Hollywood walks
the purple carpet
in support of Chrysalis

17th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball


Since 2002, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball has raised over $15 million to help individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools necessary to find and retain employment.

Each June, over 700 guests gather at a private estate for an unforgettable evening honoring leaders in film, television, fashion, and music. From Elon Musk to Common, and Former Vice President Al Gore to Seth MacFarlane – Butterfly Ball attendees come from every sector of entertainment, business, and philanthropy.

The philanthropic stalwarts serving as co-chairs in 2018:

Rebecca Gayheart-Dane
Rick Hess
Evolution Media
Donna Langley
Universal Pictures
Josh Lieberman
Creative Artists Agency
Richard Weitz


Each year, the Butterfly Ball honors remarkable men and women in film, television, fashion, and music – leaders within their industries who strive to achieve creative excellence.

2018 Honorees

Past Honorees


Each year at Butterfly Ball, we honor a Chrysalis client with the John Dillon Award. Named after our founder, the award celebrates the journey and accomplishments of a client who overcame their barriers and obtained employment. This individual represents over 2,300 clients who, with the help of Chrysalis, will realize their dream this year of landing a job and changing their life.


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