A Gatsby Affair Gearing Up To be The Extravaganza Of The Year!

Face Forward charity is ready to embark on its “A Great Gatsby Affair” on Sep 28th at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

A Gatsby Affair - Invitation

The renowned Face Forward charity holds it’s annual gala to raise funds for the many pro-bono surgeries they perform for victims of domestic abuse. This is their 4th event and it just keeps getting better and better!

A Gatsby Affair - Dr Phil McGraw and Dr.Robin McGraw

This year’s event is hosted by respected actress and activist Sara Rue and honors Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw along with CEO/Founder of ONEHOPE wine & the ONEHOPE Foundation Jake Kloberdanz.

A Gatsby Affair - Sara Rue

Grammy winning singer Macy Gray has kindly donated her time to perform for the 350 attendees along with the multi talented X Factor singer/actress Stacy Francis, who herself is a victim of abuse and has shared her experiences in support of this great cause.

A Gatsby Affair - Stacy

Guests will experience a celebrity filled red carpet/cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction. Flapper girls, cigarette girls, timeless live music, everything Gatsby will transfer guests to the golden age.

A Gatsby Affair - Deborah Alessi, David Alessi

The magnificent Fairmont Miramar ballroom and the outside gardens will be magically transformed by Luna Gardens Events, who have many surprises in store, and are one of the best event production companies in the country, not to mention how committed they are to the charity.

A Gatsby Affair - Macy Gray

The live auction consists of sponsored items that are set to raise much-needed funds to help change the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Items include the pool table from the Tom Cruise/Paul Newman blockbuster movie, The Color of Money, concert tickets to Josh Grobin & Depeche Mode, breakfast with living legend Larry King, a Sharon Stone gown, music greats Elvis Costello & Elton John have kindly signed a guitar donated by Infiniti.  Guests can also bid on luxurious trips to Thailand, a trip to Venice, Italy! An astounding live auction item was kindly donated by Turkish Airlines, who continue to support the Face Forward message and gave 2 International business class airline tickets to Turkey or anywhere else in the world, including a five star hotel stay. Priceless antiques, sold out concert tickets and much sought after sporting events, valuable paintings, sports memorabilia and seasonal gift baskets will ensure that the silent & live auction provides something for everybody. Guests will leave with terrific goody bags!


A Gatsby Affair - Jackie Kloberd

CEO/Founder, Mrs. Deborah Alessi said, “ Domestic violence is a common problem, one which is hard to discuss but we intend to shine the light on it in the most positive way we can. We are most grateful to our patients, sponsors, volunteers and hard working staff, we intend to raise a lot of money to help those in need. Everyone included, especially our gusts will walk away ‘Facing Forward.’

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About Face Forward: 

Face Forward founder and CEO Mrs. Deborah Alessi founded Face Forward in 2007. Mrs. Alessi is a survivor of domestic violence and a true advocate of this worthy cause. To help other survivors get a second chance at life, Mrs. Alessi recruited her husband and renowned facial reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Alessi M.D. The couple work constantly to help victim ‘face forward’ to the rest of their lives. Face Forward is a 501(c) non-profit organization.

Inquiries contact:

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310 657 2253

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