For you regular followers of my blog, you know that my son is now engaged to a wonderful woman, whom we adore – Joan Kelley Bierman! I wrote about their engagement at Christmastime, and posted a picture of my favorite couple in the wholewide world!
Joan is a part of a wonderful organization, The Leap Foundation, a membership of professional women, whose defined mission is one of service to the community through philanthropic ventures. This is a true example of the ability of individuals to make a difference, and particularly to have an impact when joining together. Their upcoming fundraiser is Saturday, February 28, 2009, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Foundation for Camp Max Straus. The Camp’s goal is to serve the underserved children in the Los Angeles area, and to date, more than 43,000 children have benefitted from positive summer experiences. The fundraiser will be The City of Refuge Gospel Brunch, featuring the internationally known City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir. This is a not to be missed event, so if you are in the Los Angeles area and want to go to the House of Blues to enjoy wonderful music and to help others, click on the links and get more information.
One of the most important outcomes of the work which LEAP does is the micro lending to female entrepreneurs in developing areas around the globe, so that these women may take charge of their lives, and the futures of their families and communities. If you cannot attend the Gospel Brunch, you can always make a donation. You don’t have to live in Los Angeles, or even in California. Follow this link to make a donation. It really is true: giving comes back to you in countless ways. You have helped others, thereby helping the community of man.