UKRO Benefit Dinner montage
Clockwise from top left: Patti Austin, Ken Kleinberg and Valen Keefer, Pat Haden and Dr. Vito Campese

The 2012 UKRO Benefit Dinner held on Wednesday, December 12th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was a great success, raising significant funds to support the new USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center. Many thanks to our supporters, sponsors and amazing honorees and speakers for an unforgettable night!


Patrick C. Haden, Director of Athletics, University of Southern California– Outstanding Achievement in Business and Industry Award

Camila Koenig and Family/The Erich and Della Koenig Foundation – Spirit of Life Award

Dr. Paul Terasaki, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA – Lifetime Achievement in Science and Medicine Award

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, John McKay Fellowship in Renal Research at USC

Master of Ceremonies Phillip Palmer, ABC7 Eyewitness news anchor

Entertainment by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin

To find out more about our honorees, read our press release.

Benefit Co-Chairs

Ken Kleinberg and Pat Haden
Ken Kleinberg and Pat Haden

Mohammed Akmal, M.D.

Jeff Barry

Congressman Howard Berman

Jody and Peter Biehl, Ph.D.

Joyce and Stanley Black

Cheri and Roger Burlage

Stefania and Vito Campese, M.D.

Jo Champa

Jay Cohen

Stephen Corday, M.D.

Kiran and Sohan Dua, M.D.

Dr. Paul Terasaki and Hisako Terasaki
Dr. Paul Terasaki and his wife, artist Hisako Terasaki

Myrna D. Morganstern and Russell Frackman

Christine Cuddy and Harry Gittes

Richard Glassock, M.D., MACP

Marlene and Marshall Grossman

Philip Hacker

Judy and Brian Henderson, M.D.

Mark Itkin

Linda and Glen Keane

Valen Keefer

Toby Keith

Corrinne and Louis Kempinsky

Camila Koenig and family
The Koenig Family

TK Kimbrell

Jena and Michael King

Philip Klein

Jacque and Elliott Kleinberg

Helen and Ken Kleinberg

Lee and Lewis Kleinberg

Jacquie and Robert Lange

Diana and Richard Leher

Shaul G. Massry, M.D.

John K. McKay, Jr.

Ralph Mendez, M.D.

Robert Mendez, M.D.

Matthew Mischel, M.D.

Tom Mone

Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita

Pam and Jerry Offsay

Carmen Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A.

Wendy and Scott Racine

Bruce M. Ramer

Kay and Bob Rehme

Joyce Rey

Jennifer and Adam Ruderman

Barbara and Alan Shabo, M.D.

Miroslaw Smogorzewski, M.D.

Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor

Julia and Douglas Trumbull

Joseph Turcillo, Jr., M.D.

Susan Vogel

Lynne Wasserman

Barbara and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky