A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 1 0 â€“ 2 0 11
LooKing Into the Future
Students today face many challenges and obstacles in the pursuit of a higher education.
Lack of resources
A Message from the Founding CEO
In some Los Angeles schools, the counselor-to-student ratio is 1:1,250 or higher.
Low expectations Students are challenged by negative peer pressure and a lack of positive role models.
Economic hardship Students face family pressure to enter the workforce and contribute to the family income.
No perceived alternative Students who are the first in their family to graduate from high school may not see the long-term benefits of college. The Fulfillment Fund invests in educationally underserved and economically disadvantaged students by providing: • Mentoring • Classroom instruction • College tours and other experiential learning opportunities • One-on-one college counseling • Scholarships and stipends • Internship services
“I never had anyone motivating me to go to college. Throughout high school, there were days when I couldn’t care less about the work and, in the long run, the opportunities that were ahead of me. The Fulfillment Fund has shown me that being successful begins in the classroom and that through hard work and accepting help from others, anything is possible.”
I’m very pleased and proud to share we are celebrating the most extraordinary year thanks to the thoughtful, generous and ongoing support of so many people in our community who care about the future of our young people. We are celebrating the high school graduations of 91% of our students and 93% of these students will be attending colleges and universities in California and throughout the country. Congratulations to the students and their families for their hard work and perseverance through very difficult times to make this possible. And, thanks too, to our dedicated staff, board, donors and community partners who are celebrating the dramatic changes in the direction of thousands of young lives every year. In the 2010–11 school year, we worked with nearly 1,700 students and will be working with 2,000 in the 2011–2012 year, thanks to the generosity of all of you who support us every day as mentors, community partners, donors and sponsors with your incredible commitment to helping young people realize successful and contributing lives.
Fewer than 55% of LAUSD students graduate high school. 91% of Fulfillment Fund students graduate high school, and 93% of Fulfillment Fund students go on to college.
We invite you to join us on the following pages as we reflect on our efforts, celebrate our accomplishments and look into the future.
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Low income high school graduates who matriculate to college.
Andrea Cockrum Founding CEO
Students who graduate from high school in four years.
Hamilton High School, class of 2011 Attending UC Riverside
54% 93% 0%
• In the early 1970’s, at the urging of Gary Gitnick, MD, staff at UCLA held a holiday party for youth with disabilities. In 1977, Harvey Shapiro, Cherna and Dr. Gitnick incorporated the effort as a non-profit called the Fulfillment Fund.
• The Scholars Day Luncheon was created to bring students together with adult role models.
• Andrea Cockrum joined the Fulfillment Fund as Executive Director and first full-time staff member. The Fulfillment Fund began to offer college scholarships, and soon became one of the largest private providers of scholarships in southern California.
• The Friends of the Fulfillment Fund auxiliary support group was founded by Cherna Gitnick, co-founder of the Fulfillment Fund.
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• The role model program was formalized into what is now the Mentor Program.
Impact & Accomplishments Here’s a look at how the Fulfillment Fund’s classroom instruction, mentoring, and scholarship programs helped students overcome obstacles in the pursuit of a higher education in the 2010–11 school year.
“If it were not for the Fulfillment Fund, I would not have been interested in college. It’s changed my life. The Fulfillment Fund pushed me to apply for scholarships and made sure that I could financially provide for myself for college. The Fulfillment Fund steered me into the right direction and showed me the path to success.” —Samuel Wondim
Gertz-Ressler High School, class of 2011 Attending Pepperdine University
Classroom Instruction During the 2010–11 school year, 1,081 students participated in the Fulfillment Fund’s classroom program, also known as the College Access Program (CAP). • At the beginning of the year, students correctly answered 37% of questions about academic requirements needed for entrance to a four-year college or university, financial aid opportunities, and the college application process. • By the end of the year, students correctly answered 70% of the same questions, demonstrating a significant growth in knowledge about the necessary steps to prepare for a future in college.
The Fulfillment Fund developed a proprietary program evaluation tool entitled the College Readiness Assessment (CRA), and conducts annual pre- and post-assessment surveys of students who participate in Fulfillment Fund programs to measure their beliefs about their ability to obtain a college education and their knowledge about what is required to do so.
Mentoring 254 students from 7th through 12th grades were enrolled in the Fulfillment Fund’s Mentor Program, in which a student is matched with an adult volunteer mentor who serves as a positive role model for a minimum of two years, helping to expose the student and his or her family to the long-term benefits of college. • 100% of seniors surveyed said their mentor was helpful. • 94% of seniors surveyed said their mentor program advisor, the Fulfillment Fund staff member who works with mentors and students, was helpful in preparing them for college.
Scholarships During the 2010–11 school year, the Fulfillment Fund awarded $351,627 in scholarships and textbook stipends, investing in 288 students, including 57 new scholarship recipients, who were selected based on academic merit and financial need. Additionally, 89 students received a textbook stipend.
• The Fulfillment Fund moved to office space in Century City generously provided by Helen and Peter Bing.
• College Counseling services were formalized, and included scholarships and internships.
• The first annual STARS Benefit Gala was held to raise funds for college access programs.
• The Fulfillment Fund was named the best communitybased mentoring program in California by the Governor’s California Mentoring Initiative.
• The Fulfillment Fund begins providing classroom-based instruction to prepare students for college, now known as the College Access Program (CAP).
• The Fulfillment Fund Alumni Association was formed as a means for alumni to support the ongoing work of the Fulfillment Fund.
Impact & Accomplishments Here’s a look at how the Fulfillment Fund’s one-on-one college counseling, college tours, and Destination College event helped students overcome obstacles in the pursuit of a higher education in the 2010–11 school year.
“College always seemed so close when I met with the Fulfillment Fund. I took so much from the workshops, the college trips and the guidance. No other adults seemed as devoted and dedicated to the progression of disadvantaged yet determined youth as Fulfillment Fund staff members.” —Gladys Aparicio
Gertz-Ressler High School class of 2011 Attending UC Berkeley
Student Profile: Licetz Montoya
College Counseling The counselor-to-student ratio in many LAUSD schools is 1:1,250 or higher, whereas the counselor-to-student ratio for Fulfillment Fund students is 1:250. College counseling priority is given to assisting juniors and seniors through the college admissions, essay writing, financial aid, and college matching process. • 92% of 11th and 12th grade students received at least one Fulfillment Fund college counseling session during fall 2010 and spring 2011.
The Fulfillment Fund came into Licetz’s life while she was attending Gertz-Ressler High School near downtown Los Angeles, providing in-depth college counseling, group instruction through the College Access Program, college visits, and eventually a college scholarship.
More than 500 participants attended the Fulfillment Fund’s 14th annual daylong college preparatory event in Oct. 2010 at Occidental College, taking part in workshops about college admissions, financial aid, leadership skills and college life. Dozens of representatives from colleges and universities across the country were present to share information about their campus, programs and admissions process. • Before Destination College 14, 44% of students reported being “very certain” about attending college in the future. After the event, 77% of students were “very certain.”
College Trips Fulfillment Fund campus site visits for college-bound students in the 2010–11 academic year included three intensive overnight trips to numerous colleges and universities, including UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, San Jose State, Stanford, University of San Francisco, Mills College, CSU East Bay, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Pomona College, Pitzer College, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Claremont McKenna and CSU San Bernardino, UC San Diego, Point Nazarene University, San Diego State and University of San Diego. Eight non-overnight trips included visits to Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, and University of Redlands. • Before students visited the campuses, they reported being likely to apply to 24% of the schools visited. • After the trips, students reported being likely to apply to 63% of the schools visited.
Licetz grew up in South Los Angeles with her parents and younger brother and sister. Her father battled alcoholism, and was permanently disabled by a back injury. The family lost their home, moved to a room above her aunt and grandmother’s house. At times they didn’t have heat or hot water, and food was scarce.
NOW In 2011, Licetz became the first member of her family to attend college. Having been accepted at ten schools across the country in spring 2011, Licetz enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC), where she lives on campus. In addition to carrying a full course load, she plans to study abroad, get involved in tutoring projects, and find other ways to serve the community. Licetz was the top Fulfillment Fund college scholarship recipient in 2011. Today her brother and sister now attend her high school, and both participate in Fulfillment Fund programs.
IN HER OWN WORDS “School was my salvation. The Fulfillment Fund helped me with essays, test-taking skills, managing my time, suggesting colleges I’d never heard of, taking me on a college trip to Northern California, even flying me to the East Coast and encouraging me to apply for all kinds of scholarships.” “I became a peer counselor this year to share what I have learned from the Fulfillment Fund. They’ve made me feel like family for four years.”
• The Fulfillment Fund celebrated its 25th anniversary.
• The Fulfillment Fund moved from Century City to its mid-Wilshire offices at the intersection of Fairfax and Wilshire to be closer to students.
• The Fulfillment Fund celebrates 30 years of empowering youth through education.
• The Leadership Council, a group of young professionals, begins to support the Fulfillment Fund and its mission through advocacy, service and fundraising.
• The Fulfillment Fund’s first annual Songs of Our Lives benefit concert, conceived by Board Members Joan and Charles Fox, with support from Jan and Barry Cooper, takes place.
Annual Gifts Received
Our overall financial position remained strong during the 2010–2011 fiscal year. We saw an increase in gift revenue over the prior years and recorded an increase in net assets for the period. This positive outcome was the result of our fundraising efforts as well as efficiencies in our spending. As we look to the next year, we will continue all our services at our partner schools, including our new partner, the New Open World (NOW) Academy.
July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 We thank all of our generous donors for their support. $250,000+
Jordan and John Davis
Edwin W. and Catherine M. Davis Foundation
Janna and Rick Delamarter
Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom
Cynthia and J.R. DeLang
Dr. Madeleine and Tom Sherak
$100,000 – $249,999
Thomas W. Smith Foundation
Disney ABC Television Group
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2011 Assets Cash Pledges receivable, net Prepaid expenses, deposits and other assets Furniture and equipment, net Total Assets Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Scholarships payable, net Total liabilities Net Assets Total liabilities and net assets
2,340,948 1,895,322 351,885 47,144 4,635,299
325,049 293,774 618,823 4,016,476 4,635,299
STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2011 Revenues Contributions Special events income, net Other revenues Total revenues Expenses Program Services Development Management and general Total expenses Increase in net assets
2010 • The Fulfillment Fund partners with California’s annual “Cash for College” campaign.
2,665,879 234,504 782,935 3,683,318 176,219
Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Mel Keefer
J. Christopher Mallick
Fox Sports En Espanol
Oxymoron Entertainment, Inc.
Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation $50,000 – $99,999
Ann and James Gianopulos
$5,000 – $24,999
Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D.
Aaxis Group Corporation
Anita and Neil Gitnick
Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams
Susan and Everett Goings
Continental Development Corporation
The Anschutz Corporation
Gorfaine Schwartz Agency Greenberg Traurig LLP
The Eisner Foundation
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Art Machine LLC
Aurora Capital Group
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Melanie and Richard Lundquist
Aurora Management Partners, LLC
Paul W. Hanneman
Nesbitt Foundation of Northern Trust Bank of California
Bank of America and the Alan S. Hergott Bank of America Charitable Margaret J. Heymann Foundation, Inc. Hill and Knowlton Christy and David Barnes
Allied Integrated Marketing
The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation
Baumont General Corporation
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
$25,000 – $49,999
The Honorable Frank and Kathy Baxter
Jackie and Howard Banchik The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation NBC4 Beating the Odds BLT and Associates, Inc. Scholarship Fund Camie and Thomas C. Bert-Co Graphics Booker Edythe and Eli Broad The Brittingham Family Creative Artists Agency Foundation Deluxe Entertainment Broadcast Music, Inc Services Group Linda and Jerry Janice and Robert Goldman Bruckheimer Jana and Randall Greer The California Wellness Foundation The Mark Hughes Foundation Suzi Amis and James Cameron Imagine Entertainment
John P. Lamerdin Scholarship Fund of the California Community Foundation
The Capital Group Companies and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Donald Carlisi, Jr. John W. Carson Foundation Marian Cavallaro Citi Foundation
Courtney and David Corleto
John R. McCune Charitable Trust
Cornerstone Display Group Inc.
Crowell & Moring
Custom Packaging, Inc.
Education is a passion for Kathleen and Dale “Chip” Rosenbloom, and giving back is a family tradition.
Heinz Weber, Inc.
The Angell Foundation
Donor Profile: Kathleen and Dale “Chip” Rosenbloom
The Leon and Toby Gold Foundation
Cinram International, Inc.
Sheril and Robert Freedman
Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg
• The Fulfillment Fund’s mentor program celebrates 20 years of providing mentoring services.
Ernst & Young LLP
The Banky-LaRocque Foundation
Jo Ann and Charles Kaplan
• The Friends of the Fulfillment Fund celebrate 20 years of supporting college access programs and services.
Ziffren Brittenham LLP
TG Public Grant Program
Joseph Drown Foundation
College Access Foundation Stuart Foundation of California Dwight Stuart Youth Fund The Lincy Foundation
Twentieth Century Fox
2,251,666 1,433,471 174,400 3,859,537
Deloitte and Touche
The couple, longtime members of the Fulfillment Fund Board of Directors, and now members of the Founders’ Board, are among the Fulfillment Fund’s strongest supporters.
IGN Entertainment IMAX Corporation Interlace Media
At a time when less than 55% of LAUSD students are graduating, the fact that 91% of Fulfillment Fund students graduate and 93% go on to college is a major selling point.
The Jim and Susie Jaqua Fund at The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Tomas Jegeus Jones Day
“When we talk to people, we point to the statistics, the number of Fulfillment Fund students who graduate,” says Chip, a filmmaker who is also owner/vice chairman of the St. Louis Rams. “What a difference the Fulfillment Fund makes.”
Junket Productions Mark Kaner Kirkland & Ellis LLP Katy and Greg Laetsch Julie and Jon Landau Grace E. Latt Barbara Lazaroff
“It’s really very clear: the Fulfillment Fund produces results,” says Kathleen, a fashion designer who owns Katro Boutique in Beverly Hills. “People stay in school. Fulfillment Fund kids graduate and they go on to college.”
Leopold, Petrich and Smith Shawn Levy Loeb & Loeb LLP Lon V. Smith Foundation Lucky Brand Foundation MarketCast / Variety Elizabeth and Ian McGregor
Everyone benefits when college is extended to those who otherwise would not have had the opportunity, Chip says. “Everybody has a chance at a good future, which will help our world.”
Amanda Coetzer and Arnon Milchan Corrine and Milton Miller Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp Foundation mOcean
Eunice and Hal David Annual Gifts Received (continued) July 1, 2010–June 30,2011 (continued) Isabel and Hugo De Castro We thank all of our generous donors for their support. Barbara and Gary Deitsch
Student Profile: Tina McKenzie
Ina and Stanley Berman Diane and Alan Blank
Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette & Feldman LLP
Tina lived in south Los Angeles with her mother, who struggled with drug addiction. They were dependent on minimal government assistance. When Tina was in the 9th grade she began working after school and on weekends to help support the family, while maintaining an ‘A’ average in school. The Fulfillment Fund came into Tina’s life while she was in the 7th grade and matched her with a mentor, Shelly McCarthy. In high school, Tina also received in-depth college counseling and group instruction through the College Access Program, and eventually a college scholarship and an internship.
Brenden Mann Foundation Lauri Brenner Sera and Gary Brill
Tina McKenzie graduated from Barnard College in May 2011 with a degree in economics and is pursuing a career in finance. In fall 2011 she accepted a position with AXA Financial Advisors in New York City.
Frank and Dennie Brosens
“The Fulfillment Fund and programs like it are dedicated to giving love and support to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds envision and attain their dreams. I am a testament that dreams can come true despite the most unfortunate circumstances.”
Multi Packaging Solutions Netflix Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation OnDisplay Creative Corporation Real D Cinemas Peter J. Rice Michael Robarts Lucia and Lupe Rodriguez Rich Ross Jessica Harper Rothman and Tom Rothman Rovi Corporation Terri Schrager Screen Engine LLC Lori Zech-Shaw and John Shaw Harry Shum Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Doreen and Fred Solomon Sony Music Holdings Inc. Sony Pictures Entertainment
Rebecca and J. Hutchison Parker
Lynne and Richard Werdesheim
March and Richard Wiseley
Adam Jones and Timothy Snead
Beverly and Stephen Pazuk
Lauren and Steven Wolff
Linda and Donald Kaplan
Carol and Glenn Pomerantz Rave Motion Pictures
Carla Mann Woods and Eric Woods
Jill and Josh Berman Annual Gifts Received (continued) July 1, 2010–June 30,2011 (continued) Sandra and John Blau We thank all of our generous donors for their support. Gerald S. Block Mosaic Sales Solutions
John & Hilda Arnold Foundation
Mary Ann and Michael Todd Sherrill and Arnold Blumberg Reva and William Tooley Buddha’s Belly Alba and Thomas Tull Robin and Albert Carnesale Union Bank Ellen O. Carr United Artists Productions, Judy Carter LLC Cinelume Post-Production, United Talent Agency, Inc. Inc. Univision Communication, Sandy Climan Inc.
Katy Sweet and Associates Anthony Keats The H.H. & Gertrude Klein Foundation Josh Klinefelter Despina and Jay Landers Wendy and Robert Landes
Verizon and the Verizon Foundation
Dana Michelle Walden
Chie and Stephen Lee
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Melina Esrailian, D.D.S. and Eric Esrailian, M.D. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Janelle and Brian Werdesheim White O’Connor Fink & Brenner
Dorothy and Allen Lay
Linda and Matt Creager
$1,250 – $4,999
Arleen and Samuel Bachner Robert Harper
Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
Jannell and Randy Banchik
SunAmerica Retirement Markets, Inc.
Melanie N. Henry
Lawrence C. Barth
Sue and Larry Hochberg
Melissa and Raphael Romero Lois Rosen Julianne and Martin Safran Martin Salomon Beth and Harley Schrager Bonnie Schut
Alliance Entertainment, Inc. Alston & Bird, LLP
Herma and Joel Altshule
Nancy and Howard Marks
Anissa and Tim Siegel
Wendy and Harlan Spinner
Mary and Alan Arkatov
Dr. Ronald Stein
Etty and Claude Arnall
Barbara and Tim Still
Linda and Jim Swindle
Joseph A. Taylor
Audri and Stan Tendler
Bash, Gesas & Company The TJX Companies, Inc. and The TJX Foundation, Inc. Stacy and Robert Bauer Mark Tobias and Amy Cooper and William Arroyo, M.D. Samuel Baum
Sybil and Matthew Orr
Nancy and Alfred Osborne, Jr.
Rebecca and Chris Wagner Dana and Richard Pachulski Ralph Collins Walter
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Kristen Cascio Dale M. Cendali Romie Chaudhari Cine-Affiches Montreal Anne Clark Thomas Cleary Beverly and Robert Cohen
Lill and Jess Beim Paul Bennett
Michael and Amber Fries
Joan and Gerald Doren Gerald E. Dorfman Anne and Patrick Dowling Veronica and Larry Dressler Nicole M. Duckett Dilek and Asad Durrani Susan and Scott Edelman Entertainment Lighting Services
Carol and James Collins
Clement A. Erbmann
Lisa and Craig Cooper
Jill and Michael Erman
Janet and Barry Cooper
Lucy Farber and Jim Bright
Toni and Bruce Corwin
Toby and Aaron Feit
Cameron B. Crowe
Diane and Daniel Feldman
Carlene and Douglas Cunningham
Joan and William Feldman
Lorraine and Edward Feldman
Profile: Michael Keithley and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Listen to friends and colleagues talk about Michael Keithley, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and you will hear about his infectious spirit of giving. For more than ten years as a member of the Fulfillment Fund Board of Directors, he has worked tirelessly to channel resources to the Fulfillment Fund all to help deserving students pursue the dream of college. In the 2010–11 school year, he laid the groundwork for the Fulfillment Fund to receive a $250,000 technology grant from
Constance and Jack Hochberg
Seth Kittay Stanley Klein Steven Bruce Klinsky
Horizon General Contractors. Inc.
Aline and Mark Kogut
Sharyn and Walter Gertz
Fran and Dennis Huddleston, M.D.
Helaine and Michael Gesas Harry A. Gilbert
Patricia and Earl Krause
Carol and Joel Gillis
Lee H. Hutter
Bonnie and Fred Glantz
Joan and Howard Cohen
Debra and Morris Kessler
Theodore E. Gagliano
Sherry and Max Gitnick
Lenore and Mitchell Egers
Susan and Adam Berger Linda and Chuck Bergman
Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg
Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner
Edward S. Abbott
Versace USA, Inc.
$250 – $1,249
Lydia and Charles Levy
Northern Trust Bank of California
Joan and Charles Fox
Dr. Yaw Adutwum
Elaine Keyes and Bud Shapiro
Barbara and Bruce Dobkin, M.D.
Anett Eros and Amir Zagross
Barbara and Alan Shabo, M.D.
Alejandra Cano-Hampton and Michael Sean Hampton Krystyna and David Newman Harkins Theatres
Debbie and James Burrows
Sheila Williams and Jeffrey Hess
Cantor Colburn LLP
Wyman & Isaacs, LLP
Motion Picture and Television Fund
Patricia and Forbes Burdette
Eden and David Fox
Laura Lizer-Word and Rob Word
Marilyn and Jay Marks, M.D. Leslie and Beverly and Robert Mayer John T. Frankenheimer, Esq. William Morris Endeavor Shirley McKernan Entertainment Beth and James Gassel Lowell Milken Susan Harris and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Lori and Michael Milken Paul Junger Witt Leslie and Bruce Gifford Adriane and Wolverine Productions, LLC Rose Gilbert Allan Morrison, M.D. Micky Yadathi Bradley Gluckstein The Morton Family Anonymous Charitable Fund Goodsearch
Southern California Development Forum
The Refinery Creative
Sandra and Vincent Scully
Elizabeth and Jim Wiatt
Specialty Family Foundation AGI Media Raul and Gerdi Alvarado Rams Football Company,
Vincent Bruzzese Gail S. Buckley
IN HER OWN WORDS
Heather and Stanley Morris
Debbie and Gene Bruno
Henry & Winifred Lyons Foundation
David C. Dinielli
Bravo Design, Inc.
Linda and Alan Katz
Cheryl and Dan Foliart
Sharon Shaw and Artie Butler
Hayutin & Associates
Danielle and Robert Fox
Laura Peterson and Carl Boldt
Anna and Harry Borun
Alan G. Hassenfeld
Gail and Michael Bloxberg
Barbara and Stephen Bollenbach
Film Solutions, LLC
Kitty and Paul Glass Gail and Mike Glick Ann Goldberg Theodore A. Goldberg Sandy and Al Goldman Carol H. Goldsmith Doris and Jack Gordon Mark Gordon Frann and James Gray Brad Hackley
Jane and Ron Koblin
Mary Beth and Robert Kors
Linda and Dr. Harvey Kulber Imagine Fulfillment Services, Fran Kulick LLC LA Graphico.Com/ Intelligent Computer Midnight Oil Creative Concepts Laemmle Theatres Susan and Michael Isaacson Charitable Foundation Deborra-lee Furness and Dorene and Martin Laffer Hugh Jackman Laura and Eric Lamison Nancy and Len Jacoby Landmark Cinemas Polly Johnsen Sheila and Martin Lasky Robert H. Josephberg Mindy and Joseph Lebovic JustGive Kathleen Liberman Dr. Mary Ann Rosenfeld and Linda and Alan Liker Sheldon Kadish
Microsoft Store, paving the way for an ongoing relationship that will include Microsoft trainings and other events for students. He was a driving force in the creation of the Leadership Council, the Fulfillment Fund’s auxiliary support group of young professionals. Under Michael’s leadership, members of CAA’s IT staff — including Leadership Council founding member Chris Wagner — have been invaluable in sourcing technology donations and are now developing a new web site for the Fulfillment Fund that will launch in 2012. In the 2011–12 school year, the CAA information technology department will host open-houses for Fulfillment Fund students to encourage them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and learn more about careers in information technology. Born and raised in Southern California, Michael says that improving quality and access to education in local public schools is a critical issue for him and his family. “I give back because it was how I was raised,” he says. “My parents made that an important part of growing up in my life.” Giving back to the community, he says, is also part of the corporate culture of CAA, which founded the CAA Foundation led by Michelle Kydd Lee to inspire charitable giving by CAA staff and clients. “CAA says, ‘We’re going to focus on the community where we work and live.’ That focused effort has really moved the needle. It’s really made a difference.” “When I look at some of the most rewarding feelings I’ve had, it’s been around the Fulfillment Fund and other similar organizations where I’ve been able to help out.”
Frank and Dennie Brosens Jane and Lawrence Ulman Annual Gifts Received (continued) July 1, 2010–June 30,2011 (continued) John Carroll Janice Upton We thank all of our generous donors for their support. Vicente Capital Partners, LLC Robert Cohen Ellen and Mark Lipson
Gayle and Lee Rodgers
Ina and Richard Rogal
Vision Advertising Design
Faye and Gary Waldman
Toby and Bob Waldorf
Douglas A. Econn
Barbara and David Rognlien Sharon and Joel Waller Caroline and Milton Walters Valerie and Gilbert Romoff
Malco Theatres, Inc.
Valerie and Bennett Roth
Mann Theatres Corporate
Marcus Theatre Corporation Linda and Tony Rubin Judith and Stuart Marylander Hellene Runtagh Masai USA Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Maslan
Azar and Harry Sagheb
Mc Cafferty & Co. Productions, Inc.
Rae Sanchini and Bruce Tobey
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
Lauren and Lee McCollum
Leslie and Chris Meledandri Judy and George Savitsky Susan Schechter Pier Merone and
Sharon and Robert Wiviott
Heidi and Corey Watson
Helene and Joel Wayne
Rick and Susan Goings Foundation
In honor of Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D.’s 47th Anniversary In honor of Audri and Jackie and Howard Banchik Stanley Tendler Dione and Joseph Smith Sherry and Max Gitnick
Jeanne Markel and Chris Wedge
Linda and Jay Weitzler
Marlene and Sanford Wilk
Ted and Dina Hartley
Harold M. Williams
Alan G. Hassenfeld
Eva and Kirk Williams
Isabel and David Wintroub
Steven Bruce Klinsky Michael Klowden
Adrienne and Benjamin Seigel
$500,000+ The Skirball Foundation
Louise M. Moriarty
Teresa Cusick and Michael Seligman
$100,000 – $249,999
Barbara and Milton Moritz
Arya Nick Shamie, M.D.
The Motion Picture Club Foundation
Lana and Ronald Shapiro
College Access Foundation of California
Annette and Leonard Shapiro
Sandra and Stu Nahan
Louise Hamagami and Marc Shmuger
Liza and Eric Nakata
Joy and Ed Siegel
Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Dione and Joseph Smith Judy and Steve Orich Connie and Curt Sobel
In honor of Anthony Keats Mary C. Miottel
Nancy and Alfred Osborne
* Anonymous Donor
In honor of Michael Keithley Mark Wind
O’Melveny and Myers
Marcia Spano Stolper Foundation Inc. Katy Sweet Craig Taubman
Wendy and Robert Landes
Grace E. Latt
Janet and John Valentic
Ceci Vajna and Steven Solton Martin Salomon Tim Somers Marcia Spano
Silvia Von Gunten
Marilyn and Ronald Spencer Wendy and Harlan Spinner Jane Stein Spyglass Entertainment
Djenaba Parker Kirk Pasich
Starplex Operating, L.P.
Linda and Jim Swindle
Barbara and Robert Steinberg
Harriet and Richard Orkand Hiroshi Oto Mitchell Ozawa
Jill and Seth Steinberg
Toby Waldorf Ann Winblad
Carla Mann Woods and Eric Woods
Kitty Barhsay Harriet Bay Bobbi Beller
In honor of Matt Laycock David Comfort
In honor of Brett Messier David Hughes
In honor of Neil Miller’s 70th birthday Robert and Lori Goodman
Ilaina Blum Tammy Clem
Fulfillment Fund Staff Andrea Cockrum Founding Chief Executive Officer
Maria Espinosa Vice President, Programs
Joan Sumpter Vice President Finance & Administration
Christian Alvarado* Development Intern Sherry Banks Director Program Partnerships Clara Beard College Counselor
Michele Keller Director, Communications Emily Knarr Mentor Program Advisor Robbie Lee Director, Mentor Program Juan Lopez Programs Associate Veronica Lopez* Development Operations & Alumni Relations Manager Susan Mangles Administrative Associate Cathy Mansouri Director, Human Resources Elizabeth Mares* Data & Evaluation Intern Teresa Marquez Staff Accountant Ray McKee Programs Executive Assistant Elizabeth Medina Development Assistant Pier Merone Development Specialist
John Mitchell Director, Counseling & Scholarships Cynthia Pazuk Director, Event Planning & Promotion Nefara Reisch College Access Program Advisor Doug Rimerman Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations Karina Santos* Scholarship Operations Manager Janet Sarver Mentor Program Advisor Danny Slucki Director, Information Technology Abel Solorio College Access Program Advisor Emily Tann Programs Events Manager Danny Tran Programs Database Administrator RJ Washington College Access Program Advisor Elizabeth Zamudio College Counselor
Pablo Benitez Mentor Program Advisor Aldwin Escuadro Mentor Program Manager Karen Fisher Executive Administrative Assistant Gabriel Flores* Programs Operations Manager Ariel Garcia Executive Assistant to the CEO Juan Garrido* Programs Associate Cynthia Gonzalez College Counselor Ivan Grgas Director College Access Program Xiomara Iraheta* Mentor Program Advisor Yolande Jeune College Access Program Advisor
* Fulfillment Fund alumni
Robin and Ira Pianko
In honor of Eva Monarrez Minardos Group
In honor of Geordan Neinstein’s Bar Mitzvah Project Linda Abrams
In Honor of Andrea Cockrum Randy Gold Anett Eros and Amir Zagross Todd Mandel Brandon Stoddard Phoenix Marketing Karen Gould In honor of Janet and Barry International Stolper Foundation, Inc. Sheba and Howard Grobstein Cooper’s 50th Anniversary Gloria and Richard Pink Tribute Gifts Stone Tapert, LLC Lill and Jess Beim Jack Neinstein Randstad Managed Services Barbra Streisand and The tribute program gives Joan and Gerald Doren Stacy Palbaum donors the opportunity James Brolin Kenneth Raphael Adriane and Allan Morrison, Jason Shuman to honor a friend or loved Joseph Sugarman William B. Rapp M.D. one while supporting Deborah Turobiner Anita and Daniel Swanson educational opportunities Pacita and George Reich Norene Nye Michael Weisberg for promising students. Anne Sweeney and Paul Reitz In memory of Louis DeTolla Amy Wernick Philip Miller Vanessa Detolla Rhythm & Hues Nancy A. Williams Orest Szul In honor of Kristen Cascio In honor of Gayle Levant and Wolverine Productions, LLC The Taubman Company, LLC Lumni Bytyci Eric Esrailian’s birthday John Richards Andrea Cockrum In honor of * Anonymous Adam Taylor Susan and Robin Richards Sandy Climan’s Birthday In honor of In honor of the marriage of Denise Terenzio and Julie Rieger Keith Addis Charles Fox’s Birthday Lexi Richards and Erye Moskowitz Lexi Richards and Lill and Jess Beim Steve Arnold Yoni Riemer Diana Torres Jonathan Riemer Susan and Robin Richards Sera and Gary Brill Roy Baharav U.S. Express Vitina Biondo and In honor of Lisa Rodriguez Linda Creager Linda Boland- Abraham Yosef Riemer Dr. Jon A. Perlman
In honor of The Thomas Tyrer Family Thomas Tyrer
$5,000 – $24,999
The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation
The following people are being honored by Hayutin & Associates
Florine and Bernie Silverman Lynda and Jonathan Chu Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Leslie and John T. Frankenheimer, Esq. Goldstein LLP Leslie and Bruce Gifford Jonathan Sklar
Barbara and Robert Steinberg
In honor of Thomas Tull Polly Johnsen
In honor of Jana and Randy Greer Seymour Waterman
In honor of Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D. Patricia and Earl Krause
In honor of Reva and Bill Tooley Edward S. Abbott
Meschures, Campeas, Thompson, Snyder, Pocras, & Levin
Northwest Diversified Entertainment
M.D.’s Birthday Gail and Jarold Kohll
Doreen and Fred Solomon
In honor of Gary Gitnick, M.D. In honor of Lisa & Mark Tenner Goodsearch Joel Magazine In honor of Gary Gitnick,
In honor of Ron Howard and In memory of Bob Werner Cheryl Kotlowitz Brian Grazer Creative Artists Agency
Sybil Robson Orr
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Normandy Properties, Inc.
In honor of Rick Rosner’s Birthday Constance and Jack Hochberg
Sharon and Robert Wiviott
Diane and Paul Mohilef
In memory of Dennis Rose Bettina Kurowski
Amber and Michael Fries
Amy and S. Andrew Schwartz Joanne and Gilbert Segel
Five-Year Anniversary with The Capital Group Companies The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
David B. Walton, II
Sherie and Alan Schneider
Lelah and Stanley Mitchell
Adrienne and Benjamin Seigel
MGM Minardos Group
Doris and Jack Gordon
In honor of Joan and Charlie Fox Adrienne and Benjamin Seigel
Larry Getzoff Milberg LLP
Carol and Joel Gillis
Diane Geller Lorie Humphrey Ken Klaristenfeld
Jennifer Spellman Lori Strauss Melinda Tsapatsaris Wendy Weicker The following people are being honored by Suzanne Cole Scott Abraham Frank Chiocchi Edward Egan Adam Fogelson Jackson George Alissa Grayson David O’Connor
Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council The Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council, comprised of young professionals who have been identified and nominated by members of the Fulfillment Fund’s Board of Directors and staff, exists to support the Fulfillment Fund and its mission through advocacy, service and fundraising. Members of the Leadership Council serve as ambassadors in the community, marketing the organization to a new generation and generating financial, volunteer and in-kind resources on behalf of the students.
Marcelo Bermudez* Robinne Burrell David Casares Kristen Cascio Romie Chaudhari Norma Dominguez* Nicole M. Duckett Dan Glasser Lindsey Greer Todd Hawkins Melanie Natasha Henry
Tracy Gitnick Herriott David Hughes Nicole Iizuka David Kanuth Josh Klinefelter Sarah J. Lang Steve Lapinski Matthew B. Laycock Michael Lebovich Dayton Miller Stewart Niles
Maria Pekurovskaya Nikki Rocco
Mathew Obergfoll Djenaba Parker Jorge Parra* William Sherak Jonathan Sklar Chris Vroman Chris Wagner Ashley Warne Kirk Williams
* Fulfillment Fund alumni
Fulfillment Fund Board of Directors 2011–2012 Chief Executive Officer: Andrea Cockrum Chairman and Founder: Gary Gitnick, M.D., F.A.C.G., UCLA School of Medicine
David Casares Vicente Capital Partners Sanford R. Climan Entertainment Media Ventures Janet and Barry Cooper Cherna Gitnick Co-Founder Janice Goldman Philanthropist Robert Goldman Investor Jana Waring Greer SunAmerica Charles Kaplan Sculptor
President: Ralph Walter, Kayne Anderson Capitol Advisors
Treasurer: Tim Somers, AMI Asset Management Corporation
Vice President: Eric Esrailian, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine
Secretary: Mary Ann Todd, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Jo Ann Kaplan Organic Farmer/Landscape Architect Michael Keithley Creative Artists Agency, LLC Josh Klinefelter Aurora Capital Group Alan Kumamoto Kumamoto Associates Marti Oppenheimer Marti Designs Tony Oppenheimer U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. Lucia and Lupe Rodriguez
Ann Ruth Ruth Enterprises Madeleine Sherak, Ph.D. My Bench Productions Tom Sherak, Ph.D. Revolution Consulting Services Carl Schuster Wolfgang Puck Brian K. Werdesheim Oppenheimer & Company Kirk Williams KW3 Consulting Carla Mann Woods Alfred E. Mann Foundation
“It feels so good to receive a little treat during finals week from the Friends of the Fulfillment Fund. It warms me up every time.” —Stephanie Diaz-Sandoval
Fulfillment Fund Founders’ Board
UCLA, Class of 2012
Friends of the Fulfillment Fund
The Friends of the Fulfillment Fund is a women’s auxiliary support group founded in 1991 by Cherna Gitnick. Over the years, the Friends have raised millions of dollars to support Fulfillment Fund college access programs and services. Additionally, they serve as sponsors, provide college internships, and mail hundreds of care packages each year to Fulfillment Fund students during finals week.
Board of Directors Cherna Gitnick Founder and Co-President
Jan Goldman Co-President
Susan Berger Sybil Bergman Janet Cooper Sheila Forst Joan Fox
Marjorie Gross Sara Guterman Fran Huddleston Beverly Mayer Deb McAdams
Doreen Solomon Edele Singer Linda Weitzler Isabel Wintroub Phyllis Wolf
Monica Dremann, Psy.D. Psychologist and Philanthropist Melina Esrailian, D.D.S. Joan and Charles Fox Brad Gluckstein Conga Room
Louise Hamagami Despina and Jay Landers Michael Rosenberg Imagine Entertainment Dale Rosenbloom Utopia Pictures
Kathleen Rosenbloom KATRO Marc Shmuger Alba Tull Thomas Tull Legendary Pictures
“Once the Fulfillment Fund program helped me, I saw that there is a way that I can go to college, and there are plenty of opportunities.” —Andres Pedraza New Designs Charter High School class of 2012
Fulfillment Fund students have attended the following colleges and universities.
As Los Angeles public schools face unprecedented budget cuts and college tuition costs continue to rise, the Fulfillment Fund’s programs and services have never been more vital to the success of low-income, under-resourced youth. In 2011, a year in which only 55% of LAUSD students graduated high school, 91% of Fulfillment Fund students graduated high school, and 93% of Fulfillment Fund students went on to college.
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Antelope Valley College Argosy University Arizona State University Art Institute of California Art Institute of Colorado Austin Community College Barnard College Biola University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brigham Young University Brigham Young University Hawaii Brown University Bryn Mawr College Cabrillo College California Baptist University California College of the Arts California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University Bakersfield California State University Channel Islands California State University Dominguez Hills California State University East Bay California State University Fresno California State University Fullerton California State University Long Beach California State University Los Angeles California State University Monterey Bay California State University Northridge California State University Sacramento California State University San Bernardino California State University Stanislaus Central State University Cerritos College Chapman University Chatham University City College of San Francisco Claremont McKenna College Clark Atlanta University College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of the Redwoods College of Wooster Colorado College Community College of Alleghany County Cornell University Cypress College Dartmouth College Dillard University Duke University East Los Angeles College Edmonds Community College El Camino Community College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Evergreen State College Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Fashion Institute of Technology Florida A & M University Franklin and Marshall College Georgetown University Glendale College Grinnel College Harvard University Haverford College Howard University Humboldt State University Hyles Anderson College Ithaca College John Jay College of Criminal Justice Johnson and Wales University at Florida Langston University Las Vegas College Lewis and Clark College Lincoln Land Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Loyola Marymount University Macalester College Marymount College Massachussetts Institute of Technology Mills College MiraCosta College Mission College Moorpark College Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College Mount Saint Mary’s College, Chalon Mount Saint Mary’s College, Doheny Mount San Antonio College Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) National University New Mexico State University Norfolk State University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Occidental College Oregon State University Otis College of Art &Design Pacific Union College Palomar Community College Pasadena City College Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Pitzer College Polytechnic Institute of New York University Pomona College Reed College Ringling School of Art & Design Rio Hondo Community College Ripon College Riverside Community College
Rollins College Sacramento City College Saddleback College Saint Mary’s College Salt Lake City Community College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Joaquin Valley College San Jose State University Santa Barbara City College Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Santa Rosa College Scripps College Smith College Southern Arkansas University Southwest College Spelman College Stanford University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Tennessee State University Tuskegee University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of California Berkeley University of California Davis University of California Irvine University of California Los Angeles University of California Merced University of California Riverside University of California San Diego University of California Santa Barbara University of California Santa Cruz University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign University of La Verne University of Massachusetts Boston University of Michigan University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Notre Dame University of Phoenix University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California USC University of Texas, Arlington University of WisconsinMadison Vassar College Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University West Hills College Lemoore West Los Angeles College Western Iowa Tech Community College Whittier College Willamette University Williams College Woodbury University Xavier University of Louisiana Yale University
The mission of the Fulfillment Fund is to help promising, yet educationally underserved and economically disadvantaged students achieve high school graduation and access to and completion of higher education through programs that also produce systemic change.