ACTIVIST

Steve Tyler continues to be an influential force in philanthropic and political arenas. A tireless advocate, volunteer, and fundraiser focusing on equality for the LGBTQ, women’s, and African American communities, at-risk abused and neglected youth, human rights, and mental health care, Tyler was a Governor’s appointee to California Council for the Humanities. His philanthropy and record-setting fundraising efforts have made him one of the top fundraisers in Los Angeles and California. Tyler currently serves as Board of Directors Co-Chair for the Alcott Center for Mental Health in Los Angeles.

ACTIVIST

Steve Tyler continues to be an influential force in philanthropic and political arenas. A tireless advocate, volunteer, and fundraiser focusing on equality for the LGBTQ, women’s, and African American communities, at-risk abused and neglected youth, human rights, and mental health care, Tyler was a Governor’s appointee to California Council for the Humanities. His philanthropy and record-setting fundraising efforts have made him one of the top fundraisers in Los Angeles and California. Tyler currently serves as Board of Directors Co-Chair for the Alcott Center for Mental Health in Los Angeles.

Praise from the Industry

“When Steve Tyler co-founded Playwrights’ Arena with me in 1992, he was as committed as I am in making sure that our productions reflect the diversity of this great city. Not only did he use his vast resources to bring attention to our newly formed theater company, he brought considerable star power to our very small 35-seat theater. He cared about the art, its artists and its audiences. I don’t think that has diminished through the years, in whatever he does.”

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Co-Founder Playwright’s Arena Theater

“I had the good fortune of producing two fundraising events with Steve. The amazing thing about Steve is that he thinks of everything. His attention to detail and his commitment to the cause is something rare indeed. He is a man of true character and conviction.”

Jon Imparato, Artistic Director of the Lily Tomlin/Jane Fonda Cultural Arts Program for the Los Angeles LGBT Center

“Steve is a gem of an actor. He’s still, emotionally accessible, free and specific. He’s a reliable performer and shows up to any opportunity prepared, thoughtful and humble. That rare combination of traits is so hard to find, and Steve has it all.”

Maya Adrabi, Casting Director, AHC
“It is a real pleasure to work with Steve Tyler. He’s smart, fun and completely trustworthy. Whether working with him as an actor, director or fundraising (which I have done all of) you can rest easy knowing you are protected and associated with first class, honorable people. I will always be grateful to him for hiring me, years ago, as a first time director. He’s a great human being and I look forward to the next venture!”
Lynne Moody, Actress
“I’ve known Steve Tyler for decades and have had the pleasure of working with him in a variety of capacities highlighting his myriad talents: from actor to producer to political advisor and superstar charity fundraiser. Steve is passionate about everything he does, and that energy springs from his enormous heart. He cares deeply about the world and its woes and feels compelled to focus his boundless energy on improving the planet for future generations. He’s one of the most generous souls I’ve ever encountered, and easily one of the most unique. I’m honored to call him a cherished friend.”
Bennett Yellin, Comedy Film Writer
“Steve Tyler is a storyteller! Frame to frame, moment to moment whenever he is in front of a lens or a camera, he takes you on a ride. You believe it. YOU feel it! Steve gives us an experience, every time he tells us another story.”
Gregory Zarian, Actor
“I had the pleasure of being Steve’s commercial agent for many years. He has always been a pro. You can always see Steve on TV, a billboard, in a magazine, inside a store or even a doctor’s office, etc. The best part is that even though Steve has had such a successful career he’s always remained as humble and sweet as the first time I met him.”
Sheila DiMarco, Talent Agent, Commercial Talent
“Steve Tyler…My Ride or Die!!! Together we make shit happen…we raise awareness, money and blood pressure everywhere we go.”
Joely Fisher, Queen of Everything
“Steve Tyler has been a dedicated advocate for non-profits and NGOs for decades, devoting many hours to fundraising and education on behalf of those in need, especially children and minorities. He is compassionate and generous with his time and skills.”
Terry Decrescenzo, Longtime Child/Teen Advocate and Community Activist, Director at Centinela Freeman Health System
“From the moment I met him, I knew Steve Tyler was an uncommon man on the Hollywood firmament: his high voltage smile reflects an interior life that is compassionate, empathetic, and generous. I have seen his commitment to HIV/AIDS increase as others have grown less interested; Steve never says no. He manages to serve both the micro situation and the macro, placing himself in the midst of the marginalized, the discarded, the voiceless. Steve Tyler is an example of what it takes to heal, not only our wounded LGBTQ community but the world at large.”
Michael Kearns, Actor/Author/Activist
“Steve Tyler!! One of my very best friends for a long, long time. I don’t know how long – he has kept me too busy! Keep going Steve – it looks good on you!”
Betty DeGeneres, Activist/Writer/Supermom
“Whether it’s acting, producing, fundraising, or making other people’s lives better by a combination of all those things — Steve Tyler hits more high notes than that other Steve Tyler. Ok, maybe not when singing.”
Bruce Vilanch, Writer/Actor/Hollywood legend
“Steve has a strong passion for mental health & homelessness. This, combined with his fundraising skills have helped increase the amount of funds raised by the Alcott Center tenfold nearly overnight.”
Nick Maiorino, CEO Alcott Center for Mental Health Services, Los Angeles, CA
“Steve has a talent of putting some pretty amazing people together for fun and profitable non-profit organizations. Incredible talents and projects that are great to be a part of, making a difference for some wonderful organizations doing terrific work in the community.”
Greg Louganis, Olympic Winner, Dog Trainer
“I have known Steve Tyler for many years, he is a tenacious and unapologetic champion for equality. With resolve and a big heart, Steve has committed his life to use his skills and passion for politics and advocacy to make this a better world. Sitting on the sideline has not been an option for Steve. He has tirelessly channeled his energy into fundraising, event production/creation, and education to further crucial causes, non-profits, and campaigns. During our time together at the Victory Fund, Steve went the extra mile to find creative and successful ways to support the organization’s mission and help elect LGBTQ+ candidates to public office up and down the ballot.”
Brian K. Bond, Executive Director, PFLAG National, Former Deputy Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, and Former Executive Director, Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
“I have had the honor of co-chairing and working with Steve Tyler over the years on numerous political and charitable events. Steve is a tireless and committed individual dedicated to making the community, the world a better place. No matter if he is championing for equality, promoting a ballot initiative, raising money and awareness on health issues, or supporting a political candidate that shares his values, he always gives his utmost, never just a participant, but he proves himself a leader each time. Unlike his work as an actor where he is in front and center, in this capacity Steve primarily chooses to work behind the scenes organizing and producing events, fundraisers, and salons that have informed, educated, and raised awareness as well as many millions of dollars.”
Jeremy Bernard, Special Advisor to the President and White House Social Secretary (Obama Administration), Author and Activist
“Steve Tyler kicked off my Presidential Campaign with his fundraising skills. He is talented and creative in raising money while being thorough and respectful of his donor relationships all key to why he is so very successful.”
Howard Dean, Former Vermont Governor, Presidential Candidate

Produced, Chaired, Co-Chaired Events & Fundraisers

Hillary Clinton for President 2015-2016 Clay Aiken for Congress 2014
Mark Leno for CA State Senate Benefit 2008 Elect Eric Garcetti for LA City Council Benefit 2006
LA Mayoral Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa Benefit 2005 Largest Gathering US Senators (13) Benefit DSCC 2005
Presidential Candidate Howard Dean Dinner Benefit 2005 Largest Gathering US Senators (13) Benefit DSCC 2005
Senator Tammy Baldwin Brunch Benefit 2005 Presidential Candidate Howard Dean Dinner Benefit 2005
ANGLE Breakfast Los Angeles Mayoral Debate Breakfast 2004 ANGLE Breakfast Arianna Huffington 2005
ANGLE Breakfast National Coming Out Day 2004 ANGLE Breakfast Governor Howard Dean 2004
Boxer for U.S. Senate Benefit 2003 ANGLE Breakfast Presidential Candidate Senator Graham 2003
ANGLE Breakfast Presidential Candidate Senator Lieberman 2003 ANGLE Breakfast Presidential Candidate Senator John Kerrry 2003
ANGLE Breakfast with Senator John Edwards 2003 ANGLE Breakfast with Police Chief Bratton 2003
Committee Member The Center Annual Dinner 2003 Benefit for Howard Dean at Betty DeGeneres 2003
Dean for America House of Blues Benefit 2003 Dean for America Campaign 2003
Ellen DeGeneres In Concert Live Victory Fund Benefit 2003 Dean for America Sleep Overs 2003
Stand Up DEAN FOR AMERICA 2003 Howard Dean for President Bel Age Dinner Benefit 2003
ANGLE Breakfast LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo 2003 ANGLE Breakfast Congressman Richard Gephardt 2003-2005
ANGLE Breakfast Shaheen for U.S. Senate Guest Al Gore 2003 Sorrows & Rejoicings Benefit w/Judith Light & John Glover 2003
ANGLE Breakfast Presidential Candidate Senator John Edwards 2003 ANGLE Breakfast Los Angeles Police Chief Bratton 2003
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Benefit 2003 Bowling for Baldwin for Congress Benefit 2002
Cinco De Mayo Benefit for Senator Tom Harkin 2002 Election Night Victory Fund Benefit 2002
Electing Our Own Tammy Baldwin Benefit SF 2002 John Laird for CA State Assembly 2002
Howard Dean for President Kick Off Benefit 2002 The Ellen Show Victory Fund Benefit 2002
Largest Gathering of Out Elected Officials VF Benefit 2002 ANGLE Breakfast Congresswoman Jane Harman 2001
Victory Fund Benefit at Riordon Estate 2002 ANGLE Breakfast Sheriff Lee Baca 2001
Victory Fund Benefit – Comedy w/Alec Mapa 2001 Hillary Clinton for US Senate 2001
DSCC Benefit with Richard Gephardt 2001 ANGLE Breakfast Christine Kehoe for State Assembly 2000
Valley of the Dolls Benefit for Victory Fund 2001 ANGLE Breakfast Jackie Goldberg for State Assembly 2000
ANGLE Breakfast Jackie Goldberg for CA State Assembly 2000 Ed Flanagan Benefit Las Vegas 2000
DCCC Benefit with Bill Clinton & Senator Harkin 2000 Gretta Cammemeyer Benefit for Victory Fund Las Vegas 2000
Flanagan for US Senate 2000 Jackie Goldberg for State Assembly Benefit 2000
Kuehl for CA Senate Benefit 2000 Joel Wachs for LA Mayor – Finance Committee Co-Chair 1998-2000
Michael Kearns Victory Fund Benefit Las Vegas 2000 Paul Koretz for State Assembly 1999
Al Gore for President 1999 Senator Harry Reed (Nevada) Benefit 1999
National Victory Fund Board Member 1998-1999 ANGLE Breakfast Gubernatorial Candidate Al Checci 1998
ANGLE Breafast Gubernatorial Candidate Gray Davis 1998 Re-Elect Sheila Kuehl State Assembly Benefit 1998
ANGLE Breakfast LA Police Chief Bernard Parks 1998 Joel Wachs for LA Mayor – Finance Committee Co-Chair 1998
Gray Davis for Governor 1998-2000 Benefit to Reelect LA Mayor Richard Riordan 1997
Tea with Sir Ian McKellan Victory Fund Benefit 1998 ANGLE Breakfast Jackie Goldberg for City Council 1997
Zeke Zeidler for State Assembly 1998 ANGLE Breakfast Tammy Baldwin for Congress 1997
ANGLE Breakfast Brian Bond Victory Fund 1997 Dearboys War – Victory Fund Benefit w/Chad Allen 1997
ANGLE Breakfast Joan Garry GLAAD 1997 ANGLE Breakfast Jane Harman 1997
Boys in the Band Benefit for Victory Fund 1997 Cinco De Mayo Benefit Victory Fund 1996
Senator Barbra Boxer Benefit 1997 HRC/Victory Fund Election Night 1996
ANGLE Breakfast Tammy Baldwin for Congress 1996 Rick Zbur for Congress Benefit 1995
Clinton DNC Saxophone Club 1996-1997 Carole Migden for CA State Assembly Benefit 1995
National Stonewall Democratic Club Polo Lounge 1996 ANGLE Breakfast House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt 1994
Sheila Kuehl for State Assembly Event 1996 ANGLE Breakfast Mark Leno for CA State Assembly 1994
ANGLE Breakfast Elizabeth Birch HRC 1995 ANGLE Breakfast Senator Dianne Feinstein 1994
Clinton Gore Reelection Campaign 1994-1996 Dianne Feinstein for US Senate Benefit 1994
First Couple Victory Fund Benefit 1995 John Duran for CA State Assembly Benefit 1994
National Victory Fund Board Member 1994-1996 National Victory Fund Board Member 1993-1995
David Kessler for Community College Board 1995-1996 ANGLE Breakfast Congresswoman Jane Harman 1993
First Couple Victory Fund Benefit 1995 ANGLE Breakfast George Stephanopoulos 1993
ANGLE Board Member 1994-2006 ANGLE Breakfast Kathleen Brown for Governor 1993
ANGLE Breakfast Senator Tom Harkin 1994 ANGLE Breakfast Senator Chuck Robb 1993
Laughing Wild Victory Fund Benefit 1994 Sheila Kuehl for CA State Assembly Committee 1993-1994
Kathleen Brown for Governor Benefit 1993 Carol Moseley Braun for US Senate Benefit 1992-1993
ANGLE Breakfast Senator Paul Wellstone 1993 Founder & Chair Victory Fund Steering Committee 1991-2002
ANGLE Breakfast DC AIDS Czar Patsy Fleming 1993 ANGLE Breakfast James Loyce APLA Exec. Director 1993
ANGLE Breakfast Senator Barbra Boxer 1993 ANGLE Breakfast Sheila Kuehl for State Assembly 1993
Sheila Kuehl State Assembly Benefit 1994 Tony Miller for Secretary of State Benefit 1992

Philanthropy

Pajama Jam Benefit Alcott Center for Mental Health 2020 Alcott Center for Mental Health Board Co-Chair 2019-Present
Valley of the Dolls Benefit for LGBT Center & Alcott Center 2019 Art Show Benefit Alcott Center for Mental Health 2018
Alcott Center for Mental Health Board Member 2018 APLA Art Show Benefit APLA 2016
LGBT Center River Rafting Benefit 2015 Kol Ami Honoring Rabbi Eger 2014
CA AIDS Ride 2014 LA Children’s Hospital Event 2012
Special Olympics Pier Del Sol Benfit 2011-2015 Lifeworks Life Out Loud Honoring Dustin Lance Black 2010
Lifeworks LAUGH OUTLOUD at Laugh Factory 2009 Lifeworks Life Out Loud Annual Benefit 2009
Walk for Altzheimers 2009 Flowers Food Art GLASS Benefit 2008
Valley of the Dolls Glass Benefit 2008 DeGeneres . Di Rossi . DeGeneres Art Show Benefit Lifeworks 2008
Marc Cherry & Felicity Huffman Dinner for GLASS 2007 Walk for Altzheimers 2007
GLASS Menagerie Benefit 2006 Casino Night Benefit for GLASS 2006
Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2006 Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2005
Flowers Food and Art GLASS Benefit 2004 Betty DeGeneres 75th Birthday Benefit GLASS 2005
Vista Del Mar Volunteer Mentor 2004-2006 GLASS Steering Committee Chair 2005-2008
Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2004 Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2005
Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2007 Home for the Holidays GLASS Benefit 2002
Consultant for Gay Elder Housing 2004 Dinner with Ellen DeGeneres GLASS Benefit 2001
Matthew Shepard “Bear Make Difference” Committee 2003 STAGE Benefit Executive Committee for HIV/AIDS 2000
Spokesman for Big Brothers of America 2001 Chair/Founder LA LGBT Youth Center Holiday Benefit 1999-2001
Project Angel Food Dinner Committee 2000 Matthew Shepard Foundation Bear to Make a Difference 1999
STAGE Benefit Executive Committee for HIV/AIDS 1999 GLAAD Awards Theater Panel 1997-2000
Virtual Theater Company – Development Director 1999 Village at Ed Gould Plaza Capital Campaign 1998
LA LGBT Center Men’s Pool Party 1998 HRC Dinner Event Committee 1994
Benefit for Jeffrey Goodman HIV Clinic 1993 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Team Leader 1993
LA LGBT Center Men’s Pool Party 1993 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Team Leader 1992
Planned Parenthood Annual Benfit 1991 Jewish Big Brothers of America 1989-2012
ICAAN – Inner City Council for Abused Neglected Kids – 1987-1989 APLA Neighborhood Network Campaign 1987-1989

Theatrical Producer

All Star Valley of the Dolls 2019
All Star Valley of the Dolls 2008
All Star Valley of the Dolls 2006
All Star Boys In The Band 1997
First Couple Tiffany Theater 1995
Festival of One Act Plays 1994
C.L.A.S.S. TV Pilot Presentation 1993
Suburban Anger 1993
Blue Corridor 1993
CARLA with Elisabeth Shue 1992
Co-Founder, Producer Playwrights Arena Theater 1992 Present
C.L.A.S.S. 1991
Chez Anything 1990
The Company Improvisation Troup 1989
The Body Kick TV Pilot Presentation 1988

Steve Tyler Presents