our new president + ceo 
kara allen soldati

Kara Allen Soldati

We are thrilled to announce the selection of Kara Allen Soldati as the new President and CEO of UFC, beginning February 8, 2016. Kara has dedicated her academic and professional life to supporting and developing organizations and people that help meet the needs of children, families, and communities in historically under-resourced areas. View Kara's bio >

Polly williams

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"After nearly 15 years at the helm of UFC and a lifetime in Los Angeles, my family and I have decided to relocate to a small town near San Diego.  It is an exciting time for us, but also bittersweet because of what I will leave behind – United Friends of the Children, the place I have called home for so many years."

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foster kids overcome obstacles, graduate high school - abc news

Last night at Walt Disney Concert Hall 175 Los Angeles foster youth graduated from high school and are headed to college. 40 of these students have joined our College Sponsorship Program and will receive the support they need over the next five years to graduate from four-year universities.
Help us send these deserving kids to college in the fall!

jobs at ufc

UFC is now hiring for a number of exciting positions including Pathways Advocacy Counselor.

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There are 18,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles

Your support will help provide housing, tutoring, career training, college funds and much more.

Next Event

Brass Ring Awards Dinner

June 6, 2016 - The Beverly Hilton

Honoring Senator Chris Dodd
Former U.S. Senator and Chairman + CEO, 
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Nancy M. Daly Founder's Award
Presented to Polly Williams
UFC's past President + CEO from 2001-2015

Brass Ring Invitation from Robert Daly, Jr. + UFC

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Upcoming Events

Celebration Graduation

June 7, 2016 - Walt Disney Concert Hall

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College Within Reach

September 17, 2016 - University of Southern California

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Past Events

7th Annual Cultivate LA Raises funds, friends and awareness

Chef Ambassadors JOACHIM SPLICHAL of the The Patina Group, MATTHEW POLEY of Heirl...

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Roy Price and Ande Rosenblum Honored

Hosted by Malcom McDowell, the 12th Annual event raised over $1.4 million to help sup...

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11th Annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner

Just under $1.7 million was raised at the spectacular event to help the foster youth ...

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600 foster youth attend College Within Reach

Over 600 LA foster youth came together at USC to learn how to start and stay on the p...

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Brass Ring shines the light on two special honorees

Over 700 guests helped UFC raise over $2 million at our 10th annual Brass Ring Awards...

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