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Our Donors


The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs are funded in part by state and federal grants through the California Department of Education and the 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Additional funding for our programs are provided by our many friends and supporters who continue to invest in the boys and girls we work with after school; convinced like we are that what we do for our young students now will positively impact not only the youth, but their families and our whole community for years to come.

Friends of LACER:

Multi-Year Giving Circle

The members of the Friends of LACER Multi-Year Giving Circle have made a five-year financial commitment to the LACER Afterschool Programs. Their generosity allows LACER to build sustainable programs, to grow, and to continue to provide students across Los Angeles award-winning after school programming taught by professional teaching artists and instructors that inspire kids and change lives.

Dee May

Sid and Helen Katz

Decurion Corporation

Alfred Fraijo Jr. & Arturo Becerra

Donelle Dadigan

UFCW Local 770

Jackie Goldberg & Sharon Stricker

Susanne Hoffman-Kipp

Paramount Contractors

David and Jacki Horwitz

John Grant

The Musicians Foundation

Linda and Sally Russo

Chavi Hertz

Sharon Stricker

Joan Potter

Debbie Tibey

Logan Worchell

Tommee May

Councilmember Lindsay Horvath


Major Donors

Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation


Brian K. Rosenstein Foundation

Ferrell-Paulin Family Foundation



The Minzer Family

Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation




Foundations, Corporations, and Individual Donors


Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

Barbara Ross Charitable Trust

Dee May Charitable Trust

Flourish Foundation

Harridge Development Group

Jose Iturbi Foundation

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Los Angeles World Airport

Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis

Sid and Helen Katz

Southern California Edison

Tagylan Cultural Center

Todd Schiffman Foundation



ACEA local 3090 AFSCME

AF Gilmore Company

City of West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission

Gregory Davis

Helena Paulin and Jonathan Pintoff

Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker

Jessica Ritz and Henry Myers

Josh Kurpies

Julian Minard



Julie Kleinick and Craig White

Lucy and Isadore Adelman Foundation

Office of Councilmember David Ryu

Paramount Contractors

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust



Alice Goff

Ametron Electronics

Bennett and Peggy Kayser

Bold Films

Carol Mukhopadhyay

Curren Warf and Susan Rabinovitz

Earl B. Gilmore Foundation

Elizabeth Weinberg

Emily Ziff Griffin

Gabriela Martinez

Harry and Rosamund Weinberg

Hollywood Chamber

Hollywood Museum

House of Blues Foundation Music Forward Foundation

Jeff Horton

Ken and Sarah Greenberg

La Kretz Family Foundation

Luann Boylan

Margery Gould

Mary Rainwater

Nancy Shinno-Burrows


Neil Katcher and Christina DeCoux

Nyla & Oscar Arslanian

Occidental Entertainment Group

Pamela Elton

Paramount Pictures



Constance Bass

Diane Hansen

Eloisa Subillaga

Fernando Morales

Isa Kae Meksin

Japan House

Jennifer Rizzo

Joan Potter

LA Professional Managers Association

"M" Advisors

Mike Feuer City Attorney

Nicole Carcel

Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom

Office of Senator Ben Allen

Planning Associates, Inc.

Robert Brooks

Sandor Fuchs and Susan Edelman

Susan Goldberg

UFCW Local 1428


California School Employees Association

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

David Karl Green

Demantra Inc. 

Go! Goldman Organization

Hany Haddad

Ida Potash

Ivan Ruiz

Joan Ross

Judy Jones

Kirk Roskam

Nancy Sotomayor

Public Interest Investigations

Mordesovich Charitable Gift Fund of Horizons Foundation

Sally Russo

Sempra Energy

Smart and Final Foundation

Tomoko Price

Starfest Sponsors


Al Roberts

LuAnn Boylan

Nicole Carcel


Elizabeth Weinberg

Ford Wellness Center

Public Interest Investigations

Romo-Reilly Charitable Fund

Rose Z. Chapnick

Sharon Stricker & Jackie Goldberg

Will Seymour


David & Karla Goldberg

Helena Paulin

Joan E. Smiles

Miguel A. Jimenez

Susan Goldberg


Carol K. Smith Family Trust

Mark Weinberg

Richard Dawson

Our Partners


The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs' success is due in part to its partnership with the school sites where we operate our programs.  By sharing their resources, providing classroom space and access to the students we all work together to provide students with as many opportunities as possible.

We also work closely with other community organizations and local businesses to maximize our effectiveness and reach out to even more youth. Here are a few of the amazing groups who share our commitment to providing an equal education to all students.

Beat the Streets

Beat the Streets – Los Angeles has partnered with the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs at the middle school level, cultivating youth development in underserved communities by encouraging a desirefor excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and perseverance through the instruction of quality wrestling programs.  BTS-LA strives to enhance young men and women’s lives in school, sports and the community.


Beyond the Bell (BTB)

L.A.C.E.R. has collaborated with BTB from its' inception to meet the needs of the schools and most importantly, our students. The mission of Beyond the Bell is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe, and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. 


Constitutional Rights Foundation

Each year, high school students participate in the Expanding Horizons Internship Program placing students in paid 6-week internships designed to give them an opportunity to gain valuable job experience and mentorship from working professionals.  L.A.C.E.R. has been provided with wonderful CRF interns for nearly a decade who support our teams in the office and at the school sites.  CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. 


The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (EFCF)

Twice a year, EFCF provides organizations with free books through their "A Book Just For Me" program.  The program guarantees that the youth have books of their choosing to read during the Winter Break and over the summer. In addition, EFCF supports our middle school music program and donates buses for our annual beach trip.  The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation was created in 1993 by Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, in order to fulfill her desires to use the fruits of her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs.  


Driver Education to Graduation Foundation

No longer offered in school, L.A.C.E.R. Students at Hollywood and Fairfax High School have an opportunity to take one of the first big steps in getting out in the world; getting a driver's license.  The DEG Foundation is an award-winning non-profit organization partnering with L.A.C.E.R. and providing electrifying, entertaining and interactive classroom driver education courses.  


Ford Theatre Foundation

The Ford Theatre's Community Outreach Program provides L.A.C.E.R. students with free tickets to theater, dance and music events at the Ford Amphitheatre.  Several performances include master classes where students are given the opportunity to see a live performance, like Salsa Night, and then attend a Salsa class right after.  The Ford, part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, strives to be a world-class performing arts center and improves the health of community arts and cultural organizations through partnerships like the Community Outreach Program.  


j.k. livin

The just keep livin Foundation was started by Matthew and Camila McConaughey and is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for abetter future.  Located within the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs at Fairfax High School, the program’s staff, volunteers and programming encourages students to make positive life choices to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition and community service. 


The Los Angeles Arts & Athletics Alliance (LAAAA)

LAAAA provides free instruction and sports equipment for L.A.C.E.R.'s Lacrosse team at King Middle School.  LAAAA's mission is to encourage the importance of a lifelong engagement with arts and athletics and the Silver Lake Jubilee is their cornerstone program. 


Musicians Institute

L.A.C.E.R.'s popular Rock Band Workshop participants get extra help with small-group lessons in guitar, keyboard, vocal and drums provided through a program at the Musicians Institute (MI).  MI's Federal Work Study students are placed in L.A.C.E.R. music programs to mentor our young musicians and co-teach the L.A.C.E.R. music curriculums.  Since 1977, Musicians Institute has been a world leader in contemporary music education. MI provides a culturally and musically diverse vibrant learning environment and offers students cutting-edge resources in state of the art facilities located in the heart of Hollywood.  


Tools For Peace

Tools for Peace provides a Mindfulness Project at L.A.C.E.R.'s after school program at Bancroft and Irving Middle Schools that incorporates art, writing, meditation and exciting community service activities.  Tools for Peace has helped students cultivate compassion, peace, and well-being, while building self-motivation and confidence.  The goal is to help students learn to deal with negative emotions and find ways to resolve conflict in their lives.  Class participants have embraced the program, sharing that the techniques they have learned in class have changed their lives. In 2013 Tools for Peace was honored as a Community Partner at L.A.C.E.R.'s Annual Brunch celebrating their work with young people and commitment to the community.