Candy Spelling to receive the Children's Champion Award

LA's BEST is proud to introduce one of our 2015 Family Dinner Honorees, Candy Spelling. Candy will be presented with the "Children's Champion Award" for her longtime dedication and commitment to the children of LA's BEST After School Program.

TV star, producer, author, philanthropist, wife, mother, designer, author, blogger—Candy Spelling has performed more roles than the busiest actresses in her beloved Los Angeles, becoming one of the city’s most iconic women in the process. 

"Creativity has always been important to my family and me," said Candy when speaking about her love for arts and crafts. "The value of the imagination is something I have tried to impart to my own children and now my grandchildren. I believe in organizations like LA’s BEST because they invest in our city’s children, helping them find their voice and their way.”

Candy’s life has been colorful, glamorous, sometimes dramatic and always full-to-the-brim. Born and raised in LA, she excelled in cooking and sewing classes at school, was a cheerleader, model and interior designer, married, had two children, became the ultimate Hollywood wife, built the largest home in Los Angeles, ran a gift store, designed dolls and jewelry for cable shopping networks, and generously donated her time and energy to her favorite causes—animals, children and the city of LA. After her husband Aaron Spelling passed away in 2006, Candy began a new act; one she’s filling with TV roles, writing, producing, philanthropy and more that’s yet to be revealed.

Candy has dedicated herself to serving the city’s most underprivileged youth, even hosting an annual Easter egg hunt at her home for over a decade.

Candy has dedicated her time and energy visiting LA’s BEST sites and participating in various events, from passing out backpacks to students who participated in service learning for Global Youth Service Day, to assisting students with arts and crafts while also getting to know them on Read Across America Day, and awarding students who presented projects at the Celebrate Science Fair.

Candy Spelling’s selfless devotion to the children of Los Angeles will be celebrated at our Family Dinner on Saturday, June 27.