MFA Hidden Heroes Gala


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MFA Hidden Heroes Gala


What a Night!

On September 14, 2019, Mercy For Animals held its 20th Anniversary Gala at the landmark Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. The evening featured a powerful program, delicious plant-based food, and a lively after-party under the stars. In the end, our supporters generously gave over $2 million to support Mercy For Animals’ vital work.

Hosted By

Kat Graham


Kat Von D
Hope Award
Marco Borges
Global Impact Award
Lindsay Oliver
Hidden Hero Award
Rena Roseman
Legacy Award

Special Musical Performer

American Idol's Catie Turner

Presenters And Celebrity Honorary Committee

Stephanie Allynne
Kristen Bell
Mayim Bialik
Kris Carr
Stephanie Corneliussen
James Cromwell
Alan Cumming
Whitney Cummings
Emily Deschanel
Kimberly Elise
Daisy Fuentes
Nikki Glaser
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Woody Harrelson
Davey Havok
Anjelica Huston
Carrie Ann Inaba
Sarah Jeffery
Emma Kenney
Elliot Knight
Ricki Lake
Matt Lauria
Joshua Leonard
Juliette Lewis
Leona Lewis
Alexi Lubomirski
Joanna Lumley
Evanna Lynch
Kate Mara
Mena Massoud
Daniella Monet
Joseph Morgan
Kevin Nealon
Daniel Newman
Thandie Newton
Tig Notaro
Alexandra Paul
Joaquin Phoenix
Alison Pill
Maggie Q
Anthony Rapp
Nikki Reed
Marco Antonio Regil
Craig Robinson
Emmett J. Scanlan
Mallika Sherawat
Amy Smart
Harley Quinn Smith
Kevin Smith
Mena Suvari
Diane Warren
Mark Webber
Paul Wesley
Mike White
Persia White
Al Yankovic
Owain Yeoman
Rob Zombie
We are very grateful for the support of our celebrity presenters and honorary committee!

Host Committee

Gloria and Geezer Butler, Dubman Family, Lisa Feria, Jim Greenbaum, Alinta Hawkins and Khaled bin Alwaleed, Cindy Landon, Rebecca and Ariel Nessel, Rachel Perman, Michael Pellman Rowland and Hilary Rowland, Kim and Tom Scholz, Timi and John Sobrato, Loretta and Chris Stadler, Jaime and John Surenkamp, Darshana Thacker and Brian Wendel

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Benefactor, Patron, Advocate, and Dinner Sponsors

Reception, Supporter, and Marketplace Sponsors

Marketplace Donations

Media and In-Kind Sponsors

Venue Information

Designed in the 1920s in the Moorish Revival style by San Francisco-based theater architect G. Albert Landsburgh, the Shrine Auditorium is one of the premier landmark entertainment venues in Los Angeles. Many notable events have been held at the auditorium, including the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the BET Awards, the Emmys, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Top musicians have performed at the Shrine, from Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Ray Charles to Peter Gabriel and Jack White. The Shrine was designated a Los Angeles historic cultural monument in 1975.

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