LOS ANGELES, CA, February 21, 2016 – Iron Mountain Incorporated® Entertainment Services, the leading storage and information management company, served as the presenting sponsor of an exclusive charity event on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The T.J. Martell Foundation, a leading leukemia, cancer and AIDS research organization, held the 9th Annual Los Angeles Wine Dinner Auction & Celebration at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. In attendance showing their support for the event were key members of the Iron Mountain organization, including Eileen Sweeney, Iron Mountain Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Management; Jeff Anthony, Senior Vice President for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; and Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, as well as Pat Kraus, SVP Head of Studio, Production & Archive Services at Universal Music Group. Also in attendance were Bob Beitcher, President & CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund; Elizabeth Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts; Jay Cooper, Attorney at the Greenberg Traurig Law Firm; representatives from Iron Mountain’s client Capitol Studios: Paula Salvatore, Vice President, and Art Kelm, Vice President, General Manager and Chief Engineer; and many others. Eileen Sweeney was presented with the foundation’s Grand Cru award, its top honor, by emcee Warren Christensen, Q Prime EVP & GM West Coast at Mondosphere.
A highlight of the evening was the wine list curated by rock icon Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer), who chose wines from his personal cellar and paired them with the event’s food menu. Aside from his storied music career, Keenan is also an accomplished winemaker (Caduceus Cellars), and his collection is one of the best private collections in the U.S. Keenan chose exceptional and rare wines for this special occasion, featuring wines from all over the world, with an emphasis on Italy, France and Australia, among others. In addition, Keenan personally explained the pairings in person at the individual tables, and also answered questions about the wines.
Tony Martell founded the T.J. Martell Foundation in 1975, after his 19-year-old son T.J. passed away from cancer. “Soon after, I was joined by many of my friends in the music industry like Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, to hold a fundraiser at Buddy Rich’s nightclub in New York, We raised $50,000, and the T.J. Martell Foundation was born,” remarked the late Tony Martell, prior to his passing in November 2016. Over the years, the foundation has kept its roots deep in the music industry, and hundreds of volunteers have worked passionately with staff to raise more than $271 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, which has been successfully leveraged into several billion dollars in additional funding from larger funding sources.
“We’re proud to sponsor this important event for the furthering of research toward cures for these devastating illnesses that affect us so strongly,” remarked Jeff Anthony, senior vice president for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. “This was a special evening to remember, and it was great to see so many prominent industry figures come together and pledge resources toward this important cause. Despite the solemn reasons for the occasion, it was a great opportunity to see so many of our friends in the music industry, and a great time was had by all. Maynard’s wine pairings were especially great, and were an opportunity to see another side of an enigmatic rock personality.”
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Photo caption 1: Eileen Sweeney, Iron Mountain Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Management, pictured with the Grand Cru award, presented to her by the T.J. Martell Foundation at a charity event on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Photo credit: Paul Lester Photography. © 2017.
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Photo caption 2: Pictured L-R: Bob Beitcher, President & CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund; Eileen Sweeney, Iron Mountain Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Management; and Justin Wilson, Senior Director of Alumni Relations at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Photo credit: Paul Lester Photography. © 2017.
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