Annual Holiday & Inspirational Luncheon

When:  Dec 15, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (PT)


About our Speaker

Lisa Zola Greer is a fundraising coach, nonprofit changemaker, major donor, and author of the bestselling book "Philanthropy Revolution''. Lisa is on a mission to “Save Giving” by providing a clear path to success, supported by data, statistics, and interviews. With her help and direction, the nonprofit world will see its donors engaged and energized, their organizations sustainable and with increased impact, and a more honest philanthropic culture that will create a larger and more loyal donor pool.
Currently, Lisa serves as commissioner of the California State Commission on the Status of Women and Girls where she sits on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the international board of the New Israel Fund, Alliance for Middle East Peace, and as the Executive Committee of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors. She has also served as Commissioner and Chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and as a board member of many organizations, including the L.A. District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others. She has recently been appointed to the City of Beverly Hills Community Charitable Foundation.
Earlier in her career, Lisa was a studio executive at NBC and Universal Studios, and she founded and led several companies in the digital media and entertainment businesses. Lisa co-founded and sits on the board of Tandem Careplanning, a new business that elevates the home care experience for both care seekers and caregivers. A native of Los Angeles, Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in History from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is the proud mother of three Millennials, two Gen Zs, and two dogs.
11:00 a.m. - Registration & Networking Reception
11:45 a.m. - Keynote Presentation
12:20 p.m. - Annual Meeting
1:00 p.m. - Event Concludes

2024 Board of Directors


  Co-President       Hannah Berger, MPA, CFRE    
  Co-President       Cassie Carter, PhD    
  President-Elect       Andrea Salazar, BA    
  Immediate Past President       Lisa Baxter, BA    
  Treasurer       Kevin Delaney    
  Secretary       Charlotte Lacey    
  VP Communication       Maggie Trigueros, CFRE    
  VP Education       Yulanda Davis-Quarrie, MS, CFRE    
  VP IDEA       Carmen Himes  
  VP Philanthropy       Jewel Christopher    



  Chair, Advanced Forum       Chris Sickels    
  Chair, Education       Martha Sanchez    
  Chair, Emerging Leaders       Brandon Leong, CFRE    
  Chair, Ethics       Somer Sherwood-White    
  Chair, Government Relations     Christa Lorenz  
  Co-Chair, IDEA     Tara Quarrie  
  Co-Chair, IDEA     Melissa Foster  
  Chair, Membership Engagement     Madeleine Dile  
  Chair, Membership Recruitment     Crissi Avila  
  Co-Chair, National Philanthropy Day     Kathy Ward  
  Chair, Scholarships     Nancy Leptuch Virrey  
  Chair, Roundtables     Renee Johnson  

Fees & Logistics

Young Professional Member - $40
Member - $55
Non-Member - $70
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Parking not included.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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