Playbill and Performing Arts Magazine's Ruth Kraft Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Ruth Kraft (nee Nathanson) died peacefully in her sleep May 9, 2013 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Kraft had been battling cancer for many years.

The Westside Center For Independent Living Associates Raise $30,000 At Sold Out Fundraising Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

The Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) Associates raised $30,000 at a Sold Out fundraising event held on Friday, April 19th both at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion where guests enjoyed a performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater said Jenn Steip, Development Director for WCIL. The performance was part of the series Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the critically acclaimed dance company.

James Curtis to Appear at Westside Center's Annual Literary Tea on 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

JAMES CURTIS, a critically acclaimed author will appear as the Guest Speaker at the Westside Center for Independent Living's Associates' (WCIL's) Annual Literary Tea to be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at a private home in Beverly Hills, CA, at which time Curtis will talk about and sign copies of his latest critically acclaimed book, SPENCER TRACY, A Biography.

Westside Center for Independent Living Holds Fundraiser to See Bolshoi Ballet's SWAN LAKE, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The Associates of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) will present a fundraising event to see The Bolshoi Ballet, last seen in Los Angeles 20 years ago, for a performance of "Swan Lake" to be presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center on Friday, June 8, 2012. Event tickets will include VIP seating, and food and beverages served to guests at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club; 340 North Maple Drive; Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Singer and keyboardist Aalon will perform during the initial part of the event at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club.

Westside Center for Independent Living Holds Fundraiser to See Bolshoi Ballet's SWAN LAKE, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The Associates of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) will present a fundraising event to see The Bolshoi Ballet, last seen in Los Angeles 20 years ago, for a performance of "Swan Lake" to be presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center on Friday, June 8, 2012. Event tickets will include VIP seating, and food and beverages served to guests at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club; 340 North Maple Drive; Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Singer and keyboardist Aalon will perform during the initial part of the event at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club.

The Associates of Westside Center for Independent Living Raise $8,000 at Literary Tea Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2011

Aliza Barzilay, Executive Director of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL), said the organization's Associates raised $8,000 at a recent Literary Tea and Membership Party with Guest Author and Speaker, SUSAN ORLEAN, the New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Orchid Thief and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. Orlean talked about and signed copies of her latest book, Rin Tin Tin, The Life and The Legend, at the Beverly Hills home of WCIL Associates founder and member, Betty Deutsch on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Pianist Jeff Lass provided musical entertainment. The function was catered by Susan Kraft.

Westside Center for Independent Living Associates Host Annual Literary Tea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

SUSAN ORLEAN, New York Times Best-Selling Author (The Orchid Thief) and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, will appear as the Guest Speaker at the Westside Center for Independent Living's Associates' (WCIL's) Annual Literary Tea to be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at a private home in Beverly Hills, CA, at which time Orlean will talk about and sign copies of her latest critically acclaimed book, Rin Tin Tin, The Life and the Legend.

Westside Center for Independent Living Associates Host Annual Literary Tea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2011

SUSAN ORLEAN, New York Times Best-Selling Author (The Orchid Thief) and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, will appear as the Guest Speaker at the Westside Center for Independent Living's Associates' (WCIL's) Annual Literary Tea to be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at a private home in Beverly Hills, CA, at which time Orlean will talk about and sign copies of her latest critically acclaimed book, Rin Tin Tin, The Life and the Legend.

Westside Center Presents A Magical Night To Remember Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Celebrate the end of Tax Season by relaxing! The WCIL Associates of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) will present a fundraising event, "A Magical Night To Remember," including a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center on Friday, April 15, 2011, preceded by food and beverages served to guests at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club; 340 North Maple Drive; Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Westside Center Presents A Magical Night To Remember April 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Celebrate the end of Tax Season by relaxing! The WCIL Associates of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) will present a fundraising event, "A Magical Night To Remember," including a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center on Friday, April 15, 2011, preceded by food and beverages served to guests at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club; 340 North Maple Drive; Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Westside Center For Independent Living Raises $10,000
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

Aliza Barzilay, Executive Director of the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL), said the organization's Associates raised $10,000 at a recent Literary Tea and Membership Party with Guest Author and Speaker, the legendary Actor, Producer and Writer, ROBERT WAGNER, held at the Los Angeles home of member Betty Deutsch on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

Robert Wagner Speaks At Westside Center for Independent Living's Annual Literary Tea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

Actor, Producer, Writer and Author, ROBERT WAGNER, will appear as the Guest Speaker at the Westside Center for Independent Living's Associates' (WCIL's) Annual Literary Tea on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at a private home in Beverly Hills, CA, at which time Wagner will talk about and sign copies of his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Pieces of My Heart - A Life.

Robert Wagner Speaks At Westside Center for Independent Living's Annual Literary Tea
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010

Actor, Producer, Writer and Author, ROBERT WAGNER, will appear as the Guest Speaker at the Westside Center for Independent Living's Associates' (WCIL's) Annual Literary Tea on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at a private home in Beverly Hills, CA, at which time Wagner will talk about and sign copies of his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Pieces of My Heart - A Life.

Westside Center for Independent Living Associates Raise $35,000 At 6/18 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

Ruth Kraft, Chairperson of the 34-year-old Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) Associates' 2010 Sold Out Fundraising Dinner Party, 'An Intimate Evening At The Beverly Hills Tennis Club,' said $35,000 was raised at the event attended by 100 guests held at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club on Friday evening, June 18, 2010.

Westside Center for Independent Associates Hosts Fundraising Theatre Event Attended by 100 Guests
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2009

Robin Hargrove, Resource Development Director of the 33-year-old Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL), said the Associates Steering Committee, chaired by Suzie Levin, hosted a very successful Theatre Event as this year's 2009 major fundraising social attended by 100 guests.

Corky Hale,Charlotte Rae, & Carl Reiner Perform at Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2008

Award-winning showbiz entertainers, Corky Hale and Charlotte Rae, will perform in a show emceed by Carl Reiner, with Jeff Lass serving as Music Director. The show, 'A Festive Evening For Westside Center for Independent Living,' is a benefit for WCIL.