The Annual Toast is sold out!
We hope you can join us next year.
Join Young Literati Chair Amanda Fairey and Honorary Co-Chairs Samantha Hanks and Busy Philipps to support the Los Angeles Public Library!
Just announced! This year’s Toast will feature performances by Kenna, Andy Richter and Sarah Thyre, Randall Park, Kristen Schaal, Jenny Slate, Catherine Reitman, Jason Reitman, Charlyne Yi, and more. We’ll enjoy live DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and DJ Francesca Harding, and will close out the night with music from Buyepongo, with a VIP After-Party DJ set by BadKnews.
Hosted by Busy Philipps
Tickets will sell out, so make sure you’re there for the party of the year!
Curated by Amanda and Shepard Fairey, Samantha and Colin Hanks, Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein, and Demetri Martin
Honorary Hosts Donick Cary and Kim Huffman Cary, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gillian Jacobs, Josh Kun and Ceci Bastida, T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Courtney Lilly, Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein, Attica Locke, Moby, Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, Susan Orlean and John Gillespie, Andy Richter and Sarah Thyre, Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael, Joel Stein, John F. Szabo and Nicholas Kuefler
Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers followed by the event program, with a VIP after-party to follow. The event does not include a full dinner.
Parking: Many parking lots are available close to AVALON, with prices ranging from $12-20. The venue is also a short walk from the Hollywood/Vine Metro stop.
Funds raised at the Eighth Annual Toast will support Adult Literacy Services, a vital program of the Library that breaks the cycle of low literacy in our community through one-on-one tutoring, self-directed and online practice, and group classes. More than two million adults in L.A. County currently lack basic English skills. This essential Library program, the second largest library-based adult literacy program in the nation, transforms lives, strengthens family units, and builds a healthier community. Please help us to ensure that these services continue to be available to Angelenos across our city.
Support the Eighth Annual Toast
Please click here to view our sponsorship packet. All packages are fully customizable.
Contact Rebecca Miller, Director of Young Literati, at 213.292.6245 or [email protected] to discuss your Eighth Annual Toast sponsorship.
Click here to view photos from last year’s spectacular event!
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors
Brendon Cassidy & Brooke Rowland
Teryl Murabayashi McDermott / MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
The Flora L. Thornton Foundation
Judith Selbst Kamins & Kenneth Kamins
Eric Andersen & Jeet Sohal
Edison International / Edison Water Resources
Lisa S. Firestone Fund
Carey & Tara Hotchkis
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Jamie Blake Sher & Marisa Matarazzo
Sidley Austin LLP
Dana Wallach and Michael T.M. Jones
Peter M. Filsinger, M.D.
Patricia B. Kao & Dr. Richard Benoit
Nicole Neeman Brady and T.J. Brady