We are thrilled to invite you to save the date for our upcoming 24th Annual Strictly Business Awards Dinner. We look forward to seeing you in person and celebrating 90+ years of impact and inspiration.

Skirball Cultural Center

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards

Founder’s Award Honorees

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

Barbara & Tom Leanse

Barbara and Tom Leanse have been steadfast leaders and generous supporters of JVS SoCal since 2008.  As a Council Member of the JVS SoCal Women’s Leadership Network, Barbara has successfully co-chaired Woman to Woman Conferences. Barbara is an active member of the JVS Scholarship Committee and the WoMentoring Program.  Barbara is also a member of the CHLA Board of Trustees, Women Helping Youth and Lion of Judah. Barbara and Tom are members of the ADL National Commission and Regional Executive Committee. Tom is a long-standing member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors and Barbara is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors.

Corporate Sponsorship Award Honorees

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.


RadNet is the national leader in outpatient imaging.  With over four decades of experience, RadNet delivers high-quality, cost-effective solutions for the 375 centers in the RadNet Network and for its numerous strategic partners. RadNet has supported JVS SoCal for the last several years by employing over 30 JVS SoCal graduates.

Accepting the award on behalf of RadNet are Howard G. Berger, M.D. and his wife, Karen Kaplan Berger.

Howard G. Berger, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Howard G. Berger, M.D. founded RadNet in 1980 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer.  He began his career in medicine at the University of Illinois Medical School, following attendance at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine and trained in an Internal Medicine residency program as well as in a master’s program in medical physics at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Berger’s extensive expertise in radiology and business operations, knowledge of the marketplace, and personal relationships within the industry give RadNet the leadership insight and experience necessary to successfully compete in a dynamic marketplace.

Karen Kaplan Berger

Karen Kaplan Berger is an attorney who practiced as a health care lawyer for over 35 years both as in-house legal counsel and in private practice. Karen’s area of expertise was the representation of hospitals and large physician groups in their contract negotiations with third-party payors including insurance companies and health plans. She frequently lectured to hospital administrators, physician groups, employer groups, insurance companies and health plans regarding managed care contracting and other related healthcare issues.  Karen serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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.

Last Year’s Strictly Business Highlights

Our Generous Event Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Karen and Howard

Barbara and Tom

Ambassador Sponsors

Patricia and Marshall Geller

Debbie and Rick Powell

Guardian Sponsors

City National Banc

Benefactor Sponsors

Harriet and Steven Nichols

Kenneth G Pryor Foundation

Linda and James Hausberg

Pamela and Steve Hirsh

Nicole and Allan Mutchnik

Deborah & Alan Levey

Nancy & Jeff Cherry

Stephanie and Howard Sherwood

Advocate Sponsors

Alexandra Carter

Shelley and Richard Bayer

Lynn and Les

Leslie and Michael Flesch

Sharon Darnov

Nancy and Jeff

Robbi and Tom

Jill and Harris

Linda May and Jack

Aurele and David Pelaia

Judy and Jerry Rosenberg

Angel Sponsors

Marci and Andy Berman

Jamie and Joel Berman

Erica and Leland Felsenthal

Judy and Jerry Felsenthal

Carol and Jon Karp

Nancy Koven

Virginia and Francis Maas

Teresa and Greg Nathanson

Allison and Neil Rotter

Kit Tamkin

Wendy and Jeff Carr

Ben Harvey and Patrick Viglirolo

Barbara Herman

Lauren and Larry Kurzweil

Warren Owens

Robert Pearman

Peter Tu

Cindy Winebaum

For More Information

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