Lamorinda Gives Back

GIVING BACK IS MORE THAN AN EMPLOYER MATCH

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MISSION

 
 

ENGAGE LAMORINDA RESIDENTS TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH FUNDING, VOLUNTEERISM AND ADVOCACY.

Our mission is simple and achievable. Lamorinda Gives Back isn't aligned with a single beneficiary or contained to Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Members have a direct influence in where to focus our resources.

  • Does an assisted living facility need painting?
  • Would a local team benefit from a bigger cheering section at a big game?
  • Could a church use some additional funding to complete a renovation?

Despite our residency, our philanthropic objectives will not be governed by city limits. This flexibility affords Lamorinda Gives Back the opportunity to make significant impact inside and outside of our immediate neighborhood.


 

ORIGINS

 
 

Like many great ideas, the idea of Lamorinda Gives Back took shape when several gentleman assembled at Casa Orinda. A simple question was posed 'how are you involved in the community'?

  • "I volunteer time for swim meets at my pool"
  • "I help the church by paying preschool tuition"
  • "My wife and I pick up trash when we walk the Rim Trail"
  • "We usually eat in Lafayette on the weekends"

Hearing themselves justify these 'contributions' caused everyone to pause and reflect on the inevitable next question: what should we be doing to help out the community? Everyone came to the same conclusion: more.

 
 

BOARD

 
 

PRESIDENT: Brian Britton

TREASURER: Nate Hastings

PUBLIC RELATIONS: Kevin Loscotoff

MEMBERSHIP: Chad Culbertson & Andrew Blanchard

PHILANTHROPY: Cole Feinberg & Scott Pertel

EVENTS: Colin Harter & Matt Griffin

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Jeff Winter

LEGAL & BY-LAWS: Ryan Harley & Ben Tschann

IT: Jeff Bond

COMMUNICATIONS: Kevin Redford

 

LAMA

 
 
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Lamorinda Gives Back is also commonly referred to as 'LAMA'. This colloquial name is synonymous with the organization and is derived from Lamorinda (the intersection of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda), where the organization was founded. Accordingly, we have adopted it as the short-version of our name and also deemed it a worthy mascot.