Actress Jane Lynch from the hit musical-comedy TV show “Glee” was honored last week at the 14th annual CLARE Tribute Dinner at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, which raised more than $350,000 for the Santa Monica-based nonprofit that specializes in compassionate treatment and recovery for those struggling with addiction.

Lynch received the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award for her lasting contribution to the field of recovery. In her recent autobiography, “Happy Accidents,” Lynch addresses her addiction and entry into recovery.

“The courage and Herculean effort it takes to face an addiction and come out the other side transformed — what is that if not a hero’s journey?” Lynch asked at the dinner. “I am grateful to all who reached out to me, and I am lucky to be here tonight to reach out to others.”

CLARE also honored Jill Troy Werner, the Co-CEO of Federated Linen & Uniform Services, with the Spirit of CLARE Award, which is presented to individuals who serve CLARE in extraordinary ways. Werner has been a board member at CLARE since 2006, and has provided substantial fiscal and organizational leadership during her time on the board. Werner is also a trustee of Vassar College, a commissioner of the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, and a member of the board of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation.

Also on hand to congratulate Lynch and Werner on their awards, and to show support for CLARE, were numerous other celebrities, including: former honoree Chuck Lorre (producer, “Two and a Half Men”); 2010 Tribute Award winner Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood”), who spoke about his ongoing volunteer commitment at CLARE and urged patrons to support CLARE’s programs; and honorary CLARE board member Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest (director, “For Your Consideration,” “A Mighty Wind,” “Best in Show”).

For more information, go www.clarefoundation.org/

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