Mark Gordon Honored at Fulfillment Fund Dinner
"He has a heart as big as Kim Kardashian's buttocks, or at least one buttock," host Jason Issacs says of the producer, who was honored for his support of the nonprofit that helps children from low-income families get a better education.
It’s always best when someone is being honored to immediately get to the key reason why the honoree deserves the tribute. At the Fulfillment Fund’s Oct. 14 Beverly Hilton dinner honoring Mark Gordon, host Jason Isaacs spoke first and said: "He has a heart as big as Kim Kardashian’s buttocks, or at least one buttock." All the reasons that came afterward were superfluous.
Gordon said he was a supporter of the fund, which helps students from low-income families get into higher education through a program of mentoring, counseling and scholarships, because, "this is the best single organization in Los Angeles for getting under-served kids into college. Nobody else gets the results they do. The return on the dollar is incredible."
Gordon (right) with Jason Isaacs (left)
Gordon (right) with Roland Emmerich (left)
The dinner included an auction (Roland Emmerich started the bidding); a performance by Brenna Whitaker and the Hamilton High School choir; and remarks by student Niona White (who had gone through the fund’s program); and founder Dr. Gary Gitnick, who said, “The school system in Los Angeles is dysfunctional. If we don’t do something now, we risk losing an entire generation of students.”
Among those on hand were Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anne Sweeney, former L.A. County supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Lorraine Toussaint, Jeff Shell, past honoree Chris Meledandri and Entertainment One’s Darren Throop.
Gordon (left) with Jeffrey Katzenberg (right)
Gordon (right) with Anne Sweeney (left)
Photos by Alex Berliner