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2020 Discovery Auction
2020 Discovery Auction is now closed. Winners will be notified via email. Thank you for bidding!

Participating in our auction is a great way to support our efforts while winning a vacation, experience, unique work of art and more. This year's auction will go live on November 11 for an entire week, with bids closing on November 18 at 8:59 PM PST. We recommend the you check the website periodically to see the status of your bids.

The auction is open to the general public, so no event credentials are necessary to access it. You will have the opportunity to bid on more than 25+ exclusive items and packages, ranging in value from $300 to $23,000.

2020 DOODLE & DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BOOK

The Digital Doodle book is a coloring book that features artwork created by some of the big imaginations and talented artists in the Cayton family.

WHERE FUNDS WILL GO

Funds will allow ShareWell to offer remote and outdoor arts program-ming for the entire community—free-of-charge—while museum doors are closed, while expanding the program into those neighborhoods where the societal disruption has only widened the achievement and poverty gap. Funds will also go to COVID-related museum upgrades that are critical to reopening the doors of the Cayton Children’s Museum. Help ShareWell be a source of gathering, healing and connection when this crisis is be-hind us.

2020 Honorees

Susan & Robert Rovner

Susan and Robert Rovner are a Hollywood power couple with careers in television spanning over two decades.

Susan is currently Chairman, Entertainment Content for NBCUniversal’s Television and Streaming division where she is in charge of creative strategy across all of NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms as well as first run syndication. She began her storied career as an agent at ICM, then segued into development, first in TV movies then moving to drama series development at Warner Brothers, where she ultimately rose to the role of President of Warner Bros. Television (WBTV).

During her 20-year career with WBTV, Rovner was instrumental in spearheading the company’s creative expansion while maintaining its position as an industry leader in production for the broadcast marketplace. During her tenure at the Studio, Rovner worked closely with highly influential producers such as Greg Berlanti, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, John Wells, Elizabeth Banks, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mindy Kaling among others, while helping to develop dozens of hit shows including “Gossip Girl,” “Supernatural,” “The Mentalist,” and “The Vampire Diaries.” In total, Susan developed or oversaw 18 series that reached the 100-episode milestone.

Among Susan’s many accomplishments, she was honored in 2010 and 2017 by Girls Inc., where she has worked as a mentor and a fundraiser. She was also awarded the 2017 “Dream Keeper Award” from “I Have a Dream” Foundation and the 2019 Spirit of Humanity Award from Jewish Family Services. She is a graduate of Barnard University.

Robert is Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of the CW’s “Supergirl,” which recently hit its 100-episode milestone and is the longest running female lead Superhero show in TV history. Rovner began his professional career in the mailroom at Hearst Entertainment, then segued into TV movie development. With his former writing and producing partner, Rovner spearheaded UK mega-producer ITV/Granada Media’s TV movie division in the US, writing two movies for them and setting up over 50 hours of network and cable programming.

In 2000, Rovner abandoned television movies to pursue series writing, landing a staff writer job on Joel Silver’s “Freedom.” From there, he produced the pilot “Eastwick,” based on John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick” for FOX, and the pilot “Speed,” based on the feature film. Since then, Rovner has worked exclusively in TV series, writing on such series as “Dallas,” “American Dreams,” and “Crossing Jordan,” where he served as executive producer and showrunner in its final season. He was also executive producer and showrunner on the Shonda Rhimes hit, “Private Practice.” Rovner is a graduate of Boston University and later matriculated for his law degree at UCLA School of Law.

Susan and Robert have been married since 1996 and have three wonderful children.

Chelsea & Kevin Washington

Kevin is an active member on the Board of Directors for his family-owned businesses, the Washington Companies, and an investor across the technology, consumer and real estate sectors. Kevin started his career with the asset management firm Batchelder & Partners in San Diego and subsequently worked at family-owned Montana Rail Link Inc., the largest privately-owned railroad in America. He is a founding partner of Aviation Partners in Seattle, which produces blended winglet technology for Boeing and several private aircraft manufacturers.

Chelsea is a proud member of the “Women’s Philanthropy Circle” at the Cayton Children’s Museum. For the last several years, Chelsea has been dedicated to enriching the lives of children through her work with Baby2Baby, her children’s schools and her involvement in significant charity efforts. Prior to her current community leadership roles, she was a professional model for 15 years.

Together, Kevin and Chelsea’s philanthropic leadership and commitment to giving back is transforming and strengthening nonprofits serving children, youth, young families and veterans. They, along with their three children, are the naming underwriters of the Art Studio at the Cayton Children’s Museum and have established The Kevin & Chelsea Washington Arts Access Fund to increase access to the arts. Kevin and Chelsea also hold advisory and leadership positions at the Boys and Girls Club of Montana, Team Rubicon and Baby2Baby. They both give passionately and are passing down the lessons of social responsibility and civic engagement to their young children.

Justin Willman
Host

Justin is the star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans. He's a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan. His online videos have logged over a 100 million views. And one time he performed at the White House for the Obama family.

The L.A. Times calls him, "A new breed of comic who's making magic cool again for grown-ups. " Playboy dubbed him, "The freshest and funniest magician working today." Time Out says his live show, "Has to be seen to be disbelieved."

Justin was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit.

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Honorary co-chairs

JEFF ASTROF  JANINE SHERMAN BARROIS  MAYIM BIALIK  ANN BLANCHARD  ANDREA & BARRY CAYTON  JENNIFER & CURTIS COHEN  BROOKE GRANT & MIKE COMRIE  ART & KATE COPPOLA  MARK & JESS DIPAOLA  ADAM & DANIELLE DEL DEO  JJ & ADELA DUDUM  KAREY BURKE & MICHAEL DUGGAN  CHANNING DUNGEY  SANDRA DEWEY  MICHAEL EISNER  CRAIG ERWICH  NANCY & TONY ETZ  VANESSA & DARRYL FRANK  CARL & JENNIFER FREED  KENDRA BRACKEN-FERGUSON & PLEAS FERGUSON  JEFF & LINDA GLASER  JON & PENNY GOLDWATER  TONY & TOBIE GONZALEZ  CAROLYN BERNSTEIN & NICK GRAD  LISA GREGORIAN  HALLE & OLIVER HAMMOND  BOB & MALIN HOFF  SYDNEY HOLLAND  RACHEL & BRIAN KAPLAN  ALEX VON FURSTENBERG & ALI KAY  MARK SUDACK & LAURA KATZENBERG  JARED POBRE & STACY KEIBLER  HOWARD KLEIN  KEVIN BEGGS & DIANNA LAU  GRACE BURR & CODY LEIBEL  LIZ & ZAC LEVINE  SALLY & DICK LIPPIN  DEBORAH KLEIN & MORT MARCUS  CADE & CHRISTINA MCNOWN  MATT MILLER  COURTNEY MIZEL  HEIDI & JON MONKARSH  JACQUELINE NELSON  ROB WRIGHT & KRISTIN NEWMAN  TINA PERRY & RIC WHITNEY  BILL PRADY & JESSICA QUELLER  JEFF RAKE  BRUCE & LESLIE RASMUSSEN  GREG BERLANTI & ROBBIE ROGERS  JANA WINOGRADE SANDLER & TODD SANDLER  ROBERTO AGUIRRE SACASA  LARRY & REBEKAH SHUMAN  VINNY & TORI SMITH  FERNANDO & NADINA SZEW  PAULINE MALCOLM-THORNTON  NOAH BREMEN & POLLYANNA URUENA  SHERYL & JEFF WACHTEL  TED & MICHELLE WAITT  RYAN & BRITA WALD  CORI WELLINS  MEGAN & ABER WHITCOMB  CLANCY COLLINS WHITE & DEAN WHITE  RAYNI & BRANDEN WILLIAMS  NICOLE CLEMENS & VAUN WILMOTT  ANDY KAPLAN & ALLISON WRIGHT

Event Committee

CARL FREED, Event Chair

KEVIN BEGGS  KAREY BURKE  ANDREA CAYTON  JENNIFER E. COHEN  CRAIG ERWICH  VANESSA & DARRYL FRANK  SYDNEY HOLLAND  ANDY KAPLAN  PAULINE MALCOLM-THORNTON  JAMES MANDELBAUM  COURTNEY MIZEL  JACQUELINE NELSON  SHERYL & JEFF WACHTEL  RAYNI ROMITO WILLIAMS

Board of Directors

ANDY KAPLAN, BOARD CHAIR

SUSAN AMSTER  NATHANIEL BACH  KEVIN BEGGS  KENDRA BRACKEN-FERGUSON  TAMARA S. BRANDT  HEATHER BRAUN  KAREY BURKE  ANDREA CAYTON  JENNIFER E. COHEN  MARK DIPAOLA  CRAIG ERWICH  CARL FREED  RODNEY FREEMAN  ARYEH GOLDBERG  SUSAN GOLDSMITH  MATT HANOVER  SYDNEY HOLLAND  ANDY KAPLAN  LARRY KOHL  HEATHER LINDSEY  PAULINE MALCOLM-THORNTON  JAMES MANDELBAUM  ANDY MEYERS  COURTNEY MIZEL  DANA PACHULSKI  AASHIKA PATEL  RICHARD A. SMITH  FERNANDO SZEW  SHERYL WACHTEL  ADAM WALTUCH  RAYNI ROMITO WILLIAMS  GRANT WITHERS

Past Honorees

2019 NICOLE CLEMENS ART COPPOLA 2018 ANDREA & BARRY CAYTON CRAIG ERWICH SANDRA STERN 2017 CAROLYN BERNSTEIN & NICK GRAD RAYNI & BRANDEN WILLIAMS 2016 DARRYL & VANESSA FRANK AARON ROSENBERG DANNY ROSE 2015 KAREY BURKE JAMES MANDELBAUM 2014 DICK LIPPIN ALLISON SHEARMUR 2013 DAVID MADDEN MARGARET LOESCH SANFORD MICHELMAN 2012 SHARON SACKS DEBORAH KLEIN & MORT MARCUS CARRIE LIEBERMAN 2011 ANDY KAPLAN COURTNEY MIZEL RICHARD SMITH 2010 STEPHEN J. DAVIS BARBARA PROBER 2009 KEVIN BEGGS DANA PACHULSKI JENNIFER WOOSTER 2008 JEFF WACHTEL DR. CHARLES SOPHY 2007 MISSY HALPERIN LINDA SIMENSKY 2006 RODNEY FREEMAN WENDY MOSS KLEIN 2005 JENNA ADLER DAN ADLER JENNIFER E. COHEN 2004 MARK ITKIN GLORIA & JERRY LUSHING 2003 BARBARA FISHER CYNTHIA SIKES YORKIN 2002 ANDY HEYWARD ARTHUR HILLER 2001 JEAN FRIEDMAN GARY E. KNELL

WHERE FUNDS WILL GO

Funds will allow ShareWell to offer remote and outdoor arts program-ming for the entire community—free-of-charge—while museum doors are closed, while expanding the program into those neighborhoods where the societal disruption has only widened the achievement and poverty gap. Funds will also go to COVID-related museum upgrades that are critical to reopening the doors of the Cayton Children’s Museum. Help ShareWell be a source of gathering, healing and connection when this crisis is behind us.

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Event Program

6:00 PM PST
VIRTUAL TABLES OPEN
6:30 PM
JUSTIN WILLMAN
2020 Master of Ceremonies, Magician & Comedian
6:37PM
ESTHER NETTER
Founder & CEO, ShareWell
6:45PM
JIM LEE
Publisher & Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics
6:48PM
2020 AUCTION PREVIEW
6:55PM
HOW DO YOU PLAY?
Videos from ShareWell Community
7:00PM
TONY GONZALEZ
Presenter, 2020 Discovery Awards
7:02PM
KEVIN & CHELSEA WASHINGTON
Honorees, 2020 Discovery Awards
7:08PM
JON CRYER
Presenter, 2020 Discovery Awards
7:10PM
SUSAN & ROBERT ROVNER
Honorees, 2020 Discovery Awards
7:15PM
THAT’S A WRAP!