The 56th Annual Thalians Gala was presented by philanthropists Bob and Kira Lorsch at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on April 26, 2014. The event raised $1 million for UCLA's Operation Mend for wounded soldiers. The gala honored Grammy Award-winner Smokey Robinson, who was honored with the "Mr. Wonderful" award, designed by Walt Disney. Australian pop star Guy Sebastian headlined a tribute to Smokey Robinson, and guests enjoyed a live auction and a dinner from Whole Foods Market.