Holocaust Museum Gala Draws Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette
Arquette and her husband, Todd Morgan, were honored for their efforts in preserving the history of the Holocaust and providing over $3 million in assistance to survivors.
Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Todd Morgan, Patricia Arquette and David Arquette came out to support Holocaust survivors and their families at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2016 Los Angeles Dinner at The Beverly Hilton on Wednesday night.
During the event, Rosanna Arquette and her investment banker husband Morgan received the National Leadership Award for their efforts in preserving the history of the Holocaust. Morgan's Aging With Dignity Fund has provided Holocaust survivors with over $3 million for medical assistance, transportation, food and other necessary services.
"While genocide represents the catastrophic end of hatred, the Holocaust shows us that assaults on human dignity of any kind must never go unanswered even when the challenge is daunting," said Rosanna. "As Rosa Parks said, 'We must never be fearful about what you are doing when it's right.' My sister [Patricia Arquette] knows that. This is literally happening today in my country right now. And you know what I mean. He's got crazy hair. We cannot let this happen, guys."
Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, gave the keynote address. NCIS: Los Angeles actress Daniela Ruah introduced a "Pledge to the Future" segment with Holocaust survivor Louis de Groot. Musician Lili Haydn, a friend of Rosanna and Morgan, performed an original piece inspired by human rights.
Funds raised during the evening benefited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which recently launched "Time Capsule," featuring messages from Holocaust survivors for the future. Hollywood stars Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and Josh Brolin are honorary dinner committee members but did not attend the gala.
Richard Perry, Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette and Todd Morgan attend the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2016 Los Angeles Dinner: What You Do Matters. Photo credit: Mike Windle/Getty