Empowering Youth Through Education

2015-16 Supporters

We thank all of our generous donors for their support. The following donors made an annual donation of $5,000 and above between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016:


California Community Foundation

$100,000 - $249,999

Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation

The Eisner Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Wells Fargo

Windsong Trust

$50,000 - $99,999

The Banky-LaRocque Foundation

Edythe and Eli Broad

Roland Emmerich

Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D.

The Mark Gordon Company

Sally Whitehill and Mark Gordon

Jo Ann and Charles Kaplan

Melanie and Richard Lundquist

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

The Sherwood Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Howard Banchik

The Capital Group Companies

Creative Artists Agency

Decurion Management Company

Disney ABC Television Group

Joseph Drown Foundation

Entertainment One

Nancy Ferguson

Janice and Robert Goldman

Jana and Randall Greer

Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

John and Kathy Kissick

Kelsey Minarik and Josh Klinefelter

John P. Lamerdin Scholarship Fund via the California Community Foundation

Legendary Pictures

Chris Meledandri

Robert Moore

Nesbitt Foundation via Northern Trust Bank of California

Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation

Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson

Laura and Jeff Shell

Skydance Media

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Anne Sweeney and Philip Miller

Stanley Tomchin

$5,000 - $24,000

495 Communications, LLC


American Realty Advisors Charitable Foundation

Alexa and Alex Amin

The Annenberg Foundation

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow

Tanaz and Kerry Assil

Pam and Jeff Balton

Bank of America and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Bergen Foundation

Edward Bernero

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

Camie and Thomas Booker

Brenden Mann Foundation

John W. Carson Foundation

Heather Stroud and Americo Cascella

Chapman, Bird & Tessler

Anjan Choudhury

Sandy Climan

Andrea Cockrum

Bill Cockrum

Crowell & Moring

D & R Fund

Robert Davidow


Dolby Laboratories

Tracy and Robert Donnell

Susan and Howard Drake

Lynn Atkinson and David Drucker

eBay Foundation

Edison International

Robert J. Evanko

Twentieth Century Fox

Fullscreen, Inc

Maira and David Garfinkle

The David Geffen Foundation

Manda Ghaferi

Dana and Michael Glantz

Laurie J. Goldberg

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein


Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

The Herman Foundation

Tracy and Stuart Herriott

Cynthia Holland

Home Box Office


Illumination Entertainment

The Marcia Israel Foundation

Deborah and Ivan Kallick

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP

Brian Kennedy

Marilyn and Jim Kirby

Tiana and Jerome Klein

Harald Kloser

Sandra Krause and William Fitzgerald

Mark Kress

Grace Latt and Anthony Rossi

Sandra and David Lee

Jennifer and Robert Lopata

Barbara and Joel Marcus


Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams

Merrill Lynch

Erica and Kenny Messer

The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

Diane and Paul Mohilef

Janet Montgomery

John Morayniss

NBC Universal

NBC4 via the California Community Foundation

New Regency Productions

Vincent Newman

Amy Pascal and Bernard Weinraub

The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California

Gina Taylor-Pickens and James Pickens, Jr.

Recruiting Social Consulting, Inc.

Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler

Brooke N. Riley

Laura and Kenny Rogers

Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom

Karen and David Sachs

Jolene and George Schlatter

The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation

Screen Engine, LLC

Dr. Madeleine Sherak

Maria Shriver

Moira and Gary Sinise

Lon V. Smith Foundation

Margaret and Steven Smith

Doreen and Fred Solomon

Specialty Family Foundation

The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation

Stereo D

Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Lynda Thomas

Darren Throop

The TJX Companies, Inc. and The TJX Foundation, Inc.

Reva and William Tooley

Lorraine Touissant

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Kirsten Vangsness

Ralph Collins Walter

Janelle and Brian Werdesheim

Werner Family Fund

Caroline and Mark Wilhelm

Susan Harris and Paul Junger Witt

Carla Mann Woods and Eric Woods

Yelp Foundation



The following donors made a multi-year commitment of $5,000 and above between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016:

$50,000 - $99,999

Myna and Rabbi Uri Herscher

$25,000 - $49,999

Anjan Choudhury

Ralph Collins Walter

$5,000 - $24,000

Ellen and Mark Genender

Elana and Jon Gimbel

Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D.

Ji Jeon and John Berlinski

Kelsey Minarik and Josh Klinefelter

Heidi Segal and Eric Krautheimer

Alison and Steve Lapinski

Leila Khoury and Matthew Laycock

Ashley and Scott Pease

Jasmine M. Roberts

Margaret and Steven Smith

Holly B. Sorensen

Wendy and Harlan Spinner