Funding will Help Support Dreamer Mentorship Programs
Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) is thrilled to announce that SHARE, Inc. has awarded the organization a $20,000 grant to support its Mentoring Programs. The mentoring program is a fundamental piece of IHADLA’s core programming, and provides a positive role model and one-on-one time that many of the Dreamers might not otherwise receive in their lives. SHARE, Inc. is a non-profit, philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the lives of some of L.A.’s neediest children and a long-time supporter of IHADLA. IHADLA Executive Director Katy Garretson and IHADLA mentor Alexandra Dupont, the grandniece of the Founder of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation Eugene Lang, accepted the check during SHARE’s Annual Funding Reception.
Patricia Heaton will Emcee the Event Honoring Eric & Kim Tannenbaum and Bela Bajaria
Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) announced today that Mark Harmon (NCIS), LL COOL J (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Smash) will be presenters at the 15th Annual Dreamer Brunch on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Television producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, and EVP, Universal Television, Bela Bajaria will be honored with Dream Keeper Awards. Patricia Heaton (The Middle) will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Foundation’s premiere event to be held in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Cultural Center. This year’s Dreamer Brunch celebrates the 25th Anniversary of IHADLA.
“These three presenters raise our event to a higher level,” said Executive Director Katy Garretson.
Los Angeles, CA – February 4, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) has been awarded a grant for $50,000 from NBC4’s 21st Century Solutions Campaign. After an extensive application and vetting process, IHADLA was awarded the grant, which will help maintain the organization’s comprehensive programming for its 3rd grade Dreamers in Watts.
Steve Carlston, President and General Manager of NBC4 presented the check to IHADLA Executive Director Katy Garretson and Development Manager Kristen Skjonsby in a ceremony at NBC4 studios in Burbank on Thursday, January 31st. Two third-grade Dreamers from 99th Street Elementary in Watts were also in attendance and, following the check presentation, they were treated to a tour of the news studio and received reporting tips from weatherman Fritz Coleman.
Patricia Heaton will Emcee the Event on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Los Angeles, CA – January 17, 2013: Television producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and entertainment executive Bela Bajaria will all be honored with Dream Keeper Awards at the 15th Annual “I Have a Dream” Foundation Los Angeles’ (IHADLA) Dreamer Brunch, on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Cultural Center. Patricia Heaton, star of ABC’s “The Middle,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Foundation’s premiere event.
The Dream Keeper Award honors the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose words inspired the “I Have a Dream” movement. The Tannenbaums, Executive Producers of Two and a Half Men, and Bajaria, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs, Universal Television, are being recognized for their commitment to fostering the academic development of children in Los Angeles.