For more than a century, compassionate people like you have been a part of the Vista Family. No matter how big or small, your involvement makes a huge difference in ensuring a brighter future for our children.
Donations fuel the work we do to positively impact the lives of the children and families. Your generosity helps us continue to make a difference in their lives.
Our volunteer opportunities allow you to share your unique skills by filling important roles like mentor, tutor, or activity/skill based volunteer in our residential program.
We hold events all year long that range from conferences and seminars to monthly workshops and fundraisers. Come be a part of it!
Vista offers a robust corporate sponsorship program and tailored corporate volunteer opportunities on a select basis.
Leadership at Vista Del Mar offers exciting opportunities for seasoned and emerging leaders to enrich lives, hone their leadership skills, learn more about Vista services, and become involved with the most vulnerable children in Los Angeles.
NOW ACCEPTING 2019-2020 Applications – Due July 10th, 2019
Thank you to our 2020 Leadership Advisory Board for your incredible loyalty and continued support in helping Vista families.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have postponed the next round of our Leadership Advisory Board Fellowship and will be accepting applications in early to mid-2021. More information to come!
Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)
This executive level advisory board for high level, diverse professionals ages 25-45 begins with a comprehensive 10-month program designed to engage and build future philanthropists in our community and beyond. In the first year, nominated members will learn from highly revered experts about philanthropy, fundraising, children's mental health as well as leadership skills such as public speaking and media training. After the first year, each member will then have unique opportunities to create dynamic activities with our youth as well as utilize their leadership skills in various capacities to include fundraising, advocacy and outreach.
For more information, please contact:
(310) 836-1223 ext 322
The Leadership Advisory Board 2020
Marcus Sikors — Chair
Julie Civiello Polier — Co Vice Chair
Emily Hakim - Co Vice Chair
Tamika Burrus, MD
Caroline Cameron (Health & Wellness Chair)
JR Davidson (Sports Chair)
Kimberly Kantor Pitson
Matt Kornberg (Fundraising Chair)
Daniel Mense (Arts & Music Chair)
Julie Civiello Polier
Michael Polier (Former LAB Chair)
Raghu Appasani, MD
Jessica Schneider, PsyD
The Friends of Vista Del Mar (FVDM)
FVDM is our core volunteer group who are passionate about enriching the lives of Vista’s youth. Members support activities and events for our youth throughout the year where they can all experience joy and connection.
Jill Friedman - President
Janis Black Warner
Terri Konheim Cooper
Jeanne K. Gerson
Jean G. Leserman
Gayle S. Rodgers