Los Angeles Chapter

Established in 2003, EPIP LA provides peer support, mentoring, leadership and advocacy training, and networking opportunities for philanthropic professionals in the Los Angeles area. We partner with regional grantmaking associations, affinity groups and others to complement and contribute to networks that exist throughout the community.

To get in touch with EPIP LA, email us at losangeles@epip.org.

Like EPIP LA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EPIPLosAngeles.


Steering Committee
Cait Ahearn, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (Co-Chair/Communications Co-Chair)
Adrine Akopyan, Liberty Hill Foundation
Alexandra Carew, Southern California Grantmakers (Communications Co-Chair)
Marisa Colon, The Angell Foundation (Steering Committee Development)
Juliet Flores, The Annenberg Foundation (JAG Liaison/Communications Co-Chair)
Carrie Harlow, The Ahmanson Foundation (Membership Coordinator)
Janet Sandoval, Avery Dennison (Co-Chair/Treasurer)
Emily Skehan, Hilton Foundation (Head of the Giving Circle)
Ismael Venegas, The California Wellness Foundation



  1. Space is Limited! Buy Tickets Today for EPIP LA’s Spring Leadership Salon

    The Los Angeles Chapter of EPIP invites you to their upcoming Spring Leadership Salon:   Philanthropy is changing. Are you ready? EPIP LA’s Spring Leadership Salon will address where philanthropy is heading and the qualifications emerging practitioners should develop to prepare for future leadership positions.                 Please join us and take advantage of the opportunity to ask our speakers your general...

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  2. EPIP LA Mentorship Program

    EPIP’s LA Chapter is launching a mentorship program to help our members establish long-term, meaningful relationships, both with a mentor and with other emerging professionals in the field. How? This program believes that deepening both types of relationships will enhance professional and personal competence while opening up new areas of interest for its participants. Through an application and review process,...

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  3. JAG of Southern California’s Annual Leadership Recognition and Holiday Reception

      Joint Affinity Group (JAG) of Southern California is hosting its Annual Leadership Recognition and Holiday Reception, honoring new foundation trustees, CEOs, VPs and emerging leaders. Announcing 2012 JAG Special Leadership Award Honoree: Antonia Hernández, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Community Foundation JAG is comprised of members of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Emerging Practitioners in...

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  4. Mentors? Advice? Why is it all important?

    EPIP-LA invites you to the launch of our Leadership Salon on Wednesday, November 14 with John E. Kobara, Executive VP and COO of the California Community Foundation. Mr. Kobara will be talking about the importance of mentorships as EPIP LA also announces and seeks your feedback in developing its mentorship program set to launch in late Spring 2013!

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Los Angeles Chapter Events