Meet the Funder: The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

When:  Aug 8, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (PT)

About the Program

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation was established in 1961 by the founder of the Ralph M. Parsons Company, a renowned global firm specializing in engineering and construction. In 1976, the Foundation became fully independent from the company, in which it now has no financial interests. Today, the Foundation and Parsons Corporation are completely separate entities and share only Mr. Parsons’ name.

The grantmaking focuses on work within Los Angeles County, one of the most exciting, dynamic, complex, and quickly evolving environments in the country. The region’s racial, ethnic, cultural and economic diversity presents extraordinary opportunities for nonprofits seeking to create healthy and vibrant communities and improve the lives of the people they serve. The Parsons Foundation strives to support the work of the County’s best nonprofit organizations, recognizing that communities thrive when all individuals are able to access the resources they need to feel safe, stable, and engaged. The majority of our grantmaking is for unrestricted general operating support because we recognize that organizations need flexibility in order to fulfill their missions and meet community needs. To strengthen the fabric of Los Angeles, the foundation invests in highly effective civic and cultural, education, health, and human services organizations. The Parson Foundation’s focus is on agencies providing direct services.

Please join us as we hear Kadar Lewis, Program Officer, provide updates regarding the foundation and how nonprofit organizations can apply for support!

About our Speaker: 

Kadar joined the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in 2019. As an educator and organizational leader for nearly 20 years, Kadar began his career teaching South LA youth, which ultimately led to leadership positions with ICEF Public Schools, Magic Johnson Foundation, and the Fulfillment Fund. He holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Loyola Marymount University, a master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Cal State LA, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Harvard.


Thursday, August 8, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Members - $25

Non-Members $40

Approved for 1.5 CEs by CFRE International 

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