A fulfilling evening

More than $2.2 million raised for mentoring org

HOLLYWOOD — At Monday’s BevHilton Fulfillment Fund gala, org founder Dr. Gary Gitnick said L.A. high school students have only a 45% graduation rate and “in many neighborhoods, children are more likely to go to prison than to college.”

That was the bad news. The good was that more than $2.2 million was raised for the mentoring org by honoring Fox Films topper Tom Rothman.

Rothman said he wanted to help the Fulfillment Fund because, “In the face of government abdication, we have the responsibility to help the next generation. And mentoring has proven to be consistently effective.”

Dinner was emceed by Wayne Brady with a two-song perf by Tim McGraw (who stars in Fox’s “Flicka”). A raucous auction run by Sinbad and Tom Sherak was completed before Ben Stiller made the award presentation to Rothman.

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