Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation in 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that promotes outreach and the well-being of the non-profit organizations within the community. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation achieves its goal by awarding grants to support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the Hollywood community. The Foundation is unique because, as part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, it illustrates the success of a business advocacy group giving financial assistance to the community that it serves, namely the charities that are members of the Hollywood Chamber.
More than 400 people attended the Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation at Taglyan Cultural Complex in June 2017. The annual awards luncheon honored Hollywoodian Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief or Los Angeles Police Department; John Lyons, owner of the Avalon; Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon; and Hollywood’s favorite Pink’s Hot Dogs. 'Entertainment Tonight' Host Nancy O’Dell was recognized with the Mary Pickford Award. This prestigious award is given to a celebrity who has made a difference in the entertainment industry and the Hollywood community. Founder and Owner of the Hollywood Museum Donelle Dadigan with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant making history by being the first woman to be recognized with the Johnny Grant award.