To raise awareness for the 2013 Riordan Programs' Fundraising Drive, the Edo Foundation has partnered with former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan for a rare chance to meet the man behind the legacy. Our lucky winners will have a unique intimate experience with former Mayor Richard Riordan, discussing politics, business, law, education, or anything else that comes to mind!
When lawyer, businessman, and former Los Angeles Mayor and former California Secretary for Education Richard J. Riordan created The Riordan Foundation in 1981, his goal was simple: to enable people to acquire the skills necessary to compete successfully in society. To accomplish this, his plan was also simple: to teach children how to read and write at an early age and to nurture leadership skills in young adults. Now, 31 years later, The Riordan Foundation has left an impressive legacy of computer-based, early childhood literacy programs in Los Angeles County and youth development and leadership programs with over 3,000 graduates.
A well-established and highly respected lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist before entering public service, Richard Riordan was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1993. He was also co-founder of Riordan & McKinzie, a small law firm which merged with Bingham McCutchen in July 2003. Riordan currently teaches a leadership course at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Pick a button... any button! Just know that your chances to win the prize increase with each incremental donation option below. In the end, our lucky winners will have a unique intimate dinner experience with Richard Riordan.
This month only, anyone who donates at least $5 to the Riordan Scholars Program Legacy Scholarship through the donation buttons below, will be entered for a chance to win a seat at the private dinner held by Mayor Riordan on February 16th, 2013. Imagine what $5 can win: a discussion about politics, education, or just how much the Riordan Programs does in the community.
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