The 2018 Carousel Ball was back at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA (every other year it is hosted in Denver). Event chair Barbara Davis, and her amazing daughter Dana and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation staff ensured the night was a smashing success, raising close to $2 million dollars!
The star-studded buzz in Beverly Hills always makes for a fun red carpet arrival scene! Guests included: Debbie Allen, Catherine Bach, Ed Begley Jr & Rachelle Carson-Begley, Alana Collins Stewart, Joan Collins, Billy Davis, Loretta Devine, Frances Fisher, Daisy Fuentes & Richard Marx, George Hamilton, Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin, Nikki Haskell, Lauren Holly, Deborah Joy-Winans, Josh Kercher, Taylor Kinney, Art Linson & Fiona Lewis, Nigel Lythgoe & Lisa LoCicero, Maureen McCormick & Michael Cumming, Katharine McPhee, Bob Newhart, Brigitte Nielson, Norm Nixon, Robin Plunkett, Andre Reed, Elisabeth Röhm, David O. Russell, Fred Savage, John Savage, Jolene Schlatter, Hilary Shor, Suzanne Somers & Alan Hamel, Lea Thompson, Ann Turkel & Vincent Spano, Diane Warren, and many more!
Master of ceremonies Jay Leno helped the gala honor longtime supporter Robert De Niro with the “Brass Ring Award”. He hilariously reminded everyone that if they drink, they should be careful, because that might make them the next Supreme Court nominee…
David Foster led the evening’s musical festivities, introducing a few of his wildly talented artists, Pia Toscano, Shelea Frazier, and Fernando Varela. The entertainment’s finale was Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and the legendary Gladys Knight!
This is a spectacular night, and the fact that it is a fundraiser to help support the Children’s Diabetes Foundation makes it icing on the cake!!