SVMOW hosted inaugural ‘Hollywood Under the Stars’ gala

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

AT THE GALA (left to right) Hancock Park resident Rita Hollingsworth, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels CEO / Executive Director Veronica Dover and Larchmont Chronicle co-founder Jane Gilman.      Photo by Chris Devlin

After being unable to hold its traditional “An Evening on the Beach” event for the past two years due to COVID-19, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (SVMOW), the largest privately funded senior nutrition program in the nation, held its inaugural “Hollywood Under the Stars” fundraiser on June 25.

The event was held at Paramount Studios, right across the street from one of the organization’s delivery routes, said Veronica Dover, CEO and executive director of the organization.

It was an evening of music, dancing, food and fun. “People were dancing under the iconic Paramount arch — the band was right there, and they were having such a good time. It was awesome,” said Christine Calderon Caruso, director of development for SVMOW.

ST. VINCENT Meals on Wheels CEO / Executive Director Veronica Dover (back row, fifth from right, behind mic), flanked by Hollywood Under the Stars chefs and pâtissiers.

The restaurants that participated (Kali, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Fanny’s, Tesse, Georgia’s Restaurant, Hank’s, Sumac Mediterranean Cuisine, Wood & Vine, Gracias Madre, Etoile Filante Patisserie, Bertha Mae’s Brownie Co., Lark Cake Shop and Laderach Chocolatier Suisse) donated all the food.

Susan Hirasuna, Los Angeles’ Fox 11 anchor / reporter, hosted the event, and City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell (CD-13) and Nithya Raman (CD-4) spoke. More than 300 people attended, and $400,000 was raised for the organization.

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