LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Extraordinary Families, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in child welfare, hosts its second annual Awards Gala on April 26, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. The evening honors award-winning director, writer and producer Lee Daniels with the Visionary Award; NBC's hit show "This Is Us" executive producer Jess Rosenthal and creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman with the Luminary Award; thelate legendary music manager and philanthropist Howard Kaufman with the Champion Award; and foster parents Kim Kopp and Lisa McFann with the Sylvia Fogelman Founder's Award. Brooke Kaufman Halsband chairs.
Lee Daniels is best known for Lee Daniels' The Butler and Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire. In 2015, Daniels co-created Fox's mega hit series Empire and STAR. Daniels will be honored for his contributions to bringing a voice to foster youth and the realities of foster care.
NBC's hit series "This Is Us" executive producer Jess Rosenthal and creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman will be honored for their show which poignantly elevates the complexities of adoption in a realistic and profound way.
Legendary music manager Howard Kaufman shaped the careers of some of the most iconic bands and performers in America. For more than 45 years, Kaufman guided talent such as the Eagles, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan, Boston, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Chris Isaak and many others. He was a generous philanthropist and dedicated supporter of Extraordinary Families.
Kim Kopp and Lisa McFann have fostered four children, adopting two of them into their forever home. Kim and Lisa have truly been exemplary parents, always putting the needs of the children and their wellbeing above all else.
Extraordinary Families was formed in 2015 following the merger of two robust nonprofits: Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency (SCFFAA) and Child Welfare Initiative (CWI). Both organizations were well-established, innovative nonprofits in Southern California that shared the vision of improving the daily lives and long-term outcomes of children impacted by the child welfare system. The merger of the two organizations resulted in gained synergies, improved efficiencies, reduced costs, and complementary services that significantly leveraged resources and greatly increased the organization's impact on the community. Visit www.ExtraordinaryFamilies.org.
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