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September 2021 Legacy Newsletter

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

Torch Awards on the Greens

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Dear Valued Supporters,

Because of you, we made history together at our inaugural golf charitable fundraiser, “Torch Awards on The Greens.” Because of you, we entertained 152 golfers at the resort-style Braemar Country Club. Because of you, we have increased our scholarship fund, and we will be able to provide additional resources to our students who participate in our leadership program, “From the School House to the White House Leadership Academy.

In the tradition of the Torch Awards, the honoree for this year’s Torch Awards was Legacy Ladies supporter and advocate, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Paul Koretz, of the 5th district.

He and staff member, Gregory Martayan, Director of Public Safety & Special Assignments, have been true friends and allies of the organization for the past five years. Councilmember Koretz has firmly backed the organizations ongoing academic, scholarship and mentorship initiatives, which has greatly changed the trajectory of the lives of young African American girls. This year was no different. In an unexpected and surprise announcement earlier in the year, Councilmember Koretz awarded a City grant to the organization in the amount of $75,000. The funding provided by Councilmember Koretz is in support of the initiatives and expansion of the leadership academy to other high schools.

l-r: Leslie Houston, Vernell Johnson, Candida Mobley, Gregory Martayan - Director of Public Safety & Special Assignments, Jackie Castillo, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Chris Schauble, Joan Pelico-Chief of Staff, Pat Smith,

Reese Johnson


And the Winners Are

1st Place Amazing Foursome

l-r: Emcee, Chris Schauble, George Weaver, Mikal Quarles, Charles "Chip” Womack, John Harris, Emcee, Andre Farr

2nd Place Amazing Foursome

l-r: Henry Tilman, Calvin Sweeney, Chris Schauble,

Ernestos Balestero, Frank Perez

3rd Place Amazing Foursome

l-r: Johnnie Whitaker, Chris Schauble, Jeffrey Whittaker,

not pictured: Aston Roberts, Ron Jonz

Shaun Michael Award Winner

Andre Farr and David Vasquez

Additional Winners

Closest to the Pin - Fred Williamson, Jr., Ladies Closest to The Pin - Angelica Powell, Ladies Longest Drive - Nicole Tucker, Putting Contest winners - James Arceneaux and Charles Womack

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Educational Sponsors

We also thank our educational and hole sponsors H. Kay Jarvis and Kenneth B.Jarvis Foundation, Ken and Karen Webster Parks Foundation, Longest Yard Sponsor, Don Wofford, Trophy Sponsor, Justin Castillo, Closest to the Pin, Ivan’s Cooking, LLC, and Hole-In-One Sponsor, Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills by Andre Dawson.


Scholarship Recipients

Your donations are making a difference!



2021 Graduate

Attending Cal State University of Northridge



2021 Graduate

Attending Howard University



2021 Graduate

Attending California State University, LA



2021 Graduate

Attending Grambling State University



2021 Graduate

Attending University of Pennsylvania

Again, we are grateful for your support for making it possible for young ladies in our leadership academy an opportunity to soar.

In Appreciation,

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a premier organization that transforms the lives of disenfranchised girls. We foster character, confidence and grace through our academic and experiential programs; with the goal of developing extraordinary thinkers who are courageous leaders that will become productive global citizens.


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