2:31pm PT by Chris Gardner
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Charlize Theron Set for Top Honors at amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles
DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron will add another honor to their already impressive résumés on Oct. 27 when they take the stage to be feted at amfAR's 7th annual Inspiration Gala Los Angeles.
The event — to be held at Milk Studios and produced by Josh Wood and his Josh Wood Prods. banner — will include a gala dinner, live auction and yet-to-be-announced musical performances. Presenting sponsors include Harry Winston and M·A·C Cosmetics.
Both longtime philanthropists, Katzenberg is being singled out for his work on behalf of AIDS Project Los Angeles, for which he serves as a trustee. The organization serves more than 11,000 individuals with HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs and lobbies for effective public policies.
Theron, meanwhile, founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. CTAOP supports community-based organizations that implement innovative HIV prevention programs targeting adolescents, providing young people in sub-Saharan Africa with tools and skills to live healthy and productive lives.
Katzenberg and Theron follow in the footsteps of previous Inspiration Gala honorees including Ryan Murphy and Tom Ford. Serving as event chairs of the 2016 event are amfAR chairman of the board Kenneth Cole and Aileen Getty. Co-chairs include Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, John Demsey, Barry Diller, amfAR Global fundraising chairman Milutin Gatsby, Matt Bomer, Simon Halls, Nayla Hayek, Kevin Huvane, Stephen Huvane, Cheyenne Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, Helen Mirren, Denis O’Hare, Sean Patterson, Alan Poul, Vincent Roberti, Rich Ross, Adam Sanderson, Martin Short, Steven Warren and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
More information on the event can be found here.