Film and TV producer Mark Gordon will be recognized with the Tom Sherak Award at the Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2015 benefit gala on October 14. The nonprofit is devoted to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education. The 21st edition of the event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Gordon is the founder of Citizens of the World charter schools and the former chairman of Teach for America Los Angeles. He was honored in January with the PGA’s Norman Lear Achievement Award. Gordon, who produced such films and TV shows as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” recently launched an independent company with Entertainment One to finance and produce films and TV shows.

“Mark Gordon is an exemplary philanthropist in the world of education,” said Fulfillment Fund CEO Kenny Rogers. “He is a fervent supporter of youth in Los Angeles who utilizes his connections and power to promote the needs of those who can’t advocate for themselves.”

The award pays tribute to the late philanthropist and executive Tom Sherak, who was instrumental in growing the impact of the Stars gala.

“There is no better way to support the next generation of leaders and productive members of our society than an excellent education. The Fulfillment Fund and its mentorship programs are a critical part in this process,” said Gordon.

Previous honorees include Ryan Kavanaugh, Chris Meledandri, Rob Moore, Rich Ross and Jim Gianopoulos. Ticket information is available at the Fullfillment Fund website.