Philanthropy

Morgan Samuels firmly believes in giving back to our local community and bringing awareness to global issues.  We strongly encourage our employees to give back to their communities and individuals in need.  Below are some not-for-profit initiatives and organizations Morgan Samuels directly supports.


Building people and community through programs and activities, while promoting the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.


BookEnds, a not-for-profit organization based in Southern California, is about Kids Helping Kids.  BookEnds’ recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.  BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community.  By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.  BookEnds’ diverse recipients include inner-city schools, youth centers, homeless shelters, family literacy centers, after-school enrichments programs, children’s group homes and juvenile detention facilities.


Scott Neeson, a former Hollywood Executive, originally developed The Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) as a single shelter offering safe haven to 45 children in critical need.  Today, CCF meets all the needs of almost 500 children to include safe shelter, food, clothing, education, and healthcare across five separate facilities with dedicated staff that provide comprehensive care.  CCF maintains strong relationships with each child’s family and consistently expands their reach to provide vital services and support to defenseless communities.

Bert Hensley, Chairman and CEO, was a founding board member for The Cambodian Children’s Fund.


The Junior League of Los Angeles is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Police Activities League is a youth crime prevention program that relies on educational, athletic and other recreational activities to cement a bond between police officers and the youth in our community.  It is based on the conviction that young people - if they are reached early enough -- can develop strong, positive attitudes towards police officers and the law.  Studies have shown that if a young person respects a police officer on the ball field or in the gym, he or she will likely come to respect the laws that police officers enforce.  Such respect is beneficial to the young person, the police officer, the neighborhood, and the business community.

The Police Activities League promotes trust and understanding between young people and police officers by bringing youth under the supervision and constructive influence of dedicated law enforcement professionals.  The program also enhances public awareness about the role of police officers, including the reinforcement of responsible values and attitudes taught by parents.


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Caring for and creating opportunities for orphans and children in need worldwide.


Special Olympics Southern California changes the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition.  Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.  More than 11,500 athletes in 11 counties participate in Southern California.  They are proud hosts of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Martin Hewett, Senior Client Partner at Morgan Samuels, is a Board Member.


Theatre Of Hearts, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit whose vision is to promote understanding between people through cultural and artistic forums, and to empower local communities through education in the arts.

Stacy Fitzgerald, Research Consultant at Morgan Samuels, is a Board Member.


The Transitional Living Center (TLC) provides homeless women and their children with housing and supportive services while they work towards economic stability and permanent housing.  The 32-bed transitional shelter has room for up to eight 2-4 member families.

While living at TLC, women have access to on-site educational and life skills programs including computer classes, tutoring, money management and budgeting, internships, job readiness workshops and placement assistance, parenting and case management.


Westside Food Bank’s (WFB) mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local agencies with food assistance programs and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County.  As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, WFB annually distributes nearly 4 million pounds of food to the food assistance programs of 65 Westside social service agencies.  WFB does not distribute food directly to individuals, only to agencies.

 

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