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.
Children’s Champion Award
Founder & President, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation
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
Senior Executive Director LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch
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
Dancer, comedian, and actor, best known for starring on the HBO series “Ballers”
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christopher D. Dusseault
Gerald L. Katell
The Honorable Richard J. Riordan
Robert L. Wicke