2018 Mensch of the Year

Peter Macdonald

Peter Macdonald is one of the founding members of Solomon Society and has created some significant programs for Solomon Society. He was the innovator and creator of the Supper Clubs (dinners for a small group of men to foster friendships and camaraderie), coordinator of Solomon Society programs with Second Harvest Foodbank, Chair of Late Night in 2016 and 2017, and is a Member of Solomon Society Executive Board and Leadership Council.


In his business life, Peter serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for loanDepot. In this role, Macdonald oversees all legal, regulatory, licensing, compliance and litigation matters for the Company, ensuring that loanDepot develops and maintains the necessary oversight and protection to provide exceptional service to its customers, employees and investors. Peter is considered an industry leader in the areas of litigation, CFPB readiness, and borrower, investor, and strategic communication with federal and state agencies.


Peter is a native of Canada who now resides in Irvine, California, with his wife Stephanie. Peter and Stephanie have 3 sons: Nash (18), who just graduated from TVT and is attending Chapman in the fall, Ian (15), and Henry (14), who are both at TVT. Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University. Peter is a huge hockey fan and is on the board of the Irvine Ice Foundation. Additional hobbies include fishing and trips with his family.

Master of Ceremonies

Elon Gold

Elon Gold is back by popular demand as our Late Night with Solomon Society Master of Ceremonies. Elon is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's In-Laws. He has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show and had a recurring role on the hit show Bones. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC's The Dana Carvey Show and has guest starred on Frasier, The Mentalist, and Chappelle's Show, and many other notable TV shows. He has a one-hour stand up special out on Netflix.
Elon’s hilarious routine on Christmas trees went viral and was shared by millions around the globe. Future projects include a web series he filmed in Israel and a new stand up special based on his latest one man show Elon Gold: Pro-Semite which premiered at the Montreal Comedy Festival to sold out audiences.


VIP Speaker

Vince Ferragamo

After a winning professional football career with the L.A. Rams—highlighted by a Super Bowl appearance—former NFL quarterback Vince Ferragamo is now a successful real estate professional and a dynamic leader who leads his new team at Touchdown Real Estate. Vince’s life and career experience, solid strategy, and proven leadership abilities give him the insight few others have. When he’s not in the office, he spends much of his time in the community working with local charities such as Alzheimer’s Association and the Special Olympics, in addition to coaching youth soccer and football. Vince will be commenting on the NFL for Fox Sports on both Thursday and Sundays this season. He is looking forward to meeting and sharing stories with the guys at the VIP Reception at Late Night.

VIPs will have the opportunity to hear and meet legend Vince Farragamo.

VIP Reception starts 5:00 p.m. on 10/10. 

With a minimum pledge of $2,500.00 to the 2018 Annual Campaign of JFFS as a Solomon Society member.



5 p.m.
VIP Reception

6 p.m.
General Reception

7:15 p.m.
Dinner & Comedy Show

9:30 p.m.
After-Party & Dessert 

$250 General Admission

With a minimum pledge of $1,000 to the 2018 Annual Campaign of JFFS as a Solomon Society member


$500 VIP Admission

With a minimum pledge of $2,500 to the 2018 Annual Campaign of JFFS as a Solomon Society member; includes VIP reception


$550 Solomon Society Supporter General Admission

One-time guest fee if you're not yet a Solomon Society member

Note: If you make a minimum pledge of $1,000 or more at Late Night and become a Solomon Society member, $300 of your admission fee will be credited to your pledge.

Catering by Blueberry Hill. Dietary laws observed.

Kenny Beard

Solomon Society Chair

Stuart Wolfe & Sam Wyman

Late Night 2018 Committee Chairs

Event Committee

Kenny Beard, Frank Ellis, Bruce Fischer, Marc Garelick, Jonathan Gerber, Robert Goldberg, Barry Grossman, Josh Grushkin, Amir Kahana, Carl Katz, Jeff Kaufman, Steve Kaufman, Eric Kramer, Marshall Krupp, Bernie Labowitz, Peter Macdonald, Perry Melnick, Adam Miller, Shawn Miller, Howard Mirowitz, Ron Morrison, Ivar Roth, Jaime Siegel, Scott Siegel, David Stoll, Michael Stoll, David Thalberg, Jason Vogel, Stuart Wolfe, Sam Wyman.










Corporate Sponsorships are available. Contact Doris@JFFS.org for more details.

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The Solomon Society is a fellowship of men--friends, brothers, fathers, and sons--who inspire each other through their values and actions. Members build community through social networking, meaningful events, and philanthropic investment. Each member donates in his own name as a statement of personal responsibility for people in need in our community.


Late Night with Solomon Society is our premier annual fundraising event with headline comedians
and an award for the Mensch of the Year.
Members pledge a minimum annual gift of $1,000 ($2,500 for VIP members).