Published on October 19, 2016
1. Emal Nessary
2. Since 2005, Emal Nessary has worked as an operations administrator for Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California. When not overseeing the daily operations of the firm’s headquarters and Writers Guild Theater, Emal Nessary volunteers his time with the Stray Cat Alliance. Formerly known as Feral Cat Alliance, the Stray Cat Alliance was incorporated in 2000 as a California nonprofit organization. It seeks to educate the community on the benefits of caring for domesticated cats, and sterilizes feral cats. A no-kill organization, Stray Cat Alliance believes that every cat’s life is worthy and deserving of human attention, care, and love.
3. Since the organization relies on financial contributions, it hosts several fundraising events throughout the year. On September 23, 2016, at the Creative Artists Agency, it sponsored a benefit performance of “Celebrity Autobiography,” in which celebrities act out other celebrities’ memoirs. Among the celebrities who participated are Florence Henderson, Steven Weber, Ricki Lake, and Fred Willard. After the show, attendees had an opportunity to meet and greet these celebrities. The event also included a silent auction, cocktails, and vegan hors d’oeurves.