LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service, better known as The C.H.I.P.S., hosted their annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 10. The special event honored noted philanthropists Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller, and featured the St. John Pre-Fall 2016 Collection. The C.H.I.P.S. also celebrated their 50th Anniversary of philanthropy and service to Children's Institute, Inc. (CII), one of Los Angeles's oldest and largest child and family service organizations.
Luncheon proceeds will support CII's work with more than 28,000 children and families each year who have been victims of family or community violence, abuse or neglect in the city's most challenged communities.
Luncheon honorees Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller were named the most charitable people in the U.S. in 2009 with their generous donation to medical research, education and poverty-fighting initiatives. Mr. Druckenmiller serves as Chairman of the Board of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), which provides comprehensive, critical support to children and families from early childhood through the ultimate goal of college education. The HCZ has become a national model in the fight against poverty and currently serves more than 11,000 youth.
"Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller are two of the leading thinkers in the fight against poverty, and specifically, the fields of education, youth and community development in underserved areas -- that is why they are so deserving of The C.H.I.P.S. Philanthropic Service Award," said Jill Olofson, C.H.I.P.S. President and an attorney and private arbitrator. "CII's current $75 million Building on Success fundraising campaign to develop "neighborhoods of focus" and construct a full-service campus in Watts is very aligned with the successful programs and work of the Harlem Children's Zone. We are pleased to honor the extraordinary efforts of the Druckenmillers on behalf of the children who need and deserve these efforts the most."
The 2016 C.H.I.P.S. Spring Luncheon event chairs were Tricia Elattrache and Colleen Pennell of Los Angeles. Other notable guests included: Brooke Davenport, Steve Ballmer, Jennifer and Sylvester Stallone, Rochelle Gores Fredston, Carla Sands, and many more.
About The C.H.I.P.S.
The Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service (C.H.I.P.S.) were founded in 1966 to support Children's Institute, Inc. (CII), one of Los Angeles's oldest and largest children's service agencies. The group was originally formed by the daughters and daughters-in-law of The Colleagues, CII's first established women's support group. The C.H.I.P.S. is currently comprised of volunteers who are established in the Los Angeles Community. Many are third or fourth generation Angelenos who are strong advocates for children and families through their support of CII. Learn more at http://thechips.org/.
About Children's Institute, Inc.
Children's Institute, Inc. (CII), a private, nonprofit organization, has served children and families in the Los Angeles community for more than 100 years. CII has created one of the nation's strongest models for working with children affected by violence—including child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and violence in their homes, neighborhoods and schools. With 30 programs, more than 800 employees, and hundreds of volunteers, the agency serves more than 28,000 vulnerable children and families each year in some of Los Angeles's most challenged communities. For more information, visit www.childrensinstitute.org.
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