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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 KennaAndy Richter and Sarah Thyre, Randall ParkKristen Schaal, Jenny Slate, Catherine ReitmanJason ReitmanCharlyne 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 FaireySamantha and Colin HanksBusy Philipps and Marc Silverstein, and Demetri Martin 

Honorary Hosts Donick Cary and Kim Huffman Cary, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gillian JacobsJosh Kun and Ceci BastidaT’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Courtney Lilly, Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl WeinAttica LockeMoby, Tig Notaro and Stephanie AllynneSusan Orlean and John Gillespie, Andy Richter and Sarah ThyrePaul Scheer and June Diane RaphaelJoel SteinJohn 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


Goldhirsh Foundation
Judith Selbst Kamins & Kenneth Kamins
Matthew Rising

Eric Andersen & Jeet Sohal
Amy Byer
Edison International / Edison Water Resources
Lisa S. Firestone Fund
Carey & Tara Hotchkis
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Jamie Blake Sher & Marisa Matarazzo
Louisa Shipnuck
Sidley Austin LLP
Dana Wallach and Michael T.M. Jones

Library Lover
Peter M. Filsinger, M.D.
Patricia B. Kao & Dr. Richard Benoit
Gwen Miller
Nicole Neeman Brady and T.J. Brady