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Entertainment Chrysalis to Honor “RWQuarantunes” Duo Richard and Demi Weitz at Virtual Gala

04:40  20 april  2021
04:40  20 april  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Richard and Demi Weitz 's " RWQuarantunes " pandemic concert series partnered with Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Motion Picture Television Fund's 14th annual Evening Before party ahead of Sunday's Emmys as the series topped million and .5 million was raised for MPTF. And it was the latest honor for the Weitz household: Earlier, Demi received the Champion for Girls Award from Girls Inc., as a way to honor her contributions while finding her own voice as an activist. For the father-daughter duo , the real award has been shining a spotlight on nonprofits throughout the pandemic

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RWQuarantunes , the star-studded, virtual benefit series hosted by top agent Richard Weitz and his 17-year-old daughter Demi , held one of its most successful events yet for Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. The fundraiser brought together the entertainment community, donors, wish families, and corporations to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Chrysalis, the Southern California-based nonprofit dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness find a path out through job readiness programs and placement, is readying its second annual virtual gala amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Chrysalis Night In” will stream live May 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. PST and honor a pair that has rocketed to media-darling status thanks to their massive philanthropic efforts during the pandemic. WME partner Richard Weitz and daughter Demi Weitz will be honored for co-founding and steering their “RWQuarantunes” concert series that has raised more than $23 million for more than 40 organizations. Also on the program as an honoree is Bob Hart, president and CEO of TruAmerica Multifamily.

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For their 40th installment of RWQuarantunes , Richard and daughter Demi Weitz broadcast live at Dodgers headquarters for a special Zoom fundraiser in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “This is amazing, guys,” continued Richard , seated next to Demi , both decked out in Dodgers jerseys. The showing marked a third on location outing for the pair, who typically appear from their Beverly Hills kitchen with just a laptop, after appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre.

11, Weitz ’s project RWQuarantunes partnered with Academy Award-winning producer and USC School of Cinematic Arts alumna Stacey Sher and her daughter Maggie Brown, co-founder of the youth-led nonprofit organization The Pad Project, to raise funds to provide menstrual hygiene products for people unable to access it during The Weitzs posted links in the Zoom chat box for viewers to donate if they were enjoying the performances and believed in the cause. The space was buzzing with praise for the artists, song dedications to loved ones and so much respect for the organizations involved.

This virtual gala will feature musical and comedy performances, celebrity appearances and exclusive auction items available to ticket holders and sponsors. Gala sponsors include Benedict Canyon Equities, Greystar, Johnny Carson Foundation, Kennedy Wilson, NBCUniversal, Netflix, TruAmerica Multifamily and U.S. Bank. Event co-chairs include Kerry Brown, Rebecca Gayheart Dane, Rick Hess, Josh Lieberman, Stacey Sher and Richard Weitz.

“The health crisis of COVID-19 has created a parallel unemployment crisis and Chrysalis is uniquely positioned to help our community recover,” said Chrysalis president and CEO Mark Loranger. “Over the past year, we have welcomed more than 5,000 new clients virtually. And in the same way that we had to transition to a virtual service model, we are also incredibly proud to have the support of our donors and community members who are celebrating with us online at ‘Chrysalis Night In’ instead of meeting in person at the Butterfly Ball.”

Last year’s virtual event hosted more than 800 guests including Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Jamie Foxx, Zach Braff, Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin Rossdale, Linda Perry and Seth MacFarlane, among others. Tickets to this year’s event begin at $50 per household and more information can be found here.

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