Thank You For Fueling Our Mission!

Whether you are an individual donor, sustaining member, corporation, foundation, or public agency—your annual support means the world to thousands of young people in Los Angeles and beyond. We salute your vital partnership in transforming lives through creative arts learning.

Look at what we've accomplished together! Your dedication to the social-emotional well being and creative potential of Los Angeles youth helped make even 2020 a transformational year. Enjoy this brief video recap celebrating all you helped us realize.

2019 - 2020 DONORS

The following list acknowledges all donor contributions made for the time period June 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020. We thank our donors for their generous support!

To learn how your support can make a difference, please email Jamie Cataldo, Director of Individual Giving and Events.

$500,000 AND ABOVE

In Loving Memory of Anita and Stanley Hirsh

$100,000 TO $499,999

Tamara and Bill Bagnard

Berro Family Charitable Fund

The Canet Foundation

The Lee Graff Foundation

Melanie and Richard Lunquist

Rick and Jennifer Madden

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Rosenthal Family Foundation

Vera R. Campbell Foundation


$50,000 TO $99,999

The Ahmanson Foundation

Marion and Craig Benell

California Arts Council

City of Los Angeles, Proposition K

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation

DEW Foundation

Gesner-Johnson Foundation

Harman Family Foundation

Edward A. & Ai O. Shay Family Foundation

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

The Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation


$20,000 TO $49,999

Ameriprise Financial Foundation



AT&T Aspire

Cameron Boyce Foundation

LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund, supported by the California Community Foundation and J. Paul Getty Trust Foundation

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

P.C. and Rosana Hsu Chao Foundation

The Daniel Legacy Foundation

The Walt Disney Company

Joseph Drown Foundation

The Eisner Foundation

The Fitzberg Foundation

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation

Brian Ishida

Standard Communities

Irwin and Patti Jaeger

JPMorgan Chase

Kirkland & Ellis

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

The Mark Hughes Foundation

Max H. Gluck Foundation

Moss Foundation

Pacific American Group

Ann Peppers Foundation


Bob Smiland

Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation

Trader Joe's

UCLA Center X

Warner Music Group


$10,000 TO $19,999

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


American Business Bank


Armstrong Garden Centers

Avery Dennison

BCM Foundation

Bel Air Investment Advisors, LLC

Johnny Carson Foundation

Eric and Kelley Coleman

Elite State Trading Limited

The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation

Mitchell Frank

The Getty Foundation

Brian Goldsmith

Linda C. Hothem


Kellwood Foundation

Wade Killefer

The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Tai Lopez

Lois and Chris Madison

The Chris & Melody Malachowsky Family Foundation

Kathi and Jay Mangel - In Memory of Barbara "Bobbie" Stearn

The Harold McAlister Charitable Foundation

Mentors Foundation

Meridian Textiles, Inc.

Mythical Entertainment

NBCUniversal / Ugly Brother Studios

The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation


Eric and Linda Schotz

The Schreter Family

The Estate of Richard Seidel

Shanghai Nine Tripod International / Andy Liu

Cindy and Bob Shearin

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Tom and Julie Stillwell

U.S. Bank Foundation

Walker Living Trust

Wells Fargo Capital Finance


$5,000 TO $9,999

The Annenberg Foundation




Bob Bates

Karen Hermelin and Mark Borman


Rena and Rene Cruz

Design Collection, Inc.

Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Friars Charitable Foundation

Peter Gal and Jaimie Fauth**


Hanz de Fuko LLC

Jackie and Dan Harman


Karen Kane, Inc.

The Lenart Art Education Foundation


NYL Trade Limited

Peter & Masha Plotkin Memorial Foundation

Anne and David Rainer

Maura and Mark Rampolla

Ross Stores, Inc.

The Sage Group, LLC

Shuster Financial Group, LLC

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.



The Summit Series

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC

Whitney Young Children's Foundation


$1,000 TO $4,999



The Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation

Sarah Arison

Atlantic Records

Pam and Jeff Balton

Edward P. Bangayan

Nancy E. Barton Foundation

Yuval Bar-Zemer

Ron Beard

Sandra Berg**

Milton and Ruth Berman Family Foundation

Angenette Bickley - In Honor of Chrysta Naron

Rachel Bloom**

Bodega LLC.

Boys Team Charity, Los Gatos League

Rina Brannen

The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation

Brown & Brown Insurance

Barbara Bundy

The Calida Group/Douglas Eisner

Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta

The Charitable Foundation

CIT Commercial Services

Sy Clarke-Chan

Claytivity Pottery Studio

Cambria and Jack Cline**

Ira and Pat Cohen

Jennifer Cooper and Jon Coleman

Tina and Dave Dahl**

Howard and Claire Daschbach

Ofelia S. de los Santos

Gretchen and Matthew DiNapoli

Ellen DiResta**

Malik Ducard

East West Bank

Elizabeth Eboka

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Jim and Gail Ellis

E-Luck Apparel Inc.

Scott and Jill Feinstein

John Rochester and Lawrence Fodor

Kathie Foley-Meyer and Irving Meyer

Heidi Ford

Anne Geffner

Deborah and Jonathan Goldman

Wendy Greene

Bobbie Greenfield

Beth Tishler and Tom Grond**

Hackberry Endowment Partners

The Hale Foundation

Hanner Enterprises

Hirshan Family Foundation

Hrishikesh Hirway

Ignored Prayers x Jean Dawson


Niels Kantor

Danielle Kayne-O’Gilvie

Matt Klein

The Kleiner Cohen Foundation

David Kordansky Gallery

Barbara Kreitzer

Sam Kunianski

Lasher Foundation, Inc.

LBA Realty

Joel Lubin

Rachel Lyle

Isabel Maddahi

Michael Maltzan and Amy Murphy

Silvia and Ernie Marjoram

Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy

Ms. Jill A. McMahon and Dr. Andrew P. McMahon

Zak McNeil

Alison Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Miller

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Shari and Hadi Morshed

James Mortensen - In Honor of the Animation Community

Mark D. Muller


Roberto Nickson

Ramin and Nazanine Noghreian

Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation

Fabian Oberfeld

Olipop, Inc.

Faith Olson**


Eli Pearl

Veronica Pedroza**

Kylie Peppler

Perfect Circuit

PLUS Foundation

Farnaz Pourzanjani

Pamela Rank

Raw Material Art Supplies

Ezra Remer

Molly Rhodes

Warren Riley

Writ Large

Alexis Rappaport and Michael Royce**

Mark Sandelson

Galen and Joe Sanford

Jonathan and Jennifer Schreter

Segal Family - United World Foundation

Alexandra Seros


Shelley Powsner and Stephen Skrovan

Lisa and Tim Sloan

Elizabeth Small

Lisa and Wesley Smith

Jennifer Smith

Harriet and Richard Squire

Brian Stearns

Steen Family Foundation

The Stephen Philibosian Foundation

Beatrice Stotzer

David Tishler

Totally Kids Sun Valley**

The TR Family Trust

Valerie Casey and Larry Uhl

Walker Family Fund

The Walt Disney Company Foundation

Jeff Waye

Kevin Weaver

Weisz Family Foundation

James and Lindsay Wilcox

The Winter Family Fund

Juli and Michael Woronoff

Wurwand Foundation

Skottie Young - In Honor of Black Lives Matter


$500 TO $999

The Abbe-Schneider Family

Maribeth Annaguey


Amanda Archibald**

The Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Cherie Beffa

Riley Billingsley / It's Personal**

Dabney Bixel

Richard and Annette Bloch

Phyllis Braxton**

Susie Buckman

Joann Busuttil

Jose Castillo

Carmen Chan

Matt Chute

City of Los Angeles Council District 14

Factory 1 / Patricia and David Cohenshad

Katrina Dela Cruz**

Owen Demers

Caia Diepenbrock

Maggie and Joe Drake

Echo Park Craft Fair


Huwayda Fakhry**

Alex Fink - Fink Instruments Mfg.

Marci and Greg Foster

Alfred Fraijo Jr.

Jeffrey and Kelly Freid

Elaine Hall and Jeffrey Frymer

Jacob Garcia

Catherine Geanuracos

Sydnie and Herb Geismar

John Goble

Nina Hans**

Gene Heller

Brad Holdgrafer

Horowitz Family Charitable Fund

Huntington Catering

Stefan Johnson

Nathan Kahane

Mark Kestenbaum

Anthony King**

Rosalie Kirsch and Family

Erica and Andrew Landenberger

Peter and Alice Lassally

James Liddell

Bob Livingston

Thomas MacLaughlin

Mel and Rose

Consuelo Moran

Elizabeth Moroni

John Mulchaey, Ph.D.

Youngmi and DJ Nash

Stephen and Jesse Nathan

Brooke Nowling

Michelle and Robert Nydam**

Carol and Steven O'Day

Mary Patricia Pence and Putter Pence

Julie Penman Livesey**

Jaime E. Pierson

Allison and Drew Planting

Joseph Plotycia

Portal A

Sarah Dexter Randazzo

Linda and Lawrence Rauch

Renee and John Remeny

Michelle Rhea

Tawanna Ross

Julia Ryan

Saint Christopher Journeys

Elizabeth Sanders**

Jill Sanford

Patricia Wheeler and Jon Schotz

Leslie Shaw

Steven Sherman

Marty Smiland

Melinda Smith

Cheryl and David Snow

Kaveh Soroush**

Roberta and Anson Sowby

Mason Stoops

The Strauss Family

DaVonte and Krisheena Suarez**

Ricky Swallow

The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Liz Tigelaar**

Sheila Tishler

Dave Ulloa

John Usher

W.M. Keck Foundation

Mrs. Eva Weisel

Amy White

Joshua Wiener


$100 TO $499

A Place Called Home

George and Helen Abe

Brenda Ahamad

Gayane Ahverdyan**


Crystal Alcantra

Erikk Aldridge

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Sheri and Noel Anenberg

Alagappan Annamalai




















Steve Applebaum

Dion Aroner

Leslie Aronzon

Artists at Play

Auralnauts, LLC

Julian Aviles

Liza Bercovici and D. M. Axelrad

Brett Bach

Kim Baer

Jamie and Matthew Bakal

James Balbin

Tracy Walsh and Zach Balin

Gregory Barchie

Paul Barsky

Emma-Lorraine Bart-Plange

Robert Bates

Aaron Baumann

Charles Bay

Michael Beene

Betty Bennett

Philip Bergman

Clarita Bernabe

Tracie Berson

Kelli Bixler

Jan and Alan Block

Nya Bloom

Bradley Boboc

Samuel Bouffard**

Elizabeth Boykewich**

Loyce and Joe Braun**

Cynthia Harnisch Breunig

Steve Brockmeyer

Bsumek Consulting Services /
Peter and Maria Bsumek

Joan and Allan Burns

Elizabeth Burrill**

Emily Bush**

Oliver Caiden

Stacey Capoot

Arthur Carlson**

David Carmany

Ai-Chan Carrier

Cassell's Hamburgers

Jamie Cataldo

Jason Cavitt

Robert T. Cebs

Mimi Chao**

Alex Chaves

Dolores Chavez**

Aull Things Jewelry / Sarah K. Chenault**


Chinese Laundry

Isabel Cisneros**

Hashi Clark

Scott Clark

Lisa Clements

Miles Clements

Stacey Clerx**

Coastal Bridge Advisors

Cindy Coburn**

Brent Colby - In Honor of Jenifer Fleming

Elsbeth Collins**

Comfort LA

Sarah Connick - In Memory of Gabe Wischmeier

Whitney Cooney

Jill Cowan

Steve Crane

Kacie Crane

Laura M. Crawford

Creative Space

Hillary Seitz and Steven Crystal

Josef Csongei

Amy Cuenco**

Mark Davidson - In Memory of Bill Brownfield

Jerry Defazio

Arati Desai Wagabaza

Anthony DeSena, Jr.

Naomi Despres**

Marcus Dey

Amanda Dietz

Julia Dittberner

Joseph Dizon

Laura Donnelley

Mark Driscoll

DriveWise Auto

Derek Drymon

Anna Dudka

Kathleen M. Duncan

Gracie Edscer

David Edwards

Dana Eitches

The Electric House

Paula Ely

Nick Fadely

Gerald Faich

Maureen Fisher

Jenifer Fleming

Joshua Fornoff

Rick and Wenda Freeman

Rachel Frohlking

Joseph Gallimore**

Christopher Galtt

Diana V. Galvez

George Garcia

Liana Gasparyan

Eva and Michael Gaw

Risa Gertner - In Honor of Joel Lubin

Jayn Ghormley

Stacie Gibo

Iskoui Gjevonian

Sandee A. Glickman

Judith Golden

Alex Goldschmidt

Daniel Goldstein**

Mark Goldstein - In Honor of Barbara "Bobbie" Stern

Jeremy Goldstein

Good Today

Joanne Graham

Annabelle Granados

Ryan Green

Robb Greenspan

Todd Griffith

Taylor Grisham

Guerilla Tacos

Andrew Gumpert

Eric Gurna

Carolina Gutnisky

Nathalie Ha

Serena Hakim

Elisha Hamilton

John Hanna

Sarah Hanner

Nick Hanoian

James Harrington

Todd Harris

Will Harris

Margaret Hartmann

Emily Hays

Rona Heifetz

Damon Hein

David Hernandez

Pam and Steve Hirsh

Kathryn and Eric Hoek

Heather Hoffman

Liz Hogan

Holli Hornlien Stanton

David House

Amanda Hovest**

Derek Hubbard

Tom Hunter

David Ince

Justin Izbinski**

Jack Jennings

Patricia Jimenez

Sylvie Josel

Tish and Elliot Kahn

Robert Kang

Susan Kaplan

Bijou Karman

Barbara and Richard Karsting

Ari Kaye

JT Kendall

Laura and Jared Kennedy

Rachel Kim**

Laura Knollmeyer

Paul F. Kobos

Michael Komsky

Teresa and Peter Koral

Bettina Korek

Charles Korth

David Koz

Daniel Krassner

Barbara Kurshan and Roger Coleman - In Honor of Eric Coleman

Joe Kwaczala

Melinda Fishel and Matthew Kweder

Rebecca Lee

Stacey and David Lender

Aliza and Mike Lesser

Jeffrey Levin

Jody Levin

Rosie Leyva

Chris and Maureen Liebes

Karin Liljegren - In Memory of Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American architect in California

Sharon and Mitchell Litt

Nina Litvak

Meghan and Michael Lloyd

Matt Lombard

Eleanor Lopez

Katie Lucas

Susan Luehrs

Emma Lumsden

Tyler Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Priya Macwan - In Honor of Ashvin Macwan

Jeff Magallanes

Divya Mallam

Rich Mallery

Lorraine Mandella


Patrick Martinez

Mary and William Martone

Match Group

Ruben Matell

Kate McAnnar

Katie McCann

John McClure

Lydia Ann McCoy

Jay McDonald

Sean McDonald

John McLaughlin

Stephen McLaughlin and Lilly Urban**

Vidushi Mehrotra

Christine Meinders

Alishia Merk

Lorraine Merritt

Nick Meyer

Vicki Botnick and Josh Meyer

Eleanor Meza

E. Michaels - In Honor of Fred Armisen

Susan M. Michiels**

Dounia Mikou

Thomas Miller

Audrey Miller

Adina Mills

Charlie Minchenberg

Pete Miranti

Robert Mischel

Stephen Moore

Sasha Moraski

Jennifer Moreno

Genevieve Morgan

Craig Morrison**

Patricia Morrison

Michele Mortensen

Toyin Moses

Lumumba Mosquera

Nathalie and Daryl Moss

Adam Musch

Nahal Nazer

Lisa Neitzel


David Nguyen

Jennie Nielsen

Amelia Noyes Design

NPO Solutions

Karen Nusbaum

Dara O. Cairbre

Roshan Oberoi

Greg O'Connor

Rick Oland


Lindsey Olivares

Teresa Ong - In Honor of Sarah Snider

Hayley Osher - In Honor of Caroline New

Claudia Paez

Marc Pally

Aniruddh Pandit

Para los Ninos Charter

Ed Patuto

Preston Penick

Aaron Pepper

Vannessa Perez

Tiffany Grace Perry - In Honor of Victoria Perry

Judy and Jim Perzik

Michael Peters

Tina Peters

Colby Petersen

Cindy Petersen

Vy Pham

Ben Phan

Gregory Pinsoneault


Plant Food For People

Ana F. Ponce

Cappie Pondexter

Barrett Porter

Dominique Powers**

Debora and Sheldon Presser

Helena Prigal

Caroline Quach

Claire Ralph

Fernando Ramirez

Erin Ranahan

Linda Gach Ray and Stephan M. Ray

Vivek Reddy

Ricky Reed

Dr. L. Reese Kidd Foundation, Program for Charitable Giving

Sandra Rempalski

Cassie Riger

Drue Roberts

Alma Robinson Moses

Anna Rodriguez - Little Bird Ceramics

Robert Rogers

Jocelyne Roman

Janet Roston

Jacqueline Roth

Daniel Rubenstein

Shelley Sackett


Vikram Sasi

Lauren Savarino

Constantine Savvides

Carol Schary and Barry Beckerman

Joey Scher

Mithra Sheybani and William Schoenholz

Varda and David Schriger

Antonia D. Schuman

Ralph Seta - In Memory of Bill Brownfield

Shake Shack

Pam Sherman

Eric Shimp

Kamini Singh

Jack Skelley

Michael Soares

Kathy A. Sperling

Chelsea Spiller

David Spitz

Ezekiel Stacey

Sandy Stauffer

Brian Steele

Chad W. Stivers

Patricia Strickland

Dennis Strum

Kristen Studard

Harry Summers

Emily Suñez

Meagan Sutton

Neely and Larry Swanson

Bronwyn Talbot

Lauren Tappana

Jeanne Teahan - In Memory of Bill Brownfield

Dorothy Tenney Charitable Trust

Davies Associates, Inc.

Erin Tharp

Emily Thompson

Freya Tillem**

Todd Tishler

Daena Title

Russell C. Tolman

Robert Toro

Christine Tran

Jade Tran

Lissa Treiman

Christine Trudeau

Susan Truong Wong

Rebecca Tucker - In Memory of Barbara Schreter

Natascha Uhlmann**

Jaime Valdez

Sharon Valear Robinson

Kimberly Valerio

James Van Beek

David Varela

Rhonda Vargas

Alejandro Velasco

Verizon Foundation

Nicholas Villalobos

Lisa Vuong

Carla Walecka

Mark Wales

Aryn Walter

Charles Ward

Julia Ward

John and Syvia Warnes

Alice Waters

Russell Wegfehrt - In Honor of Gregory Klinger

Michael Weinsten

Marc Weiss

John Whitcomb

Gary White

Mary Wilcox

Lindsey Wille

Sean Williams

Eric Wilson

Jane and Charles Wiser - In Honor of Bob Smiland

Grant Withers

Tina Wolfson

Wonderful Giving

Jennifer Wong

Kerri Wong

Caroline Wright - In Honor of Charley Cochrane

Michelle Yang

Margaret Yasuda

Steve Yockey

Rebecca York

Jeff Yorke**

Fountain Yount


Anne Zahorecz

Alexandra Zarubin - In Honor of the Marsh Sisters

Tiffany Zavatson

Steven Zimmerman


(**) indicates sustaining monthly donor

If any omission has been made, please contact Jenifer Fleming, Manager of Individual and Events Giving.

“I used to be a music teacher before getting into animation, and I cannot possibly put into words how important I believe arts education and resources are for all kids. I believe in your mission 100% and am incredibly honored to have an opportunity to support it!”

– Travis Marks, Donor & Storyboard Artist, DreamWorks Animation Television