Jeff Shell, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, will be recognized with the Tom Sherak Award at the Fulfillment Fund’s STARS 2016 Benefit Gala on November 2nd
“We are incredibly honored to recognize Jeff Shell at this year’s STARS Gala,” says Fulfillment Fund CEO Kenny Rogers. “As a Los Angeles native and product of public education, Jeff is deeply invested in the city where he grew up. He has been working to improve educational opportunities for Los Angeles students for decades, and we are grateful for his and Universal’s long-standing friendship and philanthropic leadership.”
The award is a tribute to Tom Sherak, former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a Hollywood executive and philanthropist who served on the Fulfillment Fund Board of Directors for 20 years and guided the creation of the STARS Gala into a multi-million dollar annual fundraiser for the Fulfillment Fund.
“As a long-time supporter and fan of the Fulfillment Fund’s programs, I am delighted to serve as this year’s honoree,” commented Shell. “I believe that every child deserves a high-quality education, and the students of Los Angeles are lucky to have Dr. Gary Gitnick and the Fulfillment Fund organization working to make that a reality.”