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All Things Charity with Richard Rozman

RICHARD ROZMAN

 

Richard Rozman

Richard Rozman is a successsful business man with a career that spans across three decades.

With the same enthusiasm and passion for social–justice and community as he has for business, Richard is actively involved with several local and national non-profit charitable organizations. He holds a seat on the Board's of The Asomugha Foundation, A.C. Green Youth Foundation, Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, Jefferson High School and maintains strong ties to Miller Children's Hospital, Olive Crest, ShareFest and Union Rescue Mission.

Rozman has personally invested in the future of Los Angeles' youth. He has mentored countless students through-out the inner-city and continues to work tirelessly as an advocate to level the playing field for all youth that may not otherwise have access to the essential resources and tools that could lead to their success.

With charisma, quick wit and humor, Richard has become a sought after motivational speaker and fundraising auctioneer; helping to encourage and empower his audiences while increasing revenue for partnering organizations.

Richard is the father of 4 adult children. He currently lives in the Greater Los Angeles area with his beautiful wife Sheila.

Now, he is taking his knowledge, passion and skills to the air waves, bringing awareness to the global community about the state of philanthropy and possible ways to get involved.

 
     
 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Dr. Lilian Asomugha - President
Organization: The Asomugha Foundation

11633 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Phone: 310-325-0009
Website: buildingtoday.org

Tune in for an update from the President of the Asomugha Foundation. Find-out was has taken place over the last quarter and hear about the forthcoming activities including the Reaching Out to Inspire Women's Conference.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Deacon James E. Carper - Marketing and Development Director
Organization: Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School

1955 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone: 323-731-2255
Fax: 323-730-0321
Website: hnojla.org

Deacon Jim Carper is a recognized authority in Stewardship and fundraising programs. He is the author of a worldwide blog and a leader in building support for faith-based organizations. Deacon Jim, serves on a number of Boards including the Simi Valley Community Foundation and was a member of the first delegation of fundraising professionals, one of only 12 to be selected from the USA to serve on a panel to share fundraising expertise in Chino.
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Terry Carson - Carson Extreme Sports & Media
carsonextreme.com 
Brennan Newberry- NTS Motorsports
ntsmotorsports.com

Tune in as motor sports legend Terry "Cowboy" Carson of Carson Extreme Motorsports and Media and NTS Motor Sport driver, Brennan Newberry share their collective and individual experiences with NASCAR and how they embrace charity and the causes that they support.

 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Encore presentation of installment 08/03/2014
James Washington, Founder  & Lori Barr, Coordinator
Shelter 37
(310) 344-7801

SHELTER 37, was founded by James Washington in 1993 as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation that provides highly effective life skills, job training and educational programs to youth in Southern California. SHELTER 37 seeks to improve the overall well being of children and young adults whose lives have been affected or disrupted by crime, violence, or abandonment and as a result, are more at-risk of turning to gangs, crime, drugs, or becoming withdrawn, antisocial, or socially inept.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Reggie Littlejohn - Founder and President
Organization: Women's Rights Without Frontiers


A graduate of Yale Law School, she is an acclaimed international expert on China's One Child Policy. Her organization has been called the "leading voice" in the battle to expose and oppose, forced abortion, gendercide (the sex-selective abortion of baby girls) and sexual slavery in China. Women's Rights Without Frontiers is also saving lives in China. Their "Save a Girl" campaign finds women who are about to abort or abandon their babies because they are girls and enables them to keep their daughters by providing the family with monthly stipends for a year.

Reggie has testified six times at the United States Congress, three times at the European Parliament, twice at the British, and has presented at the Irish and Canadian Parliaments, United Nations, State Department and Vatican as well. She has met Pope Francis.

In January 2014, for her tireless efforts on behalf of the women of China, Reggie was honored as one of the "Top Ten people of 2013" by Inside the Vatican Magazine. She was also awarded the Cardinal O'Connor Pro-Life Award from Legatus, an organization for Catholic business leaders. Reggie was given the "National Pro-Life Recognition Award" at the 2013 March for Life in Washington, DC. She was also the keynote speaker of the Canadian March for Life that year. She is prominently featured in the "It's a Girl" film, the authoritative documentary about gendercide in China and India.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Wade Trimmer - Director
Organization: San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
Email: wtrimmer@erescuemission.org


Wade has dedicated the past 22 years of his life to creating the conditions in which communities can thrive. He was the Associate Director of My Friend's Place in Hollywood, the co-founder and Executive Director of the SCV Youth Project in Santa Clarita, the Executive Director of The Mentoring Project, a nationwide effort to mentor fatherless young men and is now the Director of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. His passion for architecture and community service are being put to good use as his organization is in the midst of building a 90 bed facility to provide bridge housing for homeless families in LA County.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Rev. Andy Bales, CEO
Organization: Union Rescue Mission
Email: abales@urm.org
(213) 347-6300

For nearly ten years, Rev. Andy Bales has been on the front-line of providing a comprehensive array of services for men, women and children experiencing homelessness in the Greater Los Angeles area. Rev. Bales has been fearless in his advocacy for social justice for all who have found themselves in need of support regardless of how that individual arrived at their place of need. Tune in the hear more about Rev. Andy Bales, the Union Rescue Mission and the State of the Union regarding homelessness in Los Angeles and across the country.
Sunday, August 3, 2014

James Washington, Founder  & Lori Barr, Coordinator
Shelter 37
(310) 344-7801

SHELTER 37, was founded by James Washington in 1993 as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation that provides highly effective life skills, job training and educational programs to youth in Southern California. SHELTER 37 seeks to improve the overall well being of children and young adults whose lives have been affected or disrupted by crime, violence, or abandonment and as a result, are more at-risk of turning to gangs, crime, drugs, or becoming withdrawn, antisocial, or socially inept.

 
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Bre'ly Evans and Carl Anthony Payne
Organizations: The Bre'ly Foundation (advocacy for people with diabetes and dietary wellness for children)

YEAH! (Youth Entertainers Acting Hub)

Bre'ly Evans is an actress, vocalist, comedienne and voice over talent. Bre'ly is the epitome of what the industry dubs a triple threat. Her versatility puts her in a class of her own, whether she's making you cry in a drama, buckle over with laughter in a comedy or challenging your wit and intellect with thought provoking discussions as a radio personality. Bre'ly has been showcased along-side talents such as Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad in the romantic comedy "Mr. Wright." She also starred in the remake of "Sparkle" with best friend Jordin Sparks, the legendary Whitney Houston, comedian Mike Epps, Tyler Perry?s "Meet the Browns" Tamela Mann, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke and Omari Hardwick."

Carl Anthony Payne is a stage and television actor, producer and director. He is most known for his roles on the TV Shows Martin and the The Cosby Show. He also stars on BET's "The Game," has appeared on "Quantum Leap," "Marriage Material" and "For Richer or For Poorer."

In spite of there busy schedules, Bre'ly and Anthony both make time to pay if forward. Listen in to see what they are up to individually and collectively.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Encore presentation of installment 03/09/2014
Tony DeMaio
Galpin Motors Inc.
Business Development Coordinator


Tony DeMaio’s expertise spans across a number of business sectors and he has always demonstrated exceptional abilities to run companies, develop products, facilitate marketing plans and train sales forces. DeMaio currently serves as Business Development Coordinator at Galpin Motors and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Big Media Broadcasting Company, Inc. (BMBC).  DeMaio has worked with the NFL Alumni, NFL Coaches Association and the Reagan Presidential Library, numerous Fortune 1000 companies and some notables such as Tony Robins, Fred Pryer, and Tom Hopkins.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Aldina Washington, D.Div. MBA, CEO AW Consulting
AW Consulting

awconsulting.com
aldinawconsulting@gmail.com
(562) 544-2436

Aldina Washington, D.Div., Founder/Chief Executive Officer, AW Consulting, a leading management consulting and proposal writing firm that builds partnerships between domestic and international agencies. Her clients have been successful in receiving federal, state and foundation funding for their projects.  Dr. Washington is a Project Manager in the healthcare industry in administration, finance, diversity, and compliance operations.
As an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Professional Life Coach, Dr. Washington is known for her exceptional style of delivery and high-content presentations. She is the author of several non-profit programs and books EASY GRANT WRITING: 7 Steps In Developing Fundable Programs For Your Community and The Secret of Successful Public, Non-Profit Agencies or Faith-Based Ministries is a practical guidebook with strategies, techniques, and frameworks for managers who want to build high-performance learning teams and organizations. As a motivational speaker, Dr. Aldina shares her unique blend of Maximizing Your Gifts.  She does this through a program called C.O.R.E. – Community Outreach Restructuring & Empowering.  Through this program she Motivates, Inspires, Leads & Succeeds in empowering businesses and community based organizations to go to the next level in helping their communities through the 360 Workforce Immersion Program.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
 
 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Shirley K. Calloway, Entertainment Producer/Co-host
Phone: (626) 633-3396
coloritsuccess.com
dreams@coloritsuccess.com

Shirley Kitt Calloway is a broadcast veteran with over twenty years in the radio and television broadcast business. Shirley is a Producer, Business Executive, a Professional Commercial Announcer, Advertising Executive, Spot Commercial Writer, Proposal Writer, Creative Artist, Dramatic Reader and a Philanthropist.

Success for Shirley came in various forms including having addressed an audience on Capitol Hill as moderator and panelist on the topic of African Americans and their images in the media, her Celebrity Golf Classics and The "Aim High San Juan" Children's Summer Basketball camp. There were many other productions for her clients on the radio station. Shirley produced and or helped produce Concerts for Avery Fisher Hall, The New York Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Outdoor concerts, client related promotions, festivals, conferences, health fairs and community programs.

Listen in as Shirley shares how she intertwines her charity work with all that she puts her hands to.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Melanie Mack
powerofthesinglemom.com
melanieRmack@gmail.com
phone: 323-203-4779

Melanie Mack is a single mother entrepreneur, strategic thought partner, fundraiser, motivational speaker, public relations specialist, author and radio host on radiofordivas.com with The Mom Power Hour. She’s a former television development executive having worked for Warner Bros., Paramount Studios and was part of the original launch team for FX Networks before launching her own companies and raising $1.5 million in seed capital to fund an urban portal with software partner, Load Media. Today, Melanie raises monies for homeless veterans and their families, coaches nonprofit executives and companies in fund development while balancing two businesses and raising her boys – her annual film festival exclusively for women, The Four Walls Film Festival presents Women In Shorts held in March and a platform for single and working mothers in need of tools, inspiration and support to strategically advance in their career, launch and expand a business and strategic thought partnership through one-on-one sessions with Melanie, workshops and VIP days through The Power of the Single Mom. She is an African American Board Leadership Institute Alumna (AABLI) and Advisory Board Member for the California Women's Conference and Girls, Inc. of Greater Los Angeles. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children and believes all women have gifts that the world is waiting on and it's time to wake up and own their power! powerofthesinglemom.com
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Encore presentation of installment 04/13/2014
Alyce Morris Winston - Director/Founder
Organization: The Jeffrey Foundation


Alyce Morris Winston opened the doors of The Jeffrey Foundation, while unable to work due to lack of childcare, naming it after her son Jeffrey, in 1972. The tremendous response to Mrs. Winston's innovative project spurred the rapid expansion of the Foundation's programs. Mrs. Winston is recognized in the social service community for her pioneering role in services for special needs children and her extensive program management experience.

The Jeffrey Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for disabled and at risk individuals and their families through the development of appropriate recreational, educational and social programs in the community, programs like Infant & Toddler, Early Intervention, School Age, and High School, are among some of the programs that the Jeffrey Foundation has to offer.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Honorable (Retired) Congresswoman Diane E. Watson
Email: honorabledianewatson@gmail.com
Phone: 323-291-1250


Diane E. Watson is a former representative for the United States Congress, and in her previous capacity, Ms. Watson honorably represented the 33rd Congressional District and its constituents and implemented policies and procedures on health care, social services, education and housing. Ms. Watson was re-elected to Congress four times. She retired in January of 2011. Ever committed to serving numerous causes that would benefit her country. With a deep-rooted past in the public school system, Ms. Watson has maintained a lifelong loyalty to the field of education, having built a legacy within . She was the first African-American woman to serve on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Ms. Watson continues to strive for excellence in her professional pursuits, which encompass her goals to serve her community as a teacher, mentor and leader.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
David C. Keeton
DC Home Improvement
Rock the Goats
Heifer International
Phone: 323.828.6843


Heifer International, a 70 year old non-profit group is dedicated to ending hunger throughout the world. Heifer donates animals (cows, ducks, chickens, water buffaloes, goats, llamas, etc – 22 species in all) to villagers in developing countries. Heifer is active in 2 areas in the US – "The Appalachia region, which stretches from rural Pennsylvania to northern Alabama, and the Arkansas Delta, which follows the Mississippi River along the eastern half of the state."

They then teach the recipients how to care for the animals, providing shelter, food and health needs. They are also taught how to use the by-products (the milk, the eggs, the wool, the manure, etc.) to benefit them and their families for the present generation as well as for the next.
 
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Dr. La Verne Tolbert, PhD
Organization: Teaching Like Jesus Ministries
Website: covenantsforkids.info
Contact: (626) 398-2465

Dr. Tolbert, is convinced that the faith community has the practical resources to solve the adoption crisis in America. She is the President of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries which equips parents and leaders in the local church, she believes that a church without children is a dying church! One way to address the foster care crisis is to connect youth with caring adults with whom they will remain connected once they emancipate. Dr. Tolbert enlists pastors to encourage their members to volunteer to drive youth living in foster care to church through her program: Covenants for Kids: Churches Helping Children in Foster Care. The program recently launched in Los Angeles and the goal is to expand to churches in cities throughout the United States. In recognition of her efforts to place teenagers into adoptive families, Dr. Tolbert was awarded a Commendation from Dr. Edwina Lewis, Supervising Childrens Social Worker, Department of Children and Family Services, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District of the City of Los Angeles. The award was presented during National Adoption Awareness Month for promoting positive permanency for older youth in the foster care system (November, 2010). Her research,
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Dr. Michael R Saso, PhD
Website: michaelsaso.org
Phone: (213) 595-5650
Beijing address: Daoist Studies, 1-2-301 Fangzhuang, Zuo-an Men, Beijing, China.
Kyoto address: Kyoto Tohgendo Museum, 147 Sanjo Doori, Kyoto, Japan.
Honolulu address: 2530 Dole St., #A310, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Father Michael Saso is a professor emeritus of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He is a scholar of the religious practices of Japan and China, with a particular emphasis on Taoism.  Saso has translated Japanese and Chinese religious texts and related works and has written several books on Asian religion. His knowledge of Taoism and Buddhism comes from within those communities: he is an initiated Taoist priest of the Zhengyi school as well as an ordained Tendai Buddhist priest. His first ordination, however, was as a Jesuit. He left the order in the 1960s, and in 1968 married Nariko Akimoto, with whom he had two daughters. The marriage was later annulled. Saso requested reinstatement to the Catholic priesthood in 1998 and is now connected with the New Life Center in Carmel, California, as a priest in the Diocese of San Jose. He has written 60+ articles and a number of books.  Saso has a number of exciting works forthcoming.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Encore presentation of installment 02/02/2014
Lori Gangemi, Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Ability First
abilityfirst.org
(626) 396-1024

At AbilityFirst, their vision is of a society that values each individual and provides the opportunity for all people to lead full and productive lives. For more than 80 years, they have been looking beyond disabilities, focusing on capabilities, and expanding possibilities. To achieve their goals, they offer a broad range of programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives. Our 25 locations include 10 accessible housing complexes, two group homes, three work centers, one camp, eight community centers and an AbilityFirst Employment Services office.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Dr. Diane Cullinane, Developmental Pediatrician & Executive Director
Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA)
(626) 793-7350


Professional Child Development Associates is a non-profit organization whose focus is on child development serving children from birth to 18 years of age, and families, when there is any concern regarding development or behavior, including children with a diagnosis of autism, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, premature birth, genetic syndromes, and/or other developmental or behavioral concerns. This comprehensive group of child specialists provides evaluation, consultation and intervention services.
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ken Lane, Executive Director
Rebecca Suter, Director of Development
The Adult Skills Center (TASC)
(310) 292-0317

Since 1987, The Adult Skills Center (TASC) has provided services to nearly 2500 individuals with developmental disabilities ranging from intellectual disabilities to autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Since that time, TASC has grown significantly, developing several different programs each focusing on what TASC has identified as the unique needs of the men and women we serve.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Encore presentation of installment 03/23/2014
Darick J. Simpson - Executive Director
Organization: Long Beach Community Action Partnership
Phone: (562) 216-4600


Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) was established in 1979, to serve the greater Long Beach Area. This agency is part of a national network of approximately 1,100 Community Action Partnerships aiming to give support to low-income individuals and families with educational, social or economical barriers and help them in achieving self-sufficiency. For individuals/families that qualify, Long Beach CAP offers a wide variety of free services—youth programs, job training classes, energy assistance programs, and job development opportunities.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Alyce Morris Winston - Director/Founder
Organization: The Jeffrey Foundation


Alyce Morris Winston opened the doors of The Jeffrey Foundation, while unable to work due to lack of childcare, naming it after her son Jeffrey, in 1972. The tremendous response to Mrs. Winston's innovative project spurred the rapid expansion of the Foundation's programs. Mrs. Winston is recognized in the social service community for her pioneering role in services for special needs children and her extensive program management experience.

The Jeffrey Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for disabled and at risk individuals and their families through the development of appropriate recreational, educational and social programs in the community, programs like Infant & Toddler, Early Intervention, School Age, and High School, are among some of the programs that the Jeffrey Foundation has to offer.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Rosey Grier
Milken Foundation, Former NFL great, author, actor, recording artist and philanthropist


One of the few men that have positively impacted the sports, religion, social, political and entertainment community in his life time. Listen in as Rosey shares some of his trials, triumphs and his latest endeavors. You will be inspired.
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mary Ann Murphy -Principal
Immaculate Conception Parish School, L.A.
(213) 382-5931


"Catholic schools continue to provide not only a vision to life's purpose, but a gateway to life's opportunities."  (Pope John Paul II during his visit to Immaculate Conception School on 9-16-87)

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Darick J. Simpson - Executive Director
Organization: Long Beach Community Action Partnership
Phone: (562) 216-4600


Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) was established in 1979, to serve the greater Long Beach Area. This agency is part of a national network of approximately 1,100 Community Action Partnerships aiming to give support to low-income individuals and families with educational, social or economical barriers and help them in achieving self-sufficiency. For individuals/families that qualify, Long Beach CAP offers a wide variety of free services—youth programs, job training classes, energy assistance programs, and job development opportunities.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Estelle Reyes
National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurs
(213) 241-9011

estelle.reyes@nfte.com

NFTE Greater LA provides exciting and academically rigorous entrepreneurship curriculum to keep young people engaged in school.  Through experiential activities and real world business concepts, students develop skills that will be of great benefit as they pursue education and prepare for a career.  To compete in today’s economy, our low-income youth need to develop the ability to analyze opportunities and create innovate solutions to market demands. Through NFTE, we are teaching students to take an active role in our economy and maximize their future educational and employment opportunities. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Tony DeMaio
Galpin Motors Inc.
Business Development Coordinator


Tony DeMaio’s expertise spans across a number of business sectors and he has always demonstrated exceptional abilities to run companies, develop products, facilitate marketing plans and train sales forces. DeMaio currently serves as Business Development Coordinator at Galpin Motors and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Big Media Broadcasting Company, Inc. (BMBC).  DeMaio has worked with the NFL Alumni, NFL Coaches Association and the Reagan Presidential Library, numerous Fortune 1000 companies and some notables such as Tony Robins, Fred Pryer, and Tom Hopkins.
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Amanda Termuhlen, MD
Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center at Miller's Children Hopspital


Dr. Amanda Termuhlen is the Medical Director of the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  Dr. Termuhlen’s clinical interests are in pediatric Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, pediatric cancer survivorship, and adolescent oncology.  She is an active clinical researcher in the Children’s Oncology Group, the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, and several national consortia focusing on experimental therapeutics, clinical trials for lymphoma, and studies of the late effects of cancer treatment.  She is a graduate of the Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship program and is active in faculty development.

 
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO
Organization: New Directions for Veterans Inc.

newdirectionsinc.org
(323) 914-5966

New Directions, Inc., a licensed, long-term drug and alcohol treatment program founded by formerly homeless veterans, has provided food, shelter, support and rehabilitation to clients since 1992. The agency provides services to more than 600 veterans each year through its outreach program and at five different residential treatment centers. Services include Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Remedial Education, Vocational Assessment and Training, Legal Services, Operation Welcome Home Housing Placement Assistance and Aftercare.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wendy Gladney, Author, Speaker, Radio Host
Organization: Forgiving for Living

wendygladney.com  and forgivingforliving.org
(951) 313-4732

Author, motivational speaker, talk-show host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist – just to name a few; Wendy Gladney Dean is living proof that attitude is everything. As a child, Wendy was abandoned by her mother and sexually abused by her father. However, a firm believer that we all must do the best with what life hands us, Wendy has gone from “victim” to “victorious” and shares how to embrace happiness, experience joy, and live a fulfilled life without hatred. From her experiences, Wendy has written two books. Her first, “Healing Without Hate: How to Forgive to Live,” provides uplifting strategies to overcome obstacles and find personal fulfillment. The topic of “Forgiveness” is also the center of Wendy’s second book, “The Preacher's Daughter: A Memory.” Wendy’s success with both books has sent her on many speaking engagements. Topics include: rising above abuse and abandonment, bi-racial understanding, overcoming adversity, cancer, divorce, single parenting, and building a business/balancing a life, Personal Development & Management.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Arthur Haun, Founder
Organization: Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation
han-schneider.org
(323) 246-4847

The mission of Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation is to provide life-saving essentials to the world’s most destitute children. Through faith, love and compassion, the Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation offers hope to the hungry and forgotten children of the world by providing life-saving essentials.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lori Gangemi, Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Ability First
abilityfirst.org
(626) 396-1024

At AbilityFirst, their vision is of a society that values each individual and provides the opportunity for all people to lead full and productive lives. For more than 80 years, they have been looking beyond disabilities, focusing on capabilities, and expanding possibilities. To achieve their goals, they offer a broad range of programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives. Our 25 locations include 10 accessible housing complexes, two group homes, three work centers, one camp, eight community centers and an AbilityFirst Employment Services office.

 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ken Lane, Executive Director
Rebecca Suter, Director of Development
The Adult Skills Center (TASC)
theadultskilsenter.org
(310) 292-0317

Since 1987, The Adult Skills Center (TASC) has provided services to nearly 2500 individuals with developmental disabilities ranging from intellectual disabilities to autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Since that time, TASC has grown significantly, developing several different programs each focusing on what TASC has identified as the unique needs of the men and women we serve.

Sunday, January 19, 2014
John H. Cha
Organization: Supports North Korean Children's Relief Efforts


John H. Cha is an author and award-winning translator of Korean literature into English. He books include: Willow Tree Shade: The Susan Ahn Cuddy Story, a book about Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho's daughter; The Do or Die Entrepreneur: A Korean American Businessman's Journey, a book about PACO founder Young Paik; Exit Emperor Kim Jong-il: Notes from His Former Mentor. Currently, he is working on The Rite of Truth: telling/retelling, a book about his sister Theresa Cha. Besides writing, John is active in volunteer work for North Korean refugee children. He is focusing his effort in providing leadership training for North Korean students in America.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Guest: Dr. Lilian Asomugha
Organization: The Asomugha Foundation and OWIN

Phone: (310) 325-0009

Dr. Lilian will be providing an update on the recent trip to South Africa and what the organizational goals are for 2014.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
 
 
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Guest: Oscar de la Torre, Founder/Executive Director
Organization: Pico Youth and Family Center
Phone: 310.396.7101

Pico Youth and Family Center is Santa Monica's only community based non-profit organization providing an innovative approach to addressing poverty and youth violence. Tune in and listen to the thought provoking conversation on poverty and it's impact on youth development, gangs in Santa Monica and the history of Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Organization: United Steps
Guest: Charles Hill, Founder
Phone: 213.840-2720

United Steps, a non-profit organization that specializes in one on one outreach to homeless persons
in Venice, Santa Monica, and Downtown Los Angeles.  Unlike most
organizations that address homelessness in L.A., we focus on identifying
peoples' strengths, as opposed to their weaknesses.  We urge the people of Los Angeles to take
a look in mirror and change the way we treat homeless people.  With a
little time, some respect, real encouragement, and worthwhile
opportunities, we can reverse the vicious cycle of homelessness. 

Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Believe Foundation
"To Help increase high quality arts programming for inner-city youth "

Founded by Greg C. Smith, a long time community arts educator, musician, and producer, Believe Foundation provides high quality arts programming to underserved communities. Emphasizing the universal appeal of great art, we seek to inspire inner-city youth to become the artists and audiences of the future. In addition to afterschool arts, music workshops, dance events, talent shows, programming the Believe Foundation is the guiding force behind the creation of the Los Angeles School of Arts and Entertainment performing arts school slated to open in the fall of 2014. Believe Foundation recently joined forces with Institute For Maximum Human Potential to create an alliance to raise funding for Los Angeles School of Arts and Entertainment.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Piccolo Lewis
Company: One Dollar Bookstore
Phone: (562) 668-0094


Piccolo Lewis is an entrepreneur and community advocate for those needing a hand-up. In addition to offering the gift of knowledge for $1, Piccolo has given thousands of books to schools and organizations both domestically and internationally. Piccolo hosts an annual Holiday event in the City of Watts where books, clothing, food, toys, entertainment and so much more is made available to the patrons.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Mercedes Mantilla, Director of Development
Organization: Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters


Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters (CBBBS), celebrating its 85th year anniversary is an entity dedicated to serving youth and today exists for one purpose: to help youth of all beliefs and backgrounds throughout Los Angeles County reach their potential through one-to-one, relationship based mentoring. Our vision is to create a lasting, positive impact on youth.
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Ron Crimins, Founder
Organization: Success Through Education Program (S.T.E.P.)


The mission of the Success Through Education Program is to provide economically disadvantaged students in South Central and East Los Angeles the opportunity to receive a quality, value-based education by granting them scholarships to local private elementary and high schools without regard to religious affiliation. This education provides students the necessary preparation to successfully meet the intellectual, ethical and social demands of college or the workplace.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Terry Carson
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Loren Tirone
Organization: United Food Movement
Contact: unitedfoodmovement@gmail.com


United Food Movements mission is to distribute food to those in need and to do it as efficiently as possible. They are a non profit charitable organization designed to provide relief to those in need.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
William (Bill) Bedrossian
Organization: Olive Crest
Contact: william-bedrossian@olivecrest.org


Olive crest has been helping to put abused and neglected children into safe and nurturing environments since 1973. Their goal is to prevent and educate against future child abuse in America.
 
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A special broadcast from Richard Rozman featuring host commentary on charities.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Anna Ouroumian
Organization: Academy of Business Leadership
(626) 302-3650


Anna Ouroumian is the founder, President and CEO of the Academy of Business Leadership. The Academy is a cutting edge non-profit social entrepreneurial venture primarily for under-served and high potential youth in Southern California.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Dr. Lilian Asomugha
Organization: The Asomugha Foundation and OWIN


Dr. Lilian will be discussing the organizations forthcoming trip to South Africa to visit the orphanages that the organization supports.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Jerome Carter
Organization: How to Make Your Marriage Last Longer than the Wedding
(310) 702-1159


Jerome Carter, Life Couch and Counselor will provide tools, and resources to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.
 
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Christine Romeo, Executive Director of Communications
Organization: The Farrah Fawcett Foundation


The Farrah Fawcett Foundation provides funding to support cancer research for candidates that may not otherwise be able to afford treatment.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Rosey Grier
NFL Great, actor, recording artist and philanthropist


Rosey Grier has a very rich history, from his days as part of the NFL Fearsome Foursome, to capturing Sirhan Sirhan at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Now, Grier dedicates his time as an inspirational speaker and community philanthropists. Tune in to hear about the exciting things Mr. Grier is up to!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Dr. Lilian Asomugha
Organization: The Asomugha Foundation and OWIN


Dr. Lilian will be discussing the organizations forthcoming trip to South Africa to visit the orphanages that the organization supports.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Anthony Perez, Founder & Director
Organization: Send Me A Penny Foundation


The Send Me a Penny Foundation serves over 1400 meals a week to people experiencing homelessness in the Venice, California area. The organization has faithfully served the community and have gained the trust of many run-away youth and have been instrumental in facilitating  a number of family reunifications. Send Me A Penny is a pillar in the community...listen to how things began with the idea of asking for pennies to help feed those in need to where the organization is today and what they are planning for the future
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Maiko Maya
Organization: Circle of Charities Foundation


Maiko Maya has been active in charitable work all of her life. She is the founder of The Circle of Charities Foundation, a non-profit organization which promotes local charities throughout the Los Angeles area. She is also the CEO of Circle of Charities LLC, a consulting company which raises money for the Charities in the Circle. She is part owner/VP of Harvelles, a live music venue located in Santa Monica and downtown Long Beach.

Maiko and The Circle of Charities works to promote 36 charities, mostly in The Los Angeles area and a few overseas. She lives in Los Angeles where she built a professional music studio where her musical director Tommy Johnson runs the Circle Arts Program, an arts program that provides free music lessons to kids who can't afford them. In exchange for the free art lessons, the kids learn about becoming little philanthropists and volunteerism by using their creative gifts to raise more money for The Circle Arts Program.
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Derrick Allen, Former PGA/Golf Coach
Westside Junior Golf Tour


As a child, Derrick Allen grew-up in a single parent hope with six siblings and many trials and tribulations.  In his youth, Derrick became intrigued by the game of golf and he managed to become a caddy at a Country Club in Michigan at the age of fourteen.  Derrick used the game of golf as a catalyst to change the course of his life including earning a full golf scholarship to attend college. Today, although he is privileged to coach entertainers and high wealth professionals in the game of golf, Derrick spends a significant amount of team hosting golf camps, providing lessons and sponsoring under-served youth that are interested in golf. He also produces golf events for US military troops and their children.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Deborah Flattery
Company: Heroes on Canvas/The Hero Network


Deborah is a dynamite business woman with a electic background; from the medical industry to skincare, interior and fashion design to one of a kind art, she has mastered it all. As a result of her taking in a young girl several years ago, her heart became filled with compassion and as a result, the Heroes on Canvas and Heroes Network was birthed and has subsequently opened the doors for Deborah to be about of some very unique charity opportunities helping thousands through her artistic gifts.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sam Beard
Organization: The Jefferson Awards
(302) 622-9101


Sam Beard has dedicated his working life to public service. Mr. Beard has had the privilege of initiating and then chairing programs for each of the last seven Presidents of the United States: Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush.

In 1972, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., Mr. Beard co-founded the Jefferson Awards for Public Service to create a Nobel Prize for public service. The Jefferson Awards recognize both ordinary people who do extraordinary things and individuals whose public service has had a broad national impact. National winners have included four Justices of the Supreme Court, including Sandra Day O'Connor and Thurgood Marshall; seven Secretaries of State, including Colin Powell and Cyrus Vance; as well as Alan Greenspan, Bob Hope, Lance Armstrong and Stephen Jobs.
 
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Michel and Ellen Shane
Organization: Emily Shane Foundation


The Emily Shane Foundation was formed by Emily's family following her tragic murder at the tender age of 13 years old by a suicidal driver on Pacific Coast Highway. The Foundation honors the essence and nature of Emily by helping change people's lives for the better through special initiatives SEA(Successful Educational Achievement Program), which provides individualized mentoring to work

with struggling, mainstreamed middle school students in the public school classroom.

The Pass It Forward Campaign to reach 100 million good deeds and a campaign to raise funds and awareness about the critical issues revolving around safety on PCH.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Andre Roberson
Organization: Official No One Left Behind


Official No One Left Behind is a 501 C3 organization, who has partnered with one of the largest food banks in Orange County, California, Action Food Bank and the Delhi Community Center with a mission to stop hunger in Orange County. Our goal is to reach every family in Orange County in need of support in order to provide nutritious meals for their families.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Father Paul Spellman
Organization: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church


Father Paul is currently the Pastor ofHoly Name of Jesus Catholic Church in the Jefferson Park area of South Los Angeles. Father Paul will discuss his past, his journey to priesthood and how he has been able to impact the community that he serves.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Julie Jacks - Vice President
Chery Carew- Board Chair
Organization: Family Promise of the South Bay


The mission of Family Promise of the South Bay is to help homelessand low-ncome families achieve sustainable independence.

An estimated 6,788 people in South Bay are homeless. 1 in 4 homeless people is a child. Family Promise of South bay offers a permanent solution to homeless families with children and an exit plan from the cycle of poverty.
 
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Keith Gibbs - Sarges Community Base, Inc.

Sarges Community Base, Inc., is a 501 C 3 organization that aids in the development of character building qualities in juvenille offenders and at-risk teenage boys and girls dealing with bad attitudes, defiance, disrespect and low self-motivation.

Core components of the Program include: Academics, Anger Management, discipline drills, drug and alcohol prevention, gang prevention and intervention, leadership training, life skilss, bullying, mentoring, physical training and conditioning, self development courses, self-esteem building blocks and guest speakers from the business community.

sargescommunitybase.org
Number: (626) 797-4882
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Cherie Beasley - Kitchen Food Ventures

Cherie Beasley is the master-mind behind Kitchen Food Ventures. The Kitchen's use is multi-faceted, not only is food provided for disinfranchised families, but it is a commercial kitchen facility for farmers, caterers, students studying Culinary Arts or anyone in the specialty food industry who need the opportunity and resources to grow and expand food production. Additional programs exists one of which is computer training for local farmers.

kitchenfoodventures.com
Number: (310) 920-7001
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ryan Hilliard - The DUI Experience

Ryan Hilliard is the Founder and President of The DUI Experience. “The DUI Experience: Don’t Underestimate the Impact.” He has coined this acronym to show how an incident such as his accident not only effects those directly involved but the lives of so many more. The organization educates others on the impact of drinking and driving, as well as supports those that have been impacted as a result of a tragedy revolved around drunk driving.

What began as a typical night of drinking and partying for the young high school football star quickly turned tragic in just a split second. Ryan and his two best friends were out having a good time when they made the decision to drive while intoxicated. After finally deciding to call it a night, Ryan and his friends headed for home... only they never made it there.

For more information about Ryan and his story, visit his website at theduiexperience.com or contact him at ryan@theduciexperience.com.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Today's guest is Dr. Lilian Asomugha of the Asomugha Foundation. Defensive Back Nnamdi Asomugha is the Chairman of the Board.
asomughafoundation.org

The Foundation is comprised of two primary programs:
Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS)
ACTS is an annual college tour and mentoring program that provides high-achieving high school students of color with the opportunity to visit college campuses across the country. ACTS has provided over 130 students with opportunity to tour premier colleges and universities across the United States. In addition these scholars receive dedicated mentoring in leadership and community service.

Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN)
OWIN provides aid to a growing population of widows and orphans who are among the most vulnerable on the continent of Africa. OWIN works to position widows and orphans for economic success and independence through education, spiritual guidance and vocational training.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Lotay Lang - Chairman and Founder of the Black Card Circle Foundation

Black Card Circle Foundation (BCCF) strives to raise awareness for IRS recognized not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organizations that promote self-reliance and sustainability. BCCF unites volunteers and hosts charity events with strategic partners like the Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Regency, Tiffany & Co., Microsoft, and many other socially conscious organizations. BCCF raises awareness for non-profit organizations that serve one of the following 5 core areas; Education, Environment, Health Care, Community Development and Poverty Relief.

 

 
 
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