• Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 06:30 PM · $500.00 USD · 15 rsvps
    Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, CA

    A PROMISE TO LOS ANGELES | 7th Annual Gala




    Antonia Hernández
    President & CEO, California Community Foundation

    Joseph N. Sanberg
    Co-Founder & Chair,


    Sponsorships & AD Space Available

    For table reservations, sponsorships, or to purchase an ad in the evening’s program, please reach out to us.

    Contact: Lena Georgas  |  |  213.253.8581


    Our Promise

    Read the letter from Youth Policy Institute Executive Director Dixon Slingerland.


    Host Committee

    Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
    Fred Ali
    James Alva
    Robert A. Annibale
    Dennis Arriola
    Ambassador Frank & Kathy Baxter
    Andrew E. Bogen
    Conway Collis
    Angelina Corona
    Aileen Adams & Geoffrey Cowan
    Percy Duran
    Moctesuma Esparza
    Chris Essel
    Brenda Freiberg
    Laurie Goldman
    Leron Gubler
    Hill Harper
    Jose Atilio Hernandez
    Charles Hirschhorn
    Myung Ki “Mike” Hong
    Yasmine & Matt Johnson
    Susan Genco & Mitch Kamin
    Cinny Kennard
    Maureen Kindel
    Ari Lanin
    Sandra Lee
    David Abel & Brenda Levin
    Marc Mitchell
    Lisa Cleri Reale
    Steven Rindner
    Robert K. Ross
    Martha Saucedo
    Stephanie Daily Smith
    Ron Stone
    Tom & Janet Unterman
    Gustavo Valdivia
    Jon Vein
    Ferris Wehbe



  • Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 09:00 PM through October 07, 2016 · $50.00 USD · 11 rsvps
    Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles , CA

    Gala Raffle

    A once-in-a-lifetime dining experience with Chef Aarón Sánchez, and concert of your choice at the iHeart Radio Theater

    This raffle opportunity gives new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a show!”

    $50 per raffle entry. Three entries for $125.

    YPI Gala Raffle: Dinner & Show 

    The Dinner

    Award-winning chef and television personality, Aarón Sánchez, will come to your home and cook a lavish four course meal for you and 11 of your guests (party of 12 total). He will curate the menu especially for your group and you will also get to see him in action as he prepares the meal in your very own kitchen! This once-in-a-lifetime experience is valued at $50,000.


     YPI Gala Raffle: Show at iHeart Radio Theater Los Angeles

    The Show

    The winner will also receive four tickets to a show of their choosing at the intimate iHeart Radio Theater in Burbank. The iHeart Radio Theater hosts private invite-only performances with the hottest recording artists. Previous performers include Jason Derulo, John Mayer, Luke Bryan, John Legend, Keith Urban, Selena Gomez, and many, many more.

    Rules & Restrictions

    Winner need not be present. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
    YPI Employees and their families are not eligible to enter.
    Electronic drawing takes place at YPI's 2016 Gala

    Fine Print

    Home location for the dinner must be in the greater Los Angeles area. The date is subject to Chef Aarón's schedule and may change based on his availability.


  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 07:00 AM · 41 rsvps
    Dodger Stadium

    2017 Los Angeles Marathon



    Youth Policy Institute is an official charity of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon.

    Help raise dollars for YPI’s programs by joining Team YPI.





    Far too many of LA’s youth lack the resources they need to achieve their college dreams. Youth Policy Institute is working to give underserved Los Angeles students a real chance at a college education by providing one-on-one services dedicated to high school success, college application and testing preparation, and even matched education savings accounts. Help YPI break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by supporting at-risk students as they transform their lives and achieve success in college and in their future careers.



    • Early registration for the 2017 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
    • Personal fundraising page
    • Custom YPI/LA Marathon 2017 t-shirt
    • Training sessions with and tips from YPI’s own Iris Zuñiga
    • Special recognition on our webpage and social media
    • Catered pasta dinner with the YPI team
    • A whole lotta love from YPI and the families we serve!

    NOTE: Runners who do not meet the fundraising goal will be charged with the registration fee.



    Training starts in September 2016! Watch out for our training schedule so you can keep up with our team.

    NOTE: Full marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon relay (13.1) slot positions will be available.



    Corporate sponsorships available. Contact Loida De Leon for more information.



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