Stars Who Stepped Up During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought out the best and the worst in people—and that includes celebrities. Sure, many have had to apologize for putting their feet in their mouths throughout these past few months. But many others have truly stepped up to the plate, impacting relief efforts. We want to applaud the stars who stepped up during the pandemic. Not only with major fundraising, but also with free virtual initiatives. Here’s a ...

Read More

Covid-19 Homelessness Crisis

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned,” wrote poet Laureate Maya Angelou. In 2019, the homelessness crisis reached a record high of almost 60,000 in Los Angeles County. The COVID-19 Homelessness Crisis made even worse, these words carry extra urgency. An average of 150 people a day fell into homelessness last year. As a ...

Read More

An Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season allows us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. During this season of family gatherings, celebration and gratitude, also consider ways to give back. Donate time and resources to spread some joy into the lives of others. Think of it as an attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving and beyond We are big fans of the work being done with LA Mission Thanksgiving. The celebration fed hundreds of people ...

Read More

Urban Community Gardens

According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles is home to a bustling economy with one of the largest populations in the United States. Yet 1.4 million people (14 percent of our county’s residents) experience food insecurity. With thousands of empty plots of land sitting vacant and unused, how can this be? Thankfully, several L.A.-based organizations are working hard to turn food deserts into urban community gardens. As ...

Read More

Front-Row Philanthropy

The Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles has long been the capital of entertainment, the gold standard destination for film, television and music. But over the past decade, L.A. has emerged as the hotbed of another important medium of art and creativity: theater. To be present for the premieres of new and exciting plays, one used to have to hop on a plane and head to Broadway. But no more. It’s happening here ...

Read More