Jason Keller, Oaktree Capital, & Paul Fuhrman, Miramar Capital, to Accept Philanthropic Leader Award
Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2019 – Global investment management firm Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) will serve as presenting sponsor of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ Wish Gala 2019. The November 20th fundraiser will bring together LA-area supporters, wish families, corporations, and celebrities to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. During the star-studded Gala, held at The Beverly Hilton, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles will celebrate granting 10,000 wishes for children in LA County.
“We are deeply appreciative of Oaktree’s generous commitment to Make-A-Wish Greater LA and the families we serve,” said Mike Kallhoff, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater LA. “As we come together as a community to raise vital funds at Wish Gala 2019, we are indebted to our passionate partners like Oaktree who are helping us reach the more than 550 LA children waiting for their wishes to be granted.”
Oaktree has a longstanding tradition of supporting local communities in the 18 cities in which it operates across the globe. Jason Keller, Managing Director and Head of Residential Investments for Oaktree’s Real Estate group, and Paul Fuhrman, Managing Director, Miramar Capital will be presented with the Philanthropic Leader Award. This award is given to those individuals who demonstrate their passion for the Make-A-Wish mission through their tireless commitment to expanding the chapter’s fundraising and exposure in the business community. Keller and Fuhrman co-founded a Real Estate Division to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater LA in 2012, which has now grown to over 400 members and raised over $2.5 million to grant wishes for LA children.
“Congratulations to Jason and Paul for their long-time commitment to Make-A-Wish’s incredible mission and for spearheading a community of giving in the real estate sector,” said Jay Wintrob, Oaktree’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to support Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ Wish Gala and hope to raise awareness of the important work they do for children with critical illnesses in LA.”
Past year’s honorees include Nickelodeon, Nelson & Christopher Rising, Robert Downey Jr., Scooter Braun, Kobe Bryant and the LA Kings. The 2018 event was kicked off by Boyz II Men and headlined by OneRepublic. Entertainment for Wish Gala 2019 Presented by Oaktree Capital is to be announced.
For tickets or sponsorship information, visit www.la.wish.org/gala
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ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH GREATER LOS ANGELES
Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted 10,000 wishes to children in Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants over 200 wishes locally, and facilitates over 350 wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles. Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. For more information visit la.wish.org or see us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $120 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 950 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/