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2018 fundaMental Beauty

  • South Park Center, City View Penthouse & SkyDeck (30th Floor) 1150 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our event on Saturday, October 13, 2018! We greatly appreciate your generosity and support!

This year, our theme was fundaMental Beauty, which celebrated the architectural and functional beauty of the brain, especially relating to aesthetics and pattern recognition. 

The experience of fundaMental beauty emerges from our brain's capacity to perceive rich sensory arrays interpreted within the context of our social and cultural influences.

Event Details

Date: October 13th, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Location: South Park Center
City View Penthouse & SkyDeck (30th Floor)
1150 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking: Complimentary valet parking

Dress Code: Cocktail attire suggested

Additional Details:

Tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a self-served Poke bar will be
available during the cocktail hour.

Open bar for your enjoyment - try our specialty drink!

Prizes will be raffled off*



Dr. Don Vaughn

Don Vaughn

Our Keynote speaker was the multi-talented Dr. Don Vaughn, an academic neuroscientist, futurist, international public speaker, and consultant. His foci include neuroscience, human behavior, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Since graduating from Stanford, Dr. Vaughn’s research has been featured in TIME magazine, profiled by Cadillac, and received over a million views in his TEDx talk “Neurohacking: Rewiring your brain.”



The event was emceed by our very own board member, Aashna. Aashna has hosted and produced for red carpets and numerous entertainment, lifestyle, food and travel programs on NBC, CNN, Travel Channel, E! Entertainment and TV Guide Television as well as American Airlines, United Airlines, Jet Blue and Virgin America.




Firestorm Talent

Firestorm Talent

Firestorm is a talent agency representing world class extreme athletes, artists, cirque performers, and everything in between. They provide talent for feature film, television, live stage and theatre performances, music videos, print, corporate and industrial events. Their greatest satisfaction comes from the opportunity to develop unique performance ideas for individual events.


Thank You to Our 2018 Gala Sponsors!


Aegis Spine

Southland Ortho Solutions

Integra Life Sciences

Ruthless Spine

Alpha diagnostics

Photo Booth
Stella Oak Financial

Honorable Mention
Guardian Angel Home Health
West Valley Imaging Center
Bonum Home Health Services
Medical Imaging Center of Southern California


*We would also like to thank all of our donors for the raffle items, including the Wilson Creek Winery, Malibu Wine Safari, Pacific Park, the GRAMMY Museum, SUBPAC, Biologique Recherche, Skin Regimen, Quanta, and Hornblower Cruises & Events!

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