Honoring Joe Drake

Chairman, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Board Chair, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

With the Inaugural
Frank E. Baxter Heroes Award

Celebrating
Teacher of the Year and Alumni of the Year

with special guests
Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Lopez, Zac Levi, and Frenchie Davis

An exclusive virtual event on
Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30 – 8:00pm PST


For our guests, if you need to get your personalized link to join the Heroes celebration, please check your email for emails from heroes@laalliancefoundation.org


For sponsorship opportunities, tickets, or to pay tribute to Joe Drake or Frank Baxter.

Already purchsed your tickets or sponsorship? RSVP to ensure delivery of your gift box prior to the event.

For more information or other ways to give, please contact David Hector Montes, Director of Annual Fund and Events at dmontes@laalliancefoundation.org or (310) 508-0520.

Joe Drake visits Alliance Cindy & Bill Simon Technology High School. (photo by Mark Savage)

Host Committee

James Andrews, Peter Bachmann, Frank Baxter, Brett Brewer, Michael Burns, Jennifer DiGrazia, David Fisher, Tom Heymann, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Jimmy Horowitz, Kevin Huvane, Rickie Ivie, Nathan Kahane, Helen Lee-Kim, Blair Kohan, Brian Lee, Roopali Malhotra, Jeff Marine, Nick Meyer, Dale Okuno, Virgil Roberts, Kara Sax, Peter Schlessel, Fred Simmons, Michele Siqueiros, Eva Stern, Milt Valera, Michael Woronoff

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Anonymous
Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler

Valedictorian Sponsors

Maggie and Joe Drake
Ayako and Dale Okuno
Susan and Eric Smidt

Salutatorian Sponsors

Ariel Investments
eOne
MRC Entertainment
Marianna and David Fisher
Kevin Huvane
Mira and Brian Lee
Roy Lee
Joni and Jeff Marine
Dr. Richard Merkin
Publicis Media
Fred Simmons
Eva and Marc Stern
Debbie and Milt Valera

Thank
You

Honor Roll Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Kathy and Frank Baxter
Sky and Brett Brewer
The Johnny Carson Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser
DeAnne and Tom Heymann
Carly and Nathan Kahane
Willow Bay and Bob Iger
Kyrie Irving
Lionsgate
McKinsey and Company
Walter Mosley
Picture Head
Point Grey Pictures
Kara Sax and Tamara Keller
Linda and David Shaheen
Victor Walker
Warner Media Group
Julianne and Michael Woronoff


2018 Alliance Heroes Among Us (photo by Mark Savage)

2019 Heroes Among Us (photo by Mark Savage)

20 Tickets to virtual event
Digital banner placement during event and on website as Presenting Sponsor
Recognition on invitation* and in event program
Top placement in press release
Additional verbal recognition during the event
Presenting Level Ad

10 Tickets to virtual event
Recognition on invitation*
Digital recognition during event and on printed event program
Placement in press release
Verbal recognition during the event
Valedictorian Level Ad

10 Tickets to virtual event
Recognition on invitation*
Digital recognition during event and on printed event program
Placement in press release
Salutatorian Level Ad

10 Tickets to virtual event
Recognition on invitation*
Digital recognition during event and on printed event program

About Ambassador Frank E. Baxter

Frank E. Baxter is a founding member of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools and has spent the last 40 years committed to improving public education for all students, especially for low-income students of color. He is the former Chairman of Jeffries, Inc and former U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay. He has served on dozens of nonprofit boards aimed at improving public education and the lives of those from marginalized communities. His life embodies true civic leadership. 

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

The largest and one of the most successful public charter school networks in the nation, Alliance serves 13,000 scholars and 14,000 alumni who hail from 18 high schools and 10 middle academies across Los Angeles. Alliance has taken a nimble approach to addressing the challenges posed by pandemic and has been delivering rigorous Distance Learning for our scholars. Since our founding in 2004, 95% of our scholars have graduated and been accepted to college. Alliance schools are a beacon of hope and possibility, proving that exceptional public schools can be the rule.