November 2018
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November 4th - Tea Party Fundraiser
Thanks to our Tea Party attendees, we were able to raise close to $100K to continue and expand our programs. Thanks to Jane Ross, Dora Fourcade, Jen and Tim Hart, Errol Spiro, Lisa Freed and Gary Glass we were able to raise $44,000 to provide short-term paid internships for current and former foster youth. And a special thank you to Jill and Paul Koplin for their donation to cover the costs of our annual holiday party!
Gratitude
From our family to yours, happy holidays!
As we think back on Thanksgiving and prepare for the holidays, we have so much to be grateful for.

  1. An Advisory Council who is completely committed, involved and creative in the ways they lead Stepping Forward LA.
  2. Donors who are true partners in the work we do allowing us to expand our programs supporting current and former foster youth.
  3. A staff that spends hours brainstorming and implementing programs that have the most impact on current and former foster youth.
  4. Current and former foster youth who trust us and allow us to support them on their journey into adulthood.
  5. And advocates and collaborators who share the responsibilities we all feel to support and protect those still navigating the foster care system.
  6. And you! Thank you for your interest and support!
Upcoming Events
Holiday Party
LOCATION
Stepping Forward LA Offices - 180 E. 35th Street Los Angeles, CA 90011

DATE AND TIME
12/16/18 2:00pm - 12/16/18 5:00pm

Every year we celebrate the holidays with current and former foster youth in our programs. We hope you can join us!
I'll be there!
Maybe
I can't make it
Grants and Donations

A special thanks to the Foundations, Partners and Individuals that have recently donated to Stepping Forward LA. Your support allows us to do what we do.
Foundations
Fischer Family Foundation
GO Campaign
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
The Ziering Foundation

Partners
Vista del Mar Child and Family Services
Lily Collins

Frank Ryan Memorial Donations
Sally Fullman
Marie Giusti
Meredith Miskovich
Pat and Kieth Tomlinson
Bruce and Diane Zewe

Individual Donors
Virginia Beutner
Lisa Bittan
Emily Bold
Linda Blauner
John and Erin Bloom
Kim Bokolvsky **
Scott Calfas
Candice Choh
Danielle Craig
Susan Corwin
Stephen and Peggy Davis
Nancy Epstein
Claudia Fogu
Dora Fourcade *
Jennifer Freed
Carl Freed
Patricia Garrett**
Susan Geiger
Gary Glass
Rob and Gaby Greenberg
Jill Greenwald
Nancy and Don Gurney
Debra Hammond
Brian Harmon
Jennifer and Tim Hart*
Craig and Lynn Jacobson
Marla Kantor
Beth Kennedy*
Monica Kennedy
Jeffrey Kirshner
Louis Khoury
Ralf Knoll
Jill and Paul Koplin
Arieh Lanin
Janet Lonner
Dale Miller*
Pam Pacht
Beth Portello*
Jane Ross
Daniela Roveda
Fredi Seraydarian
Steve and Dana Sigoloff*
Pat and Nigel Sinclair
Errol Spiro*
Ray and Nola Spiro
Patrice Springer
Ruth and Stanley Stalford
Paul and Melody St. John
Ashly Stohl
Susan Stremple
Harriet Zaretsky
Rosanne Ziering
* indicates donor is also on the Advisory Council
** indicates donor is a monthly donor
End-of-Year Wish List - It's not too late to donate
Cooking Class

We need your help! We are looking to raise an additional $2,000 so we can continue an essential life skill training.

One of our favorite programs is run by one of our volunteers, LeMar Fooks, and it is a cooking class. The young adults learn kitchen safety, knife skills, how to boil water, cut vegetables, make salads and fresh pasta and so much more.

Any donation helps support the current and former foster youth learn to cook!
Ricker and LeMar making fresh pasta

"I never learned how to cook in the system. LeMar has taught me so much and now I can cook my own meals." Ricker, former foster
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Beth Ryan | Stepping Forward LA | (310) 270-3466 | Email | Website