CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993
Fund raising for charitable purposes is indeed tainted by Valley Fundraisers and its clients, whose representatives made in their own words such an effective case against giving (May 17). This business and these charities clearly violate the ethical standards of the fund-raising profession--standards that have evolved through consensus of many volunteers, professional fund-raisers and government officials (who reviewed restraint-of-trade legal issues). RON BITZER North Hollywood Bitzer is chairman of the Individual Mentoring Committee of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
September 30, 1996 |
It was billed as "an evening of fashion and compassion." Macy's provided the fashion and honorary chairwoman Elizabeth Taylor the most stirring plea for caring. Macy's and the American Express Card Passport '96 fund-raiser, "On the Edge," on Friday night benefiting five HIV/AIDS organizations, was an orgy of synergy.
September 29, 1985
You dropped the fund-raising ball in your recent article. What was omitted, and what I stressed in my interview, was that a well-attended, well-publicized event enhances the image and importance of a foundation or association. While it may be true that the Boy Scouts, already well-known and well-publicized, would not benefit from the visibility of an event, we (also) do events for organizations whose public image has not been built and developed by a large, major event and who do not receive the advantage of United Way funding as do the Boy Scouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2003 |
The California Fair Political Practices Commission told a judge Tuesday that it's unclear whether Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante's campaign spending strategy violates state law. The commission filed a 12-page letter as part of a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Ross Johnson (R-Irvine), an author of Proposition 34, the voter-approved initiative that regulates political fund-raising and spending. The commission is charged with enforcing that law.
May 7, 1995 |
Gianfranco Ferre's fall collection parading on a bevy of luscious models isn't the only visual treat people will experience at the California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles fund-raiser on Wednesday.
February 21, 1999
Re "Funding and Fairness Clash in Public Schools," Feb. 16: You failed to point out that most schools that serve poorer communities almost always receive Title I funding. This funding is based on the number of students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. I taught in an elementary school downtown (Echo Park) for a few years. While the students were indeed poorer than many of their affluent Valley counterparts, that school wanted for very little. We had two computer labs, ample supplies, teaching assistants, a full-time nurse, a full-time music teacher, textbooks as well as core literature for all and a well-stocked library.
December 11, 1996 |
The chicken potpie established an aura of comfort and camaraderie at the Divine Design '96 gala Sunday night. The dinner was the same menu served that day by Project Angel Food to more than 800 homebound men, women and children living with AIDS.
October 26, 2009 |
The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as the joyful faces of the special-needs school's students, many of whom watch each year from an onstage riser placed right behind the performers. Those faces were often captured by the video cameras that were otherwise trained on the stars of this year's shows, which got underway Saturday at Shoreline Amphitheatre just north of San Jose with unplugged sets by No Doubt, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, Monsters of Folk, Fleet Foxes, Wolfmother and Gavin Rossdale.
August 31, 2011 |
While Congress likely will be grappling with his jobs package, President Obama plans to make a western swing late next month, one that will include fund-raisers in Hollywood and La Jolla. The fund-raisers will be held Sept. 26 and will come as part of a three-day trip that is scheduled to bring Obama to Seattle the day before and Denver on the 27th. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama will court entertainment industry insiders at events at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and then later at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place.