The Help Group is pleased to announce that Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios, will be honored with its Help Humanitarian Award at the Teddy Bear Ball, which will be held on April 22nd at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in the International Ballroom. Harry Winston, Inc. will be the recipient of the Corporate Philanthropy Award, and Dr. Susan Berman, Help Group Chief Operating Officer, will receive this year’s Champion for Children Award.

Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will serve as the honorary gala chair. Peggy Davis, Margaret Loesch, Jamie & Chris McGurk, Sonia & David Salzman, Lissa & Ken Solomon and Randy Soto are gala chairs.

On this special evening, The Help Group will salute Stephen Davis for his wonderful commitment to the children of The Help Group and to children everywhere. Stephen is president of Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. The studio drives entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company and is responsible for all television, film, commercial productions and short-form multi-platform content across all traditional and digital media.  Under Stephen’s direction, the studio develops and produces TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop and Scrabble, and stands as one of the most prolific independent program suppliers in Hollywood.

Hasbro and The Help Group have a very special history. In 2010, Stephen cut the ribbon on the Hasbro Boundless Playground at The Help Group’s Autism Center. Stephen has continued his association with The Help Group as a member of the Circle of Friends Philanthropic Board. In 2009 The Help Group honored Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner at the Teddy Bear Ball.

Harry Winston, Inc. will be recognized with the Corporate Philanthropy Award for its dedication to helping young people achieve their dreams. The Help Group was honored to be selected last year as a beneficiary of the Harry Winston Hope Collection bracelet™, part of a new philanthropic initiative developed to support seven leading charitable organizations in Harry Winston Salon communities in the United States. Harry Winston is generously donating 100% of the retail sales price of the limited edition Harry Winston Hope Collection bracelet™ sold in the Beverly Hills Salon and at the Teddy Bear Ball to The Help Group.

With great pride, The Help Group will present Dr. Susan Berman with its Champion for Children Award in recognition of her 30 years of extraordinary leadership and contributions to The Help Group’s efforts.

Hundreds of prominent entertainment and community leaders are expected to gather for the Teddy Bear Ball, a time-honored tradition to celebrate the humanitarian spirit of Help Group friends and supporters. For reservations and event information, please contact Julie Hirschberg at 818.779.5212 or visit our website at www.thehelpgroup.org.

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