23rd Annual Strictly Business Awards Dinner

An Evening of Impact and Inspiration
Under the Stars

Our Event Sponsors


Thank you for joining us at the 23rd Annual Strictly Business Awards Dinner

The 23rd Annual Strictly Business Awards Dinner, JVS SoCal’s premier annual event, honored outstanding individuals and corporate partners in our community who have set the standard for social responsibility and philanthropy.

Thank you to our sponsors, guests and honorees who helped make this a successful and memorable event. This year we raised nearly $830,000, breaking previous event records, which will directly impact the individuals and families we serve.

We are grateful to our partners for sharing our vision and commitment to building thriving communities with hope and economic opportunity for all. The Power of Partnership enables us to achieve what we could not on our own and empowers our clients with the tools, training, and resources to overcome barriers to employment and transform their lives.

23rd Annual Strictly Business Highlights

Our Host

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman is a Southern California broadcasting icon known for his 40-year career as NBC4’s weathercaster. We are honored to have him back as our distinguished host and grateful for his longstanding dedication to JVS SoCal’s mission.

Founder’s Award

The Founder’s Award is presented to an outstanding JVS SoCal volunteer who has demonstrated excellence in philanthropic leadership, guidance, and generosity.

The Paul Family

Nancy and Jeffrey, Matthew, Christina, Gregory, and Gelyssa have supported JVS SoCal for decades. Their advocacy, leadership, and unwavering commitment to JVS SoCal’s mission have impacted the lives of thousands of our clients and their families.

Corporate Partnership Award

The Corporate Partnership Award is presented to an outstanding corporate partner in recognition of their significant accomplishments in corporate social responsibility and their role as philanthropic leaders in their industry.

Banc of California - Honoree

Banc of California is an outstanding partner and generous supporter of JVS SoCal. Their invaluable expertise and innovative approach to corporate social responsibility have ensured the success of industry-specific programs, including BankWork$®. CEO Jared Wolff is a former member of our Board of Directors, past Chair of our Development Committee, and early advocate of our tuition-free career training programs.

Inspiration Awards

The Inspiration Awards are presented to JVS SoCal clients whose journey to build a better life for themselves and their families continue to inspire us.

Banc of California - Honoree

Robert Bermudez
Banc of California
BankWork$ Graduate

Banc of California - Honoree

Carolina Hernandez
E7 / Retail Specialist Chief, Navy Reserve
JVS Veteran Services Client

Banc of California - Honoree

Evan Quinn
Entrepreneur, HIYO
JVS Scholarship Recipient

Our Generous Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

The Paul Family

Presenting Sponsor

Sophia Fitzmaurice

Ambassador Sponsors

Patricia and Marshall Geller

Debbie and Rick Powell

Guardian Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsors

Linda and James Hausberg

Pam and Steve Hirsh

Deborah & Alan Levey

and Nancy & Jeff Cherry

David Pelaia

Robbi and Tom Schiff

Dale Shartsis

Stephanie &

Howard Sherwood

Advocate Sponsors

Eva Aaronson

Sharon Darnov

Leslie and Michael Flesch

Alicia & John Goldsmith

Kennedy Wilson

Barbara & Tom Leanse

Marcia Polier Swartz

Kit Tamkin

Diane and Michael Ziering &

Ira and Godeleine Ziering

Angel Sponsors

Adam Abramowitz

The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation

Renee Engel & Matt Benjamins

The Berman Rutenberg Family

Jamie and Joel Berman

Brandler Jonathan

Erica & Leland Felsenthal

Claudia Finkel

Jim Freedman

Nan and Allan Goodman

Amy and Charlie Hill

Carol and Jonathan Karp

Pamela Kluft

Laurie & Lyn Konheim

Lauren Kurzweil

Virginia and Francis S. Maas

Eleanor and Glenn Padnick

Robert Pearman

Michael Rosenberg

Maryann & Michael Sanders

Jay K. Sears

Jill and Harris Smith

For More Information

Your contribution to JVS SoCal will empower individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

JVS SoCal is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Our Tax ID is 95-1691012