Tag Archives: philanthropy

Rediscovering LA Through Photography and Philanthropy

An Interview with Audrey Stein, by Emma Mayerson Traveling is in my bones.  As a child I used to dream about traveling to faraway lands.  As an adult I have traveled to Southeast Asia, Central Asia, China, Nepal, India, Papa New Guinea, Indonesia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America.  Before each journey, I study [...]

Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant In high school I traveled to Guatemala with Where There Be Dragons, a study abroad program . For six weeks we lived in a small village in the mountains where we were each assigned a homestay and a tutor. One day, my tutor told me that her ex-husband used to physically and emotionally abuse [...]

It’s Time to Redefine Generosity

by Michelle Dench, guest blogger I’ve just returned from a retreat focused on Generosity. The theme of the retreat was “returning to our values in a time of crisis.” This weekend only deepened my understanding of true giving. I came to realize there is no giving and receiving; only giving. Donors at the retreat began asking to be called [...]

An Open Letter to Meg Whitman

By Joy Picus Dear Meg, Now that the elections are over, I hope you are looking for other ways to make a difference in this world.  I’d like to make a suggestion for positive ways in which you might use the vast sums that you have earned.  Look at what other billionaires have done with [...]

Ending Domestic Violence

Since we began in 1979, the Women’s Foundation of California has been deeply committed to the health, safety, economic security and leadership of women and girls. That’s why we were an early supporter of organizations that worked in the domestic violence movement. As these organizations grew in strength and influence, we were pleased to see [...]

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