Mercy For Animals invites you to celebrate two spectacular evenings with us for an inspiring bi- coastal event, taking place at beautiful, private estates on Saturday, June 8th in Los Angeles, and Saturday, June 22nd in New York.

Meet and mingle with leaders from the entertainment, political, and animal protection communities as we celebrate our honorees and support the mission of MFA. The evenings will honor the passion, dedication, and leadership of two remarkable farmed animal champions: Emmy award-winning director, producer, writer, and The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon in Los Angeles, and Emmy award-winning CNN television journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell in New York.

The events will feature special appearances by the legendary Bob Barker--Emmy Award-winning host of The Price is Right, who will present MFA's Compassionate Leadership Award to Sam Simon in Los Angeles, and NBA champion, actor and talk show host John Salley, who will present the award to Jane Velez-Mitchell in New York.

Hosted by James Costa and Susan Atherton (Los Angeles), and John Bradham (New York)

Honorary Committee

Oliver Stone, Russell Simmons, Emily Deschanel, Tony Kanal, Moby, John Salley, Steve-O, Fiona Gubelmann, Kathy Freston, Alexandra Paul, Dr. Jenn Berman, Jessica Canseco

Host Committee

Youri Bujko, Luciana Andrade, John Bartlett, Cindy Landon, Simone Reyes, Rory Freedman, Joseph Connelly, Gene Stone, Ady Gil, Libra Max, Brian Wendel, Dan Piraro, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, Caprice Crane, Chloe Jo Davis, Brad Goldberg, Joshua Katcher, Victoria Moran, Michael Schwarz, Mikko Alanne, Cheri Shankar, Susan Weingartner, Jasmin Singer, Mariann Sullivan, Andreas Turanski

For event sponsorship opportunities, please call 866-632-6446 or email

Funds raised through the Free to Be celebrations support MFA's groundbreaking initiatives within our four areas of focus: undercover cruelty investigations, consumer education initiatives, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.