Join us at our Lanterns Luncheon annual fundraiser

Celebrate our role models with MOSTe!

Tracy Drain Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Tracy Drain
Flight Systems Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bob Alter President, Seaview Investors, LLC.

Bob Alter
President, Seaview Investors, LLC

Joni Alter Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Seaview Investors, LLC

Joni Alter
VP, Sales and Marketing, Seaview Investors, LLC

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Share the inspiration! Join us for our annual Lanterns Luncheon at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Donors, friends, and supporters, as well as past and present MOSTe scholars are all welcome.

At our April 27, 2017 luncheon, we’ll honor three outstanding members of our community: Tracy Drain, Deputy Chief Engineer on NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Juno mission to Jupiter, and Joni and Bob Alter, premiere real estate investors and longtime MOSTe supporters.

Buy Tickets, Ads, and Tables HERE

Sponsorship questions? Please contact Executive Director Alejandra L. Valenzuela: alejandra.valenzuela@moste.org
(213) 537-9157

NBC LA spotlights MOSTe

Reporter Kim Baldonado recently interviewed our girls, mentors, and staff and put together this terrific piece for NBC LA’s Life Connected page:

MOSTe Empowers Girls From Underserved LA Neighborhoods to Become College-Educated Women

Heartfelt thanks to Kim, her team and NBC LA for highlighting our work to help these amazing girls achieve their full potential!

Want to make a positive difference in a young girl’s life?  Join us!

MOSTe comedy benefit on April 1 is SOLD OUT!

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We’re now completely SOLD OUT for Krullapalooza IV, a night of comedy featuring Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho, hosted by the amazing Tig Notaro as a benefit for MOSTe. If you didn’t snag a ticket, you’re still welcome to make a donation in honor of Suzanne Krull.

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Tig Notaro. Photo by Bob Chamberlin/LA Times, 2012.

Krullapalooza IV takes over Largo at the Coronet on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 pm. Hosted every year by renowned comedienne Tig Notaro, the event features some of the best known comedians working today. The theme for this year’s show is GIRL POWER, something the late, great Suzanne Krull had and supported in spades — and which MOSTe has championed for 30 years.

Hope to see you April 1 at:
www.largo-la.com
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
310-855-0350

Krullapalooza is an annual comedy fundraising event dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Krull Spruyt, who left us in the summer of 2013 after a life-long battle with a rare connective tissue disorder. Against odds that should have crushed her spirit, Suzanne became a respected actress, writer and comedienne. Suzanne had a huge place in her heart for the underdog. If you were vulnerable, misunderstood, discriminated against or marginalized, she had your back. In honor of who she was and what she stood for, those who tried to love Suzanne as much as she loved us present Krullapalooza IV, as a benefit for MOSTe.

To learn more about hilarious, badass, beloved Suzanne Krull, watch this.

Give the gift of education

A college student in a red dress

Karla Rios
Lycoming College ‘20

Hundreds of young women from under-resourced communities in Los Angeles are either already in college or well on their way. And scores more have already earned their college diplomas.

That’s all thanks to your support of MOSTe.

MOSTe is making a huge difference in the lives of these young women and their families, differences that will extend generations into the future. We’re doing it with your help and we’d like to ask you for even more support.

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Hillary Santos
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ‘18

Every year, we launch our middle school girls on the journey to college by matching them with adult female volunteer mentors to nurture and guide their college ambitions.  Your support allows us to offer workshops on academic success skills, to visit college campuses, and to enroll our students in SAT and ACT test preparation courses.

With your support, we create a “smart girl culture” that helps the girls envision their success and follow a realistic path to achieving their academic goals.  Many of them can’t do it without our help.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to MOSTe this holiday season.  Just click the nearby “DONATE” button or mail your check to the address on our Contact page.

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Christi Illescas
Franklin & Marshall College ‘19

Your contribution to MOSTe turns dollars into change — change that elevates the lives of young women, their families and their communities. That’s a gift too big to fit under the tree, and one we couldn’t give without you.

Thank you for helping these amazing young women achieve their full potential.

Alejandra Valenzuela
Executive Director, MOSTe

2nd Annual MOSTe College Symposium and Mentor Training

We’re excited to begin our new MOSTe academic year!  Please join us on September 17, 2016 at USC for our 2nd Annual MOSTe College Symposium . We’ll offer new and returning mentors an introduction to our overall program and discuss what we’ll achieve together this upcoming year. See below for the complete program and bus schedule. Admission is free. Please click here to register.

Thank you to those mentors who have already responded. If you haven’t yet, please email sandra.cach@moste.org and let her know:
  1. Whether you’re continuing/joining as a mentor for the 2016-2017 school year
  2. The school where you currently serve (if applicable)
  3. Name of your scholar(s)

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