Humanitarian Award from UBH – “Welcome Home” Oct. 9

Upward Bound House (UBH) will present Debra Granfield & Michael Rich with its 2012 Humanitarian Award at its annual Welcome Home Celebration. The event is being hosted by Sony Studios on their lot Tuesday October 9, 2012 from 6:30pm -9:30pm.

Debra and Michael were early and strong supporters of UBH. Debra served on UBH’s Board of Directors from 1992 – 2000 and was the Board’s Secretary for the entirety of her tenure. Michael Rich, as President & CEO of the RAND Corporation, has provided intellectual capital to support Upward Bound House and our mission of eliminating family homelessness in Los Angeles.

The Humanitarian Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate their commitment to ending family homelessness by providing valuable time and resources to Upward Bound House and encourage community support. Past award winners include Dr. Jane Spiegel & Ruth Leaf (2011), Tom Unterman (2010), Dee Menzies & the Families of Carlthorp School (2008), and UCLA Coach John Wooden (2003).

Upward Bound House thanks it’s sponsors for their generous support, including Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Ernst & Young, Sony Pictures Studio, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc., California United Bank, CorpInfo, First Republic Bank, rbz LLP, Related, The RAND Corporation, U.S. Bank, VCA Antech, Arnold & Porter LLP, The Batsalkin Group, Carlthorp School, Help-U-Sell Realty, Kolodny & Anteau, No More Poverty, NSBN LLP, Silbert Consulting Services, Inc., and Wells Fargo

Upward Bound House is a leading non-profit agency headquartered in Santa Monica. Since 1997, more than 600 families – including over 1,100 children – have graduated from Upward Bound House and are no longer homeless. For more information about Upward Bound House, please visit www.upwardboundhouse.org.

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