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ALICE DESOBRY BOWENS

Alice has over 40 years of experience as an educator. She has performed services as an educational consultant, consulting television producer, and adjunct professor. She is the executive director of Platinum Development Associates, which provides consulting for educational professional development, … Read More

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What’s the difference between an endowment and a current use fund?

An endowment is a permanent fund whose principal remains intact and is invested. The income generated is either reinvested into the fund or is used to support programs or activities.  A current use fund is a fund from which dollars … Read More

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What is AULA’s tax identification number?

Our tax identification number is 31-0536640. AULA is a 501(c)(3) institution, and your gift is tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. federal income tax laws.

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How can I find out if my company has a matching gifts programs?

Many companies do indeed match gifts made to AULA. To find out more about your company’s matching gift program, contact your human resources or benefits office.

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How can I make a gift in memory of someone?

Many people choose to give to AULA in memory—or in honor—of a family member, classmate, faculty member, or friend. These gifts may be directed to a specific AULA program or fund, or their use may be left to the discretion … Read More

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Can I designate my gift to a specific area?

Yes! We encourage you to direct your gift to a program that is meaningful to you. Learn about AULA’s  top fundraising priorities, as well as the many other areas that can benefit from your support.

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How do I make a gift to AULA?

There are several ways to make your gift to AULA. Many donors prefer the ease and convenience of using our secure online giving site. But you may also choose to give to AULA by mail, phone, or by electronic funds … Read More

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JASON OCLARAY

Jason is managing director of Algonic Partners, LLC, overseeing the investment strategy and leading the management of a Los Angeles-based family office. From 2007 until 2012, Jason was vice president of Greendale Capital, LLC, where he established and ran the … Read More

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LAURIE PETERSEN, VICE-CHAIR

Laurie is the owner and administrator of Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool, providing free preschool and kindergarten-ready programs to over 120 children per year. After a long and rewarding career in health care and professional sports production, Laurie made the … Read More

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Piotr Florczyk

Hello Writers and Thinkers! If you need help with any aspect of writing, from brainstorming to revising your first draft, including creative writing projects, please come see me. I am here to help! I am poet, essayist, and translator from … Read More

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