Letter from the Publisher
Make a Difference
Los Angeles magazine’s 3rd annual GIVE Los Angeles Challenge starts now
We the people of Los Angeles are a generous bunch. A recent analysis showed that each year residents of our metro area donate an average of almost 3 percent of our income to worthy causes such as foster kids, education, and ending homelessness and hunger. A whopping $9.8 billion total. It’s a city of active philanthropists.
This issue—our third GIVE Los Angeles—celebrates the diversity of laudable acts, from a program that matches kids in foster care with one-on-one advocates who stick by them till they reach adulthood to three local organizations taking on the horrendous plight of human trafficking. What emerges is clear: Incredible people are instrumental in achieving incredible results and, in turn, inspiring benefactors who can lend generous help, such as Steven Spielberg and his Righteous Persons Foundation. We think you’ll also be inspired and moved to join in. To help you with that, we’ve included calls to action that make it easy to get involved. And our online GIVE Los Angeles Challenge is a super-efficient way as well: We’re partnering with Funraise to help L.A.-based nonprofits get the support they need. The nonprofits that raise more than $75,000 through the challenge will split an additional $30,000 from Los Angeles magazine and our partners.
Thank you for your support, your energy, and your continued activism on behalf of those who need it.
PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER