Thank you for your interest in the Family Brunch.

As the Getty Fire is slowly becoming contained and the red flag warnings continue, we are concerned for all those affected and hope you and your family are safe. We also send our deepest gratitude to all the people working tirelessly to ensure our community’s safety.
The venue for our Family Brunch is still closed and access is significantly strained. We hope this important cultural hub will remain unscathed.
Your safety and the safety of all our guests, students and staff is of the utmost importance to us.  With a heavy heart, we have decided to cancel the Family Brunch. Thank you for alerting your guests.
We invite you to watch our honoree videos to feel inspired by their dedication to LA’s BEST students and staff. And, please view our digital tribute journal by clicking here.
Thank you for your understanding. We will inform you of our plans to reschedule.
If you would like to donate in honor of our Family Brunch, please click here.

HONOREES

Children’s Champion Award
Maria D’Angelo
Founder & President, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation

Please click to watch Maria’s honoree video.

Maria has been our partner for over 25 years. She sends thousands of LA’s BEST students to her outdoor enrichment summer camp in Malibu, hosts amazing holiday parties and provides kids with backpacks full of supplies at the start of the school year. We are grateful to her for helping our kids expand their horizons.

Educational Leadership Award
Alvaro Cortés
Senior Executive Director LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch

Please click to watch Al’s honoree video.

Al has been leading Beyond The Bell for 13 years and is an education leader in the afterschool field. We are inspired by his commitment to ensuring that all children have access to high quality enrichment programs. Thanks to Al’s efforts, LA’s BEST helps students thrive in school and in life.

Outstanding Alumni Award 
London Brown
Dancer, comedian, and actor, best known for starring on the HBO series “Ballers”

Please click to watch London’s honoree video.

London was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended LA’s BEST at Manchester Avenue Elementary and attributes his time in LA’s BEST to helping inspire him to pursue a career in the arts. London helped host the annual Community Jam for Peace and visited with our students at his alma mater where he encouraged them to follow their dreams. 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Adam Deromedi
Alberto Diaz
Christopher D. Dusseault
Trudi Ferguson
Neal Fraser
Ruben Gonzalez
Eric Gurna
Gerald L. Katell
Lyndal Larkin
Heather Lord
Jawaad Malik

Damián Mazzotta
Mary Odell
Kelechi Ogbunamiri
Dakota Ortiz
Samira Poulos
The Honorable Richard J. Riordan
June Sale
Teresa Samaniego
Dean Schramm
Cameron Strang
David Travers
Robert L. Wicke