Our Latino Giving Circle Network members are a force! Scroll down to meet our philanthropists, featured community partners, and upcoming dates!
LAUNCHED TWO NEW CO-ED GIVING CIRCLES: MODESTO AND SAN DIEGO!
Thanks to you, we launched two Giving Circles this past month. The Modesto Circle originated from the larger Central Valley group. With nine committed members, they are now looking for more to join!
On June 20th the San Diego Giving Circle hosted a social mixer launching off another Southern CA circle! Their next meeting is on August 29th, join them!
>> Interested in joining Modesto or San Diego? Contact Us
MARTIN ENCINAS LEON: SF MEN LATINO GIVING CIRCLE
Martin has been a member of the SF Men Latino Giving Circle for a year and is now an active leader of the movement. A top recruiter for different circles, he was pivotal in organizing the Latino Youth Leadership Conference hosted by the men’s circles and frequently volunteers with their grantee Dev/Mission. Professionally, Martin is a Real Estate Investment and Luxury Specialist with Coldwell Banker Global in San Francisco. Gracias Martin for all you do!
How would your best friend describe you in five words.
Hungry. Driven. Funny. Go-Getter. Honest.
If you had a family slogan, (a family dicho) what would it be?
My mom always says “Tu eres el arquitecto de tu propio destino.”
WATTS/CENTURY LATINO ORGANIZATION (WCLO)
Our Los Angeles Giving Circle’s priority is to invest in the civic leadership of youth and parents. WCLO does exactly that. Located in Watts, a historically African American community, the area is now 70% Latino. WCLO is the only Latino-based nonprofit in South Los Angeles focused on building effective leadership that reflects the current demographics of the community. They train residents to become advocates for themselves, their children, and their community. This investment came at a critical time, as founder Arturo Ybarra mentioned “[the grant] was fundamental to continue operations.”
>> Learn more about Watts/Century Latino Organization
SIGN ON TO OPPOSE THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON 2020 CENSUS
Several members of our Latino Giving Circle Network joined forces to sign a public comment letter to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. And they are not the only ones! Opposition to adding the citizenship question is across the board, including more than 160 Republican and Democratic mayors, six former Census directors, and 19 attorneys general. Please make your voice heard! Sign on to the LCF letter requesting the citizenship question is removed. Deadline to sign on is August 7th.
RENEW YOUR PLEDGE
San Diego LGC: Kim Bolivar, Adriana Loson-Ceballos, Rina Podolsky, Mauricio Vivero, Antonio Barbosa, Patricia Sinay, Nancy Hernandez, Brian Lucero, Adolfo Ventura, Conchita Ramirez, Lisette Islas, Fred Sotelo, Sergio Garcia, Susana Villegas.
East Bay Men LGC: Florentino Soria.
San Francisco Men LGC: Kevin Berry, Will Parish.
San Francisco Latina GC: Brianna Stellpflug, Selena Ozuna.
Pleasanton Latina GC: Edith Rojas, Cindy Krysler.
Central Valley LGC: Kenneth Magdaleno, Theresa Speake, Deidi Sanchez, Julisa Maldonado Vargas.
East Bay Latina GC: Christina Sabater, Cynthia Villarreal, Marielle Lorenz.
Sacramento LGC: Samuel Diaz.
South Bay LGC: Nora Sanchez.
Los Angeles LGC: Steve Almazan, Susan Gomez, Carlos Vasquez.
Orange County LGC: Robert Ornelas, Javier Nunez.