“The mission of this organization could not be more timely.” Jaclyn Lantz, the new director of advancement for Upward Bound House sounded ready to hit the ground running. “I am working with a great group of people, and we are getting some wonderful support from the community to help women and children who need it most.”
Upward Bound House, a Santa Monica based non profit organization that provides housing and services to homeless families with children, and the Culver City facility on Washington Blvd. has been doing just that since it’s opening last year.
Ms. Lantz will be responsible for increasing Upward Bound House’s visibility within the community and help fulfill its mission of moving families from homelessness to hopefulness by growing and diversifying its funding sources.
“During a time of increased demand for our services, it is imperative that we have the resources to meet the needs of our clients,” said David Snow, Executive Director of Upward Bound House. “Jaclyn will help us establish a sustainable funding structure which will allow Upward Bound House and its clients to thrive.”
Prior to joining Upward Bound House, Ms. Lantz served as Director of Development for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. Ms. Lantz will bring expertise on development management, building a fundraising infrastructure and building relationships within the community.
Jaclyn Lantz has a B.A. from University of Wisconsin Madison with a major in Political Science. She began her career in Chicago, IL as a political fundraising consultant.
The mission of Upward Bound House is to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy. Since 1997, more than 1,200 individuals – including over 700 children – have graduated from Upward Bound House and are no longer homeless. For more information about Upward Bound House, please visit www.upwardboundhouse.org.