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October 27, 2018 • 7PM - Midnight • Los Angeles, California

You will never forget your evening at the Magic Makers Ball. Held at the Skirball Cultural Center – the Magic Makers Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children impacted by a parent’s cancer.

The event brings hundreds of Los Angeles luminaries together for an evening of philanthropy, discovery and fun. Complete with hands-on experiences, dinner, and dancing, the Magic Makers Ball will inspire you to support this often-overlooked population of children.

All proceeds benefit Camp Kesem and their nationwide network of free summer camps (including camps run by UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Chapman and the Claremont Colleges), ensuring the organization’s ability support more of the 5+ million children who have a parent with cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer.

This year…

Our 2017 Benefit:

Over 300 Guests

$550,000+ Dollars Raised

Camp Kesem Magic Makers Ball 2017 Highlights

2017 LA Board:

Barbi Appelquist
Amanda & Sam Brown
Jennie & Fritz Burkart
Allison & Adam Checchi
Natalie & Jonathan Fischer
Tye Gonser
Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings
Wendy & Michael Landes
Molly & Matt Leonetti
Amber & Josh Moon
Soundis & Danny Passman
Nancy & Stephen Paul
Laura Probst & Chris Pimentel
Shannon & Michael Rotenberg
Meredith & Jon Sinclair
Andrea & Steve Stanford
Jan & Rob Swartz
Norah & Brian Weinstein
Sharla & Matt Wilson
Camp Kesem Magic Makers Ball Venue – Skirball Cultural Center

National Board of Directors:

Bob Bartell
Neha Biggs
John K. Bradburn Jr.
Emily M. Brakebill *
Thom Brown
Ben Cornwell
David Cronin
Becky Crowe
Keith Dierkx
Ron Glickman **
Matt Hanley
Dr. Brent Iverson
Jerry Katz
Betsy Morton
Mark Luck Olson
Robert Plotkowski
Jane Saccaro
Chris Solomon
Jay Stilwell
Sudarsan Thattai
Iris Rave Wedeking
* Board Chair
** Board Chair Emeritus

Mark your calendars for October 27, 2018 for next year's event!

Click here to make a donation now.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Magic Makers Ball, benefiting Camp Kesem. Your sponsorship investment not only raises your brand awareness and builds key relationships - it also helps children touched by a parent’s cancer feel safe, loved, respected and self-confident. Magic Makers Ball brings together Los Angeles influencers and business leaders for one unified, inspiring purpose – to bring Camp Kesem’s life-changing programs to more children in need. Sponsorship provides your brand with the opportunity to create authentic and action-oriented connections – not only with this event audience, but with the entire extended Camp Kesem family.

CONTACT COLLEEN KLAGES for questions or requests.


Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings

The Yeardley Smith Foundation

Nancy & Stephen Paul

Marci & Jeff Dinkin          JoJo & Eric Fleiss

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Caryn & Jerry Katz

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Andrea & Steve Stanford