Let's Build Hope Together
Children’s Bureau’s team of Philanthropy Advisors welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can Build Hope for children. There are lots of ways you can give, connect, and engage in helping to ensure that every child in the Children’s Bureau family is resilient in the face of adversity. We look forward to meeting with you.
Ron has served as the President and CEO of Children’s Bureau since 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of our $50 million agency that operates 13 sites throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. He is determined to help us BUILD HOPE in order to create resiliency for the 39,400 children and family members we currently serve and the hundreds of thousands we will one day serve. Ron joined Children’s Bureau in 2000 managing our foster care, adoption, mental health and child abuse prevention programs. Under his leadership, program grants and contracts grew from $11 MM to $30 MM annually. He helped create the Magnolia Community Initiative, our collaborative venture with 70+ organizations to improve the well-being and outcomes of vulnerable children and families in a targeted area of Los Angeles. Previously, Ron served as the Executive Director for Citrus Valley Hospice, Director of Community Resources for Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, and CEO of Intercommunity Medical Center Foundation.
Monica Lee welcomes the opportunity to secure significant investment for BUILD HOPE and to provide strategic leadership to our Hope Builders team and trustee committees. ML has raised over $250 million for nonprofit institutions and billions for private equity investment. Previously, she served as the Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and The Cerritos College Foundation where she successfully raised $10 MM for the Finish Great capital campaign. As the CEO of MLC & Company, she led philanthropic initiatives for Pasadena POPS Orchestra, KidSave International, and Agape Spiritual Center. She continues to provide NGO strategic planning expertise as Senior Counsel for Netzel Grisby Associates. ML has significant private sector business development experience, formerly serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for Stone Ally, LLC and Clarke Financial Group, as well as a Senior Marketing Director for Transamerica Life Insurance and Retirement Services where she was responsible for a $1.6 billion brand. A proud adoptive mother, she is deeply committed to protecting vulnerable children and families. She is a current Board Director of the Foothills Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma and volunteers for two arts organizations.
Yvette is excited and enthusiastic about reaching more people and giving them the opportunity to BUILD HOPE in our community. As a vice president and fundraising consultant for Netzel Grigsby Associates, Yvette worked closely with the staff and volunteer leadership of social service, educational and faith-based non-profits throughout Southern California to raise millions of dollars to increase program impact. Her clients included Special Olympics of Southern California, Bel Air Church, Southern California Public Radio, the Los Angeles Food Bank, Mirman School and Villa Esperanza Services. Currently Yvette serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2022 Greater Los Angeles Chapter president) and on the Alumnae Leadership Council of Scripps College. She is past board president of Leadership California, Home Again Los Angeles and the Burbank Community YMCA. She was named National Big Sister of the Year in 1993, Burbank Woman of the Year by Congressman Adam Schiff in 2010 and Outstanding Recent Alumna by Scripps College in 2000. Yvette truly believes people want to create a brighter a future for our children and are ready to be part of the solution.
Paulina is committed to safeguarding donor intent while preserving the integrity of organizational resources. Before coming to Children’s Bureau, Paulina was a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood who exceeded her program’s previous year giving by 50%. Prior, she was Treasurer at the Cerritos College Foundation where she managed financial systems of 300+ unrestricted, restricted, and endowment funds during a period of net asset growth from $5MM to $10MM. She volunteers as an officer at her local women’s club and is a devoted mother.
Isabel is a seasoned fundraiser specializing in grants and she leads Children’s Bureau’s institutional giving efforts. Before joining CB, she fundraised for nonprofits in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, including LA’s Best. Isabel is also a veteran educator at the collegiate level and taught Rhetoric courses at Howard University. When not raising money to BUILD HOPE, Isabel enjoys performing long-form improv and writing comedy scripts.
Chris has 10 years of experience across government and nonprofit sectors. He has served on the boards of two local nonprofit organizations, the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and Community Family Guidance Center (CFGC), helping to amplify their reach within the Gateway region of Los Angeles. He transitioned to full-time nonprofit work in 2019, overseeing CFGC’s operations to support the clinical staff in their delivery of critical mental health services to at-risk children and families. He is excited to BUILD HOPE to support Children’s Bureau’s prevention and mental health programs. Chris enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and spending time with his two dogs.
Adrian is a writer and artist committed to improving access to high quality health and human services for children, families, and communities. As a disability and educational rights advocate, Adrian has led fundraising efforts to expand mental health services and free popular education in Los Angeles. He joined Children’s Bureau in 2022 as a Grant Specialist as part of the Institutional Giving and Research Team. He hopes to further develop a culture of philanthropy amongst colleagues and peers.
Will is a tech-startup veteran who has been responsible for marketing, digital strategy, partnerships, and data analysis. He’s helped companies set revenue records, win innovation awards, and secure over $45MM in venture capital funding. Will is drawn to Children’s Bureau’s mission to protect vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. He is thrilled to start raising money for BUILD HOPE.
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