Join us on Saturday afternoon, April 18th- the Spirit of Giving Brunch!
Join us for a great afternoon event, celebrating the Spirit of Giving in our local LA community & beyond, and benefiting the work of the Children's Lifesaving Foundation. Join Rickie Byars Beckwith, parenting specialist & writer Susan Stiffelman, visonary social activist and writer Kathy Eldon, best-selling author Heather McCloskey Beck and real-estate guru Sarah Kosasky-as we discuss the great influence on giving and the spirit of it that permeates and reverberates for generations. Enjoy some truly delish food, sparkling champagne, and enjoy networking in a beautiful, inspiring location. An afternoon of fun and fulfilment-what could be better! Your donation is tax-deductible, so please join us! This is the second year in a row we are hosting this brunch, and last year, Arianna Huffington joined us, among many other amazing guest presenters.
Rickie Byars Beckwith is one of the 21st century’s most revered singer-songwriters whose transcendent music opens the heart, touches the soul, and uplifts the spirit. In Culver City, California, Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the 200-member Agape International Choir. Together with her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership has resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music.
Kathy Eldon has worked as a teacher, journalist, author, film and television producer in England, Africa, and the United States. In 1997, Kathy launched Creative Visions Foundation, a global organization that supports "creative activists" who use their creative talents to change the world around them. CVF was inspired by the life of Kathy's son, Dan Eldon - artist, adventurer and activist - killed in 1993 while on assignment for Reuters News Agency in Somalia.Kathy is the co-founder of Sanctri, a new Facebook application that enables individuals to not only remember those who have passed on, but also to celebrate their lives through creating enduring memorials and tributes, and is the author of 18 books, including "Angel Catcher," "Soul Catcher," and "Love Catcher" (Chronicle), a series of popular self-guided journals written with her daughter Amy Eldon that help people negotiate loss and grief, find their purpose and introduce more love in their lives.
Sarah Kosasky is a young business leader and entrepreneur in Malibu. She is a Founding Partner of Partners Trust Malibu, a fast-growing local real estate company. She also is the current President of the Malibu Association of Realtors® and is leading the association’s 2015 focus on philanthropy. Sarah has had a life-long passion for marketing and for helping others. A graduate of UC Davis, she went on to enter the advertising industry where she worked to develop successful campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Sarah serves on multiple committees devoted to guiding the future of real estate.
Heather McCloskey Beck is an inspirational author and speaker, musician, and co-founder of the global peace movement, Peace Flash. Dedicated to creating Dynamic Peace within our world, Heather is a columnist for The Huffington Post and frequently speaks to groups across the United States, and soon will be addressing audiences around the world. With a growing following on her Facebook pages that has surpassed one million fans, Beck offers both virtual and on-site workshops and events to inspire people to create lives that feel meaningful and valuable. Heather is also dedicated to working with women around the world, to help them to create safe and inspired lives. Her recently published book, Take the Leap, teaches how to create a life we truly love; a life that is creatively inspired, and aligned with our own unique Calling.
Susan Stiffelman is a marriage and family therapist, a credentialed teacher, and a licensed psychotherapist. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with families to create greater harmony and deeper connection between parents and children. Susan also delivers weekly parenting advice for the Huffington Post as their “Parent Coach.” Susan is regularly featured in print and broadcast media, including NBC’s Today Show, The Boston Globe, Parents magazine, Gaiam TV and the Los Angeles Times. For the past two years, Susan has hosted four-day Parenting With Presence summits featuring guests like Dr. Jane Goodall, Arianna Huffington, Congressman Tim Ryan, and Alanis Morissette. She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence
Your contribution will go towards making the Children's Lifesaving Foundation's programs for at-risk and homeless youth even better. In operation successfully since 1993, the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk children and families in Los Angeles through academic, social and domestic support. We hope to see you on April 18th!