The Soul of Success Gala Raises Funds for Charity, Honors Bruce Lie
Corporations Show Support for WorldHarvest at Annual Gala Luncheon
Business leaders, professionals, and humanitarians unite to raise funds for charity that supports impoverished communities, Saturday. A collection of prominent individuals and companies gathered at the Quiet Cannon Event Center in Montebello to celebrate corporate social responsibility while supporting WorldHarvest, the nonprofit humanitarian organization focused on alleviating poverty in communities around the world. At the luncheon, guests were entertained with a live musical performance by Amanda Velez-Buck, who played Fantine in a production of Les Misérables in 2015. A member of the Indonesian Consulate was in attendance and gave a speech in support of the organization’s efforts. Some of the corporate sponsors in attendance included Jane Wibowo, CEO of First Way Insurance and Yosua Christanto, owner of Usana.
Indonesian Consul General in Los Angeles – Mr. Umar Hadi
The main highlight of the event was a panel discussion where local business leaders shared their secrets of business and leadership success accentuating the value of corporate social responsibility and their partnerships with WorldHarvest. The panel comprised LA’s distinguished business owners including: Jemmy Pranyoto, CEO of Golden Nest Inc., Rudy Kusuma, CEO of RE/MAX Titanium, Anthony Kartawinata, CEO of Wira Corp., and Bruce Lie, CEO of Hippocampe USA, and Randy Brewer of Brewer Direct.
The 2016 Good Samaritan award was given to Bruce Lie, to recognize him as an invaluable partner to WorldHarvest who has supported the organization and its causes both professionally and personally with compassion for strangers and charitable support for over 16 years. Bruce sponsors 12 children in Africa and Indonesia in their educational pursuits and is an ambassador for WorldHarvest in Los Angeles.
Every person in attendance also supported a child to go to school for one month, while each table supported a child’s schooling for an entire year. Thus, eleven more children were sponsored for an entire year as a result of the gala. Guests were able to take home insights on how to grow their businesses and their professional prowess as well as the satisfaction of partaking in a global mission to alleviate poverty.