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The Zimmer Children’s Museum is hosting its 17th Annual Discovery Awards Dinner Wednesday, November 15th at the Skirball Cultural Center. Each year the Awards Dinner raises invaluable funds to continue their mission of providing programs and experiences that instill social responsibility and community values in today’s youth. The dinner will recognize Carolyn Bernstein and Nick Grad, and Rayni and Branden Williams. Max Greenfield, best known for his role as an actor in the television show New Girl, will act as the Master of Ceremonies. Carolyn Bernstein is the Executive Vice President at National Geographic, and her husband Nick Grad is President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. They are proud parents who are committed to their family and to making a difference in the Los Angeles community. Branden and Rayni Williams are two of the top-producing real estate professionals in the nation. Rayni serves on the Board of the Zimmer Children’s Museum, and are both active members in their community, with a focus on philanthropy, children, education, and the arts.

Dinner Chairs include Shiri Appleby & Jon Shook, Kevin Beggs, Kendra Bracken-Ferguson & Pleas Ferguson, Shainaz Donnelly Burg & Mark Burg, Debbie & Jimmy Burrows, Joe Cohen, Linda Collins, Susanne Daniels, Stephen J. Davis, Vanessa & Darryl Frank, Carl Freed, Jonathan Glickman, Ari Greenburg, Missy Halperin, Halle Hammond, Sydney Holland, Andy Kaplan, Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, John Landgraf, Sally & Dick Lippin, Michael Lombardo & Sonny Ward, David Madden, James Mandelbaum & Steve Byrnes, Denise Vasi Mandler, Alyson & Ori Marmur, Sanford Michelman, Courtney Mizel, Andrea & David Nevins, Matt Rice, Danny Rose & Aaron Rosenberg, Susan Rovner, Sharon Sacks, Sarah Timberman & Ed Redlich, Sheryl & Jeff Wachtel, Michele Weiss & Zak Penn, and Richard Weitz.

Tickets for the dinner start at $500, with options to sponsor a table or purchase a tribute journal, available at various donation levels. Additional information and a link for purchasing

are available on The event will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center, which is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA at 6:30PM on November 15th.

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