Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation Awards $1m grant to UFC

The gift will provide more than 150 Los Angeles County foster youth with housing and education support.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2019 By UFC

Last month United Friends of the Children headed to Washington, D.C. for NCAN Hill Day, an annual event coordinated by National College Access Network that brings students from across the country to D.C. in an effort to advocate for policy change around college access and affordability for all students.

Friday, June 1st, 2018 By UFC

Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Ambassador John B. Emerson and Tremale Berger were honored at the United Friends of the Children 15th Annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner, on May 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event raised more than $1 million to support Los Angeles County foster youth.

The Brass Ring Awards Dinner honors individuals whose humanitarianism has put opportunity within the reach of children. …

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 By UFC

United Friends of the Children  has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The grant will provide education and housing support for hundreds of Los Angeles County foster youth. United Friends is a leader on the frontlines of improving the lives of over 1,400 foster youth every year in Los Angeles County.

“We …

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 By UFC

Dr. Kara Allen Soldati, President & CEO of United Friends of the Children, reflects on her two years at the helm of United Friends, and shares some exciting new developments:


Dear Friend,

For nearly forty years, United Friends of the Children has remained committed to improving outcomes and breaking the cycle of poverty for Los Angeles …

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 By UFC

Guest joined hosts Shelley & Frank Litvack + Nicole & Allan Mutchnik + Christina Zilber AT THE BEVERLY HILLS CRAWL and helped raise over $250,000 for United Friend’s Housing and Education Programs

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 By UFC

United Friends of the Children announced today that Jamie Sullivan will serve as Chief Development Officer for the organization. Sullivan recently served as Vice President of External Affairs at the Cleveland Food Bank where she oversaw a staff of 25 who focused on fund development, communications, volunteer services, advocacy, and community relations. In her role, …

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 By UFC

Hosted by Nadine & Fred Rosen and Krishna & Robert Daly, Jr., this annual event brings together friends and neighbors for a progressive “crawl” through the Bel Air neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 By UFC

$10,000 awarded to UFC by TOMS Employees’ Social Entrepreneurship Fund in support of the foster youth in our College Readiness and Sponsorship Programs

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 By UFC

The grant will provide academic and social support to students in our College Readiness and College Sponsorship Programs.

Friday, January 13th, 2017 By UFC

The gift will provide more than 150 Los Angeles County foster youth with housing and education support.