2019 Silver Circle Gala Highlights

On Monday, March 25, over 600 people united at the Beverly Wilshire to celebrate the Clinic’s commitment to helping vulnerable people in our community get and stay healthy. Thank you to everyone who helped us raise more than $1.5 million to help the Clinic provide quality primary health care to people in need.

The evening featured stories of extraordinary people who are champions for people in need. Ivy Kagan Bierman, an entertainment lawyer at Loeb & Loeb and advisor to #TimesUp and the ADL received the Humanitarian Award and shared how she was drawn to supporting the Clinic because of her interest in protecting the safety and health of women and minorities. Russel Tyner, the president and co-founder of Houston/Tyner Architects who has designed many of the Clinic’s state-of-the-art facilities, was honored with the Irma Colen Leadership Award for his 34 years of service to the Clinic.

During the program, we shared a video to highlight the impact that three amazing women at Venice Family Clinic have had on their patients’ lives. You can watch the video by clicking below.


A few of the evening's photos are below.  To see the full album click here.

(LtoR) Liz Forer, CEO, Venice Family Clinic; Ivy Kagan Bierman; Russel Tyner; Denise Tyner

The evening was hosted by comedian and longtime friend to the Clinic, Kristal Oates.

Two staff members, Carrie Kowalski, MPAP, PA-C and Juan Lopez, LVN, were honored with the Etz Chaim Milgrom Tree of Life Award for Compassionate Care 

Ivy Kagan Bierman and Charles Randolph Wright

Grammy-winning jazz musicians (LtoR) Shelly Berg, Trevor Ware, Carmen Bradford and Gregg Field gave a special performance.


Thanks to our Sponsors

David Geffen School of Medicine

UCLA Health

Anthem Blue Cross


Kaiser Permanente

Regal Theaters

The Wonderful Company

and our Media Partner




For more information about Venice Family Clinic and Silver Circle call Robin Sweeney at 310.664.7908 or email RSweeney@mednet.ucla.edu

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