August 2011 • Vol. 31 No. 7 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

   Every female president of the Foundation since its inception in 1967 attended the Annual Meeting: (from left) Joan R. Isaacs, Susan R. Stockel, Ruth J. Lavine, Sarah Heck Griffin, Susan Koehler Sullivan, Katessa Charles Davis, Donna J. Zenor, and Linda Auerbach Allderdice.   

Foundation Inducts New Officers, Directors for 2011-12

At its Annual Members Meeting/Board of Directors Meeting on June 22 at The City Club on Bunker Hill, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation elected and inducted the following officers for 2011-12: Susan Koehler Sullivan, president; Noah Graff, president-elect; Laura A. Seigle, senior vice president; Andres C. Hurwitz, vice president/treasurer; and Peter Hsiao, secretary. Linda Auerbach Allderdice will serve as immediate past president.

New directors elected for a three-year term ending June 30, 2014 are Melanie M. Blunschi and Robert J. Odson.

Re-elected for a three-year term ending June 30, 2014 are Su-Lyn Combs (Life Fellows representative), Bryant S. Delgadillo, Mark E. Garscia, Henry E. Orren, Nahla B. Rajan, and Rebecca L. Torrey; for a two-year term ending June 30, 2013, Anthony V. Salerno; and for a one-year term ending June 30, 2012, Kate Burkhart-Paulson.

Andrew Y. Yen, Barristers Fellow Representative, was appointed to the board subsequent to the meeting for a one-year term ending June 30, 2012.

Members leaving the board after the 2010-11 year are Brian K. Condon, who is a former Foundation president (12 years); Gregory Evans (9 years); Haley M. McIntosh (1 year); Mhare O. Mouradian (1 year); Richard H. Nakamura Jr. (3 years); Thomas V. Reichert (4 years); Michelle Inouye Schultz (6 years); and Paul D. Tripodi II (4 years).

Honor Roll/Fellow donor status. The following individuals were recognized for pledging/attaining Honor Roll or Fellow donor status during the 2010-11 fiscal year:

Friend ($5,000 minimum)—Andres C. Hurwitz and Alan K. Steinbrecher. Ellen A. Pansky upgraded from Friend to Sponsor ($10,000).

Life Fellow ($2,500 minimum)—Brett J. Cohen, Catherine K. La Tempa, Matthew P. Lewis, and Haley M. McIntosh.

Barristers Fellow ($500 minimum)—Mahare O. Mouradian and Wesley T. Shih.

Grant recipients. This past May, the directors voted to award 23 grants totaling $150,000. Grants were awarded to the following LACBA-operated projects: Center for Civic Mediation (formerly DRS)—School Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program; AIDS Legal Services Project; Domestic Violence Project; and Immigration Legal Assistance Project.

Grants were also awarded to 19 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
Inner City Law Center
International Rescue Committee
Jenesse Center, Inc.—Legal Services Program
Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, Inc.
Long Beach Bar Foundation—SHORTSTOP Program
Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice—Housing Unit
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center—Legal Services Department
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 fundraising campaign and those LACBA members who respond to the request for $50 that appears on the annual LACBA dues statement. Your gift really does make a difference!

Thank you! 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 2010-11 dues statement. The total received was approximately $65,000. Your decision to include a gift with your 2012 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 Information about the Foundation also can be viewed on the Foundation’s Web page at To make a donation now, click here.

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