5470 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90016
Dear Foundation Friends & Families,
Thank you for your continued support for The Jeffrey Foundation. I hope my correspondence finds you all safe and healthy.
The Jeffrey Foundation, guided by the Los Angeles Regional Center on safety protocols, and the help and support of the State Licensing Department for Child Care, will reopen mid-July. Our staff is presently working remotely as well as in-house to make the necessary alterations in our buildings and operations to get ready for July. I'm pleased to report that our building is currently undergoing some roof, floor, and parking lot renovations helmed by long-time employee Lorraine McCall.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation's School Age Program has been using the Zoom platform to conduct remote services to Regional Center clients. Two to four sessions per day are being held. High school students are also being taught through Zoom sessions and interactive free websites for support (stories, math games, language arts games, etc.).
Circle of Love Hollywood Chair Joanna Kermani is graciously hosting a "Circle of Love" Garden Party on September 30, 2020, at 4:00 pm. The purpose of the party is to reconnect and discuss Circle of Love outreach and upcoming events. Suz Landay and Maryann Spencer are also working on a Circle of Love Cookbook (see the article in this newsletter for more information). Photos and videos will be taken at the September 30 event. Membership dues, which includes admission to this private event, is $100. RSVP to email@example.com or call 323.965-7536.
More than ever, we are seeking corporate and individual donations and grants to achieve our yearly goal of raising $500,000 to support our programs. Donate in writing to The Jeffrey Foundation, 5470 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90016, or by calling 323-965-7536 (Tax ID: 23-7208851) or online at thejeffreyfoundation.org.
Alyce Morris Winston
CEO and Founder
A Message from our Founder
Dr. Kisoon Park
Hon. Diane Watson
The Jeffrey Foundation Board 2019/2020
Alyce Morris Winston, Board President / Chair
Marcia Brickley, Board Vice President / Chair
Tonia M. Agron, Board Secretary
Joanna Kermani, Assistant Secretary
Niloo Bahadori , Financial Committee
Warren Finn, Legal Counsel
Minas Fournouzian, Public Relations
Ben Blakley, Programs Committee
Connie Stevens, Celebrities Committee
Honorable Diane Watson, Education Committee
Honorable Nate Holden, Programs Committee
Bill Bohning, Adisory Board
John Riordan, Advisory Board
Bunny Amber, Advisory Board
Dr. Kisoon Park, Advisory Board
Alyce Morris Winston
On June 10, 2020, Dylan Drinkwater, a student volunteer from Marymount High School, dropped off 40 craft and activity supplies boxes for The Jeffrey Foundation children, which will be presented to the Pre-K class during the Foundation's drive-by graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12. Dylan raised funds to purchase supplies and also provided donated cloth face masks. Additional boxes will be delivered to Foundation children for families to pick up over the next few weeks.
PRE-K "Drive-By" Graduation
On June 12, 2020 The Jeffrey Foundation held a Drive-By Graduation for Pre-K Students. Staff distributeed Dylan's packages to happy graduates!
Hon. Nate Holden
July 2020 - School Re-Opens
The Jeffrey Foundation's Programs commence! For more information, call 323.965.7536.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 4:00 PM
Circle of Love Chair Joanna Kermani to host a Circle of Love Garden Party. RSVP to Maryann Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our events call (323) 965-7536.
For Your Recent Generous Donations Assisting our Essential Programs During the Covid-19 Crisis & as we approach our 50th Year in 2022
On May 8, 2020, Foundation Friend and Donor Jerome H. (Jerry), Snyder, died at age 90 after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Snyder, whose signature line was “my favorite project is the next one,” served as Founder and Senior Partner of J. H. Snyder Company. Throughout his illustrious 70-year career, he built thousands of homes and commercial sites, including the Water Garden and Ocean Towers in Santa Monica, Beverly Glen Park, The River at Rancho Mirage, and Coronado Shores in San Diego.
A Fond Farewell to Mr. Jerome Snyder
The Jeffrey Foundation's Wall of Honor
Become a "Wall of Honor" Donor. The Jeffrey Foundation is currently taking reservations for building plaques on the NEW "Wall of Honor" outside of our building at 5470 Washington Boulevard. For more information, contact: 323.965-7536.
The Jeffrey Foundation is pleased to announce that we’re going into production with our first Circle of Love Cookbook!
The cookbook will feature approximately 50 recipes from our membership accompanied by a photo of the recipe, photo of the Circle of Love Member who submitted the recipe, and a paragraph description providing insight into the recipe (i.e., family recipe history, recipe inspiration or why it brings comfort).
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm, Circle of Love Chair Joanna Kermani will be hosting a "Circle of Love Garden Party." At the event, a gathering of Circle of Love members, photos and videos will be taken to use in the cookbook as well as for cookbook promotional purposes.
Circle of Love members, pleaase email our editor Maryann R. Spencer (email@example.com) the following (or any questions) by August 29, 2020:
A copy of your family or favorite personal recipe (it needs to be an original – not from another cookbook)
A photo of the recipe (if you don’t have this, don’t worry)
A picture of you to include with the recipe
A paragraph of where the recipe comes from, why it has meaning, the story behind it or even just why you love it (or why it provides comfort)
Circle of Love Hancock Park Chair Suz Landay and Maryann Spencer will be working on the books production. Cost for this event is $100.00 per person which includes the annual Circle of Love Membereship dues. Pay at the event or in advance by mailing a check to The Jeffrey Founation, 5470 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90016. Tax ID # 23-7208851.
Contact Maryann Ridini Spencer, Public Relations,
for Book Signing events.
Proceeds from the book to benefit the Foundation. Call 323-965-7536
To Jeffrey with Love
Available on Amazon, in Bookstores, and at The Jeffrey Foundation!
The Jeffrey Foundation has had so many dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors throughout the years.
I’m so proud of how the staff, friends, and donors have come together and responded during the COVID-19 crisis. Sometimes trying situations also bring forth good. In the case of the Foundation, in addition to discovering and incorporating remote learning into our programs, which we will continue moving forward into the future, I’m pleased to announce the re-launch of Special Child U.S.A.
The purpose of Special Child U.S.A. is to reach children with special needs and their families throughout the United States and the world. We’ll be launching a website that will educate, entertain, and inspire. Maryann Spencer, who assists with our public relations, marketing, and website needs, will design and coordinate the online site.
Larry Covin, a long-time friends and original volunteers, will be assisting in helping the Foundation plan the Special Child U.S.A. educational music launch.
-Alyce Morris Winston
ADVANCED BOOK PRAISE
“A guiding light from above directs Alyce in all she does to benefit (her children.) She is unique and we appreciate and love her.”
– Helen and Peter Mark Richman
“Once in a while, a foundation comes along that meets the needs of the special needs children and their families in our community. I have watched The Jeffrey Foundation grow through the years and commend Ms. Alyce Morris Winston and her staff and volunteers for all their dedicated service to the community for over 47 years.” – Honorable Diane Watson
“A fabulous, quintessential woman who has made the world a better place is my longtime friend, Alyce Morris.” – Connie Stevens
“I have been a strong supporter of The Jeffrey Foundation since my son Brian was in The Jeffrey Foundation’s After School program, Saturday Fun Club, and Jeffrey Boy Scout troop. It is remarkable what Alyce and her team have accomplished and how many children and families the programs have served in 47 years! – Marcia Brickley Vice Chair of The Jeffrey Foundation Board of Directors
“You have grown our dream into something much larger than I could have ever expected since the time my brother David attended. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for my family when we needed you most.” – Melissa Thompson
See UPCOMING EVENTS page for Book Signings!
Re-Fencing Foundation Building ............................................ $44,250
Classroom Supplies ................................................................. $20,000
Door Buzzer Entry System Upgrade ...................................... $ 5,000
Foundation Building Parking Lot Slurry & Restriping .......... $ 4,000
Dishwashers (3) ........................................................................ $ 3,000
Family Resource Center Parking Lot Slurry & Restriping .... $ 1,500
Stackable Washer / Dryer ....................................................... $ 1,500
Child Car Seats ......................................................................... $ 1,200
YOUR GIFT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE! TAX ID # 23-7208851
The Jeffrey Foundation WISH LIST:
There are always great opportunities to make a difference!
Scholarships for Fall/Winter Camps Donate Toward VAN Expenses
Memorial and Tribute Donations Legacy / Charitable Gift Annuity
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