Life as we knew it came to a halt for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summer Spectacular was eagerly anticipated and had to be canceled in 2020 and 2021. Finally, in 2022, the Summer Spectacular Gala took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills to raise funds for the Drug Prevention Program. The night was dedicated to celebrating our commitment to this cause and honoring Lala Kent, who received the Spirit of Sobriety award. The charismatic Mario Lopez hosted the event, keeping the spirits high throughout the night. The gala came alive with a stunning performance by Pia Toscano and the legendary Andre Bocelli, creating a magical atmosphere that left everyone in awe. As the night drew to a close, the sensational FloRida took to the stage for an exceptional performance, bringing the gala to an unforgettable conclusion.

It was a night of celebration, unity, and renewed commitment to our mission, made possible by our donors’ incredible support. The annual Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular raised more than $1.2 million dollars for alcohol and drug awareness and prevention during their annual gala on September 17. Hosted by Linell and Robert Shapiro, the event featured a musical performance by Katharine McPhee, honored philanthropist and former congressman Patrick F. Kennedy, and was emceed by former host of Access Hollywood, Shaun Robinson. Other celebs and VIPs in attendance included Kris Jenner, La Toya Jackson, Fran Drescher, Florence Henderson, Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif, Richard and Kathy Hilton.