MOSTe comedy benefit on April 1 is SOLD OUT!


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.

Hilarious comedian in front of urban window

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:
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2016


On Saturday, January 16th, MOSTe scholars, mentors and staff honored Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a celebratory hike led by our lovely President Mary.  The hike was followed by a MLK Jr. Think Activity/Discussion. The purpose of this activity was to empower scholars, encourage them to strengthen their communities and discuss ways that can move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved, diverse community. MOSTe believes it’s important to embrace differences and learn to bridge barriers by primarily loving one’s own self and uniqueness! Thanks to all who participated and a big shout out to mentors and PostMOSTe alums for making this day a great educational/fun experience!

Uncorked LA Wine Festival Success

CZl8XH7UMAAKH2M.jpg_largeMOSTe had the pleasure of being part of this spectacular event that featured over 60 wineries, gourmet food trucks, live music and an ambiance of elegance, creating a one of a kind event in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, January 23rd. A very special warm thank you to every who came out to support, especially volunteer mentors and PostMOSTe alums! This was the first time MOSTe has been involved in an event of this size. Over 2,000 people attended the event, and MOSTe volunteers on the ground raised awareness, support and donations from our LA community! #fundraising #inspiration #awareness

MOSTe Partners with Lycoming College


MOSTE is excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Lycoming College. Lycoming’s President Trachte even signed his name with a MOSTE pen, confirming that the two organizations are now jointly committed to the success of their first-generation college students.

Two MOSTE girls have already enrolled as Lycoming freshmen in fall 2015. “Our goal is that they’re the first of many,” says MOSTE President Mary Forgione. “I’m thrilled that Lycoming understands our mission and wants to help us create a college-going culture among our students. What a great way to kick off MOSTE’s 30th anniversary year!”