HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: 2016 Actress Amanda Seyfried attends The Heaven on Earth gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, and Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.The sixth Heaven on Earth Gala, celebrating The Perry MacFarlane Legacy, was a spectacular success, raising a record $180,000, which represents 30% of our 2016 operating budget. The highlight of the evening was the opportunity to honor 20th Century Fox TV Animation, talented actress and animal activist Amanda Seyfried, and Karma Rescue, recipient of the first Perry’s Passion Award.

Having received a generous and supportive grant from Best Friends Animal Society early this year and rededicated Perry’s Place in April, opening it to potential adopters four days a week, we are saving more lives than ever. Part of our commitment as members of the NKLA Coalition is to pull at least 550 cats this year from the city shelters, a nearly 100% increase over 2015! We are also on pace to facilitate a record 1,000 spays and neuters through our SpayShip trapping and transport program. Overall this year we expect to impact the lives of more than 1,800 cats. Our gala, held at the Garland in North Hollywood, helps make all this possible.

Perry’s Place provides a little bit of heaven on earth for its feline residents. They are all alive and thriving because of the generosity and commitment of the entire Heaven on Earth family. The proceeds of our gala will enable us to continue to provide safe haven for the nearly 800 cats who will reside at Perry’s Place at some time during the year.

This year our pledge auction was specifically designated to help more of our senior and special needs cats receive the care they need and give them the opportunity to find loving homes. Many of these senior and special needs cats came to us with no other options, so we are especially grateful for the generosity of our pledge auction donors.

With deep appreciation this year to our title sponsors, Seth MacFarlane and an anonymous friend, we extend heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers, as well as all 265 guests. We also want to thank Rich Ruttenberg and his talented trio for our musical entertainment, emcee Gary Moore, auctioneer Garth Kemp, our friends at Night Vision Entertainment for adding glitz and glamour to the event, and Your Great Event, for providing superb event management.

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Ritchie Geisel
Board Chair & Executive Director
Heaven on Earth

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Rachael MacFarlane
Honorary Board Chair
2016 Gala Dinner Chair

First Look album from Getty Images | Complete album: Enjoying the Evening

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Rande Levine attends the 2016 Heaven on Earth Gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, And Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Rande Levine, founder of Karma Rescue

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Marci Proietto attends the 2016 Heaven on Earth Gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, And Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Marci Proietto, representing 20th Century Fox TV Animation

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Amanda Seyfried attends the 2016 Heaven on Earth Gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, And Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Actress and animal activist, Amanda Seyfried

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Emcee Gary Moore and guest auctioneer Garth Kemp on stage at The 2016 Heaven on Earth Gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, And Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Emcee Gary Moore and guest auctioneer Garth Kemp

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Rich Ruttenberg performs with jazz trio at The 2016 Heaven on Earth Gala, The Perry MacFarlane Legacy honoring 20th Century Fox TV Animation, Amanda Seyfried, And Karma Rescue on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Rich Ruttenberg

2016 Gala Sponsors

Title Sponsor
  • Seth MacFarlane
Top Cat Sponsors
  • Robert and Erika Brunson Charitable Fund
  • Bill Maher
  • Night Vision Entertainment
  • SBV Talent
  • William Morris Endeavor
  • Your Great Event
Cool Cat Sponsors
  • John and Hilda Arnold Foundation
  • Jason and Kimberly Clark
  • Joy Fehily
  • Fox Television Group, Fox Audience Strategy and 20th Century Fox
  • Ritchie and Pamela Geisel
  • Gursey | Schneider LLP
  • Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein
  • Michaelson Found Animals Foundation
  • The MPF Private Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch PBIG
  • Dana & Matt Walden
Crazy Cat Sponsors
  • Counterpoint Music, Inc.
  • Judy Dunn
Kitten Sponsors
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • David Goodman & Wendy Felson
  • Karma Rescue
  • Justin Lesky, The DHC, Inc.
  • Rachael MacFarlane and Spencer Laudiero
  • Monika Zimaniova, Mozimo
  • Stephanie and Greg Nortman
  • Offenhauser | Mekeel Architects
  • Jon & Laura Thompson
  • Mike Urner, Urner, Lemos & Paul
  • Brian and Janelle Werdesheim

2016 Pledge Auction Donors

$1500
  • Jennifer Kessler
$1000
  • Ritchie and Pamela Geisel
  • Ronald and Xiang MacFarlane
  • Laura Thompson
$500
  • Tracey Clarke
  • Erendira Cronkhite
  • Anna Graves
  • Robert McLean
  • Fran Offenhauser
  • Marc Peralta
  • Alex Shipp and Alexis Cox
  • Wellesley Wild
$350
  • Chris and Emma Lemcke
$250
  • Laurie Haas
  • Ron Hughart
  • Mikko Kalanne
  • Marci Proietto
  • Marina Sais
  • Ron Saltman
  • Brent Woods
$100
  • Amanda Bell
  • Jason Brooks
  • Laurie Collins
  • Sharon Collins
  • Diana Fitzgerald
  • Lori Golden
  • Brian Joy
  • Anita Kay
  • Adriana Lemus
  • Michael Mekeel
  • Karen Myron
  • Karin Perrotta
  • Paula Resley
  • Kris Salter
  • Andrew Schlottmann
  • Sharon Spaeth
  • Jonathan Tucci
$50
  • Lauren Glazer
  • Melissa Godlash
  • Rande Levine
  • Sara Mondt
  • Elizabeth Pashley
  • Marla Schrader
  • Robin Vickery
  • Missy Woodward
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