2nd Annual South Bay Nonprofit Quick Pitch Contest
We strive to support charitable organizations within the communities in which our members live and play.
And we have a little fun while doing it!
On May 1, 2019, the Hermosa Friends Foundation was honored to receive the “Emerging Leader Award” for an outstanding nonprofit organization exercising civic leadership in the community, as jointly presented by the City of Hermosa Beach and Leadership Hermosa Beach.
Some kind words from one of our grant recipients:
Dear Karen and Ryan,
I wanted to thank you for inviting us to HFF’s Anniversary party, for supporting our organization and working to make the community a better place. It is really difficult for small non-profits to fundraise – I know this well. The time, infrastructure and skills that are needed are often beyond the capacity of most small organizations. Charities like yours, that take on this daunting task and support a wide array of non-profits through simple grant funding mechanisms are tremendously beneficial to the longevity of small local organizations. A single organization that raises money for multiple causes has the capacity to be more successful and impactful than the individual charities alone.
On behalf of Pathways staff, students and directors, thank you for creating the HFF!
Victoria Fox, PhD
President and Executive Director
Pathways to Stem Cell Science
Members help choose the charitable causes we support.
Our board was assembled because of their professional experience and dedication to philanthropy in our community.
Karen and I founded HFF as a way to give back to the community in a fun and meaningful way and to encourage our friends, old and new, to do the same.
Ryan and I founded HFF to increase the effectiveness of charitable giving in our community and to have a great time with friends while doing so.
Giving back to the community is good and something I hope everyone strives for at one time or another, but giving back with new and old friends is great!
I am honored to serve on the Board of an organization dedicated to giving back in the South Bay.
Betsy has received United States Congressional, California Senate and International recognition for her accomplishments helping others.
We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.
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