Events

10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

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Please join us for our 10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8AM to 2PM.

This conference will feature as opening speakers three generations of the family of philanthropist and legendary entertainer Lawrence Welk – his daughter Shirley Welk Fredericks, her daughter Lisa Parker (president of Lawrence Welk Family Foundation), and Lisa’s daughter Gillian Parker (Welk junior board member and advisory board member of Lady Gaga Foundation). Luncheon keynote speakers will be Joe Sanberg, Aspiration & Golden State Opportunity Foundation (whose philanthropy helped implement the California Earned Income Tax Credit), and Natalie Foster discussing the national, philanthropy-driven Economic Security Project.

This year’s event will include three concurrent breakout workshops on three topics:

  • Making Big Change in Nonprofits: The Change Capital Project
  • How Motivations for Giving Are Different generations
  • How Advisors to the Wealthy Can Help Your Nonprofit Connect

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $99 through Monday, May 29, 2017 and $119 thereafter.

The event is co-hosted by MEND and Valley Nonprofit Resources, and will be held at the MEND Center, 10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331.

 

The 10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference is sponsored by:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – San Fernando Valley
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • Child & Family Guidance Center
  • Child Care Resource Center
  • Community Foundation of the Valleys
  • El Nido Family Centers
  • Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LA Family Housing
  • Landegger Baron Law Group, ALC.
  • Office of Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Youth Policy Institute

REGISTER TODAY! 


2017 Annual Volunteer Recognition Party

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You are invited to celebrate MEND’s dedicated volunteers at our Annual Recognition Dinner. This year’s theme, “MEND’s Got Talent” will feature entertainment from MEND’s talented staff and a few volunteers. We can’t wait to see you there!

When: April 29, 2017

Time: 4PM – 7:30PM

Where: MEND’s Center

 


9th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

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How do affordable housing and health neighborhoods– including services from many nonprofit poverty agencies – fit together? Come to find out by joining us for the ninth annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 8 am – 2 pm.

Our dynamic opening keynote speaker will be Mercedes Marquez, former Assistant Secretary in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and former General Manager of the LA Housing Department.  Ms. Marquez will provide a national perspective on affordable housing in the context of healthy neighborhoods. Rushmore Cervantes, the current General Manager of the LA Housing and Community Investment Department, will complement her presentation during the luncheon plenary by sharing his vision and expertise on housing strategies and perspectives in our region.

Trent Stamp, President and CEO of The Eisner Foundation, will deliver an opening welcome.

This year’s event will include concurrent workshops, each with an outstanding panel of speakers, on three key issues:

  • What’s the Housing Mix in Your Neighborhood? Housing 101
  • Who is Your Best Advocate?  Engaging Clients in Public Policy
  • What Does Stable Housing Look Like? Models and Resources for Housing Stability

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $99 through Fri, May 27 and $119 thereafter.

The event is co-hosted by MEND and Valley Nonprofit Resources, and will be held at the MEND Center, 10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331.

 

Conference sponsors include:

  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Wells Fargo
  • The California Endowment
  • LA Care
  • Agora Realty
  • Councilmember Felipe Fuentes
  • Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys
  • Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • LA Family Housing Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
  • New Capital LLC
  • Thomas Safran and Associates
  • Union Bank

Although online registration is now closed, there are still openings for the conference. Same day registration will be available at MEND.

Note registration begins at 8:00am-9:00am.


Shine Like the Stars at MEND’s 7th Annual Academy Awards Gala

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Is watching the Academy Awards at home a little too dull for you? Are you looking for a way to help support MEND, the 2012 California’s nonprofit of the year? Then do both by joining us at a very special celebration of the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony at MEND’s 7th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving.

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, you are invited to take part with other MEND supporters in a special viewing of the ABC 7 broadcast of the Academy Awards at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood. Proceeds from the event benefit MEND, which at last year’s viewing party raised over $300,000.

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Carrie Jones (Right) and MEND Co-Founders , Ed and Carolyn Rose

As MEND’s guest, you’ll have a chance to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as you and your guests walk the red carpet into the beautiful Globe Theatre. Once inside, you’ll be able to cast your own awards ballot, enjoy spectacular hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, take part in live and silent auctions, and dine with friends while watching the awards ceremony on giant screens surrounding the ballroom.

MEND’s annual awards viewing event drew over 450 attendees from near and far in 2016. As photographs from last year’s event attest, it was a memorable night for those who attended. Tickets are expected to sell out fast for this month’s gala. Ready to buy your tickets? Purchase online now.

Sponsors: Contact Nene Ogbechie at (818) 686-7335 or sponsorships@mendpoverty.org to learn about exciting sponsorship opportunities.

MEND’S 7th Annual Academy Awards Gala is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR – HERITAGE PROVIDER NETWORK, INC.

BEST PICTURE SPONSOR – HEALTH NET OF CALIFORNIA

PRODUCER SPONSORS
ABC7
DISNEY WORLDWIDE SERVICES
KAISER PERMANENTE
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD’S DISCOVER A STAR FOUNDATION
WALMART

DIRECTOR SPONSORS
ACE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. 
BANK OF AMERICA
FOX ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
HOMESTREET BANK
PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER
RAYMOND HANDLING SOLUTIONS
WELLS FARGO


2015 Friends for Good Breakfast

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Please join us for the 2015 Friends for Good Breakfast which will honor MEND’s corporate, individual, in-kind, faith based donors and overall supporters.

When: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
7:30AM – 9:30AM

Where: MEND Center Lobby

Keynote Speaker: Bill Allen, President and CEO, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Please RSVP including names of your guests by October 7th, 2015