Art Auction Helps ‘LIFT’ Los Angeles Residents Out of Poverty

Munger, Tolles & Olson advised pro bono client LIFT Communities in connection with a charity gallery art show and fundraiser in Los Angeles. More than 80 artists donated their visual art works to the event, which was held on Feb. 19, 2015 and raised more than $200,000 to fight poverty in the city.
 
Munger Tolles attorneys Laura D. Smolowe, Sarah L. Graham and Christina P. Moniodis provided advice and consultation in connection with the event. Ms. Smolowe serves on the board of LIFT-LA.
 
Celebrities such as actors Joaquin Phoenix, Hilary Duff and Robert Patrick, producer Cash Warren, comedian Johnny Knoxville and fashion designer Rosetta Getty were among the more than 500 attendees.
 
LIFT is a national nonprofit that focuses on combatting poverty and increasing opportunity in underprivileged communities. LIFT trains volunteers to help low-income individuals obtain the necessary skills and funds to improve their lives.