Who we are

Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is the shared vision of a group of influencers in the arts, united by a mission to harness the goodwill and powerful connections of the creative community to effect positive change, touch lives, and create a meaningful social impact.

Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA believes we should all have access to safe, caring, and affordable healthcare services. During these challenging times for Planned Parenthood, it's more important than ever that the organization has our support, so it can remain focused on the vital care it provides. Since its founding in 2014, the Sexy Beast art auction and gala has raised nearly one million dollars for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles across two milestone events. In autumn 2018, we are aiming our sights even higher, bringing Sexy Beast back for an unmissable evening of art, food, music and culture. In the lead-up to our 2018 soirée, we will launch a series of exclusive art objects and editions, and host satellite events that mobilize the art, design, food and fashion communities to maximize the benefit to PPLA.

Jenny Holzer × Virgil Abloh for Sexy Beast

About Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles

For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) health centers have provided preventive and reproductive care, accurate information and education to women, men and young people throughout LA County. Their services focus on life-saving cancer screenings, contraception, sexual health education and the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Last year, PPLA provided 242K patient visits to 140K patients. PPLA operates 19 health centers located throughout the County, including centers located in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Long Beach, the San Fernando Valley, South LA, Boyle Heights, and the Antelope Valley.

About the directors

Sonny Ruscha Granade is a private art dealer and development consultant with deep roots in the Los Angeles art world.

Kristen Stegemoeller is a freelance creative director, brand strategist and writer, with years of experience in the LA design community.

Advisory board

  • Daniela Kon
  • Davida Nemeroff
  • Diane English
  • Eliah Perona
  • Jennifer Simchowitz
  • Katharine DeShaw
  • Mieke Marple
  • Paula Rudnick
  • Sarah Stegemoeller

Host Committee

  • Ali Larter
  • Ana Prvacki
  • Andrea Pemberton
  • Ann Goldstein
  • Ashleigh Parsons
  • Ben Lee Ritchie Handler
  • Carlton DeWoody
  • Celia Chen
  • Claire Dilworth
  • Claressinka Anderson Pugliese
  • Cristina Baxter
  • David Kordansky
  • Dean Anes
  • Donna Chu
  • Dwyer Kilcollin
  • Elise Ma
  • Gabriela Artigas
  • Harmony Murphy
  • Jamie G Manné
  • Jamillah James
  • Joe Sheftel
  • Jon Lieberberg
  • Josh Friedman
  • Karen Kimmel
  • Karolina Dankow
  • Karyn Lovegrove
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Katie Hanburger
  • Keith Rivers
  • Lara Björk
  • Laura Copelin
  • Laura Hyatt
  • Laura Lehmann
  • Laura Gardner Longo
  • Laurie Ziegler
  • Leta Grzan
  • Mackenzie Davis
  • Mara Mckevitt
  • Meredith Rogers
  • Meredith Sottili
  • Michelle Tulac
  • Nancy Gamboa
  • Nick Palmacci
  • Pauli Ochi
  • Phil Hoelting
  • Ramona Orley
  • Rebecca Halpern

  • Sara Mote
  • Sharón Zoldan
  • Sylvia Chivaratanond
  • Tera Uhlinger
  • Tere Artigas
  • Thao Nguyen
  • Vivian Ritchie Handler

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Program Directors / Sponsor Relations

Sonny Ruscha Granade

Kristen Stegemoeller

Program Strategist

Media Relations

Jessica Trent

General Inquiries