On February 28, 2013, in downtown Los Angeles, leaders from government, business and the nonprofit sector pledged their support for a new model of public-private collaboration created to win more funding for Los Angeles.
Named LA n Sync, this initiative calls for organizations to stop competing against each other in pursuit of funding opportunities. Instead, LA n Sync initiates a coordinated strategic effort that will make Los Angeles more competitive with other cities potentially vying for the same funds.
Speakers at the meeting who encouraged attendees to join LA n Sync included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Dr. John Deasy and The California Endowment’s President and CEO Dr. Robert K. Ross.
Among the nearly 300 guests who attended the luncheon and showed their support for LA n Sync by signing Declarations of Commitment were Ahmanson Foundation President William H. Ahmanson, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, American Heart Association CEO Roman Bowser, former Governor of California Gray Davis, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, United Ways of California CEO Peter Manzo, the Advancement Project Co-Founder Molly Munger and Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Chair Alan Rothenberg.
LA n Sync was initiated by the Annenberg Foundation on behalf of the Los Angeles community. Please visit www.lansync.org for additional information.