SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irene Dunne Guild co-hosts the 2015 Caritas Gala in partnership with the Saint John's Health Center Foundation board of trustees, Oct. 24, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. The black-tie event will honor Wendy Goldstein, executive vice president and head of urban A&R at Republic Records; civic leader Raylene Meyer and husband Bruce Meyer, president, Meyer Pacific; and philanthropist Merle Mullin and husband Peter Mullin, co-founder and chairman of the board of M Financial Holdings and chairman of Mullin │ Barens │ Sanford Financial. Evening will feature a special performance by DNCE, which is fronted by Joe Jonas, with JinJoo, Cole Whittle and Jack Lawless.
"This year's honorees have not only excelled in their professional arenas, but each made a commitment early on to embrace the spirit of philanthropy and continue to live by that tenet," said Robert O. Klein, president and CEO, Saint John's Health Center Foundation. "It would be impossible to enumerate all they have given back to our community, but it is safe to say that each represents the dedication and commitment that embody the philosophy of Providence Saint John's."
The Caritas Gala is co-hosted each year by the Irene Dunne Guild in partnership with the Saint John's Foundation board of trustees to honor individuals who exemplify dedication and commitment to the community and embody the philosophy and mission of Providence Saint John's. Net proceeds from the gala benefit vital programs and services at the Health Center. Since 1987, the guild has raised more than $11 million and has supported Providence Saint John's through a wide variety of innovative philanthropic, educational and volunteer programs and services. The guild was named for the late actress Irene Dunne, considered the "First Lady" of Providence Saint John's.
Past Caritas Gala honorees include Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Martin Sheen, Vin Scully, Robert Wagner, Angela Lansbury, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards, Chris O'Donnell, David and Yolanda Foster, Tonian Hohberg, and Jimmy Stewart.
SOURCE The Irene Dunne Guild