The Heart Foundation honored Discovery Land Company's Mike Meldman at its intimate 20th Anniversary event. Sponsored by Casamigos Tequila, the event took place at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills and entertained more than 300 guests with an evening full of special performances, signature Casamigos Tequila cocktails, and a spirited dedication to the cause. The Heart Foundation increases awareness of heart disease and supports research at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute under the direction of world-renowned cardiologist P.K. Shah, M.D.
The evening style was in typical “Meldman casual”where the Mcee, Sportscaster Joe Buck, roasted Meldman on not dressing up for the occasion, he wore his Casamigos t-shirt. Joe Buck said that Ron Burkle’s estate was like a petting zoo with animals like the Kardashians and Kate Hudson. While the crowd laughed, Buck said he facetimed with Hudson after he made the joke and she found it hilarious. Roaster Chelsea Handler joked that no one knew the name of Meldman’s tequila. During the event Meldman was presented with a secret gift (an autographed guitar) from Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir via a video message presented by talent manager Bernie Cahill. In the video Weir played a song for Mike on that same guitar. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, along with bandmate James Valentine performed an intimate acoustic set and while onstage toasted the night with Casamigos tequila in shot glasses donated by Moser. The festivities continued late into the evening with tracks spun by DJ Michelle Pesce.
Celebrity guests included Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Molly Sims, Scott Stuber, Jane Fonda, David Allen Grier, Alana Stewart, George Hamilton, Robert Shapiro, Mary Hart, Burt Sugarman, Irving Azoff, Peter Farrelly, Chelsea Handler and Jon Bon Jovi.