Empowering Youth Through Education

2016-17 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, 2016 and June 30, 2017:


California Community Foundation


$100,000 - $249,999

Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation

Lucia Rodriguez

Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom

$50,000 - $99,999

The Banky-LaRocque Foundation

Nina Byers Estate

Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D.

John and Kathy Kissick

John P. Lamerdin Scholarship Fund via the California Community Foundation

Legendary Pictures

Melanie and Richard Lundquist

Stanley Tomchin

Alba and Thomas Tull

$25,000 - $49,999

Howard Banchik

Bluegrass Films

The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation

The Capital Group Companies

CBS Television Network

Creative Artists Agency

Deluxe Entertainment

Joseph Drown Foundation

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund


Nancy Ferguson

Sherri and John Fogelman

Janice and Robert Goldman


Sally Whitehill and Mark Gordon

Jana and Randall Greer


Illumination Entertainment

Jo Ann and Charles Kaplan

Bruce A. Karsh

Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall

Kelsey Minarik and Josh Klinefelter

Heidi Segal and Eric Krautheimer

Lion's Gate Entertainment

Los Angeles Lakers

Barbara and Joel Marcus

Chris Meledandri

Robert Moore

Nesbitt Foundation via Northern Trust Bank of California

Julie and Marc Platt

The Raine Group, LLC

Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson

David Schajer

Dr. Madeleine Sherak

Fred A. Simmons Trust

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Anne Sweeney and Philip Miller

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

The Walt Disney Company

Warner Bros. Entertainment

The Wasserman Foundation

$5,000 - $24,999

 21st Century Fox America, Inc.

495 Communications, LLC


Alkeon Capital Management

Maribeth Annaguey, Esq.

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow

Tanaz and Kerry Assil

Aurora Management Partners

Karl and Marsha Austen

Bain & Company, Inc.

Banc of California

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

The Honorable Frank and Kathy Baxter


Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman, LLP

Blumhouse Productions LLC

Camie and Thomas Booker

Edmund Bovijn

Brenden Mann Foundation

Heather Thomas and Skip Brittenham

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer

John W. Carson Foundation

Casa Automotive Group

Heather Stroud and Americo Cascella

Daniel Catullo

Chapnick, Smukler & Chapnick

Claudia and Romie Chaudhari

Anjan Choudhury

Sandy Climan

Bill Cockrum

Erin Cox

Crowell & Moring

D & R Fund

The Davidow Charitable Fund

Rosemary Deardorff

Defy Media

Discovery Channel

Edison International

Alan and Megan Epstein

Dr. Melina Esrailian, D.D.S. and Dr. Eric Esrailian, M.D.

Leah and Samuel Fischer

Twentieth Century Fox

Fullscreen, Inc

Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown Charitable Foundation

The David Geffen Foundation

Thomas Giftos

Dana and Michael Glantz

Kevin and Neil Goetz

The Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, Inc.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman

Myna and Rabbi Uri Herscher

Skye and Mark Hoppus

ICM Partners

Imagemovers, LLC

The Marcia Israel Foundation

Paloma Jimenez and Vin Diesel

Deborah and Ivan Kallick

Michael Kassan

Kelton Research, LLC

Grace Latt and Anthony Rossi

Jennifer and Robert Lopata

Macias, Gini & O'Connell LLP

Joseph McIntyre

Media Rights Capital

Cheryl and Jimmy Miller

The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

Diane and Paul Mohilef

Morgan Stanley

Chris Morgan

Sarah and Neal Moritz

NBC Universal

NBC4 via the California Community Foundation

Paradigm Talent Agency

Paul Hastings LLP

Nancy and Stephen Paul

Jay Penske

Bari and Kenneth Ramberg

Recruiting Social Consulting, Inc.

Brooke N. Riley

Laura and Kenny Rogers

Raina and David Rosenblum

Stephanie and Charles Roven

Cyndi Ruud-Johnson

Lee Anne and David Sanderson

Jolene and George Schlatter

The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation

Beth and Harley Schrager

Leslie and Carl Schuster

Secret Hideout, Inc.

Laura and Jeff Shell

Ginger and William Sherak

Maria Shriver

Shawn and Jason Silletti

Skydance Media

Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern, LLP

Lon V. Smith Foundation

Margaret and Steven Smith

Doreen and Fred Solomon

Jill Soloway

Michelle and Tim Somers

Specialty Family Foundation

Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation

The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation

Storyteller Districution Co., LLC

Ibrahim Taher

Channing Tatum

Tie The Knot

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

Reva and William Tooley

United Talent Agency

Venable, LLP


Todd Vradenburg

Ralph Collins Walter

Janelle and Brian Werdesheim

Susan Harris and Paul Junger Witt

Working Title Group



The following donors made a multi-year commitment of $5,000 and above between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017:

$100,000 - $249,999

Fred A. Simmons Trust

$25,000 - $49,999

Shawn and Jason Silletti

$5,000 - $24,999

Robinne Burrell

Todd A. Hawkins

Monica Lomeli

Pacific Life Insurance Company

Jennifer and Michael Singer

Linda and Jim Swindle

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