Queen Latifah, Brian Robbins, Hank Steinberg Honored at Chrysalis Butterfly Ball Benefit
“The good thing about Chrysalis is their doors are open to anyone who walks through and says they need help,” Steinberg told The Hollywood Reporter.
From Selma Blair to AwesomenessTV's Brian Robbins, a variety of celebrities and industry leaders turned out for the 15th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on Saturday night.
The nonprofit aimed at helping Los Angeles' homeless become educated and employed honored this year's recipients of the Spirit of Chrysalis Award: Robbins, Queen Latifah and The Last Ship's Hank Steinberg. Previous honorees include Salma Hayek, Ryan Murphy and Mila Kunis, among others.
The evening began with a red carpet and cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. It ended with a performance from PHASES.
Fred Savage hosted the event, held at a private Mandeville Canyon estate, cracking jokes about how his previous gigs have been limited to events like teacher appreciation lunches at his kids' elementary school.
If one thing was serious, though, it was the main message of the night: homelessness is a problem, but it's solvable.
"The good thing about Chrysalis is their doors are open to anyone who walks through and says they need help," Steinberg told The Hollywood Reporter.
Destigmatizing the idea of being homeless will also help, said Balthazar Getty.
"Everybody has a different story. People equate homelessness to bad choices in life, and it's not always that," he told THR. "It's much more nuanced than that. There's more homeless people in Los Angeles than any other city in the country. It's here in our backyard, and it's something we need to look at."
Even Soleil Moon Frye was in attendance after welcoming her fourth child, Story, last month. Frye told THR that in order to balance her busy schedule and giving back, it's important to involve her kids.
"They actually will choose charities to do things for themselves," she said. "Poet just went up north for equal rights and equality and spoke, and that was amazing."
Many stars, like Blair, attributed their involvement with Chrysalis to the ball's co-founder, Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, who walked the carpet with husband Eric Dane and their two daughters.
Other attendees included CAA's Josh Lieberman and Rick Hess, Paula Patton, Elizabeth Berkley, Russell Simmons, Shawn Levy, Justin Chambers, Sasha Alexander, Rodger Berman, Rachel Zoe and Rosetta Getty.
For more information about Chrysalis, visit www.ChangeLives.org.