Showtime! Our signature event

Save the Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Airtel Plaza Hotel, San Fernando Valley

View photos from the 2018 event.

Valley Village’s Showtime! event raises critical funds to support therapies, community-based outings, capital items like lifts and durable medical equipment, and core support needed to fulfill Valley Village’s mission to protect, foster, develop and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.

Thank you to Honorary Chair Bob Saget, Chair Marla Kort, and Host Sunda Croonquist. Sunda has been hosting Showtime! for the last several years and is a talented comedian, actress and author. Sunda and Fritz Coleman had the audience laughing all afternoon.

Fritz ColemanWe would especially like to thank Fritz Coleman who joined us this year as our comedian! Fritz performed for our Showtime! audience in 2009 and we were delighted that he was able to do this again.

Showtime! is Valley Village’s annual celebration complete with a garden party, live music, drawings and auctions; plus, a comedy show and luncheon benefiting 400 individuals with developmental challenges.

Thank you, Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Advertisers:

  • Arroyo Insurance Services
  • Bank Leumi
  • Barbara and Larry Diamond
  • Beverly Tobin
  • Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles City Councilman, 3rd District
  • Dr. Charles Weinstein
  • CohnReznick, LLP
  • David and Suzanne Sackin
  • Dr. David A. Sackin
  • Dorothy and Leroy Bushong
  • Elisabeth and Milton Stimson
  • FJF
  • Dr. Fred Weiner
  • Gelb Group – A Family of Companies
  • General Discount
  • Jack Fenigstein, Fenigstein & Kaufman
  • Jennifer and David Marquardt
  • Judi and Ron Prejean
  • Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Kitty and Don Cooper
  • Kiwanis Entertainment Industry Group Club
  • Leela Kapur and Pat Joyce
  • Marla and Steven Kort
  • Matadors Community Credit Union
  • Mike’s Roofing and Building
  • Mitch Englander, Los Angeles City Councilman, 12th District
  • Montage Insurance Solutions
  • Mr. B’s Flowers
  • Paul Lawler, LUTCF
  • Photography by Zarek
  • Rozanne and Randy Haege
  • Tierra del Sol
  • Valley Village Foundation

    Fritz Coleman

    Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California’s beloved weathercaster for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined NBC4 in 1982 as the weekend weathercaster and two years later moved to weekdays, where he has been part of the longest-running evening news team with legendary journalists Chuck Henry, Colleen Williams and Fred Roggin. A Southern California broadcasting icon, he is renowned in the region for his extensive knowledge of weather, his sense of humor and affable personality. Follow him Facebook here.

    Fritz is the cornerstone of the NBC4 Weather Team that recently won two Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for the station’s specials, El Nino: Currents of Change and Running Dry: California’s Historic Drought. He was honored by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association with the Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement. Fritz has received countless accolades over the last three decades, including “Best Weathercaster” by nearly every major newspaper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News.

    In addition to his celebrated broadcast career, Fritz is well-known for giving his time to numerous charitable activities, and hosts hundreds of local events to raise awareness for services that benefit underserved communities. His involvement in NBC4’s goodwill initiatives has been the foundation to the success of the station’s community outreach, including Fritz’s Holiday Lights which spotlighted festive neighborhoods lit up for the holiday season. His role in NBC4’s Wishing Tree continues the seasonal tradition of spreading good cheer and generosity to many in need. Fritz is also featured as a proud example of the rewards of giving time with NBC4’s signature community program, I Am A Volunteer.

    His community work has been recognized by hundreds of prominent organizations, including a Humanitarian Award from the United States House of Representatives for his work with the American Red Cross, as well as honors by groups including the Salvation Army, Shelter Partnership and others.

    A long-time stand-up comic who regards Bob Hope and Johnny Carson as heroes, Fritz has done stand-up for decades at local comedy clubs. Fritz has appeared several times on the “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and Jimmy Fallon. He had a number of series and specials that aired on NBC4 including “What a Week,” “It’s Fritz,” “Fritz and Friends” and “The Perils of Parenting.” He earned four Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his work.

    Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Fritz attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Fritz lives in the San Fernando Valley and has three children and two grandchildren.

    Thank you to our prize contributors:

  • Airtel Plaza Hotel
  • Aldik Home AMC American Cinematheque
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Bead Source
  • The Bear Pit
  • Bea’s Bakery
  • Bitter Root Pottery
  • Debra and Paula Brand
  • Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
  • Dorothy and LeRoy Bushong
  • Cafe Bizou
  • Calabasas Flowers
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cancun Cards
  • Cavaretta’s
  • Kara and Maurice Cayem
  • Nancy Chaney
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chi’s Chinese Cuisine
  • Cici’s Cafe
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Corner Bakery Cafe
  • Cosmetic Creations
  • Costco
  • Carol Daniels
  • Davenport’s Restaurant
  • Delicious Bakery
  • El Portal Yucatan/Mexican Cuisine
  • Ernie’s
  • Fantastik Fakes
  • Jennifer Haake
  • Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant
  • Flemings
  • Fresh Potato Factory
  • Follow Your Heart Natural Foods
  • Galpin Ford
  • Glendale Centre Theatre
  • Golf N’ Stuff
  • The Gourmet Soup Kitchen
  • The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
  • Henri’s Restaurant
  • Holland America Line
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • The Huntington Library
  • ln-N-Out Burger
  • Island Packers
  • Islands
  • Jackeez and Nicolz
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • Joe’s Cafe
  • Karma Vieira Make-Up Alternatives
  • King’s Fish House
  • Marla and Steven Kort
  • Laemmle’s Royal Theatre Lambrusco
  • Larsen’s Steakhouse
  • The Laugh Factory
  • Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
  • Lone Wolf Cigar Co
  • Los Angeles Chargers Community Relations Department
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Toros Mexican Restaurant
  • Lucille’s BBQ
  • Macy’s
  • Mad Poppers/California Frozen Poppers
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Marmalade Cafe
  • Miceli’s Restaurant
  • Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Musashi Japanese Cuisine
  • The Museum of Tolerance
  • My Fair Lady
  • Naya Spa and Boutique
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Olive Garden
  • Ontario Reign Hockey Club
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pacific Movie Theaters
  • Alexandra La Van
  • Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
  • Pasadena Playhouse
  • Personal Care Optometry
  • Pieology
  • Pizza Cookery
  • Penny lriye
  • Karen Stafford
  • Shirley Sydow
  • Rick Steves’ Europe, Inc.
  • Rocco’s Tavern
  • Rogue Journeyman
  • Rosie’s BBQ & Grillery
  • Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Santa Anita Park
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Senna Cosmetics Company
  • Skirball Cultural Center
  • Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Starbucks
  • Sulma’s Handbags & Accessories
  • Susie Cakes
  • Target, Woodland Hills
  • TGI Fridays
  • The Stand
  • Topanga Creek Outpost
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Trattoria Farfalla
  • Vera Bradley
  • Ellen Wyenn
  • Westfield Topanga
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Yard House
  • Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

    *please let us know if we have mistakenly left you off these lists