HEROES AMONG US 2023
An exclusive celebration honoring
Frank E. Baxter
Heroes Award Recipient
Brett will be recognized with the Frank E. Baxter Heroes Award, named after Alliance founding board member Frank E. Baxter, who has spent the last 40 years committed to improving public education and the lives of those from marginalized communities.
Judy Ivie Burton
Community Heroes Award Recipient
Michele will be presented with the inaugural Judy Ivie Burton Community Heroes Award, named after Alliance founder Judy Ivie Burton, who was a revered LAUSD educator, leader and civil rights activist.
Alliance’s Alumni and Teacher of the Year
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Location: Home of Jamie and Rob Leff – Pacific Palisades
Time: 6:30PM to 9:30PM PST
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James Andrews • Kamala and Marvin Avila-Salmon • Molly and Peter Bachmann • Kathy and Frank Baxter •
Sky and Brett Brewer • Gilbert Dávila • Jennifer DiGrazia and Michael Cody • Maggie and Joe Drake •
Lauren Edgerton • Marianna and David Fisher • DeAnne and Tom Heymann • Eloise Laws and Rickie Ivie •
Erik Kronstadt • Roopali Malhotra and Shayan Rostam-abadi • Joni and Jeff Marine • Adria and Pedro Martí •
Won Young and Joe McDevitt • Clarence G. Miller • Walter Mosley • Ayako and Dale Okuno •
Brenda and Virgil Roberts • Janette Rodriguez-Pack • Dorit and Glenn Rotner • Kara Sax and David Ball •
Moises Silva • Harry Smith • Michele Siqueiros • Eva and Marc Stern • Mae and Marshall Tuck •
Debbie and Milt Valera • Juli and Michael Woronoff
Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler
Ayako and Dale Okuno
Eva and Marc Stern
Kathy and Ambassador Frank Baxter
Joni and Jeff Marine
Debbie and Milt Valera
Honor Roll Sponsors
DeAnne and Tom Heymann
Dorit and Glenn Rotner
The Sax Agency
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 largest and one of the most successful public charter school networks in the nation, Alliance serves 13,000 scholars and 20,000 alumni who hail from 17 high schools and 9 middle academies across Los Angeles. Since our founding in 2004, 96% of our scholars graduate and are accepted to college, with 84% accepted to a four-year college or university. Alliance schools are a beacon of hope and possibility, proving that exceptional public schools can be the rule.