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Byron Allen’s Oscar Gala a festive celebration and fundraiser on Hollywood’s biggest night

by The Grio

Byron Allen knows how to throw a party.

His 2023 Oscar Gala, which took place on Sunday night at the fabulous Beverly Wilshire was a night to remember. 

As previously reported by theGrio, the gala returned for the first time since 2020 and is a benefit for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, “one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers devoted to children and the No. 1 provider of pediatric medical care in Los Angeles County (the most populous in the nation),” with a reach that “extends even further.”

Allen, CEO of theGrio’s parent company Allen Media Group, has hosted the gala since 2017 and has raised millions for the hospital. Throughout the evening, a special QR code was shown on the many screens alongside the Oscars broadcast, and guests could use the code to make donations to the hospital right from their seats. 

Celebrity guests and others were treated to a night of fancy hors d’oeuvres (lamb chops! mushroom and truffle mini quiches, and the biggest shrimp you have seen in your life) and endless champagne as well as a full open bar. 

Among those present for the event were Jackée Harry, celebrity hairstylist Elgin Charles, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Garcelle Beauvais, actresses Yvette Nicole Brown, Vivica Fox, and Holly Robinson Peete as well as Peete’s husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. 

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was also in attendance, and she captivated the room in a shimmering pantsuit that made her stand out amongst everyone else. 

“This is Byron Allen’s best event of the year for the Allen Media Group, and it helps support a worthy cause — the L.A. Children’s Hospital,” Harry told theGrio. “Regardless of color and age, they take any kid and help them get well.”

Harry added that she supports this event each time it happens. 

Her guest, Elgin…

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