130 guests were treated to a memorable concert by Seth MacFarlane last month that raised more than $14,000 to support our cats at Perry’s Place.
The sellout crowd at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill in the Hollywood Hills enjoyed dinner and the music of the Ron Jones Influence Jazz Orchestra before Seth performed a number of his favorite songs.
Seth’s sister Rachael, a talented singer and voice actress in her own right, welcomed everyone and shared personal remarks about their mother, for whom Heaven on Earth’s sanctuary is named. Citing her daughter Bella’s recent fundraising success – Bella asked that instead of bringing presents to her 6th birthday party, her friends could make gifts to Perry’s Place – Rachael challenged the audience to emulate her example, which had resulted in $854 in birthday donations for Perry’s Place!
When Alex Borstein, who voices the long suffering Lois Griffin of “Family Guy”, introduced Seth, she recalled a quote by the humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, which seemed especially fitting for the occasion: “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”
Special thanks to Seth and Rachael MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, and Ron Jones and his talented musicians for providing lasting memories for friends of Heaven on Earth, while at the same time furthering our lifesaving mission.