Night Before the Oscars®
People from all areas of show business lend their skills, passion, and most importantly, their talents to a wide variety of MPTF fundraising efforts. No other organization has the ability to bring together the brightest stars from film and television to create unique events that raise money and awareness to benefit the MPTF mission.
A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards® nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on February 25th, 2017 for the 15th annual Night Before party to benefit MPTF. Funds raised during the now-legendary evening will be used to support MPTF in providing social services, financial assistance, a renowned retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and those who care for them. The organization impacts thousands of people each year who have committed their lives to a career in entertainment. The annual event raised $5 million in 2017, totaling just over $75 million in the event’s history.
"It’s hard to put into words what the success of the Night Before has meant to MPTF over these past 15 years,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. “The event has raised over $75 million to date helping thousands of industry members. In addition to celebrating the artistic achievements of the nominees, the event shines a very bright light on the incredible compassion the Hollywood community extends to each other by supporting the MPTF legacy of Caring For Our Own, a legacy that last year helped thousands in need.
The 2017 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black, Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Amal & George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Luciana & Matt Damon, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Dev Patel, , Natalie Portman, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Pauletta & Denzel Washington, and Reese Witherspoon. This year’s generous presenting sponsors included Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, L’Oreal, Target, and The Hollywood Reporter.
For information about MPTF fundraising events, please call our Events department at 818-876-1974.