created what we thought would be an incredible coming-out party, and all of it is to benefit teachers and counselors,” she said.

No connection was more important than the one forged between foundation president Hernandez, and Greg Grunberg, whose children are in the same class at Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas.

T.H.E. Event - Parents Bidding

Parents bid at the auction. Photos by RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Grunberg, a familiar face to TV viewers from his roles on NBC’s “Heroes” and more recently on Lifetime’s “The Client List,” also happens to be the parent of three boys at three different schools in the school district. His oldest, 16-yearold Jake, goes to Agoura High School; Ben, 12, is at A.E. Wright Middle School and youngest Sam, 8, is at Round Meadow Elementary.

When Hernandez, part-owner of Brent Deli’s in Westlake Village, approached Grunberg about helping with the event, both he and wife Elizabeth—who were later named honorary co-chairs—jumped in full force, Pinto Nedick said.

“They are an incredible couple,” she said of the Grunbergs.

Greg Grunberg not only offered to invite all his celebrity friends, but he offered to let his band, Band from TV—a group comprising actors from popular shows like “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives”— play for free.

“It was such a smart thing (for the foundation) to do, to give a very direct invitation to these parents who want to do something, who want to help out the schools, ‘Hey, come have a party,’” said Grunberg, who has his own foundation dedicated to raising awareness about epileptic seizures.

During its hour-long performance Saturday night, the band welcomed special cameos by comedian Wayne Brady and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, both friends of Grunberg. Also seen at the event: boxer Audley Harrison, a member of THE, and Backstreet Boys band member Kevin Richardson.

“This school district was so ripe and ready for something well organized and put together,” Grunberg said. “(The credit) goes directly to Marc, Jessica and Deanna (Glassberg), they put in so much hard work and it showed. It was just flawless.”

Pinto Nedick said the best thing about last Saturday’s event wasn’t the great food, wine or music—it was that audience members bought into the foundation’s message.

“Our message was very clear: We have the control. We can make what happens in Sacramento irrelevant to our children’s education, that was our message, and that resonated. People got it.”

Source: The Acorn Press

Band From TV to Play at T.H.E. EVENT – Saturday 6/9/2012, Calabasas, CA

Band From TV joins local business and community leaders as well as residents from Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Hidden Hills and West Hills for the first annual event in support of the Las Virgenes Unified School District and its newly-established education foundation—T.H.E. Foundation: Together Helping Education.

T.H.E. Event takes place Saturday, June 9, at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center from 5-10:30 p.m.

The mission of T.H.E. Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is to provide direct financial support to LVUSD (Las Virgenes Unified School District)

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Come Say Farewell to Wisteria Lane… with Band From TV! – 4/21/2012, Universal Studios, CA

James Denton (Honorary Chairman)
Mark Horak, Michelle Horak & Melissa Horak (Co-Chairs)
and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Invite You To Join Them For One Last Time at…

April 21, 2012
Universal Studios Back Lot
6:30PM to 10:00PM

It was a little more than a decade ago, on a sunny day, in a beautiful suburb called Fairview, that Mary Alice Young shattered the quiet when she ended it all. Since then, Wisteria Lane has never been the same. Join us for a last stroll down this now-legendary street and a chance to bid farewell to the women who have entertained us. 

Once again, James Denton and Band From TV will perform.

And as anyone who was there last year will tell you – it’s going to be a blast!

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 760
Los Angeles,CA   90010
For more info: Contact Chanda Fuller
323-939-0758     cfuller@cff.org


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A Block Party on Wisteria Lane – 4/16/2011

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honorary Chairman James Denton and Co-Chairs Mark Horak, Michelle Horak and Melissa Horak hosted “A Block Party on Wisteria Lane” to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.
It was a unique chance to party the night away on Wisteria Lane — the actual set where those desperate housewives play and plot! For one night attendees were able to romp through their seemingly perfect neighborhood, enjoy an old-fashioned barbeque from Stonefire Grill, shop the super spectacular silent auction, rub elbows with Celebs and rock out to the music of Band From TV with special guest, Teri Hatcher.