Thank you to all who joined us for the 14th Annual

Evening of Inspiration

for pediatric brain tumor research
on October 30, 2021

To all our friends near and far, we are overwhelmed by your generosity and support. With our new venue and our new LA chapter, the evening exceeded our expectations. Together, IFF United raised an estimated $1.3M!

Thank you for believing in our mission to rid the world of pediatric brain tumors and helping us to get closer to this goal. Without YOU, none of this happens. Without YOU, cutting edge research is not funded. Without YOU, great strides would not be made.
We are honored to call you our IFF BFFs today and every day.


Atlanta, GA

Chairs: Julie Royal & Karen Shulman

Beverly Hills, CA

Chairs: Sydney & Joey Meller

Thank you to our 2021 Evening of Inspiration Sponsors


PRINCIPAL | $25,000+

The Aspes Family in memory of Ted Aspes

The David Belk Cannon Foundation

Big Vault Storage Systems, LLC

The Poll Family

Chad Rosenberg

TITLE | $15,000+

Mark S. Green Charitable Fund

BENEFACTOR | $10,000+

Friend of IFF
The Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation
Julie Blase
Michele & David Hirsch
Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Family Foundation
Good Health Inc.
Jennifer Tourial & Ryan Schneider
Cheryl & Phil Yagoda
The Zalik Foundation

PARTNER | $5,000+

Rachael & Jay Abt
Rita & Arthur Bodner
Pavna & Barun Brahma
Cohen-Kogon Family
Shannon, Caroline & Kevin Cox
Jill & Todd France
The Kevin Lipton Foundation
Michael Morris
Beverly & Tom Rogers
Karen & Matt Shulman
Cheryl & Michael Schwab
Beth & Andrew Tarica

PATRON | $2,500+

Kasey & Todd Asarch
Rita & Russell Breier
Banu & Paul Elizondo
Erica & Evan Fisher
Barbara & David Garber
Betty & Al Haagen
Autumn & David Konheim
Erica & Greg Lewis
Barrie & Adam Pivko
Lisa & Shane Popp
Julie & Asher Royal
Lana & Leanard Santorelli
Tracy & Brian Seitz
Associated Insurance and Risk Advisors / Stacey & Stuart Shapiro
Allison & Jason Smith
Beth & Edward Sugarman
Shannon & Jeffrey Sugarman
Samantha & John Vella
Ward Family Fund
William Norman Company
Hollie & Barak Zukerman

FRIEND | $1,000+

Ellen Arnovitz
Arezou Berghoff
Jennifer & Steven Bodner
Negin Bolour
Staci & Matt Brill
Brian R. Cohen Fund
Sharon & Michael Corenblum
Maria & Alex Deitch
Sam & Eddie Dressler
Disney Music Group / Pamela & Scot Finck
Barbara & Craig Fleming
Viki Freeman & Family
Krista & Brian Friedman
Robin & Darrin Friedrich
Andrea & Jordy Gamson
Dale & Jimmy Glenn
Kimberly & Marc Glenn
Mindy & Jeffrey Goldberg
Murray Goldman
Carey & Jason Guggenheim
Douglas Himmel
Sydney & Howard Katz
Laurie Konheim
Chari & Michael Kornheiser
David Kuniansky
Amanda & David Lebowitz
Jennifer & Kevin Leff
Michelle & Jonathan Lerner
Debbie & Eddie Levin
Roger Lewis
The Mackel Family
Beth Martin
Mieke & Spenser Neumann
Allison & Lenny Olim
Cheryl Osterkamp
Erin Ostrow
Benjamin Pargman
Maxine & Ronald Rosen
Cheryl & Josh Rosenberg
Lana & Steve Royal
Sophie & Matthew Schwab
The Selig Foundation
Anthony Shano
Michelle & Gary Simon
Randi & Billy Steuer
Catalina & Julio Vergara
Sue & Jonathan Winner
Ashley & Roger Woodman
Valerie & Seth Yellin
Elana & Matthew Yoels
Brian York
Meredith & William Young


Dewitt Smith Video Productions
Dennis Dean
Tova Glenn
Topher Mack

Event Details

Annually, doctors, researchers and supporters from around the nation gather to support Ian’s Friends Foundation and raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Evening of Inspiration, our largest fundraising event. Historically, this gala welcomes approximately 600 guests committed to this important cause.