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The Hauptman Family Foundation provided a lead gift of $2 million in 2007 to help launch City Year Los Angeles. Since that time, Andrew and Ellen Hauptman have been deeply committed to the success of City Year Los Angeles, providing leadership and ongoing resources to fuel the site's growth. Andrew Hauptman is the founding and current Chair of the City Year Los Angeles Board and a national Trustee for City Year. Ellen also serves on the City Year Los Angeles Board. In addition to the programmatic support the foundation provides, the Hauptman Family Foundation has also served as a Platinum Sponsor of City Year's Spring Break- Destination: Education event for the last four years.
Legacy Builder Team Sponsor
The Walt Disney Company has been a proud team sponsor at Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles since City Year Los Angeles’ inception in 2007. In 2019, Disney deepened its commitment to our important work by becoming the first-ever Legacy Builder Sponsor by funding two additional teams - Obama Global Prep Academy and Manual Arts High School. This unprecedented contribution creates a continuum of educational intervention along a full feeder pattern, ensuring that at every point along their educational path, in elementary, middle, and high school, students are receiving the additional resources they need to succeed academically.
The Vera R. Campbell Foundation is one of City Year’s newest team sponsors, supporting the team at Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights. Founded in 2007, the Foundation works to increase opportunities for youth, with a growing focus on education and workforce development particularly in the Boyle Heights and Downtown neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The Foundation’s founder, Vera Campbell has had a business in Downtown Los Angeles for over thirty years and has seen the difference that access to quality education can make in the lives of young people. Campbell is a member of the board of directors of Inner-City Arts, the Junior Blind of America, the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M., and the California Fashion Association.
As one of City Year Los Angeles’ longest standing team sponsors, Comcast NBCUniversal supports our Civic Engagement team. The Comcast NBCUniversal NBC4 Telemundo 52 team plans and executes large-scale community service projects at schools and community centers across Los Angeles. The team also organizes Comcast Cares Day in Los Angeles, where more than 500 Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers give back to the communities in which they live and work. Thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, City Year Los Angeles has engaged almost 15,000 volunteers in service to transform and brighten communities throughout the city. Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, is a member of the City Year Los Angeles Board and Comcast NBCUniversal is also a National Leadership Sponsor for City Year, Inc., supporting AmeriCorps member leadership development and training programs across the country.
This year marks the Rosenthal Family Foundation’s first year as a Team Sponsor with their support helping the AmeriCorps members at Clinton Middle School serve full time as academic tutors, mentors and role models. Monica and Philip Rosenthal have supported City Year Los Angeles since our inception, investing annually since 2007. The Rosenthal Family Foundation brings together the family’s commitment to ensuring that every child receives a quality and complete education that includes the arts, regardless of their zip code. Monica Rosenthal serves on the Founder’s Board of Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles and on the board of Turnaround Arts California, an initiative of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities.
Lenn Hill Charitable Trust
Riot Games is bursting on to the scene as one of City Year’s newest team sponsors, supporting the team at Jordan High School in Watts. The company has been instrumental in introducing City Year to the League of Legends community and world of online gaming, and opening up new avenues of resources and support. Riot Games employees will be volunteering their time to beautify Jordan’s campus and engage Riot artists to partner with students in the design and planning process. Marc Merrill, Riot Games President & Co-Founder, serves on City Year’s board of directors and the company is a supporter of City Year’s annual Spring Break.
Sony began supporting City Year’s team at John Liechty Middle School six years ago. This year, Sony will continue to support the City Year team at Liechty and its work in the Pico-Union neighborhood. Support for the partnership comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Sony Corporation of America. Sony employees lend their time to participate in the team’s annual talent show, and the company presents an award at graduation for the Storyteller of the Year. Sony also hosts City Year’s annual Spring Break: Destination Education fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studios, allowing City Year Los Angeles to raise the necessary funds to continue its work in high-need schools. Hannah Minghella, President: TriStar Productions, is a member of the City Year Los Angeles Board.