Los Angeles River Center And Gardens
Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will be honoring two distinguished Latina/o leaders, Linda Lopez, Chief, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and R.C. Schrader, Vice President and Managing Director of the Latino Practice Group, Bolton & Company, for their respective commitment to fostering a more inclusive society and bettering the Latino community in the greater Los Angeles area at the Networking For A Cause event hosted by Haydel Biel & Associates on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m., September 15, 2016, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
The “Blue Carpet” event will feature live demonstrations of artists with disabilities creating their art together with a silent auction of art, photography and other works by various artists, in addition to food and music by Mariachi Arcoíris de Los Ángeles. In furtherance of its mission, the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will be awarding college scholarships and working artists grants to several artists with disabilities. 100% of the proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, a tax-exempt public charity dedicated to bringing awareness to artists in the special needs community.
"Despite more than 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it has been reported by national media that less than one in five disabled adults are employed. The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation through our website and participation in art exhibitions seeks to publicize the creative talents of artists with disabilities and each year provides financial support to them through our college scholarships and working artists grants," said Michael Dergar, CEO.
Haydel Biel & Associates is a Pasadena-based firm of financial advisors who provide unbiased, clientcentered, community-based advice. Networking For A Cause http://dreams.n4ac.org/ is just one way Haydel Biel & Associates brings together diverse people in a social setting to support community-based organizations while spending time with old friends and making new ones.
"Haydel Biel & Associates believes in supporting grass-roots organizations such as the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation which strive for a more inclusive society by promoting and showcasing artists with disabilities. Similarly, both of our honorees tirelessly work every day toward the inclusion of Latinos into the fabric of the greater Los Angeles community. And, as we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to host this Networking For A Cause event not only to give back to our community but also to celebrate the influence of Latinos and Latino culture in Los Angeles," said Ricky Biel, Principal.
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