Donor Spotlight: Robert Gould

We get tremendous satisfaction learning about our supporters, and especially what motivates them to do good in our community. Today's post is our exchange with Professor Robert Gould, who is the Undergraduate Vice Chair of Statistics at UCLA, and Director of the Center for Teaching Statistics. He has shown a profound commitment for teaching and mentoring students, and he has demonstrated an endless compassion for the students who rely on our shelter. His  extravagant example of generosity and kindness inspired us to share his story. 

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Michelle Ross
Donor Spotlight: Nancy Utley

We get tremendous satisfaction learning about our supporters, and especially what motivates them to do good in our community. In this post, we are honored to talk with Nancy Utley, a tremendously kind person and co-President of Fox Searchlight Pictures (which produced our personal favorites 500 Days of Summer, The Wrestler, and the recent Battle of the Sexes). She is committed to changing the number of homeless college students and a major supporter of the shelter, which inspired us to share her story. 

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Michelle Ross
Donor Spotlight: Madalyn S.

We are always excited to learn more about our supporters, and especially what motivates them to do good in our community. In this post, we are honored to talk with Madalyn Suddleson, one of our most dedicated (and youngest!) supporters. She has shown enormous heart and community-building skills, which inspired us to share her story. 

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Michelle Ross
Donor Spotlight: Emmanuel and Jocelyn Vega

We truly enjoy getting to know our supporters, and learning what motivates them to pay it forward. In this post, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Emmanuel "Juno" and Jocelyn "Jing" Vega, two of our donors who have a passionate commitment to lifting the most vulnerable students experiencing homelessness, and enabling them to focus on their studies. In fact, they have fostered this compassion with their son Jordan, who is the Resource Director of Bruin Shelter. Here is a glimpse into what education and home means to them.

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Michelle Ross
Donor Spotlight: Aniketa Shinde

We get tremendous satisfaction learning about our supporters, and especially what motivates them to do good in our community. In this post, we are delighted to talk with Aniketa Shinde, who is a research staff engineer at Caltech, and is active in the science advocacy and communication community. Her unwavering kindness towards helping students experiencing homelessness, as well as a serendipitous meeting with co-founder Louis at a March for Science event, has inspired us to share her story. 

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Michelle Ross