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Corporate Citizenship & Giving Guide: LA’s Best

LA’s Best: 200 North Spring Street M-120, Los Angeles, CA, 90012



LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program provides a safe and supervised afterschool education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages five to 12 in Los Angeles.


Elementary school students who come from neighborhoods with the fewest resources yet the greatest needs across Los Angeles.


Executive Leadership

Eric Gurna

President & CEO

Board of Directors

CHAIR: Christopher D. Dusseault,

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

VICE CHAIR: Mary Odell

Chair, The Riordan Foundation

CFO: Robert L. Wicke

Managing Director, Technology Practice,

Deloitte Consulting

Adam Deromedi

Chief of Staff to the COO, AECOM

Alberto Diaz

Managing Director, LAX, United Airlines

Trudi Ferguson

Advisory Board Chair, Professor, USC, Marshall School of Business

Neal Fraser

Chef/Owner, Redbird, Vibiana

Ruben Gonzalez

President, Gonzalez Strategic Affairs

Eric Gurna

President & CEO, LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program

Peter Hidalgo

Director, Government Affairs, Spectrum

Gerald L. Katell

Board Chair Emeritus & President, Katell Productions, LLC and Katell Properties, LLC

Lyndal Larkin

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant, Larkin Leadership

Heather Lord

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Capital Group

Jawaad Malik

Vice President,

Gas Acquisition, Southern California Gas Company

Damián Mazzotta

Senior Advisor, Zero Gravity

Kelechi Ogbunamiri

Chief Investment Officer, The Hankey Group

Dakota Ortiz

Director of Social Impact, Endeavor

Samira Poulos


The Honorable Richard J. Riordan

Founder, The Riordan Foundation

Juan Rodriguez

Partner, SCRB Strategies

June Sale

Advisory Board Chair Emeritus and Child Care Consultant

Teresa Samaniego,

Vice President of Diversity & Community Relations, ABC7

Cameron Strang


David Travers

CFO, ZipRecruiter

Efren Vasquez

Director, Advisory, PwC

Fast Facts:

Earned the highest transparency rating of Platinum from Guidestar.

What percentage of total revenue goes to cause (after operation expenses)?


What was your greatest community impact in 2020?

When schools closed in March, we continued to meet the needs of children and families living in economically distressed neighborhoods by safely providing basic human needs, like food and connection.

Giving Opportunities:

You can help students develop and maintain a social and emotional connection that will help them and their families – now and for generations. A $250 donation can help staff develop virtual, age- and culturally-appropriate social and emotional activities to engage students. Your donation of $500 can help train four staff in social emotional learning to reach forty students. With generous support of $1,000, you can help grow our online community that provides parents with useful resources. Together, we can heal Los Angeles by supporting social and emotional connections with children that will have a sustained impact.

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