Follow up

Future of Cities event coming in October

bojarsky-event-alcornpan.jpgJonathan Alcorn photo from June event at home of Tony Pritzker.

You might remember my posts back in June on a new leadership gathering of civic activists, power players and others at the Tony Pritzker home above Beverly Hills. The event was well attended and generated a fair bit of buzz. Now it's going public with an October 19 event at LACMA's Bing Theatre called the Future of Cities: Leading in LA summit event, "to make civic leadership a top priority for LA." Admission starts at $100. From the invitations going out:

You are on our list for next month's Future of Cities summit because you are a recognized leader who can play an integral role in transforming the landscape of LA for the next 20 years.

  • Just like restauranteur & health advocate Bill Chait, who is championing healthy food and a healthy workforce;

  • And media & civic leader Monica Lozano, who is working to expand Latino civic participation;

  • Just like The Advancement Project's John Kim, who won’t stop until LA is caring, inclusive, and just;

  • And KCRW's Madeleine Brand, who is moving LA’s big questions from drive time to prime time;

  • Alongside LACMA's Michael Govan, who is re-imagining the place of art in LA.

  • I'm also hearing there is going to be a conversation with Casey Wasserman about the 2024 Olympics, philanthropy in LA and other issues. Here's the Future of Cities: Leading in LA website and a glimpse at the group's current list of supporters.

    In addition to our hosts, venerable LA institutions LACMA and Los Angeles magazine, we are honored to have a growing list of Co-Chairs, including:

    The David Bohnett Foundation
    California Community Foundation
    The California Endowment
    Disney-ABC Television Group
    Jewish Community Foundation
    The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
    Ambassador Michael Lawson & Mattie McFadden-Lawson
    The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
    New Economy Campaigns
    Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation
    The Honorable Zev Yaroslavsky

    We are excited to announce our Leading in LA partners:

    Community Partners
    Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West
    Jewish Journal
    LA Conservancy
    Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
    L.A. Works
    MIT Media Lab
    The Municipal Art Society of New York
    Southern California Grantmakers
    Zócalo Public Square
    We are also thrilled to introduce the first members of our committee, Stewards of Los Angeles, representing some of LA's most dynamic and promising new leaders:

    Steve Kay, Dean, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences*
    Jeff Berris, Pershing Square Renew, Inc.
    Jill Black, The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation
    Mara Brock-Akil, Screenwriter & Producer
    Michael Collins, Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills
    Creative Artists Agency
    Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Author; Founder, Alliance for Children’s Rights
    Xavier Gutierrez, President & CIO, Meruelo Investment Partners
    Alan Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Herbalife
    Matt Johnson, Managing Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
    Mitch Kamin, Covington & Burling LLP
    Dr. Harold Karpman, Board of Los Angeles Opera
    Laura Karpman, Composer
    Eric Kranzler, Producer & Founder, Management 360
    Tony Krantz, Producer and Director, Flame Ventures
    Mia Lehrer FASLA, Urbanist, Studio MLA
    Jaime Lee, Chief Executive, Jamison Services
    Shawn Landres, Impact Hub LA / UCLA Luskin
    Nigel Meiojas, Talent Agent, United Talent Agency
    Marc Mitchell, Co-Founder & CEO, Lootsie
    Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian, President, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation & Founder, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
    Mitchell Schwartz
    Robert Schwartz, Irell and Manella, LLC
    Ralphs Supermarkets
    Chris Silbermann, Partner, ICM Partners
    Sisters of Los Angeles
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Peter J. Taylor, President, ECMC Foundation
    Brinley and Jason Turner, Founders, Bowling Green Holdings
    Turf Terminators
    Aaron Walton, Partner, Walton Isaacson
    Daniel Weiss, Managing Partner, Angeleno Group
    Shelley Zalis, Chairwoman, TFQ Ventures, & Founder, The Girls' Lounge

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