The Night Before

Hollywood’s brightest gather for a good cause

Each year, a star-studded host committee, Academy Awards® nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers come together for MPTF’s annual Night Before benefit. Funds raised are used to further our mission of supporting working and retired members of the entertainment community with a safety net of health and social services including temporary financial assistance, residential living, and referrals to community resources.

Presenting Sponsors



Maria Bakalova
Rachel Brosnahan
Laverne Cox
Justin Hartley
Vanessa Kirby
Judith Light & Robert Desiderio
Leslie Odom Jr.
Billy Porter
Susan Kelechi Watson
Renée Zellweger

Photos: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages for MPTF

For sponsorship information and other inquiries, please contact

Becky Sarazy 
Director, Events & Sponsorships

Becky Sarazy is an accomplished sponsorship and development executive with a consistent track record of building and managing successful partnerships.

Rachel Davey
Special Events Manager

Rachel cultivates and stewards relationships with event
sponsors, donors, and attendees and manages the planning
and execution of Development fundraising events.

Robin Stein
Event Consultant

Robin executes the production and logistics for Development
fundraising events, including sponsor activations
and brand integration.