We recently held our Scholarship Award Presentation for 38 talented, driven young adults.
Each shared a bit of their personal stories, struggles, hopes and dreams, and each expressed profound gratitude to our loyal supporters.
Generous donors provided $76,400 to surpass our goal and provide scholarships to aspiring students attending universities across California and beyond.
This was El Nido’s 29th year presenting scholarships, an effort begun in response to the social inequity surfaced during the 1992 Rodney King riots. Unfortunately, while this inequity persists today, the charity and goodwill of supporters grows stronger each year.
“My family has gone through a lot, but we are still managing, and one thing I’m really looking forward to is walking across the stage and getting my degree…”
– Scholarship recipient, Miguel M.
Your support transforms lives, futures, and communities.
Jay and Shirley De Miranda Foundation
Rasa Bauza and Bob Hirshland
California State University Los Angeles
Lisa and Alex Carloss
John and Linda Coleman
Margie Guzman Chovan, supporting the Carmen Barreto Scholarship in honor of her mother
Dr. Dreyfus and Mrs. Dreyfus, MFT
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Guerrero
Julieanne and Mitch Harmatz
Eliza Howard and Ben Thorne
Patty Woo and Steven Poretzky
Mary Ann Rosenfeld & Shelly Kadish
Dr. Fred and Mrs. Marta Samulon
Mindy and Nicholas Stern