We Got Bruce!

Bruce Vilanch To Introduce Joan Hyler At:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s 23rd annual Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

The luncheon is on Thursday, May 31

Jolly Hollywood – The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s 23rd annual Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon – which raises funds to support the Federation’s programs and social services – might sound like a somewhat dry affair. But not when the keynote speaker is Joan Hyler, a former executive with the William Morris Agency whose client list has boasted Madonna, Meryl Streep, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan and Peter O’Toole. Top it off with the man who will introduce Hyler – Bruce Vilanch, Hollywood’s premier award show writer who has penned many of the jokes in the Academy Awards show – and there’s the makings for one of the funniest, Hollywood-tinged evenings this side of SBIFF. The actual business of the function includes longtime Montecito resident Lee Luria, first president of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Division, presenting the first annual Woman of Valor Awards to honorees Jeri Eigner, Natalie Myerson and Maureen White for their many contributions to the community.

WHEN: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, WHERE: Fess Parker DoubleTree Inn, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., COST: $80, INFO: 957-1115 or www.JewishSantaBarbara.org.