About the Foundation

The Alliance Foundation is a hub of engaged, enthusiastic philanthropists and advocates that are helping propel Alliance into the top echelons of public schools systems in California and Alliance scholars to college completion. We bring together diverse leaders and communities to transform the public education landscape in Los Angeles to one that puts equity, justice and achievement at its center.  

Since our incorporation in 2019,  we have remained steadfast in our mission to raise resources and visibility for the Alliance network of schools, advocate for policies that improve quality public education for historically underserved youth, and build partnerships to strengthen Alliance schools and the communities that Alliance serves. We believe in the unlimited potential of our scholars and work to shine a bright light on what is possible for all public schools. 

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the country.  Alliance schools beat the odds, closing the opportunity gap for 13,000 scholars from low-income households who attend our 26 middle and high schools in Los Angeles’ most underserved communities.  Ninety-three percent of incoming 6th grade scholars arrive at Alliance reading below grade level.  Yet, year in and year out, 95% of Alliance scholars graduate from high school and are accepted to college.  

Alliance schools now look to the future, setting an ambitious goal to ensure Alliance scholars not only get into college, but that they thrive in and graduate from college. The Alliance aspiration is that 75% of scholars earn a four-year degree.

Learn more about the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools here, and through our Annual Report.

Board of Trustees

The Alliance Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of a diverse array of Los Angeles area civic, business and education leaders who share a deep commitment to educational equity and an unwavering belief in the academic promise of our scholars. They recognize that every child in our city deserves access to a great education and a shot at a bright future regardless of a child’s zip code or socioeconomic background.

The members are: 

Jeff Marine

Chair

James Andrews

Board Member

Gilbert Dávila

Board Member

Erik Kronstadt

Board Member

Walter Mosley

Board Member

Eva Stern

Board Member

Jennifer DiGrazia

Vice-Chair

Peter Bachmann

Board Member

Lauren Edgerton

Board Member

Roopali Malhotra

Board Member

Glenn Rotner

Board Member

Milton Valera

Board Member

Michael Woronoff

Treasurer

Frank Baxter

Board Member

David Fisher

Board Member

Pedro Martí

Board Member

Kara Sax

Board Member

Dale Okuno

Secretary

Brett Brewer

Board Member

Rickey Ivie

Board Member

Joe McDevitt

Board Member

Harry Smith

Board Member

Foundation Staff

Catherine Suitor

Executive
Director

Jenn Young

Manager, Foundation Operations

David Stanley

Vice President,
Development

Sam Parham

Manager, Development & Communications

Bo Gray

Director, Development & Communications

Naomi Broder

Development
Associate

Kari Sartorius

Director, Events & Donor Engagement