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Press Release: Los Angeles’ Top Cultural Arts Leaders Discuss Economic Impact of the Arts in the Southland – Studies by The Music Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Otis College of Art & Design Suggest Creative Industries are Vital to the Region’s Prosperity Contact: Bonnie... Read more
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The below article was orginally published on the KUSC Blog: LA Arts: An Economic Powerhouse May 23, 2014 By Gail Eichenthal and Rowen Merrill “Where the modern world was imagined and continues to be reinvented.” That’s how LA County Museum of Art Director and CEO Michael Govan describes the allure... Read more
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Great news! As part of our efforts to connect you with more high-profile speakers and leaders, SCG is partnering with Town Hall Los Angeles to present two dynamic events. Founded in 1937, Town Hall LA is one of the nation’s top leadership forums, providing a nonpartisan platform for discussing... Read more
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SCG Nominations Committee Chair Mary Odell Calls for Board Nominations:Dear Colleagues,I am writing to ask your assistance in identifying potential candidates for the Board of Directors of Southern California Grantmakers (SCG). The Board plays a critical role in organizational oversight, resource... Read more
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the launch of Los Angeles Summer of Learning, a program to be housed in the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Through LA Summer of Learning, youth will earn digital badges representing online and in-person learning aligned to interest and career... Read more
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The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has announced the winners of its second annual NCRP Impact Awards--two of which, The California Endowment and Liberty Hill Foundation--are SCG members. After hundreds of nominations of praiseworthy organizations, and the winners were selected based... Read more
California Attorney General Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address at SCG's 2014 Annual Conference, highlighting opportunities for private/public partnerships around critical issues of concern, including recidivism. Today, the California Department of Justice released the following press... Read more
Inside Philanthropy's article, "How This Foundation President Does Things Differently" profiles SCG Board Chair and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation President and CEO Wendy Garen. Read the article by David Callahan below:The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation is a substantial funder. It gave out $17.7... Read more
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When you think of charity and the entertainment business, what likely comes to mind is a movie star or musician having their photo taken at an upscale fundraising event. But that picture misses the bigger story—and the larger potential—of entertainment philanthropy. Case in point: Filmmaker George... Read more
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The below article by SCG President Christine Essel was published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog on May 2, 2014.When you think of charity and the entertainment business, what likely comes to mind is a movie star or musician having their photo taken at an upscale fundraising event. But... Read more
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