Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am
Join us for a conversation with Giving Pledge Philanthropist Melanie Lundquist and LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino on why giving to AltaSea is the smart play on Tax Day! Members from the AltaSea team will join the conversation to discuss the importance of the ocean economy and the search for 21st century solutions to climate change.
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Melanie Lundquist, Giving Pledge philanthropist
Melanie Lundquist is one of Southern California’s most significant and active philanthropists and a respected voice on philanthropic issues. Melanie and her husband, Richard, are both signatories of The Giving Pledge, a commitment created by Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to give the majority of their wealth to address some of society’s most pressing problems. They have appeared four times on The Philanthropy 50, the annual list of the nation’s 50 most generous philanthropists published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The couple has pledged more than $325 million over the last decade to support various education, cultural initiatives, and health care efforts in Southern California, the place they have called home their entire lives.
Timothy McOsker, Chief Executive Officer at AltaSea
Tim McOsker is an attorney with more than three decades of experience in government, regulatory, and land development matters. As the CEO of AltaSea, he leads the public-private institute at the Port of Los Angeles to accelerate scientific collaboration, advance an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspire the next generation to tackle climate change through ocean preservation.
Robin Aube, Manager of Advancement at AltaSea
Val Zavala was anchor and executive producer of “SoCal Connected” until her retirement in 2018. Since joining KCET in 1987 she has won 15 L.A. Emmy awards. She has covered major issues in southern California politics, education, government, demographics, healthcare, environment, economy, and arts and culture. She has been honored for her community service by numerous organizations including the California Chicano News Media Association, and Hispanic Americans for Fairness in Media among others. She was a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University in 1993. She received her M.A. in journalism from American University and her B.A. in Latin American Studies from Yale University.