STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION TO HONOR RJ MITTE, THE KOZ FAMILY, IDO LEFFLER AND CBS ECOMEDIA AT THE 2014 STARLIGHT AWARDS
Starlight Children’s Foundation, a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world, today announced that actor RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad,” “Switched at Birth”), long-time Starlight supporters the Koz family, Co-founder of Yes To Inc. and Yoobi Ido Leffler and award-winning advertising company CBS EcoMedia will be honored at the 2014 Starlight Awards on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the historic Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. The gala benefit celebrates philanthropists, innovators and leaders who play an important role supporting Starlight’s mission.
The Koz Family, including Grammy-nominated saxophonist and radio host Dave Koz, businesswoman and philanthropist Roberta Koz Wilson (Audrey’s/Cookies for a Koz), entrepreneur, composer and producer Jeff Koz and the family’s late, inspirational matriarch Audrey Koz – will be honored with the Founder Award. Presented for the first time last year to the charity’s Co-founder filmmaker Peter Samuelson, the award recognizes the extraordinary achievements and contributions of individuals and corporations who give their time and talent to improve communities around the world and address society’s critical needs through volunteerism, philanthropy and community service. From corporate partnerships such as Koz Wines and Cookies for a Koz to personal donations, special appearances, gift in-kind contributions, promotional support and in many other ways, Dave, Jeff, Roberta and Audrey have supported Starlight’s mission for more than 20 years.