Even though the pandemic greatly affected a lot of plans, our Associate Board of Young Professionals still had another fantastic year together.
In January, Board members once again participated in the Annual Homeless Count, helping out in the Leimert Park area. The Associate Board anticipated holding a fundraising event at the Magic Castle this summer, but the world had different ideas. Teaming up with members of the Board of Directors and Shelter Partnership staff, the Associate Board pivoted to a virtual event they hosted live on YouTube in July. Hundreds of viewers streamed the show—and it was a major success, raising almost $30,000. In October, the Associate Board went virtual again. Their 5th Annual Run for Shelter 5K moved away from its traditional Santa Monica boardwalk location to . . . everywhere. People participated across L.A. and across the country, joining the Associate Board in raising awareness about Shelter Partnership’s work.
Even though 2020 was tough, our Associate Board rose to the challenge. We’re incredibly proud of the work they’ve done and look forward to celebrating their 5-year anniversary in 2021.