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Foundation Grants for Scholarships
The Ahmanson Foundation
Since 2013, The Ahmanson Foundation has provided $50,000 annually to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in support of the Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative. These annual grants help provide veterans with the resources they need to pursue higher education after their years of service to our country. In addition, the Foundation provides $75,000 annually to the Collegiate Scholarship Program, which allocates $50,000 for LMU undergraduate scholarships and $25,000 toward Loyola Law School scholarships. This annual financial assistance helps undergraduates at LMU as well as students at Loyola Law School to pursue higher education, laying the foundation for careers and lives of meaning and purpose.
The Ann Peppers Foundation
The Ann Peppers Foundation awarded $25,000 to LMU in 2014 towards scholarships for foster youth students. This grant greatly contributes to the foster youths' ability to work towards obtaining a four-year degree and later becoming productive members of their communities.
Bill Hannon Foundation
Bill Hannon Foundation gives $75,000 annually to LMU for undergraduate scholarships. Through these much-needed scholarship, the Foundation's support plays a vital role, not only by empowering deserving students to fulfill their dreams of achieving a college education, but also by highlighting the University's ability to maintain a diverse and talented student body that is dedicated to service and academic success.
Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
In 2012, the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation gave a three-year grant of $300,000 to LMU's School of Education for two Center for Catholic Education programs--the Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education (PLACE) and Catholic Archdiocesan School Teachers (CAST). The Foundation's support enables PLACE and CAST to provide vitally-needed scholarships and professional development to dedicated Catholic school educators, sustaining the pipeline of highly skilled teachers and leaders that is necessary for the Catholic school system to survive and thrive. In addition, the Foundation provides $50,000 annually to the University for undergraduate scholarships. Thanks to the Foundation's continued partnership, an LMU education continues to be accessible to students from all walks of life.
Catholic Education Foundation
Catholic Education Foundation donated a total of $200,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year to the LMU School of Education for the Catholic School Leadership Academy. The purpose of this generous grant is to provide scholarship assistance and professional development to devoted Catholic School teachers and administrators.
Dan Murphy Foundation
The Dan Murphy Foundation provides $250,000 in annual support to the School of Education PLACE (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education) Corps for scholarships and programmatic expenses. This yearly grant helps prepare highly skilled Catholic school educators, which is critical in maintaining Catholic school education in Los Angeles.
The Fletcher Jones Foundation
The Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded LMU a $500,000 endowment to establish the Fletcher Jones Foundation Scholarship Fund. The endowment allows the University to continue to provide much-needed scholarships to undergraduate students, enabling students to meet their financials needs in these difficult economic times.
The Hearst Foundations
The Loyola Marymount University/Teach For America Partnership Program was granted $150,000 for scholarships in 2013 from The Hearst Foundations. The Foundations' support provided crucial financial assistance to Teach For America corps members who are pursuing a master's degree/credential in special education at LMU. By providing these individuals, who are dedicated to this demanding specialty, with the means to advance their training, The Hearst Foundations is helping address the shortage of these specialists in our schools, especially in under-resourced communities.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded LMU a $100,000 endowment to establish the HFPA Endowed Scholarship at the University's School of Film and Television. The HFPA Endowed Scholarship will support School of Film and Television students from different backgrounds in realizing their artistic visions and will help facilitate the creative development of the next generation of filmmakers.
The Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies
LMU's Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program was granted a total of $17,500 in 2014 from The Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies for graduate student scholarships and a research fellowship. The research fellowship will enable one student to complete a study on existing yoga programs in elementary and secondary schools and develop a K-12 curriculum.
William H. Hannon Foundation
The William H. Hannon Foundation endowed $1 million in 2013 to establish the William H. Hannon Foundation Scholarship Fund at Loyola Law School for Loyola Marymount University graduates matriculating to the Law School. This financial assistance helps LMU students to pursue their legal education at Loyola Law School, which, as an integral part of LMU, shares the University's Jesuit and Marymount traditions. These young people will be equipped as leaders of both the legal profession and society, demonstrating the highest standards of personal integrity and professional ethics.
Bank of America
Bank of America provided a total of $20,000 in renewed support for the 2013-2014 academic year to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in 2013—with $10,000 each going to the Latino Alumni Association and the African American Alumni Association. This generous grant will helps Latino and African American students develop their career skills and provides them with continued access to mentoring and coaching opportunities. In addition, the funding assists LMU in maintaining its commitment to having a diverse study body. The Bank was also a gold sponsor of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles' Forecast LA conference in 2014, which showcased the findings of two surveys focusing on Los Angeles County and provided in-depth national, state and county economic forecasts for 2014.
In 2014, Chevron awarded LMU's School of Education $50,000 for the Science Teaching Professional Development Program at the Lawndale Elementary School District. This collaborative effort will help provide technology-rich professional development to enhance the science teacher's ability to teach scientific inquiry and the nature of science. Improving instruction in science education will enable students to increase their comprehension of science and eventually contribute to a technically proficient work force.
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison granted LMU $50,000 for the 2013-2014 school year for the Latino Alumni Association (LAA) and the African American Alumni Association (AAAA) to support qualified and deserving students enrolled in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. This support is instrumental in advancing the education of students who demonstrate financial unmet need, academic achievement and a commitment to their communities.
For 2013-2014 academic year Union Bank gave LMU renewed support of $5,000 for the Latino Alumni Association and $2,500 for the African American Alumni Association. These gifts went towards LAA and AAAA student scholarships. The Bank's partnership allows students who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend LMU the opportunity to experience fully all that LMU has to offer. Also, in 2014, Union Bank was a silver sponsor of LMU's Forecast LA conference.
UPS awarded LMU a total of $24,500 in 2014. The corporation gave the University $10,000 in renewed grants to the African American Alumni Association for scholarships. This scholarship award was essential in helping talented and deserving AAAA students pursue their dream of a college education at LMU and going on to make a difference in their communities. In addition, UPS was a silver sponsor for the 2014 LMU Forecast LA conference.
Various Corporate Sponsors of Forecast LA
In addition to the above-mentioned corporate support, the Forecast LA conference received monetary support from various corporate entities, including: (platinum sponsors) Wells Fargo, Pacific Federal, (gold sponsors) Sempra Energy's Southern California Gas Company, ICO Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., (silver sponsors) Payden & Rygel, Sodexo, and the Parking Company of America. The half-day Forecast LA event, which was a joint venture of LMU's Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles and the well-regarded research and consulting firm Beacon Economics, brought together executive level corporate representatives, investors, entrepreneurs and government and civic leaders to discuss the economic outlook for 2014.
Capital Grants for the Life Sciences Building
The Ahmanson Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation gave the University $750,000 in 2013 for the construction of the Seaver College of Science and Engineering's Life Sciences Building. This grant will help Loyola Marymount University (LMU) expand opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research to prepare our undergraduate students for an array of careers in the health professions, environmental sciences, academia and industry.
The Rose Hills Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation granted LMU $1 million towards the construction of the new Life Sciences Building. Featuring technological advances and a contemporary design, the building will facilitate the increase in faculty-led student research, ranging from studies of the Ballona Coastal Wetlands ecosystem and molecular mechanisms of diseases, to the genetic regulation of cellular behavior and a host of other subjects. In addition, the new building will also help the University meet students' and faculty members' growing interest in the sciences.
The Angell Foundation and the Stuart Foundation
The Angell Foundation and the Stuart Foundation partnered together to grant LMU a total of $525,000 for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years for the West LA College Pathways Network, which is a collaborative effort through LMU, UCLA and SMC. Through this partnership, the Foundations are making a vital contribution to the expansion of pathways to college and careers for foster youth, and to the development of a community resource network that will connect them to much-needed services. This award enables the partnering institutions to enhance campus programs and services, supporting this at-risk group in making a successful transition to college, equipping them for careers, post-graduate education, and lives of meaning and purpose.
The Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation provided support in 2013 to the LMU Center for Urban Resilience to further the Center's development of urban ecology curricula, teacher professional development programs, community science and program assessment which will serve to strengthen the community's capacity for STEM education and understanding of sustainability.
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation awarded LMU a 100Kin10 Innovation Grant of $50,000 in 2013 to develop teacher preparation models that address the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards. Through its partnership, the Foundation is helping LMU to enhance educators' understanding of, and ability to teach, scientific inquiry and the nature of science through the design and delivery of a professional development intervention at Playa Vista Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The Carol and James Collins Foundation
The Carol and James Collins Foundation provided renewed support of $15,000 in 2013 for the LMU Center for Urban Resilience's Restorative Justice Project. The award contributed to the Project's efforts to expand the use of the restorative justice, a non-punitive, disciplinary approach, which emphasizes accountability and community involvement.
The Rosaline and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
LMU's The Learning Community (TLC) program, which seeks to assist African-American students from low- and moderate-income families as they transition to the University, was awarded $25,000 in 2013 to build engagement among TLC alumni. The generous grant from the Foundation will support alumni mentorship activities, expand alumni involvement with the student participants and facilitate the sustainability of the program.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gave $198,901 to LMU for the continuation of the Communities Creating Healthy Environments program, which seeks to strategically address the epidemic of childhood obesity that disproportionately impacts low-income communities. This program performs work that is critical to identifying community-driven solutions, increasing public awareness, shaping policy and transforming environments.
W. M. Keck Foundation
The W. M. Keck Foundation granted LMU's School of Education $200,000 in June 2014 towards the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Literacy Methods Project. The overall goal of the Project is to design and implement an elementary teacher preparation program that prepares participants to be effective and visionary STEM teacher leaders. The alliance of the University, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the local community, and experts from around the country provides a unique opportunity to develop a model demonstration school at which teaching strategies are cultivated to produce highly STEM-literate students. The partnership will ultimately serve as a hub of innovation, research and professional development, benefitting LMU's teacher preparation program as well as hundreds of LAUSD teachers and thousands of teachers nationally.
The Walton Family Foundation
The LMU School of Education was awarded $35,500 in May 2014 from The Walton Family Foundation to organize and facilitate the Co-location Conference for Los Angeles Unified School District charter schools and traditional public schools that share campuses. This vital conference: provided co-located schools with a clearer understanding of one another's visions and models prior to becoming co-tenants; fostered positive relationships among co-located leadership, staff and students; helped enable the sharing of protocols to ensure efficient coordination of shared responsibilities at co-located campuses; and elevated the level of collaboration among co-located schools to include such possible areas as instruction, parent engagement, and wrap-around services.