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Starside Security & Investigation, Inc was priviledged to provide Executive Protection and Security for the Lift Communities Charity Art Auction 2/26/2016 

LIFT Communities-Los Angeles Raises Over $160K at LIFT:Art 2016

to Break the Cycle of Poverty for Los Angeles Families

Last night, LIFT-LA hosted their second annual fundraiser LIFT:Art 2016 raising over $160K for the Los Angeles based organization which helps people build the foundations they need to permanently lift themselves out of poverty. Curated by photographer and board member Michael Muller; LIFT:Art 2016 was attended by LIFT-LA executive director Michelle Rhone-Collins as well as notable board member including Cash Warren and host committee member Johnny Knoxville as well as actors Joaquin Phoenix and, Alyson Hannigan, and Tom Payne who were catching up with friends and viewing the incredible pieces of artwork up for auction. 

Guests drank delicious cocktails provided by alcohol sponsors Tito’s Vodka, Fireball, Angel City Brewery, Beauchamp Distribution and Heritage Auctions who not only provided the wine, but offered a prize bottle for auction. Pepsi, Mulberry Love, JUSTWater and GT Kombucha offered another refreshing option for patrons at the bar while Baby’s Baddass Burgers and Canter’s food trucks catered the event. Other participating sponsors included: US Bank, Toyota, City National Bank, Christopher Reynolds & Arlene Ford, Nala Investments, Munger, Tolles, & Olson, LLP, Kenneth Mehlman, Quixote, and Weiss Katz Gallery. Paddle8 came on to handle the art sales with event production by NightKAP Entertainment.

Works were generously donated by a list of prized artists, some of which were in attendance – Michael Muller, Michele Antenorcuz, Samaire Armstrong, Gary Baseman, Samuel Bayer, Nick Blood, BRAKHAX2, Jim Britt, Bumblebee Loves You, Scott Caan, Jimmy Chin, Richard Corman, Nina Duncan, JonMarc Edwards, Enrique Escobedo, Shepard Fairey, Daniel Fuller, Patrick Hoelck, Joel Holmberg, Mac James, Sheku Kowai, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Stefan Kleinschuster, Steven Lippman, Jeff Lipsky, John Maher, Anthony Mandler, Mike McNeilly, Oscar Meza, Danny Minnick, Geoff Moore, Stephanie Morton, Frank Ockenfels, Hank O’Neal, Nigel Parry, Johnny Rodriguez, Arto Saari, Jeff Soto, Samantha Thomas, Michael Tighe, Thomas Schoos, Gregory Siff, Randall Slavin, Art Streiber, Sage Vaughn, Nick Walker, Brit Woodward, and Frank Worth. Featuring donations from the collections of: Weiss Katz Gallery, Guy Starkman, Klaus Moeller, and Hank O’Neal..

The list of hosts consisted of heavy-hitter entertainment moguls and philanthropists which included – Ben & Jaclyn Harper, Vanessa & Steve Alexander, Julie Bergman, Nick Blood, Nancy Ozeas & David Bloom, Chris Collins & Jennifer DeRosa, Marta Ferro, Balthazar and Rosetta Getty, Kendra Cole Hand & Kevin Hand, Chuck James, David Koenig, Naomi & Johnny Knoxville, Michael & Kimberly Muller, Blake & Heather Mycoskie, Emilio Diez Barosso & Alyssa Nobriga, Rachel Rusch, Jacqueline & Dr. Randy Schnitman, Benedikt & Lauren Taschen, Claudia & Rob Taylor, Cash Warren.

Proceeds from LIFT:Art 2016 went towards the LIFT-Los Angeles chapter which since conception has put $1.45M wages and benefits back into the pockets of members, has worked with over 3.3K individuals and families on their path out of poverty, and has achieved a 62% success rate of members making extreme progress on obtaining jobs, housing, and other successes.

For more information on LIFT you can visit http://www.liftcommunities.org or follow them on Facebook@LiftLosAngeles or Twitter @Lift_Los Angeles.


LIFT works to break the cycle of poverty for families with children. Families striving for a better economic future need the same types of support we all need in moments of crisis—economic resources, confidence, and social connections—to move off of shaky ground and get ahead. Operating offices in high need communities in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC; LIFT employs a powerful neighbor-to- neighbor volunteer model to support people working to secure a decent job, safe housing, the education they need to advance, or critical social services. Every member gets a team of Advocates who stick with them every step of the way during their journey with LIFT. Advocates are rigorously-trained partners and problem solvers who work side by side to set goals, and make connections to resources to move members’lives forward.

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