Fulfillment Fund Annual Report FY2014-15

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ANNUAL REPORT 2014 - 2015


In the year ahead, we look forward to working closely with our supporters to increase vital resources for our students. We are committed to strengthening our school and community partnerships and to increasing capacity to impact students’ educational outcomes. More than ever, our students need your support.

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DESTINATION : COLLEGE A Message from the CEO In this report, “Destination: College,” you’ll hear from some of the hundreds of Fulfillment Fund scholars now attending colleges and universities across the country. You’ll also meet some of the more than 2,500 high school students we served in the 2014-15 academic year, including: • Lennox Markley, a 11th grade student at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles who dreams of becoming a doctor. • Jazmah Freeman, a 11th grade student at Hamilton High School who believes college is the key to having a “successful, meaningful, comfortable life.” • Kimberly Martinez, a 12th grade student at Gertz-Ressler High School near downtown LA, who wants to go to college in tribute to her mother, who didn’t finish elementary school.

“ In my family, no one has even graduated high school. A Fulfillment Fund advisor entered the room when I was in 9th grade. She introduced herself and she talked about the Fulfillment Fund. That was the moment I realized, I had an epiphany, that I’m going to college.” Israel Mazas New Open World (NOW) Academy (graduation expected 2016) Photo taken at Destination College, UCLA

• Noah Oluwide, a 11th grade student at King-Drew Medical Magnet who immigrated with his family from Nigeria and plans to “stay focused, motivated and inspire others.” • Israel Mazas, a 12th grade studentt at New Open World (NOW) Academy in Koreatown who, later this year, will become the first in his family to graduate high school and go on to college. These students face daunting challenges and yet, with your support, they are destined for college. We’re incredibly proud that more than 95% of our 12th graders graduated from high school in the 2014-15 academic year, and of those graduates, 96% reported that they planned to attend college in the fall. These are remarkable outcomes, and they wouldn’t be possible without you. On behalf of the Fulfillment Fund, I would especially like to thank you and all those who contributed time, energy and financial resources to make a tremendous difference in the lives of our city’s young people and their families.

Thank you,

Kenny Rogers



“ Though I have st ruggled, I have m anaged to keep a smile on my fa ce. Every day I thank Fulfillment Fund for being th e root of my ed ucation and givin me the push to f g urther my educ ation. If it wasn’t for Fulfillment Fu nd and the staff helping me, I wouldn’t be stan ding where I am standing today.” alacely Alvarez, Fulfillment Fund D UC Riverside, B.

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65% 39%

The lowest income Americans who obtain a college degree are

By 2020, of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education, but only roughly of U.S. working-age adults hold a postsecondary credential.


more likely than their peers to escape poverty.* Source: Pew Charitable Trust, “Moving On Up,” 2013 *86% of Fulfillment Fund high school students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM), indicating a household income that falls below $600/week for a family of four.

Sources: Lumina Foundation, Strategic Plan 2013-16; Lumina Foundation, “A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education,” 2015

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK? Nationally, only about half of high school graduates from low-income communities enroll in college. Thanks to the services the Fulfillment Fund provides, more than of our 12th graders graduate from high school with the intention of going to college.


Source: National Center for Education Statistics, “Immediate College Enrollment Rate,” March 2015

Whereas nationally, only 10.9% of low-income, first-generation students who enroll in four-year colleges graduate within six years, of Fulfillment Fund scholars do.**


Source: Pell Institute, Pell Institute Fact Sheet, Dec. 2011 **Those who enrolled in a four-year institution in 2009; based on available data; national economic downturn in 2008 led to increased hardship for our already economically under-resourced students (ripple effect)

WHAT WE DO: We help students growing up in L.A.’s educationally and economically under-resourced communities see college as a key destination on their life’s journey.







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83% 83% of hig h school s tudents’ parents do not have a 4-year col lege degre e

86% ents 86% of high school stud are eligible for free or school reduced-price meals at

“I was not in the magnet track section or any special program, but I did have the Fulfillment Fund. In every step of the way, the Fulfillment Fund staff was always there for support and advice. Their mentorship and a few words of encouragement transformed the mindset of a Manual Arts High school student seven years ago.”




2,752 students 17% increase

We served a total of which represents a


male s a % 9 4

Jose Carrera B.S., Electrical Engineering University of Southern California (2015)

65% identify as Latino/a and 22% as African American

250 945

from 2013-14:

s tudents through College Access Program* t hrough Scholarship Program

346 50

s tudents through Mentor Program*

r eceived a college textbook stipend

students participated in at least one program event or college trip


college students, with $472,625 $2.4 million in total gift aid was awarded to being dispersed directly from Fulfillment Fund as scholarships with an additional $13,200 as textbook stipends * 89 students were dually enrolled which means they were enrolled in both the Mentor Program and College Access Program. This number is subtracted to avoid double counting.

“I want to go to college so I can make a difference within my generation and my tradition. When the Fulfillment Fund came into my life, it was like a family member that motivated me to do more, to go one step ahead and not give up.” Noah Oluwide King-Drew Medical Magnet (graduation expected 2017) Photo taken at Destination College, UCLA



THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS FOR MAKING STUDENTS’ DREAMS COME TRUE ANNUAL GIFTS July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Thanks to the following donors whose generosity has helped Fulfillment Fund students get to college and realize their educational dreams. $250,000+ The Otis Booth Foundation Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) Relativity Media $100,000 - $249,999 Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation Lucia Rodriguez Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom Wells Fargo Windsong Trust $50,000 - $99,999 The Banky-LaRocque Foundation Cherna and Gary Gitnick, M.D. Janice and Robert Goldman Jo Ann and Charles Kaplan Ryan Kavanaugh John P. Lamerdin Scholarship Fund via the California Community Foundation Melanie and Richard Lundquist Alba and Thomas Tull $25,000 - $49,999 Jackie and Howard Banchik Edythe and Eli Broad Michael Buble CAA The Capital Group Companies Marcia and George Chami Colbeck Capital Management, LLC Edwin W. and Catherine M. Davis

Foundation Deluxe Entertainment The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Nancy Ferguson Jana Waring Greer and Randall Greer The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation John and Kathy Kissick Josh Klinefelter Legendary Pictures Steven T. Mnuchin Nesbitt Foundation via Northern Trust Bank of California Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Paramount Pictures Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler Skechers USA, Inc. Skydance Productions Dwight Stuart Youth Fund $5,000 - $24,999 Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams AIG Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P Allied Integrated Marketing AMC Theatres American Realty Advisors Charitable Foundation Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Ares Management LLC Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Bank of America and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Charla and Michael Barnathan The Barth Family Foundation Bergen Foundation The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Camie and Thomas Booker Aryeh Bourkoff

DESTINATION COLLEGE More than 2,000 gathered at UCLA for Destination College, the Fulfillment Fund’s annual college access conference, featuring an inspirational performance by the award-winning artist Common. 5


Brenden Mann Foundation Carat John W. Carson Foundation Americo Cascella Chaudhari Family Foundation Sandy Climan Bill Cockrum Jason Colodne Crowell & Moring Mary Rose and Devin Daniels Robert Davidow Davis Love III Foundation, Inc. Danny Davis DIRECTV, Inc. Discovery Land Company Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Tomy Drissi Edison International David Ellison Entertainment One Television Dr. Melina Esrailian, D.D.S. and Dr. Eric Esrailian, M.D. First Choice Bank Rafael Fogel Sheril and Robert Freedman Melissa and Dan Glasser Laurie J. Goldberg Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks The Herman Foundation Tracy and Stuart Herriott Ignition Creative Illumination Entertainment Instantly Jack Neinstein and The Marcia Israel Foundation, Inc. Linda Janger Deborah and Ivan Kallick Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Kelton Research, LLC Mark Kress Grace E. Latt The Robert Lemelson Foundation

Avi Lerner MarketCast MelroseMac Merrill Lynch Carey Metz Anne Sweeney and Philip Miller Tina Mirfarsi Diane and Paul Mohilef Monster Media The Morton Family Charitable Fund Munger, Tolles and Olson, LLP Navigators Management Company, Inc. NBC Universal NBC4 via the California Community Foundation NE Systems Nielsen NRG Nu Image, Inc. OneWest Bank Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Marti and Tony Oppenheimer Paradigm The Ring Foundation Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation Laura and Kenny Rogers Stephanie and Charles Roven D. Michael Rust Endowment of Sacramento Region Community Foundation Jolene and George Schlatter Butch Schuman Leslie and Carl Schuster Screen Engine LLC Ryan Seacrest David Shane Laura and Jeff Shell Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP Dr. Madeleine Sherak Ginger and William Sherak Shoutz, Inc.

Sierra Affinity Ben Silverman Carlos Slim Lon V. Smith Foundation Doreen and Fred Solomon Michelle and Tim Somers Sony Pictures Entertainment Specialty Family Foundation The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Stereo D Subaru of America, Inc Sun Valley Writers’ Conference The TJX Companies, Inc. and The TJX Foundation, Inc. Reva and William Tooley Tessa and Tucker Tooley Twentieth Century Fox VeriTES Ralph Collins Walter Janelle and Brian Werdesheim Werner Family Fund Susan and Geoffrey Wharton James Wiatt Susan Harris and Paul Junger Witt Carla Mann Woods and Eric Woods Ziffren Brittenham, LLP *Anonymous $1 - $4,999 Tomiko Abe Brenda and Alan Abramson Jett Abramson Joseph Acosta Leticia A. Acosta Steven Acosta Jason Adelman Kimberly Adelman Naz Afshar Kerim Agalar Mark Ahrens Vishal Ahuja AIG Matching Grants Program Melinda Aispuro Veera V. N. Akula Adrienne Aldredge Paula Aldridge Dr. Charles J. Alexander, Ph.D. Joe A. Alfaro Zahid Ali Crystal Allen Diane Allen Nazar Alobaidat Elizabeth A. Altman Victoria Alvarado Allie and Rick Alvarez Amazon Smile Foundation Marie and Doug Ambrosino American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Alexa and Alex Amin Tammy Amirault Amir Amirsadeghi AmWINS Group, Inc. Jennifer Anderson Michael J. Anderson Nathan Anderson Javier Andrade

“This past semester I was able to volunteer at the Fulfillment Fund’s Destination College event as a chaperone. It felt great giving personal advice to high school students about the endless opportunities one can receive by continuing their education after high school.” Daniel Gutierrez-Medina Fulfillment Fund Scholar Marymount California University, B.A. Liberal Arts, with an emphasis in Biomedical Science and Arts & Media (2015)

Brenda Anguiano Inas Anis Penny and Art Antolick Haseeb Anwar Rebecca and Andrew Apfelberg Lisa Appleberry Eddie Araujo Arclight Cinema Co. Ashlee Arden John & Hilda Arnold Foundation Randeep Arora Kevin Ashby, M.D. Julie Audia Aurora Management Partners, LLC Aurora Resurgence Management Partners, LLC Felix Backhaus Perry Badar Se Baek Charmaine Bailey Randall Baker Thomas Balamaci Ramesh Balasubramaniam Tenita Ballard Rachel Balsham Jannell and Randy Banchik Sherry and Jeff Banks Victor A. Banuelos Diana Barbee Keith J. Barnett Deb Baron Laurie Barraclough Christina Barren Isela Barrios Constance Barton Lindy Basinger

Suzonne Bass Chandranath Basu The Honorable Frank and Kathy Baxter Brianne Bear Debra Bear Patricia Beaulieu Jennifer Beckerman Hayden Beckman Cristina Behrens Margaret Beim Carol and Robert Beitcher Matt Belardi Judy Belk Judith Bendewald Yarrott Benz Judith K. Berg Linda and Chuck Bergman Graciela Berkovich Geoffrey Berlin Frances Berman Lizbett and Marcelo Bermudez Jennifer Bertelsen Virginia and Austin Beutner Beverly Hills Escrow/Lola Levoy Eric Binns Carol and Frank Biondi Dasi Birenbaum Stephen Black Carol and Steven Bloch Ruth and Jacob A. Bloom Susan Bloom Rachel Blum Joel Blumberg Diane and Lawrence Bock Barbara and Stephen Bollenbach

Julie Bollinger Joan Booke Maria Espinosa Booth and Chris Booth Samantha Booth Anna and Harry Borun Ellen F. Boudreaux Victoria R. Bouttavong Kimberle Bowers Tracy Bradley Linda and John Branca Henry Brandon Skip Brittenham Katie Brody Barbra Streisand and James Brolin Harold Brook Ian Brooks Scott Bross Michelle Brossier Michele Keller and Greg Brouwer Alex Brown Charles Brown Conner Brown Elaine Brown Joseph Brown Samuel J. Brown Theresa Brown The Michael Brownstein Foundation Scott Buckland Christopher Burgee Patrick J. Burke Leslie and Grover Burthey Tara Busse Sharon Shaw and Artie Butler June Buttner Maria E. Bymakos



Katherine Cabrel Julio Cabrera Sunny W. Caine Roc A. Caldarone Silvia and Leopoldo Calderon Scott Calfas The California Wellness Foundation Douglas Campbell Jay Campous Ambar Capoor Nanci Capps Victoria Carlin James A. Carmichael Robin and Albert Carnesale Nicole Carrillo Anne M. Carroll Caitlin Carroll Erica Carter Latasha Carter Mariah Brandt and David Casares Kristen Cascio Ana Castillo-Burman Shaun Caulfield Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sheryl Cefali David Centeno Sandra M. Chacon Julie Chang Ravi Chatwani Lindsay and Peter Chelsom Sophia Chen Vina Chin Vikas Chinnan Pamela Chiu Jennifer Cho Candice Choh Anjan Choudhury Simon Christian Lori Christopher Ana Chua Chyna Chuan In Chung Daniel Ciabattari Chris Cikos Tommy P. Clancy Anne and Larry Clark Terri S. Clark Thomas Cleary Diana and Micah Clephane Sara Clephane Caroline J. Smith and Alan Cliburn Michelle Close Hugo Cobian Sharon Cochran Phillicia Cockrell Alexa Cohen Amy Cohen Suzanne Cole Jany Collaco Kathleen L. Collins and Gaylene Lutz Joshua Comen Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels Leonard Comma Louisa Compton Concept Arts Studios, Inc. Sarah Oesterle and Andrew Cook Melanie Cook Faith and Jonathan Cookler Andrew Cooper Janet and Barry Cooper



Lori and William Corbin James Corcoran Joseph M. Coria Lauren Cornell Claudia and Jesse Coronado Fernando Corrado Alejandro Corral Javier Corral Diane Corso Elis Costa de Beauregard Erin Cox Tami and Daniel Coyle Shelley Cranley Jennifer and Edward Cray Jesse Creed Crescent Solutions Nick Crooks Richard R. Crowell Alex L. Cruz Andrea Cullen Eddie Cunningham Edward Cunningham Thomas Cusumano Nanette and Maurice Cutler Jackie Tavelman and Michael L. Cypers, Esq. Philipp Czernin Kristen D’Almeida Grace Damo Gwen Dang Nicholas Dangelo Jane C. Davis Alexia de Luca Rosemary Deardorff Krystal DeBord Candice and John DeFonso Elvia Del Cid Vanessa Del Muro Jodi Delaney Betheny and Jeremy Delaplane Nancy Delgado Vera and Stephen P. Dem Yisacc Demoz Carla Denly Deutsche Bank Ellen and Robert Deutschman Deepak Devabose Tejinder Dhillon Rola Diab Fabiola Diaz Pedro R. Diaz Cynthia Dillard Diana and Jeremy Diller Deborah and Harold Dion The Walt Disney Company Foundation Do Something Great Today Norma Dominguez Rolf W. Donath Joan and Jerry Doren Byron S. Douglass Dave Doyle Melanie Doyle Michael W. Doyle Cyril Drabinsky Christina Dragomirescu Wanda Dragomirescu Malik Ducard Jack Dudum Alyssa Duran

“If it were not for the Fulfillment Fund, I am not sure where I would be now. I love my new school. I love how everyone I am surrounded by is aiming for something higher in life.” Jasmine Obienu Fulfillment Fund Scholar California State University, East Bay, B.S. in Biology and Chemistry (degree expected June 2017) Transferred from LA Trade Technical College in 2014

Mauricio Duran Matthew Dveirin Eva Dworsky Barbara Dwyer James Dyckes Jacqueline and John Eanes Leah Edwards Phyllis and Marvin Eisenberg Eytan Elbaz John P. Elliott Lynsey Ellis Alicia Engelmann Erik R. Enstad Entertainment in Motion Karen and Allen Entous Andrea and Frank Epinger Equity Office Heather Erickson Jill and Michael Erman Debbie Esparza Veronica M. Estrada Sara Ettinger Robert J. Evanko Gustavo Ezcurra Zoe Fairbourn

Mia Maniscalco and Michael A. Falbo Lauren Faretta Devan Fearman Jessica Fedynyshyn Carole Ference Geoff Ferguson Richard Fernandez Patrick Filliben Sandra and Bernard Fischbach Leah and Samuel Fischer Elizabeth and Damon Fisher Judy and Arnold Fishman Lois Fishman Sandra Krause and William Fitzgerald Andrew Fleming Flipper, LLC Francisco Flores Joanna Flores George Forbes Jasmine Fox Joan and Charles Fox Connie M. Frady Myrna and Gerard Frankel Laura Frecon David Freedman

Wendy Freedman James Freeman Anne Ferree and Michael J. Frey Quinn Freyermuth Beatrice Friedenthal Courtney C. Knapp and Conor Friedersdorf Kristin Friedersdorf Lee Friedersdorf Elizabeth and Glen Friedman Julia Friedman Naomi Friedman Saul Friedman Joseph and Christine Fryzer Maria Fuenzalida Kim Furzer Christine Gagnon Rowena Galam Aiza Galdo Paul Galinato Raegan Gall Jerry Gallagher Eileen Gallo Michael Gallucci Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown, Inc. Adriana Garcia Desiree Garcia Nanci Garcilazo Zeina and Justin Gaynor Nicholas Geller Robert Gersh Michelle and Scott Gertz Helaine and Michael Gesas Albert Geskin Diane and Bruce Gewertz Nicholas Ghizas Timothy D. Gibson Nelson E. Gil Zelda and Paul Gilbert Leslie and Cliff Gilbert-Lurie Kelly Gilmore Sherry and Max Gitnick Anita and Neil Gitnick Kerrianne Giuffrida Demir Gjokaj Dana and Michael Glantz Derek Glascock Elizabeth Glau, C.M.P. Victoria Goddard Connie and Norman Goldbach Ann M. Goldberg Merete and Robert Goldberg Brad Golden Cricket Goldenbee Harvey Goldenberg Carol H. Goldsmith Aaron Goldstein Marcie Goldstein Juel Goldstock Ana Gomez Pedro Gomez Talia L. Gongora Vincent Gonzales Yeison Gonzalez Goodsearch Google, Inc. Allissa Gordon Michael Gordon Tania L. Gordon Eleanor Gorman

Joseph G. Gorman, Jr. Brent Goshen Sarah Graham Marisol Granillo Christian Granzow Grapevine Agency, LLC Alexander Gray Frann and James Gray Lisa Graydon Green Planet Films, Inc. Jennifer Green Michael Greenberg Sally M. Greenland Marisa R. Griffith Jordyn and David Grohl Brenda and Bennett Gross Leah Grossman

Brooke and Kenneth Halsband Kathleen and John Hamilton David Hammerman Alejandra Cano-Hampton and Michael Sean Hampton Gary Hankamer Suzanne Hansen Dennis Hardwick Elisabeth Harris Julie Harris Jamiree Harrison Barbara Hartl Sylvia and Lawrence Hartman Karen Harwitt Charles Hassell Darrell Hawkins James C. Haynes

Linda Hill Agnes Hirshberg Amy Ho Marcia L. Hobbs Clark Hogan Winston Hoggard Hollywood 20 Cinema Judylyn and Rand Holston Judith Hopkinson Carolyn Hori Jeremy Horine Chris Houska

“Destination College has proven to me that as a minority student, I should not let anything prevent me from going to college or make me feel like I can’t go,” an 11th grade participant said after the event on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, which included workshops, a campus tour, and a college fair.

Karina A. Grotz Jessica and Richard Grullon Victoria Guarracino Diana Guerin Keith Guerin Lauren Guerra Sean Gulian Hilary Gunn Ben Guss Marcia Haber Deborah Hafford Susanna E. Haikyan Scott Hale Marilyn and Monty Hall Scott Haller

HBO Heavenly Holidays, LLC Carol Heikkinen Kenneth Heiser Carrie Helber Donna Henry Alena Herklotz Cynthia D. Hernandez Mayensi Hernandez Samantha Hernandez Rabbi Eli and Bonnie Herscher Sheila Williams and Jeffrey Hess Christopher Hill



CLASSROOM COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM Fulfillment Fund College Access Program advisors served 2,195 students in the 2014-15 academic year, delivering 168 lessons about college.



AJ Howard Melanie and Francesco Howard Cristy Howe Gordon R. Hubbard Breawna Hudson Leanne and Kyle Huebner Carrie Huertas David Hughes Kathleen Hughes Mary Hughes Anne Hungate Lori M. Hunter Joon Hur Sheila and Richard Hutman I & G Charitable Foundation Farley Iman Laura Inigo Benjamin Jack Mikael D. Jackson Jess Jacobs Heather and Lars Jacobson S Alexander Jacobson Sebastian Jaeger Kathy Jaennette Kimberly Jaffe Karen Jaimes Kristel Jaimes Luzette Jaimes Andree James Paul James The Jim and Susie Jaqua Fund at The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Peter Jarowey Nima Javaherian Mike Jazayeri Gemma Jimenez Jaclyn Jimenez Christopher Johnson Jacqueline Johnson Matthew Johnson Regina Johnson Colette and James Johnston Irene Johnston Jeremy Johnstone Diana Jonas Esther Jones Marc Jones Juice on the Loose Anthony Kaan Dr. Mary Ann Rosenfeld and Sheldon Kadish Lindsey Kaiser Dr. Michael Kaliko David Kandel Suzette and Paul Kane David Kanuth Meredith and David Kaplan Vandana Kapur Heather Karatz Allison Kato Jack Kavanaugh Susan and Stephen Kay Edward Keebler Melissa Keeslar Christina Keetschmer Val Kerner Purnima and Deepak Keshani

Ahmed Khan Julie B. Kilmann Jason Kilpatrick Justin Kim Rey Kim Ruby Kim Sylvia Kindermann Serena C. Kirk Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Margaret G. Kivelson Jennifer Klatt Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern, LLP Ariane and Matthew Klein Tiana and Jerome Klein Matthew Klein Judith and Neil Kleinman Clare Knapp Joann Knapp Gail and Jarold Kohll Tatyana Koroleva Kimberly Koury Dayna Kovacic Kraft-Engel Management Marleen Kramer Matthew Kraus Patricia and Earl Krause Patricia and Paul Krause Gary Krausz Kroger Leah Kroll Louise Kroot-Haukka David Kuba Joanne and Alan Kumamoto Tessa Kurszewski Justin LaBaw Sarah J. Lang Sue Lang Otis Langford Gilberte Langlais Brian Lanich Arieh Lanin Alison and Steve Lapinski Jon Lara Jennifer Larkin Leslie Lassiter Mai and James Lassiter Susanna Latham Jonathan Latt Dorothy and Allen Lay Leila Khoury and Matthew Laycock Barbara Lazaroff Han Le Brandon Lee Donna Lee Gee Lee Hannah Y. Lee Joanne Lee Jocelin Lee Michelle Kydd Lee Stacey Lee SuhWon Lee Laurene and Ernest Lehman Peter Lennon Stephen Lentini Bobette and Jay Lerner Tyler Lesch Juliana Leuven Mario Z. Levin Lola Levoy

“I work hard. I try my hardest not to give up in whatever I’m doing. I want to go to college because I want to be an example for my younger brother and my sister.” Lennox Markley Crenshaw High School (graduation expected 2017) Photo taken at Destination College, UCLA

Genny Nevoso and Kadar Lewis Kathleen Liberman Scott Lichtig Ron Lieber Angela Lindvall Kelly Linksey Diana Linskey Kristina London Gerald D. Lorenzetti Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Lidia Lozano Mónica C. Lozano Jordan H. Lucoff Matthew Lucy Megan Ludwig Marc Luzzatto Marilyn Mack Sophia and Michael Mackiewicz Anne Madariaga Ryan Magnussen Julia Mailander Raymond Mailman Lorraine and Anthony Mandekic Chris Manderson Felisha P. Mangla Linda Mann Michelle Manos Michelle Mapel Carrie and John Mapes Mary-Margaret Mara Eileen Maralian Aaron Marcus Barbara and Joel Marcus Dena Marienthal Cassandra and Michael Marino Andrea Marker Lia Markiles

FULFILLMENT FUND UNIVERSITY “Summer melt” - the phenomenon in which collegebound high school graduates abandon their plans over the course of the summer - disproportionately affects first-generation, under-resourced students of color. That’s why every summer we host Fulfillment Fund University, a unique interactive college simulation event designed to prepare incoming college students –and their parents – for the realities of college life. FULFILLMENT FUND ANNUAL REPORT 2014 - 2015


Marilyn and Jay Marks, M.D. Steven Marks Daniel Marriage James Marsden Cecille and Bill Marsh Delaney L. Martin John N. Martin

Alex Martinez Irma Martinez Dmitri Martirosyan Lisa Mataczynski Alison Mattiza Beverly and Robert Mayer Tom McAndrew

Nora McArdle Kevin McCarthy William McCollum Jesse McConnell Rebecca G. McDonnell Emily Mcfeely Elizabeth and Ian McGregor

COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING Fulfillment Fund college counselors conducted 3,425 counseling sessions, and 97% of students successfully completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).



Lloyd McKinney Mark McMillian Robert McNamara Andrew McNees Nancy Y. Mejia Cesar Melgoza David E. Mena Jose Merino Byron Merrill Jennifer Mersis Mesa Global Pauline Metzler C. Logan Meyer MGM Melanie Miale Linda Michaelson Daniel Migdale Hannah Miles Milken Family Foundation Aimee Miller Alissa Miller Cherisse Miller Maria Camacho and Dayton Miller Grace and Jon Miller Rochelle and Larry Miller Milton B. Miller Amy and Richard Miller Stuart Miller Jim Milnarik Samantha and Jason Milner Blake Mirkin Amanda Mitchell John Mitchell Mary Ann and Gavien Miyata Taban Moghaddas Renee Moilanen Michelle Monaghan Susan Monahan Zinki Monga Edna Monroy Justin Montello Rose Marie Mook Stacey Mooradian Isaac Y. Moore Oscar Moreno Silvana Moretti Matthew Morris Cassandra Krause and Blake Morrison Randy Moser Jason Mossotti Motion Picture and Television Fund The Motion Picture Club Foundation Jennifer Mulder Adria Murray Sandra Murray Anand Muthukrishnan Farrah M. Myers Kim M. Lewis and Michael L. Narigon Shaun Neff Barbara and Paul Neinstein Abelardo Nery, III Andrew Nesbitt Kathryn M. Nesbitt The Nesbitts Jeffrey Neuman Shannon Nichols Alicia Corrine Nicol Zeke Nierenberg Gonzalo Nieto Sarah Nist

Janet Noah Michelle and Mathew Obergfoll Myrna Oken Paula and Fred Okun Elisa Olivos Dawn Olsen Rita ONeill Olu Orange Nicolas Orihuela Harriet and Richard Orkand Richard Orosco Jonathan Orszag R W. Osborne Amy Oswick Ann and Mitchell Ozawa Pacific Theatres Linda L. Painter Cheryl L. Paller Sarah Palmrose Anna Palomino Zully Palomino Elizabeth Park Seo Park Judy and Charles Parnes Monica and Jorge Parra Partners Specialty Group, LLC Danny Passman Hanny Patel Pratik Patel Christopher Pawlak Thomas Pearson Anthony Peculic Beth and Larry Peerce Nancy and Eric Perez Justin Perkins April and Timothy Perroni Jude S. Petzold Martha P. Phillips Gloria and Richard Pink Dean Pitchford Jacqueline Plaza Marzia Polito Todd Pollack Marty Pompadur Madison Garcia and James Pike Rochelle Ponsky Greg Poppe Norma Port Caryl Portnoy Heather Posner Veronda M. Powell Jimmy Price Charlina Pruitt Maria Quintero Amy Rabwin Josh Raffel Ganesh Rajan Moises Ramirez Nancy Ramirez Sergio Ramirez Efrain Ramos Guisela Ramos Lora Rancourt Kenneth Raphael William B. Rapp Julie Rasmussen Rita Ravindra Zhita and James Rea Reel FX Animation Nicole Reggio

“During high school the Fulfillment Fund organized and funded many helpful workshops and tours including campus visits and Destination College. I would not have known so much about the variety of colleges that are out there waiting for students to apply. Now that I am out of high school, many might think the interaction between students and the Fulfillment Fund would disintegrate. That is not the case. They still keep in touch and have open arms to students. I cannot stop saying thank you enough.� Gary Carbajal Fulfillment Fund Scholar UC Santa Cruz, B.A. in Robotic Engineering (degree expected June 2017)

Nancy Reid Joseph Reilly Scott Reilly Shirley Reisman Jie Ren Mark Renker Ryan Renker Alex Rethore Jaime Reznick Brenda Richards Lynne Richter Hadley and Lee Rierson Brooke N. Riley Leo Rivas Allison M. Rivera Norberto E. Rivera Alexis Roach Jasmine M. Roberts Claudia Robles Archie Roboostoff Christine Rodriguez Jennifer C. Rodriguez Janice Salter and Stanley Rogers Sarah and Steve Rogers Michael Romagnoli Vanessa Roman Melissa and Raphael Romero Jacobus Rose Mandy Rose Arthur Rosen Lois Rosen Michele B. Zwillinger and Morton Rosen Mark D. Rosenbaum Zachary Rosenfield

Rick Rosner Christina Ross Marcy Ross John Rotella Valerie and Bennett Roth, M.D. Daniel Rothschild Anne and David Ruderman Abbi Russal Ann Ruth Ryan Specialty Group, LLC Mireya Saavedra Amy Sachtleben Marjorie Sacks Julianne and Martin Safran Datar Sahi Reihan Salam Scott Sale Sam Hurwitz Productions Alayne Sampson Naveena Samuel Susan Samuels Leticia Sanchez Farwah N. Sangji Karina N. Santos Jacqueline Sargent Benjamin Sarmiento Leigh Sassue Karen and Brad Satenberg Christine Sathre Alyson Sattler Senta Scarborough and Katie Thomason Gustavo Schedit Kathryn Schellenberg, Esq. Virginia and George Schenck

Jason Schendel Ken Scherer Carole Scherzer Adam and Natasha Schiff Katherine J. Schipper Alex Schmidt Sherie and Alan Schneider Stanley B. Schneider, C.P.A. Beth and Harley Schrager Jeffrey Schrager John Schwab Russell Schwartz Shanit and Samuel Schwartz Matthew Schwencke Leslie Scofield Edward Scott Jon Segal Damanbir Sekhon Sanjaya Senaratna Jennifer Sethasang Kathryn L. Shameklis Shama Shamsudeen Shananae Shananae Steve Shannon Amy Shapiro P.J. Shapiro Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Annah Shaver Tressa Shaver Kristi Shibata Sandra Shibata Michi Shimada Amy Shipkovitz Whitney Showler Jason Shuman



EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 945 students participated in at least one Fulfillment Fund program event or college trip, and students who attended overnight college trips reported feeling more likely to apply to colleges they visited.

Anissa and Tim Siegel Joel Silberman Spencer Silna Brittain Silver Ellen and Harvey Silverberg Chantelle Silveria Chelsea Simandle John Sinayi Jessica and Nick Sirikulbut Jesse Sisgold Jason Skiles Hilary H. Skinner, Esq. Ronald Slates Belia Slattery Bradley Smiedt Andrew Smith Kasey Smith Lincoln Smith Meg and Steven Smith Pamela Snowden Hilda Soo Denise Soofer Julie and Gary Soter Southern California Grantmakers Traci Spano



Marilyn and Ronald Spencer Jennifer V. Sperber Wendy and Harlan Spinner Spira Family Charitable Fund Dr. Susan Krevoy and Leo Spiwak Daniel St.John Mark Stagen Daisy Stall Krishna Stall Ashley Stanwood Staples Michael P. States Robert Stecklow William Stegemann Dr. Ronald Stein Barbara and Robert Steinberg Julie Stephens Lisa Stern Lana Sternberg Arthur Stevens Tracy Stevens Jasmine Stewart Tre Stewart Daniela Stolman Jonas Stolpe

Chris Stutts Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco Ruth Sugerman Ryan Sullivan Joan and Bob Sumpter Lori and David Sunkin Michael Supino Scott Sveslosky Sweet Privileges Rachel Swetnam Linda and Jim Swindle Kristi Szewczyk Beth Taglieri Nicole Taher Victor Tam Janice Tarr Connie Taylor Joseph A. Taylor Troy W. Tegeler Aaron Tell Kathleen and Albert Temmins Andrew Tennenbaum Greg Tenorio David Tessier Shana Thom

Jonee Thomas Sandra and Dr. Bert Thomas Alanna Thompson Three Day Rule, Inc. Amy Thurlow Manoj Tilloo Mary Ann Todd, Esq. James Tooley Katherine and Patrick Tooley Reva M. Trevino Jason Trotta Stella Tsoi William Tugurian Clayton Tyler UBS Matthew Urbano Elayne Urnovitz Russell Uyeda Gina and Adam Vadnais Michelle Vagnati Amber Valleta Swati Ved Frank Vedres Emma Velez-Lopez Praveen Vemulapalli

Venable, LLP Viacom, Inc. Bryan Vides Luis Villacorta Jorge Villalta Jennifer Villaman Frank Viola Sarah Vogt Todd Vradenburg W.M. Keck Foundation Karen D. Wachsmuth Gloria and Art Waldinger Yolanda K. Walker Nicole Wall Andrea Wallace Ericka Walman Jacquelyn Walters Sandra Wardwell Ashley Warne Leanne Warren Teresa Warren Bryan Wasser Laurence Wasserman Justine Watkins Helene and Joel Wayne Courtney Weaver Matthew Weed Lauren Weinstein Paula and Paul Weiser Alicia Weisser Linda and Jay Weitzler Melissa A. Welch Lynne and Richard Werdesheim Lindy H. Werges Harvey Wheeler Roxanne Wheeler Caroline Widman Marni Wieshofer Angela Wiggins Preston Wight Clay Wilber Eric Wilber Caroline and Mark Wilhelm Marlene and Sanford Wilk Jeffrey L. Williams Eva and Kirk Williams Ramon Wilson Carol and Steve Wiltin Carrie Wiltshire The Winter Family Fund Casey Winters Kimberly Winthrop Barbara and Donald B. Wohl Bryan Wolf Phyllis J. Wolf Whitney Wolfe Danice Woodley Aaron Woods Carla Woodson James Workman Worldwide Facilities, Inc. Karin Wright Tamir Yardenne Barbara and Zev Yaroslavsky Adam Yates Armen Yedalyan Dianna and Harut Yedalyan Catherine Yee Jayne Yessis Jeffrey Zaks

Judy and Marvin Zeidler Judith and Richard Zeller Ellen and Kenneth Ziffren Daphna Ziman Jason Ziven Darlene Kaplan and Steve Zuckerman Jacqueline Hantgan and Josh Zweiback Rita H. Zwern *Anonymous The following donors made a multi-year commitment between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015: $250,000+ College Futures Foundation $100,000 - $249,999 Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) Leslie and Carl Schuster $50,000 - $99,999 Laura and Kenneth Rogers Laura and Jeff Shell $25,000 - $49,999 Marcia and George Chami $5,000 - $24,999 Keith J. Barnett Lizbett and Marcelo Bermudez Margarita and Jose Corral Norma Dominguez David Hughes Josh Klinefelter Alison and Steve Lapinski Marilyn and Jay Marks, M.D. Monica and Jorge Parra Charlina Pruitt Bari and Kenneth Ramberg Michelle and Tim Somers Russell Uyeda $1 - $4,999 Victor A. Banuelos Joel Blumberg Katie Brody Scott Buckland Claudia and Jesse Coronado Alejandro Corral Veronica M. Estrada Robert J. Evanko Mia Maniscalco and Michael A. Falbo Wendy Freedman Yeison Gonzalez Marcia Haber Peter Jarowey Susan and Stephen Kay Anne Madariaga Ryan Martinez John Mitchell Cassandra Krause and Blake Morrison Norberto E. Rivera Leticia Sanchez

“It warms my heart to know that the Fulfillment Fund cares about my success. The kind gestures, such as the Starbucks gift cards that I receive during finals week, add fuel to my fire and help me to burn the midnight oil and pass my final exams. Because of the Fulfillment Fund scholarship… I am able to show other minorities in my family and community that higher education is absolutely achievable.” Jalisa Moss Fulfillment Fund Scholar California State University, Long Beach, B.S. Biology (2015)



GIFTS IN KIND 41 Ocean Club Adobe Road Winery AI International Events Angel City Brewing Anheuser Busch Armstrong Garden Centers

Sherry and Jeff Banks Isela Barrios Be Tini Spirits Belldini Bestia Camie and Thomas Booker Bucato

Buddha Jones, LLC. Buzz Bar Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours & Events Casa Noble Tequila Risa and Brandon Chapnick Cismontane Brewing Company

The Claremont Colleges Cliff Beach Music Cliff Beach & Luis Narino of Noble Creatures The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Dermalogica Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits continued on page 16

FINANCIAL SUPPORT For the 2014-15 academic year, $2.4 million in total gift aid was awarded to NEW college students through FAFSA completion, verification, and one-on-one counseling via the Scholarships team; if returning scholars are factored into the aforementioned total, it becomes $5.5 million. Additionally, 316 students received financial support directly from Fulfillment Fund in the form of scholarships ($472,625) and textbook stipends ($13,200).



TRANSFER SCHOLARS PROGRAM The newly-created Transfer Scholars Program was formed to address the unique needs of community college students, a group particularly at risk for NOT attaining a college degree. Support provided includes interactive educational presentations, creating and revising individual transfer plans, and walking students through the registration and English/Math placement process.

GIFTS IN KIND (continued) Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards Diana and Jeremy Diller DIRECTV, Inc. DJ Benjamin Walker The Los Angeles Dodgers Dylan’s Candy Bar Evan Funke/Ed Keebler Alexis Farah Michael Ferraro Fifth Generation, Inc. (Tito’s Handmade Vodka) Chuck A. Figueroa Freedom Child Entertainment The Fruitguys Gary Reisman Photography General Motors, LLC Greg Fiore Photography Alison M. Gross Gustus Vitae

Halper Fine Art Heaven Hill Distilleries Tracy and Stuart Herriott Home Depot The Honest Abe Cidery Infuse Spirits Group Jo Ann and Charles Kaplan Joe Diamond Events Kelly and Martin Katz Lagunitas Brewing Company Larceny/PAMA Elaine Lee Leona LipStic Salon and Spa Little Birdie Errand Service Lori Corbin Lotus Botanical Elixirs Loyola Marymount University Maggie Spa, Massage Therapy Paul Mandabach

Milk Jar Cookies Mischa’s Munchies Modern Illumination Monster Energy Corporation Cassandra Krause and Blake Morrison Omnibus Delecto OPI Products, Inc. Orchard Hardware & Supply Store Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. Pepsi Pitzer College Pomona College Pono Burger (Chef Makani) Popsicle Culture Project Ethos Nancy Ramirez Reeds Inc. Relativity Media Roclord Studio Sam’s by the Beach

Leslie and Carl Schuster Scripps College Simply Porceline Simply Stylist Sonoma Wine Garden Wendy and Harlan Spinner Sprinkles Cupcakes Star Coat, Inc Stone Brewing Co. Subway Sweet Spils Michael Temple Three Day Rule Twin Palms Media Valerie Confections Frank Vedres Viceroy Santa Monica Ralph Collins Walter Windy Hill Spirits Wolfgang Puck Catering & Events

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS Boys & Girls Club – L.A. Alliance • California Community Foundation • Cash for College / Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce • Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds • College Futures Foundation of California • Communities in Schools - Los Angeles • C5LA Coca-Cola Foundation • Creative Artists Agency • Crenshaw High School • Deloitte • Dodgers Foundation • Fremont High School • Gertz-Ressler Charter High School • Global Education Academy • Hamilton High School • LA’s Promise • Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) • Los Angeles Unified School District • Marymount California University • The Michael Brownstein Foundation • National College Access Network (NCAN) • National Scholarship Providers Assn. (NSPA) • NBC4LA • Nestle • New Designs Charter School • New LA Charter School • New Open World (NOW) Academy • Pacific Lutheran University • Penn State University (MBA Program) • Richard Merkin Charter Middle School • Southern California College Access Network (So. Cal CAN) • Sun Valley Writers’ Conference • University of California, Los Angeles • University of California, Merced • University of Southern California • Women’s Leadership Council






The Fulfillment Fund is committed to making college a reality for young people growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. We leverage your generosity and our community partnerships to ensure that students have support necessary to overcome obstacles and graduate high school and go on to college. Here’s a quick look at where your investment goes.

Fulfillment Fund Alumni Ambassadors support the organization through volunteering, fundraising and mentoring while also participating in professional workshops and networking opportunities.

The Fulfillment Fund’s ScholarBridge Board is committed to the successful transition, matriculation, and professional development of the Fulfillment Fund’s college scholars and alumni.

Statement of Financial Position

LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Scholarships payable Total Liabilities

$5,388,291 $1,012,239 $539,125 $208,623 $7,148,278

Alex Cruz EliteCom Veronica Estrada JP Morgan Chuck Figueroa Tidal

$690,830 $44,944 $735,774 $6,412,504




REVENUES Contributions $2,619,051 Special events income, net $1,285,686 (net of 534,380 of direct costs) Other revenues $334,340 Total revenues $4,239,077 EXPENSES Program services $3,569,414 Development $894,577 Management and general $322,063 Total expenses $4,786,054

Katherine Cabrel VCA Antech, Inc Jorge Parra Propel Fuels Jennifer Villaman Fulfillment Fund

Allan Edmiston Loeb & Loeb

Alexa Amin Studio System News

Ji Jeo

Brandon Chapnick Chapnick, Smukler & Associates Risa Chapnick Boutique Publicity


Steve Kim SK Advisory Services Stefanie Schwartz Nickelodeon

Aden Abebaw Entering first-year student at University of California, Riverside

STAFF Kenny Rogers

Maria Espinosa Booth

Cassandra Krause

Kadar Lewis

Mariam Agazaryan

Marco Hernandez

Isaac Moore

Michael Shahabi

Anthony Alvarenga

Brianna Herrera

Development Manager

Data Evaluation Intern

Betsy Ann Mudd

Abel Solorio

Sherry Banks

Amy Itzun

Director, Program Partnerships

Development Intern

Vanessa Barajas*

Michele Keller

Mentor Program Advisor

Director, Communications

Kristen Cascio

Robbie Lee

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President, Development

Vice President, Programs

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL The Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council is a dynamic group of young professionals with a passion for education and a genuine desire to make a difference in our community. Leadership Council members volunteer time and resources to support the organization’s work to help young people from under-resourced communities achieve a college education.

Josh Klinefelter Aurora Capital Group

Erin Cox Munger, Tolles and Olson, LLP

David Hughes DIRECTV

Amanda Coriddi Archer Norris

April Perroni Paradigm Talent Agency

Nicole Olesh Ernst & Young

Anjan Choudhury Munger, Tolles and Olson, LLP Steve Lapinski NBC Universal Jeremy Delaplane Viacom Sarah Lang The Capital Group Companies Damon Berger Fullscreen


Dianna Yedalyan Sweet Privileges


Statement of Activities


Marisol Granillo

Alex Amin Avenue K

Chief Executive Officer

Net Assets


Victor Banuelos Creative Artists Agency Isela Barrios Hadsell, Stormer & Renick LLP


ASSETS Cash and investments Pledges receivable, net Prepaid expenses, deposits and other assets Property and equipment, net Total assets



“Fulfillment Fund University showed me that in order to be successful in college, I have to be able to manage my time wisely and to be smart about all the choices I make. This way, I’ll be strong enough to defeat the challenges I encounter along my way.”

Julia Chernow Glasser Weil Kristen Cascio Fulfillment Fund Michael Chiang Crescent Solutions Chad MacRae Recruiting Social

Programs Administrative Associate

Events Manager

Karla Dominguez

Mentor Program Advisor

Aldwin Escuadro Associate Director, Mentor Program

Ariel Garcia

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Danny Garcia

Associate Director, Scholarship Program

Madison Garcia

Data Evaluation Specialist

Talia Gongora*

Scholarship Program Advisor

Program Operations Associate

Director, Mentoring, Corporate and Community Engagement

Rahniesha Lewis

Associate Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations

Christopher Lopez*

Information Technology Support

Susan Mangles

Executive Assistant to the COO

Cathy Mansouri

Director, Human Resources

Justin Mendez

College Access Program Advisor

Database Administration Specialist

Volunteer Recruitment Manager

Gustavo Nareja

Financial Aid Manager

College Counselor

Associate Director, College Access Program

Veronica Sosa-Lopez*

Director, Development Operations

Sarah Oesterle

Director, Individual Giving

Sterling Summerville

College Access Program Advisor

Ifeanyi Onyejiji

College Access Program Advisor

Yazmine Padilla

Mentor Program College Counselor

Hanna Park

College Counselor

Marcelino Plascencia

College Access Program Advisor

Charlina Pruitt

Development Associate

Nefara Riesch

College Access Program Manager

Janet Sarver

Mentor Program Advisor

Emily Tann

Associate Director, Experiential Learning and Events

Andrew Toney

Transfer Counselor

Danny Tran

Senior Database Administrator

Jennifer Villaman*

Mentor Program Advisor

Nolan Winston College Counselor

Elizabeth Zamudio

Associate Director, College Counselor *Fulfillment Fund Alumni




(2014-2015 Fiscal Year)

Olayemi Abayomi

Brittany Chapple

John Eanes

Erin Grimes

Monique Jammer

Rebecca McDonnell

Shamin Rostami

James Abe

Disha Chauhan

Lee Eisenberg

Sarah Grooters

Christine Jaroush

John McGee

Heidi Saperstein

Ivanna Acosta

Michael Chiang

Daniel Epp

Bennett Gross

Julie Jaskol

Catherine McNally

Matthew Sasaki

Michael Medrano

Leigh Sassone

Lauren Weinstein

Carel Ale

Thomas Clancy

Jessica Esser

Eric Gross

Jorge Jeffery

Sasha Alpert

Daniel Clausner Jr.

Sara Ettinger

Brian Gum

Claire John

Jerald Medway

Warren Sata

Melissa Welch

Akura Anderson

Brian Cohen

Michael Falbo

Tami Guo

Ahmed Jones

Dayton Miller

Adam Scott

Jennifer Wierer

Brenda Anguiano

Jodi Cohn

Nona Farahnik

Sam Hansen

David Kanuth

Cynthia Molnar

Luz Segovia

Candice Wiggins

Pamela Baker

Anthony Colucci

Mary Ann Farrell

Christa Harris

Darlene Kaplan

Kevin Monachelli

Darris Sherman

Keisha Wilcox

Soren Baker

Sergio Cornejo

Jamie Feusner

Stephanie Harris

Josh Keller

Julia Nachman

Jodi Siegner

Eugene Williams

Victor Banuelos

Genoveva Cortes

David Fields

Erin Haynes

Areum Kim

Tamra Nakagawa

Stephanie Silva

Nicole Williams

Richard Barba

Ashley Crain-Bardon

Nancy Fishgold

Allison Hendrick

Nicholas Kim

Jodie Newbery

Rebecca Sobelman-Stern

Courtney Witz

Balem Barretto

Brittany Crockett

Jodie Fishman

Rosella Henry

Jerome Klein

Karla Nunfio-Menjivar

Katrina Soelter

Carla Woodson

Chelsea Battle

Emma Crow-Willard

Adriana Flores

Rudy Henry

Jessica Klepper

Dawn Olsen

Tim Somers

Chrystina Woody

Cristina Behrens

Marquetta Cunningham

Dylan Ford

Brittany Hernandez

Courtney Knapp

Jennifer Orlick

Megan Spanjian

Kenji Yanagisawa

Jacob Bentley

Kasey Dalby

Barbara Friedman

Lady Hernandez

Jessica Kolstad

Melissa Orr

Charlotte Spiegelman

Miriam Yoo

Iris Berger

Alma Dalnay

Molly Froschauer

Denise Hewitt

Sarah Korda

Carmen Ortizena

Leshia Spiva

Anais Zamora

Nicole Beridon

Magdalena Dao

Lionell Garcia

Angie Hill

Leah Kroll

Sarah Palmrose

Gail Sroloff

Judith Zeller

William Blandon

Emily Davis

Brittany Garrett

Trang Ho

Gerald Kruglik

Tara Palty

Brittany Stalworth

Yan Zhang

Susan Bloch-Kay

Ernesto Del Aguila

Gino Gatmaitan

Debbie Hoang

Jill Kuhn

Dennie Park

Sumer Stamper

Nadine Barragan

Joan Booke

Betheny Delaplane

Ulf Geist

Clark Hogan

Jamie Lai

Grace Park

David Taylor

Katie Botel

Treva Brandon

Carla Denly

Travis Gilchrist

Matt Hoklotubbe

Linda Lai

Jorge Parra

Tess Taylor

Wendi Bromley

Donald Brown

Melissa DeRenzi

Jay Glaubach

John Hong

Karen Lamp

Pratik Patel

Sheryl Terrientes

Gail Buckley

Natalie Bubalo

Kate Dewey

Reese Golchin

Lisa Horii

Sarah Lang

Lorena Patton

Maria Testani

Malena Carrion

Roxana Cadenas

Divya Dharma

Les Goldman

Cristy Howe

Brittany Lansing

David Peck

Anthony Theus

Kimberly Creswick

Emily Callaghan

Erin Dicker

Marcie Goldstein

Ann Hsi

Alison Lapinski

Anthony Peculic

Cesar Toledo

Hector Elias

Ambar Capoor

Diana Diller

Jason Gonzalez

Frank Hsu

Steve Lapinski

Sean Perrone

Ebony Toliver

Francisco Flores

Lisa Caras

Jenny Doo

Rodrigo Gonzalez

Julie Hutchison

Angelica Lassiter

John Perroni III

Taylor Treadwell

Lindsey Greer

James Carmichael

Katharine Doyle

Dina Gordillo

François Hutter

Angela Lau

Melissa Peterson

Anne Tremblay

Linda Perez

Daniel Casey

Wanda Dragomirescu

Alice Gordon

Terence Ihm

Sherman Lau

Judith Petzold

Tony Trevino

Kathy Popoff

Jason Chang

Wendy Dutwin

Joy Green

Xiomara Iraheta

April LaValley

Abraham Phan

Evan Turner

Brooke Riley

Julie Chang

Jackie Eanes

Rachel Grella-Harding

Craig Isgro

John Lee

Jacqueline Phillips-Jackson

Julian Turner

Lisa Roos

Scott Lichtig

Erica Pines

Robert Urband

Greta Wick

Danny Love

Karen Pines

Leigh Vales

Lori Zamel

Alex Loza

Yuliya Poutkaradze

Betsy Valle

Jillian Corbets

Kyra Lucchesi

Patricia Preston

Matthew Vanatta

Lou Friedman

Jordan Lucoff

Mark Priceman

Bessy Varela

Ellen Garrett

Stephanie Ly

Joseph Quan

Stephanie Vargas

Christina Hernandez

Susan Mackensen

Cari Redington

Yolanda Walker

John Reilly

Nicole Madani

Joana Rivas

Jack Walter

Sergio Rodriguez

Felisha Mangla

Jennifer Rodriguez

Mallory Wang

Leslie Schuster

Kevin Martinez

Roxanna Rodriguez

Lindsay Watson

Kathryn Short

Lisa Martinez

Alexandra Romano

Harrison Weinfeld

“I want to be a sponge and soak up as much information as I can. And later, share it with everyone else.” Abraham Cobian (and his mentor Robert Urband) New Designs Charter School (graduation expected 2017) Photo taken at Destination College, UCLA






BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015 As of June 30, 2015 Chairman and Co-Founder

Gary Gitnick, M.D., F.A.C.G Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases UCLA School of Medicine Vice President

Madeleine Sherak My Bench Productions President, Leadership Council

David Hughes DirecTV


Eric Esrailian, M.D. Co-Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases UCLA School of Medicine Secretary

Mary Ann Todd Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


The Friends of the Fulfillment Fund, the Fund’s women’s auxiliary support group, mails hundreds of care packages to Fulfillment Fund scholars who are away at college and hosts the annual holiday party for children with special needs, along with a variety of other events to raise funds and support for the Fulfillment Fund.

Chief Executive Officer

Sybil Bergman

Fran Huddleston

Edele Singer

Janet Cooper

Kimberly Jaffe

Linda Weitzler

Suzie Dotan

Marion Lipofsky

Isabel Wintroub

Joan Fox

Beverly Mayer

Phyllis Wolf

Cherna Gitnick

Deborah McAdams

Jan Goldman

Diane Mohilef

Tracy Herriott

Doreen Solomon

Josh Klinefelter Aurora Capital Group

Kenny Rogers

President, Alumni Ambassadors

Veronica Estrada J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Thomas C. Booker Wells Fargo Bank

Robert Goldman Investor

Carl Schuster Wolfgang Puck

Pamela Buffett

Jana Waring Greer SunAmerica

Harlan Spinner UBS Private Wealth Management

Charles Kaplan Sculptor

Anne Sweeney

David Casares Vicente Capital Partners Sanford R. Climan Entertainment Media Ventures Cherna Gitnick Co-Founder Tracy Herriott Freelance Photographer Janice Goldman Philanthropist

Chris Meledandri Illumination Entertainment Rich Ross Discovery Communications Ann Ruth Five Star Legal & Compliance

Brian K. Werdesheim Oppenheimer & Company Carla Mann Woods Mann Healthcare Partners Ralph Walter Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors


Janice & Robert Goldman

Louise & Hart Lyon


Jana Waring Greer & Randy Greer

Lucia Rodriguez

Jo Ann & Charlie Kaplan

Kathleen & Chip Rosenbloom

Ryan Kavanaugh

Madeleine & Tom Sherak

Kathy & John Kissick

Jane & John Waterhouse

Melanie & Richard Lundquist

Phyllis Wolf

Randy Arichea

Alan Kumamoto

Wendy Greuel

Alex Caputo-Pearl

C.L. Max Nikias, USC President

Gene Block, UCLA Chancellor

Ray Cortines

Peter Tilden

Nick Sirikulbut, Creative Artists Agency

Jackie & Howard Banchik Bill Cockrum Emmy & John Davis Georgia Frontiere Cherna & Gary Gitnick


Ana Garcia

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