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 will come 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 $5.3 million in 2016, totaling just over $70 million in the event’s history.

“On Oscar night, we celebrate the creative excellence of our industry, while the Night Before demonstrates the deep generosity and compassion of our community,” says Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. "We're truly grateful for the ongoing support that enables MPTF to provide its invaluable services to those in need."

The 2016 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren LeGallo, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black, Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg, Amal & George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Luciana & Matt Damon, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon, Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston, Jenna Dewan-Tatum & Channing Tatum, Leonardo DiCaprio, Deborra-Lee Furness & Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, Hannah & Eddie Redmayne, Sunrise & Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Alicia Vikander, Pauletta & Denzel Washington, Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet, and Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth.This year’s generous presenting sponsors included Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, L’Oreal, Master Card in support of Stand Up To Cancer, Target, and The Hollywood Reporter.

For information about MPTF fundraising events, please call our Events department at 818-876-1974.

Presenting Sponsors




The Hollywood Reporter 




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