Beach Party 2013
On October 3rd, 2013, board members Barry Nugent, Ian Fischler, Brian Leuchtenburg and Mickey Mandelbaum hosted the 3rd Annual Beach Party Fundraiser as the sun set at a Malibu beach house. Among the 85 guests were alumni, teachers, staff, volunteers, and other board members. In addition to raising funds to support IOW’s work to reduce the juvenile recidivism rate, the event also served as an opportunity for guests to learn about the Writing and Alumni Programs. Three alumni, Quiyona Bridges, Christine Alegre and Frank Jimenez, shared their writing, as well as their personal experiences and transformations. The guests responded generously as alum Prophet Walker (now also a Board Member) asked for their support. The evening was a success, raising over $22,000. IOW is grateful to all of our donors and we look forward to next year’s event!
– Gloria Basulto