On Saturday, April 22, a crowd gathered to raise funding for Los Angeles-based nonprofit Homeless Not Toothless, which provides free dental care to disadvantaged populations including veterans, the homeless, poor, mentally ill, physically disabled, foster youth, domestic violence survivors, and the elderly, in the greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
This year’s Homeless Not Toothless Hollywood Gala took place at the Beverly Hilton and was hosted by charity board members Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, and Dorit Kemsley (from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).
Attendees dining at the gala. Photo courtesy Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless
A silent auction helped raise funds for Homeless Not Toothless. Photo courtesy Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless
In collaboration with Dorit Kemsley, event specialist Nick Gentile of Nick Gentile Events & Productions, Inc., produced the event in its entirety including event design and decor, step-and-repeat, talent wrangling, silent auction, and event logistics and run-of-show. The event was also set up for Bravo's camera crews and production team and filmed for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Filming took place multiple times throughout the week in order to prepare for the gala.
Paula Abdul (emcee) and Dorit Kemsley (event co-producer/board member). Photo courtesy Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless
In addition to the hosts, the gala had many high-profile celebrities as a part of the program including Paula Abdul who was the event emcee, Dre London (Post Malone and Tyga's manager) was the keynote speaker, and 80s icon Taylor Dayne was the surprise guest performer. Dorit's RHOBH cast members, Kyle Richards, Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Jayne, Crystal Kung Minkoff, and Sutton Stracke, also attended to show their support.
Attendees of this year’s Hollywood Gala had a chance to bid on luxurious experiences and collectibles as part of the silent auction with 100% of proceeds of the sold items benefiting the hundreds of thousands of underserved patients and foster youth in need of free dental healthcare.
Florals were provided by Dolce Fiore, and Encore provided production and lighting services.
Cocktails were made with Neuro, a beverage company that creates vegan, low-sugar, natural ingredient drinks and mixes. Photo courtesy Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless
Roses elegantly sat upon tables that were colored with ambient mood lighting. Photo courtesy Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless
Musician Taylor Dayne gave a surprise performance for the crowd. Photo courtesy Jesse Grant, Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless