Those looking to party with a purpose celebrated Hollywood’s biggest night at Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday night. Guests opened their hearts and pocketbooks to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, a charity very close to the Entertainment Studios CEO.

“The children’s hospital does amazing work…My mother had me 17 days after her 17th birthday. She was a teenage mother, the mogul told theGrio. “Unfortunately, I became very ill and the children’s hospital took very good care of me. They didn’t charge use penny. Didn’t turn us away. They’ve done it many many times since I’ve been there. That was years and years ago and I can’t do enough to thank them.”

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios to host 4th annual Oscars Gala to benefit Children’s Hospital LA

Entertainment Studios has been hosting the lavish event on Oscar night for the past four years and this year, the event raised $1.5 million.

“There are a lot of good folks out there looking for something to do that’s fun and different and also at the same time, do a lot of good.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Loni Love and Kevin Frazier attend Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios)

One of those folks included actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish.

“When you’re celebrating you always want to have a purpose for the celebration,” Haddish said.  “If you’re lifting up spirits you want to lift up others, like at my Bat Mitzvah … any money was donated I put it all in my She Ready Foundation and got a bunch of suitcases for foster kids. Always celebrate with a purpose.”

Tiffany Haddish
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Tiffany Haddish onstage at the Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios)

Comedian Chris Tucker echoed a similar sentiment.

“It’s so important to give and help,” he said. “I have a foundation myself and I know how much joy I get out of it to help others, to give, and to learn about what’s going on in the world.  It’s so, so important ‘cause you get so much out of helping somebody else. It helps you as a person.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and comedian Chris Tucker attend Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios)

Guests of the gala included a long list of celebrities and industry insiders who were treated to a sit-down dinner while they watched the Oscars telecast, followed by a charity auction and a private performance from Maroon 5.

Maroon 5
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Maroon 5 performs at Byron Allen’s 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios)