A celebration honoring

Jeff Marine
Frank E. Baxter Heroes
Award Recipient

Read full bio here.

Eva Stern
Frank E. Baxter Heroes
Award Recipient

Read full bio here.

Reveta Bowers
Judy Ivie Burton Community Heroes Award Recipient

Read full bio here.


and

Paying special tribute to
Alliance’s Alumni and Teacher of the Year


Date:
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Location:
Home of Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler
Beverly Hills

Time:
6:30PM to 9:30PM PST


Guest Emcee
Bill Bellamy
 Actor and Comedian 

For more information or other ways to give, please contact us at heroes@laalliancefoundation.org


Host Committee

James Andrews
Mary Leslie and Alan Arkatov
Kamala and Marvin Avila-Salmon
Molly and Peter Bachmann
Kathy and Frank Baxter
Sky and Brett Brewer
Lisette Arsuaga and Gilbert Dávila
Jennifer DiGrazia and Michael Cody
Maggie and Joe Drake
Lauren Edgerton
Marianna and David Fisher

Marcos Gonzalez
DeAnne and Tom Heymann
Erik Kronstadt
Sabrina Leichtman-Levine
Roopali Malhotra and Shayan Rostam
Adria and Pedro Martí
Won Young and Joe McDevitt
Dr. Clarence G. Miller
Walter Mosley

Janette Rodriguez Pack
Brenda and Virgil Roberts
Dorit and Glenn Rotner
Kara Sax and David Ball
Moises Silva
Harry Smith
Debbie and Milt Valera
Ella and Craig Vaughan
Juli and Michael Woronoff


Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Farah and Steve Gozini
Kissick Family Foundation
Lauren Leichtman and Arthur Levine
Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler
Susan and Eric Smidt 
Eva and Marc Stern 

Valedictorian Sponsors

Maggie and Joseph Drake
Joni and Jeff Marine
Nicole and Allan Mutchnik
Ayako and Dale Okuno
Linda and David Shaheen
Debbie and Milt Valera

Salutatorian Sponsors

Ariel Investments
Debbie and Mark Attanasio
Kathy and Frank Baxter
Marianna and David Fisher
Marcos Gonzalez
The David and Meredith Kaplan Foundation
The Riordan Foundation
Dorit and Glenn Rotner 
Nancy Smith and Fred Simmons

 Juli and Michael Woronoff

Honor Roll Sponsors

AEG
Sky and Brett Brewer 
Hannah and Kevin Comolli
The Crown Robinson Family 
Lisette Arsuaga and Gilbert Dávila
Michael Dreyer
Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt and Dr. Napatia T. Gettings
DeAnne and Tom Heymann
Willow Bay and Robert Iger
Natalie and Brian Kirkdoffer
Dru and Rick Margolis
Adria and Pedro Martí
Won Young and Joe McDevitt
Mosley & Associates
Frankie and Barry Sholem
The Sax Agency
Ella and Craig Vaughan

XO Capital

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Each year, Heroes Among Us raises over $1.5 million for Alliance scholars and schools. Your sponsorship and every dollar donated serves as
a stepping stone for thousands of exceptional Alliance scholars in pursuit of the most important milestone to securing a bright future: a college degree.

20 Tickets to event (2 tables)
Recognition on invitation and event program
Digital and verbal recognition during event
Summa cum laude Ad

10 Tickets to event (1 table)
Recognition on invitation and event program
Digital and verbal recognition during event
Magna cum laude Ad

10 Tickets to event (1 table)
Recognition on invitation and event program
Digital recognition during event
Cum laude Ad

10 Tickets to event (1 table)
Recognition on invitation and in event program

If you are unable to attend or sponsor, but would like to recognize our honorees and Alliance with an ad of
$10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 :

Summa cum laude (full slide) Ad: $10,000

Magna cum laude (half slide) Ad: $5,000

Cum laude (quarter slide) Ad: $2,500

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 Judy Ivie Burton

Judy Ivie Burton founded Alliance College-Ready Public Schools. She, alongside other champions of educational justice, opened Alliance’s first school in South Los Angeles on the belief that all children—regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background—are capable of achieving at high levels. Today, Ms. Burton is a nationally recognized speaker on urban school reform issues. Her leadership in educational reform throughout her career as a teacher, principal, consultant, and Assistant Superintendent has guided the implementation of systemic reform and built collaborations with parents and community members, teachers, the business community, and universities researching the impact of reform.


About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

The success of Alliance schools is rooted in the dedication of our educators, staff, civic and community leaders who commit themselves to
ensuring quality education for all children.