Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) is hosting a hilarious night of comedy, gourmet vegan cuisine and silent and live auctions at their annual fundraiser Saturday March 14 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying at 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Grammy, Tony, Emmy Award winner and Kennedy Center honoree, Lily Tomlin, soon to be seen on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, will be presenting Grammy, Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time Academy Award nominee, Dianne Warren, with VFTA’s “The Lily Award” for her extraordinary and heroic work on behalf of the animal rescue.
VFTA is a non-profit organization that has been protecting abandoned, abused and neglected animals for over 15 years. Their mission statement and services includes: The Animal Assistance Hotline which takes over 9200 emergency calls a year; The Rescue, Rehabilitation and Adoption Program; pet care financial assistance to seniors and the disabled through The Helping Friends Program; putting sterilized and vaccinated feral cats to work through The Working Cats Program; and spearheading educational and tactical initiatives to end animal abuse both locally and internationally.
This special evening will be hosted by MC, auctioneer, fine-art consultant and producer of The Lotus Games, Tom Murphy. Comedy line-up includes: Actor/writer Orny Adams, best known for Teen Wolf, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman among others; Actor/writer, comedian and producer Chris Spencer, seen on The Chris Rock Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and American Comedy Award winner Wendy Liebman, frequent guest on The Larry Sanders Show on HBO, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
For tickets and list of auction items, or to donate to VFTA, visit vftafoundation.org.