Category Archives: Philanthropy

Friday, October 11th, 2013 – Wolf Connection

Wolf ConnectionWolf Connection Board Chair, Ken Ferber visits with Maria about the amazing rescue, rehabilitation and training the organization does for wolves.  Some of these wolves become therapy animals and they provide programming for at-risk teens, foster children, gang members, veterans with PTSD, and substance abusers.  The wolves will be walking the red carpet with Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, Renegade) and other celebrities to raise money for their capital campaign on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6pm PDT.


Click here for their website         Click here to attend the event


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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – Special Olympics Southern CA

Pier del Sol: A World of Wonder, October 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pacific Park











A special 2-part podcast about the amazing  work that the Special Olympics Southern California accomplishes.  President/CEO Bill Shumard visits with Maria to help promote their annual event, Pier Del Sol which is on Sunday, October 13th on the Santa Monica Pier.  Jakks Pacific is the Title Sponsor and Anne-Marie Grill their VP Corporate Communications visits with Maria about their ten year relationship with SOSC.

Click to go to SOSC website  Click to go to Jakks website


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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 – Kendall Almerico – Crowdfunding

A unique spin on paying it forward . . .

Founder of Crowd It Forward, Kendall Almerico visits with Maria to share how his charitable site helps keep good stories in the news and how you too can help to pay it forward. An excellent discussion on crowdfunding in general as well as the specifics.

To view their website, please click here.


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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 – Rob Long, My Friend’s Place

A Cause for Celebration: 25 Years of Inspiring Youth in... My Friend’s Place, Board of Director, Rob Long (writer, producer, founder of visits with Maria about their 25th anniversary and the amazing work they continue to do with the homeless and at-risk youth in Hollywood.  Jon Cryer is also joining MFP for a fabulous evening event on Wednesday, October 23rd at the “W” Hollywood Hotel.

To view event details, click here.

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