Sunday, April 27, 2014

Maybe We Can Just Forget About Those Gifts

Great Guy, or so he often said about himself in LA Times ads
Sterling Foundation Awards Scholarships And Grants 

Posted Monday January 10, 2011
By John L. Seitz, Beverly Hills Courier

More than $5 million in scholarships and grants were distributed by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation at its year-end Charity Awards luncheon at Spago.

Singer Debby Boone provided the entertainment while Dr. Michael Beckwith and Rabbi  David Baron delivered stirring invocations before it was time for Beverly Hills-philanthropist and entrepreneur Donald Sterling to do the honors of presenting the grants to the representatives of 30 charities and eight high schools.

These included included 100 Black Men (Donald Lancaster); A Place Called Home (John Zeichner); American Red Cross (Steve Allen); Asthma & Allergy Foundation (Jon Schnitzer); Beit T’Shuvah (Rabbi Mark Borovitz); Black Business Association (Skip Cooper); Catholic Education Foundation (Tom Barron); Cedars-Sinai Heart Foundation (Marc Litman); Jeffrey Foundation (Alyce Morris Winston); Jewish Vocational Services (Vivian Segal); Junior Blind of America (Miki Jordan); Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Richard D. Cordoba); Los Angeles Clippers Foundation (Andy Roeser); Los Angeles Jewish Home of Aging (Molly Forest); and Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust (Randy Schoenberg) Museum of Tolerance (Rabbi Marvin Hier); Nuevo Amanacer Latino (Norma Duque-Acosta); Para Los Ninos (Gisselle Acevedo); Pepperdine University (Ron Phillips); Salvation Army (Mike Dickinson); Special Olympics (Bill Shumard); Step Up on Second Tod Lipka); Sterling Foundation (Shelly Sterling); UCLA Children’s Hospital (Kathleen Sakamoto, M.D.); UCLA Medical Kidney Disease (Ira Kurtz, M.D.);Union Rescue Mission (Rev. Andy Bales); United Negro College Fund (Curtis Silvers); Vista Del Mar (Dr. Elias Lefferman; We Spark Cancer Support (Nancy Allen); and Yeshiva Gedolah (Stanley Diller).
In addition, eight high schools received scholarship grants including Belmont, Franklin, Fremont, Garfild, Hamilton, Lincoln, Manual Arts and Wilson.

Mayor Jimmy Delshad was on hand to present Sterling, the foundation’s chairman, with a proclamation on behalf of the City.

Besides the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation, also contributing to the grants was the Los Angeles Clippers Charitable Foundation.


PS: If you haven't looked at the news or turned on a radio in the last day or so, you can start with and then Google your way through the rest.

On the other hand, it may be hard to forget:


Yolana Ellett-Cross said...

Sterling has been flying under the radar for a long time in regards to his racial views. He gives money to certain organizations but his lack of investment over the years to the Clippers speaks volumes of how he really feels towards his predominantly African American team.

Anonymous said...

People have the right to believe what they believe and to articulate these beliefs, especially in the privacy of their homes.