Stories of Giving

Hear our donors share their stories.


Mindy & Gene Stein

The Center for Designed Philanthropy has helped our giving become more strategic and impactful. Our…

Mindy & Gene Stein
The Tikun Olam Foundation at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Michael and Irene Ross Endowment Fund

Mickey and Irene Ross, of blessed memory, would feel very good knowing how their endowment…

Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation

About the Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation:Melissa Marantz Nealy died of a degenerative neuromuscular disease in…

Melissa Marantz Nealy
Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation

Max Factor Family Foundation

The Max Factor Family Foundation (MFFF), a private family foundation, supports organizations that inspire hope…

Max Factor
Max Factor Family Foundation

Mark Weinstein

Occupation: President & CEO of MJW Investments; commercial real estate developer Background: Growing up in…

Mark Weinstein
President & CEO of MJW Investments

Mark Schwartz – Zionism and the long-term security of Israel

Mark Schwartz is chairman and CEO of Hypertension Diagnostics, a medical device company based in…

CEO of Hypertension Diagnostics

Marcie Polier Swartz: Problem-Solving With Passion and Instinct

Marcie Polier Swartz approaches her philanthropy with an entrepreneur’s spirit. It comes naturally. Her father…

Sid Joan and Wendy Marantz with Marvin Schotland

Sid & Joan Marantz

About Sid & Joan Marantz and their family: Sid Marantz is co-owner of Cooperative Purchasers,…

Leah Bishop, Attorney, Loeb & Loeb

Leah Bishop, Esq., is co-chair of The Foundation’s Professional Advisor Speaker Series Planning Committee, and…

Leah Bishop
Attorney, Loeb & Loeb

Larraine Segil: Empowerment Through Philanthropy

After 40 years serving as CEO for companies in the aerospace, healthcare, professional services, and…

Kam and Lily Babaoff – Helping children with disabilities

Kam Babaoff is managing director of Ensemble Investments, specializing in the acquisition and development of…

Managing Director of Ensemble Investments

JQ International

“After years of successful partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, JQ has…


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