Impact Awards - Los Angeles

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 the Impact Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton. Honoring Greg Berlanti and Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry, hosted by Caroline Rhea, and with a slew of performers and special guests, this was an evening full of hilarious and inspirational moments. 

We encourage you to browse the gallery of beautiful photos from the event, as well as to watch videos of our amazing performers. Also, please keep the social media momentum going--check out the #LAImpactAwards on all social accounts, and add to the conversation!

Finally, it is not too late to add your support this event; with your post-event gift, we will continue to inch the 2016 Impact Awards tally closer to $600,000! Please consider making a contribution (of any amount) here.

2017 date to be announced in the coming months!!



Greg Berlanti


A WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dawson's Creek," "Political Animals"). Most recently, Greg has brought the exciting world of superheroes to life on television, with the hit shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl,” as well as the crime drama “Blindspot” and the comedy-drama “The Mysteries of Laura.” 

Greg is an outspoken LGBTQ advocate, and has worked to increase diversity for LGBTQ communities both on and off screen. In February 2016, Greg added father to his resume with the arrival of his healthy baby boy Caleb Gene Berlanti.

Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry


Sara Gilbert is an Emmy-nominated producer and actress. She has worked in the entertainment industry for over three decades, but first became known for her work on the long-running television show “Roseanne.” She is now an executive producer and co-host of “The Talk.” Linda Perry is a singer-songwriter and record producer, who was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. Linda first became known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, and has since founded two record labels, composed and produced hit songs for some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Sara and Linda were married in 2014 and have a 10 month old son. Along with Sara's two other children they released a children’s album called "Deer Sounds."


Caroline Rhea


Jeremy Jordan

Levi Kreis


Linda Perry

Appearances by

Calista Flockhart

Carly Lehwald

Alec Mapa

Sharon Osbourne

Tuc Watkins

David Monahan & Larry Sullivan

Amaya Scheer & the Scheer Family

Event Chairs

David Marshall Grant, Stuart Bell, & Vince Klaseus


Honorary Committee

Casey Bloys & Alonzo Wickers
Bruce Bozzi & Bryan Lourd
Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos
David Miller & Ryan Murphy
Carolyn Strauss
Sonny Ward & Michael Lombardo

Host Committee

Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Stuart & Allen Bell
Kim & Natalie Bergman
Alan Bernstein
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
Erica & Marek Bowers
Steve Brister & Carmine Salvucci
Valerie & Jay Brown
Frank Bua & Scott Carroll
Tom Buttgenbach & Sean Leffers
Bryan Carr
Anthony Chiafullo & Adam Gindi
Carter Covington & Patrick Sean Smith
Jeff Danis & Michael Waddington
Karen DeMeola & Jessica Hockla
Kirk Fordham & Mark Cevarr
Tim & Mark FunkMeyer
David Marshall Grant & K.C. Reischerl
Joey Gonzalez & Jon Rollo
Alex Habib & Mark Hostetter
Will Halm & Marcellin Simard
Denise Hinds
Darla Kashian & Sam Grosby
Vince Klaseus & Todd Gertschen
Brad & Judy Kolb
Rosemary Caldwell Llewellyn
Nancy Lyons & Laura Niewald
Jamie Marks & Mark Scott
Philip Mercado & Todd Quinn
Jonathan Murray & Harvey Reese
Peter Phillips & Michael Gardner
Nick Scandalios & Ric Swezey
Mark Schuster & Jeffrey Webb
Brian Sheerin & Ken Weissenberg
William Sherr & Estevan Garcia
Tommy Starling & Jeff Littlefield
Richard Vaughn & Tommy Woelfel
Seth Yanklewitz & Doug Wiand
Haig Youredjian & Greg Weaver