Steppin' Out 2021

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As you are all well aware, the Omicron variant has caused a surge in recent weeks. The increase number of community transmissions of COVID-19 is impacting all of us.

Due to this, the leadership teams of the Foundation, Hospital and Medical Staff have decided to postpone, yet again, this year’s Steppin’ Out gala, scheduled for Saturday, January 29th, 2022. We are all disappointed, however our top priority remains ensuring the safety and health of us all.

Although less virulent, the Omicron variant has proven to be twice as contagious as the Delta variant, accounting for 90% of new cases across the U.S. and 70% in California, with the highest number of daily positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

With the continuing surge of the virus, the many variables associated with it, and the uncertainty that lies ahead, we have decided to move this year’s Steppin’ Out to Saturday October 29th, 2022 at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, CA.

For those of you that have purchased underwriting sponsorships, table sponsorships, tickets, opportunity draw tickets, etc., we sincerely thank you and appreciate your loyal support. Your sponsorships will automatically be carried forward to the fall event. If, for some reason you would like a refund, we would be happy to process that for you.

Feel free to contact Jen Zeltser at our office:  and/or 818.885.5341, ext. 3.

We look forward to recognizing our Steppin' Out 2021 Award Recipients:


Grace Leland "Physician Appreciation" Award will be received by:

Pamela Davis, MD, Medical Director for the Dignity Foundation Medical Group for her 20+ years of service to our community and her dedication to the Family Medicine Residency Program.


"Celebration of Hope" Award will be received by:

Paul Watkins, President/ CEO on behalf of all the employees at Northridge Hospital Medical Center for there heroic efforts over the last year, delivering hope to patients and their families during the greatest pandemic in more than a century.

Jahandar Saleh, MD, Medical Staff President on behalf of all the Medical Staff Physicians at Northridge Hospital Medical Center for going above and beyond to respond to the pandemic, showing unwavering professionalism and dedication to providing optimal care in an effort to beat the virus. 

One hundred percent of the gala’s proceeds will be used to help address the needs of the hospital and assist with new advancements in technology. The Foundation is passionate about making investments in our facility, people, and our community. Help us raise much needed funds to continue to make Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital the best community hospital serving the San Fernando Valley.


Dorothy Benveniste headshot

Dorothy Benveniste, Board Chair & Steppin' Out Committee Chair 


This year's Steppin' Out Sponsors:

Event Sponsor:

Dorothy Benveniste

Patron Sponsors:

Bill & Mary Newbold & Dorothy Lake

Dr. & Mrs. Maurice Zeitlin

Woodland Care Center

US Acute Care Solutions

Associate Sponsors:

Renaissance Imaging 

Davis Wright Tremain, LLP

Valley Anesthesia Physicians Medical Group 

Evening Wine Sponsors:

AAA T.L.C Homehealth

California State University, Northridge

Caregiver Sponsor:

Optum 360

Complimentary Valet Sponsors:

Dr. & Mrs. Jeremy Grosser

Cal-West Heating & Air

Dr. & Mrs. Alain Karaguezian

Dessert Bar Sponsors:

Assisted Home Health & Hospice

Dr. Mehrdad Ariani

Law Office of Daren Schlecter

Menu Sponsor:

Cardiovascular Consultants 

Red Carpet Photo Sponsors:

Frank & Valerie Kohler

Updated as of 12/27/21