FULL OF POSSIBILITIES AND PROMISE
On Friday, March 29, the 55th Annual Good Friday Breakfast continued the tradition of renewing our faith and commitment to the Y. Jack Scott, Chancellor Emeritus, California Community Colleges and Former State Senator gave the keynote address.
We give special thanks to AECOM Technology Corporation, whose sponsorship has made this event possible. Thank you to all who attended, and may the Y spirit of friendship and positive community outreach fill you up today and stay with you each and every day.
TODAY'S VOICES TOMORROW'S LEADERS
On Wednesday, March 6, the Y community came together at the 4th Annual Youth & Government Excellence in Leadership Dinner. Youth delegates eloquently shared how their Y & G experience taught them the skills to be effective leaders and create positive change among their communities. We also heard from State Senator Kevin de León, Samuel Leichenger, California's 66th Youth Governor and from the Westside Family Y, and Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors Mark Helm.
We honored six extraordinary students who personify the merits of the Y & G program, and were treated to videos produced by the talented delegates of Weingart East LA and Weingart Wellness, which showcased their personal Y & G experiences.
Thanks to all who attended and who support the Y, which makes important programs like Y & G possible.
CELEBRATING THE DAWN OF A STRONGER COMMUNITY
On January 31, the YMCA family came together to celebrate the Anderson Munger Family Y Groundbreaking.
The Anderson Munger Family YMCA, created by a powerful association of people committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change, will nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve our community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. Together, we honor this ideal made real by our community, led by the generous support from Charles and Nancy Munger, John and Marion Anderson, Fred and Madeleine Arnold Trust and many more leaders.
ACHIEVING DREAMS TOGETHER
The 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast on Friday, January 18 celebrated the life and historical impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his compassion, inspiration and enduring commitment to human rights, our world is a better place.
This year L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was honored with the YMCA Human Dignity Award, and Dr. James London and Patricia London, the husband-and-wife team who founded South Central Scholars Foundation, were honored with the YMCA Brotherhood Award.
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of the State of California, was the keynote speaker.
For more than 40 years, the MLK Brotherhood Breakfast event has celebrated the diversity, strength and excellence of individuals who have sought, worked or led efforts to ensure our communities are more equal, just and fair for all citizens.
PRESIDENT'S CLUB DINNER
On Wednesday, October 17, President's Club members, staff and volunteers came together to celebrate investing in the future through philanthropy. Thank you to all who came and to all President’s Club members and friends who remembered the Y in their estate plans. See our photo gallery of the event here.
To learn more about the President's club and gift planning, please visit ymcala.giftplans.org.