John Wayne Cancer Institute

          Since 1981, the John Wayne name has been committed by the Wayne Family to leading-edge cancer research and education, in memory of their father who died of stomach cancer in 1979. The Institute, previously known as the John Wayne Cancer Clinic at UCLA, was formed by the Wayne Foundation and […]

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Shane’s Inspiration

In 1997, Shane Alexander Williams came into his parents’ lives for a beautiful but brief moment.  Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Shane passed away two weeks after his birth.  Through their profound grief, Catherine Curry-Williams and Scott Williams began searching for a way to honor their son’s life. They soon realized that Shane’s disability would […]

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The Music Center – Blue Ribbon Music Festival

The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival is an annual admission-free program specifically designed for fifth grade students to attend a live, professional performance at The Music Center. Sponsored by The Blue Ribbon, the festival began in 1970 as part of The Music Center’s commitment to engage young people in the arts, and is one of California’s [...]
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Women’s Image Network

Each year since 1993, Women's Image Network has produced its largest event, The Women's Image Awards to celebrate female AND male media artists whose work advances the value of women and girls. Investing in women is a uniquely powerful way to strengthen communities and economies. Gender equity fuels thriving economies; it helps women and their [...]
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R.A.K.E. (Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere)

Helping people has continued to be a passion for founder, Ricky Smith, over the years. Raised in the Cleveland suburbs of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Ricky possessed a need to excite the world with his off-kilter wit and eagerness to help the needy any way he could.  Through his routine charitable actions, Ricky possessed a sense […]

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Together1Heart Foundation

  Slavery is a global issue, and not simply because there are physically enslaved individuals in every country of our world. Seven billion people are touched by slavery, be it with chains, rigid belief systems, cultural customs or simply the repetition of negative aspects of history. We stand together fighting slavery from within our very […]

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Gilles Marini Profile

  NOW APPEARING as Angelo Sorrento in ABC Family’s critically acclaimed hit drama, Switched at Birth, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world. Born to a Greek mother and Italian father in Grasse, a small city on the French Riviera, Marini worked in his father’s bakery from the […]

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Midnight Mission

    Midnight Mission Nonprofit Mission: To offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. To make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. To offer the 12-step approach to recovery. To serve homeless people with empathy and respect, without sermonizing. To provide […]

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