August 2010 • Vol. 30 No. 7 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

   New Foundation officers for 2010-11 are Noah Graff, senior vice president; Linda Auerbach Allderdice, president; Susan Koehler Sullivan, president-elect; Brian K. Condon, immediate past president; Laura A. Seigle, vice president/treasurer; and Andres C. Hurwitz, secretary (from left).   

Foundation Installs New Officers, Directors for 2010-11

At its Annual Members Meeting/Board of Directors Meeting luncheon at The City Club on Bunker Hill on June 23, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation elected and installed the following officers for 2010-11: Linda Auerbach Allderdice, president; Susan Koehler Sullivan, president-elect; Noah Graff, senior vice president; Laura A. Seigle, vice president/treasurer; and Andres C. Hurwitz, secretary. Brian K. Condon will serve as immediate past president. In addition, representatives from two organizations that received Foundation grants in 2010—Mary Mucha, directing attorney, Immigration Legal Assistance Project, and Gladys Haro, staff attorney, 1736 Family Crisis Center—spoke about the important work performed by their programs.

Foundation members elected the following new directors for three-year terms ending June 30, 2013: Jennifer A. Awrey and Catherine K. La Tempa; for two-year terms ending June 30, 2012: Rachael M. Capoccia, Brett J. Cohen, and Matthew P. Lewis; and for a one-year term ending June 30, 2011: Haley McIntosh.

Re-elected for three-year terms ending June 30, 2013 are Eric McDonough (Life Fellows representative), Linda Auerbach Allderdice, Mark T. Cramer, Robert W. Dickerson, Noah Graff, Amos E. Hartston, Christopher J. Heck, Andres C. Hurwitz, Mark Kachner, and W. Stuart Ogg. Jana I. Lubert and Hilary Worchell, who were appointed after last year’s Annual Meeting and have already served a one-year term, were elected to a two-year term ending June 30, 2012.

Carlos Lazatin and Wesley T. Shih were elected to fill current vacancies on the board for three-year terms ending June 30, 2013. Julia I. De Beers was elected to fill a current vacancy on the board for a two-year term ending June 30, 2012. Henry E. Orren and Nahla B. Rajan were elected to fill current vacancies on the board for a one-year term ending June 30, 2011.

Mhare O. Mouradian, Barristers Fellow Representative, was appointed to the board subsequent to the meeting for a one-year term ending June 30, 2011.

Committee chairs for 2010-11 are Susan Sullivan, Nominating; Rebecca Torrey, Marketing; Robert Dickerson, Budget and Finance; Laura Seigle, Audit; Peter Hsiao, Endowment and Planned Giving; Mark Garscia, Grants; Amos Hartston, Special Events; and Brian Condon and Linda Allderdice, Fundraising.

Members leaving the board after the 2009-10 year are Tyrone R. Childress (6 years), Seth M. Gerber (3 years), Brian L. Holman (2 years), James C. Martin (9 years and past president in 2008-09), Dianne Baquet Smith (3 years), and Kimberly M. Talley (2 years).

Honor Roll/Fellow donor status. The following individuals were recognized for pledging/attaining Honor Roll or Fellow donor status during the 2009-10 fiscal year:

Friend ($5,000 minimum)—James Ham, Amos Hartston, Hon. Nora Manella, and Susan Sullivan. Members who upgraded from Friend to Sponsor ($10,000) are Robert Dickerson and Richard Nakamura. Members who upgraded from Sponsor to Patron ($15,000) are Glen Collyer and Margaret Levy.

Life Fellow ($2,500 minimum)—John Girardi, Jana Lubert, Ivan Price, Doug Rawles, and Michael Wise.

Barristers Fellow ($500 minimum)—Mark Kachner and Mark Kressel.

Grant recipients. This past May, the directors voted to award 25 grants totaling $172,300. Grants were awarded to the following LACBA-operated projects: Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.—School Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program; Barristers AIDS Legal Services Project; Domestic Violence Project; and Immigration Legal Assistance Project.

Grants were also awarded to 21 other programs serving Los Angeles County:

1736 Family Crisis Center—Family Law and Domestic Violence
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles—Esperanza Immigrant Rights
Centinela Youth Services—Victim/Offender Restitution Services (VORS)
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)—Immigration Project
Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)—Human Rights Violation
Disability Rights Legal Center—Pro Bono Program
El Rescate Legal Services—Immigration
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law—Domestic Violence
Healthcare & Elder Law Programs Corp. (HELP)—Better Endings Project
Inner City Law Center
International Rescue Committee
Jenesse Center, Inc.—Legal Services Program
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center—Legal Services Department
Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, Inc.
Long Beach Bar Foundation—SHORTSTOP Program
Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice—Housing Unit
Loyola Law School—Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
My Friend’s Place—Legal Services Program
Sunday Free Legal Clinic

The Foundation is able to make these grants only through the generosity of individuals, law firms, corporations, and foundations who respond to the Foundation’s annual direct mail appeal and those LACBA members who respond to the request for $35 that appears on the annual LACBA dues statement. Your gift really does make a difference!

The LACBF Board of Directors would like to express special thanks to all LACBA members who made a donation in response to the solicitation that appeared on LACBA’s 2010 dues statement. The total received was approximately $68,000. Your decision to include a gift with your 2011 dues payment will be greatly appreciated!

To learn more about contributing to the Foundation, including major gifts, pledge programs, installments, or credit card contributions, contact Ivan Price, executive director, at (213) 896-6409, or by e-mail at iprice@lacba.org. Information about the Foundation also can be viewed on the Foundation’s Web page at www.lacbf.org. To make a donation now, click here.



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