Hollywood walks the purple carpet
in support of Chrysalis.

Welcome to the Butterfly Ball

Since 2002, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball has raised over $13 million to support our programs. Each June, over 650 people gather for an unforgettable evening in honor of leaders in film, television, and  music. From Elon Musk to LL Cool J, and Former Vice President Al Gore to Seth MacFarlane – Butterfly Ball attendees come from every sector of entertainment, business, and philanthropy.

An event not to miss…

What happened at this year’s Butterfly Ball?! Keep scrolling for photos and video!

JohnPhotography_146This year’s 15th Annual Butterfly Ball raised more than $1.44 million in support of our services for low-income and homeless individuals across Los Angeles County. “The good thing about Chrysalis is their doors are open to anyone who walks through and says they need help,” Hank Steinberg, 2016 Spirit of Chrysalis Honoree.

Please join us by making a donation that will support the next 2,000+ Chrysalis clients who will find a job after coming to Chrysalis this year! 






Butterfly Ball is a night when we honor men and women of the entertainment industry who are passionate about Chrysalis’ mission and who understand the dignity and sense of self-worth that a job provides. Our philosophy of offering a hand up instead of a hand out was noted by all of our 2016 honorees including, Brian Robbins who said, “We should use our power to help those in need.”

This year’s host, Fred Savage managed to pull our heartstrings while simultaneously filling the surrounding Mandeville Canyon with laughter. From the stage he reminded the guests that many of us “get our sense of self from our careers.” For this year’s John Dillon Award Recipient, her job restored her dignity and opened a new world of possibilities. Watch the video below to meet our 2016 Chrysalis client honoree, Kellie Williams!

Kellie was without a doubt, the belle of the Butterfly Ball! After everything she has been through, Kellie has finally found a community and a second chance at a new life. We were so proud to have honored such an amazing Chrysalis client. From the stage, Queen Latifah summed up the evening beautifully, “We are the embodiment of second chances. We are the embodiment of hope. Of dreams.”

Click on the image below to view our online photo album!

15th Annual Butterfly Ball


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Your support helps us #ChangeLives. Want more info about butterfly Ball? Call (310) 401-9393.

Chrysalis is a nonprofit 501(c)3.  Event proceeds directly fund programs and services. 

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