[All photos by Mark Woodworth of PMc]
On Saturday, the Board of Directors, members, and community leaders of the Junior League of Los Angeles met at the Montage Beverly Hills at the 2010 Legacy Ball, under the theme of "Glitz and Glamour of the Roaring 20s." But they were also there to honor the year's Community Legacy Awardees, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.
Winkler and Oliver are the brains behind the Hank Zipzer book series, which follows a young and smart boy growing up in New York City who faces his learning difficulties on a daily basis. The series was inspired by Winkler's own personal struggles with dyslexia, and is designed to inspire readers who suffer from similar learning disabilities the courage to continue working hard in school and elsewhere despite them.
Though Winkler and Oliver's books are concerned with children, it's understandable why the Junior League of Los Angeles would choose to recognize them, as they're also committed to charitable education. As an organization of women, it promotes voluntarism and seeks to improve surrounding communities by creating more opportunities for women participation and involvement. They focus on all issues regarding the health and education of women, violence prevention and women in leadership.