Honorary Co-Chairs Drs. Melina & Eric Esrailian, Tara Hirshberg, and Lyn & Norman Lear invite you to join us on Thursday, March 12, at the annual Facing History Los Angeles Benefit Dinner. This one of a kind event will celebrate and support Facing History’s work to empower students in Southern California and around the world to use knowledge and compassion to stand up to racism and bigotry.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 - 9:30 PM
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Eric Hirshberg is an accomplished CEO and creative leader in two different industries. Most recently, Eric was the CEO of Activision. During his eight-year tenure, he presided over several of the most successful entertainment launches in history while also helping to land Activision | Blizzard on Fortune’s “100 Best Places to Work” and Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies” lists for the first time. Previously, Eric was the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the advertising agency Deutsch LA. Under his leadership, Deutsch LA grew from a handful of employees into a world-renowned industry juggernaut, winning "Agency of the Year" from Adweek or AdAge six times in a decade.
Eric has earned numerous coveted awards for both business and creative excellence, including being named one of the “10 Most Influential People in Marketing” by AdAge and one of the “50 Most Creative People in Business” by Creativity magazine. Eric was also inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement, and was twice named the Advertising Agency Association’s Creative Leader of the Year.
Eric’s philanthropic efforts extend beyond financial support and include his creative leadership and vision to the causes and organizations he supports. He sits on the board of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, his alma mater, where he was elected to give the commencement address in 2015. He also sits on the board of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to solving the world’s grand challenges through prized competitions. He has twice won XPRIZE’s Visioneering Award for his leadership on both the Global Literacy and Water Abundance XPRIZEs.
Eric recently created the non-profit Will Work for Change to provide world-class creative communications to mission-driven organizations. Notable projects include campaigns for the closing of the 2018 election for the Democratic National Committee, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and most recently, Facing History and Ourselves.
We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2020 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner:
Facing History and Ourselves offers sponsorship opportunities to businesses, foundations, and individuals interested in supporting our 2020 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner. Please contact Christine Torre at [email protected] or at 213-202-2811 x221 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
From the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles to San Diego, our network of over 8,500 local educators reaches more than 580,000 middle and high school students in over 1,300 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California each year. We offer educators resources and workshops on topics including bullying, the Holocaust, and race and membership in American history.
Los Angeles Advisory Board
For more information, contact Christine Torre at [email protected] or at 213-202-2811 x221.