2017 LACGP Officers


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President - Kimberley Valentine

Associate Director, Gift Planning and Principal Gifts
LA PHIL Walt Disney Concert Hall | Hollywood Bowl
151 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3034
(213) 972-7270 office
kvalentine@laphil.org

Kimberley joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LA Phil) in March 2015 as the Associate Director of Gift Planning and Principal Gifts.  Prior to joining the LA Phil, she served as Director of Gift Planning and Principal Gifts at Scripps College in Claremont, California for three years and the Director of Planned Giving at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California for ten and one half years.  She is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in Psychology and Pepperdine University with a Masters in Business Administration.  She has been a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern California since 2002.  She began her career in support of planned gifts in 1998 at the Palm Springs Desert Museum.

Kimberley grew up in Southern California and Arizona and currently resides in Altadena and has one adult son.  She currently sits on the board of Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Claremont, California and chairs the Fund Development Committee.  She has previously served board roles with the Altadena Library Foundation, Maranatha High School and the Palm Springs Credit Union.

 

 

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President-Elect - Allyson Simpson

Vice President of Philanthropy
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
99 North El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-4343, ext. 232
allyson.simpson@hmri.org

Allyson joined Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) in October 2016 as the Vice President of Philanthropy. Prior to joining HMRI, she served as Senior Director of Gift Planning at Caltech for six years and as Associate Director of Gift Planning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and the Director of Planned Giving at Scripps College in Claremont, California.  Allyson was born in Pasadena, grew up in Southern California and received both her bachelor’s degree and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California (USC). She is a member of the California State Bar and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning – Los Angeles.  Allyson practiced corporate and regulatory law in the Los Angeles area for several years before transitioning sixteen years ago into development with a focus on planned, major and leadership giving.

Allyson and her husband Roland, an attorney, live in Pasadena, and are the parents of three adult children.  She has served on the Board of Trustees of both Mayfield Junior School in Pasadena and the South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (SC LAMP), as well as the Advisory Board of Nativity School in Los Angeles, and is currently a member of the Mayfield Development Committee and Chair of the SC LAMP Development Committee.

   
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Immediate Past President - Tena Yatroussis

310-467-6445
followtena@gmail.com

Ms. Yatroussis brings senior level production management skills for film and television production to nonprofit management building fruitful relationships between nonprofit organizations and the philanthropists who support them. She completed the UCLA Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Institutional Development while working as Consultant/Director of Development for The Growing Place Reggio Emilia School in Santa Monica. Tena successively broadened her experience and deepened her responsibilities as Director of Annual and Planned Giving at The Center for Early Education and as a Special Gifts/Development Officer at New Roads School. In 2015 Ms. Yatroussis joined the staff of the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation where she added video enriched digital solicitation programs to increase donor acquisition, retention, and more compelling opportunities to identify and cultivate major donors. She delights in the opportunity to serve on the board of PPP-LA.

   
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Secretary - Cris Lutz

Planned Giving Director
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
626-405-2212
clutz@huntington.org

Cris Lutz is the Planned Giving Director at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, where she helps donors leave enduring legacies at the institution. Prior to joining The Huntington in 2005 as Associate Director of Major Gifts, she held several positions at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, ultimately serving as Director of Individual Giving. She was an adjunct faculty member at Pasadena City College, where she taught a Psychology course from 1998 to 2003. Cris has a master's degree in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and was a dual major in Art History and Social Science at UC Irvine. In addition to PPP-LA, she serves on the board of the American Council on Gift Annuities. Cris is also a member of the San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council and is a certified specialist in planned giving through the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies. Cris lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

   
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Treasurer - Debbie P. Bills

Senior Executive Director, Planned Giving Administration
City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA  91010-3000
626-218-7025
debills@coh.org

Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, Office of College Advancement, she directed the gift planning program at The Webb Schools and served as Associate Director of Gift Planning at Claremont Graduate University.  Debbie earned her BA at Pomona College and is a certified specialist in planned giving. Debbie is the immediate president of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles, former WRPGC conference co-chair and has served on the board for five years.

Directors

 
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Member-at-Large - Janice Burrill

Philanthropic Consultant
JB Consulting
310-614-4055
jbsqurl@ca.rr.com

Ms. Burrill has served on the boards of many nonprofits both nationally and locally, including the Board of Directors of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now PPP) where she chaired NCPG’s Public Affairs Committee which oversaw the “Leave a Legacy” national initiative. She is also past president of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern California and former Chair of the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference. Janice is currently a board member of WISE & Healthy Aging, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (Southern California), and Ramona Convent Secondary School. She is also a member of the Gift Planning Councils of Loyola Marymount University, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Catholic Education Foundation. Ms. Burrill has also participated on the Boards of the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation, St. Anastasia School, the Serra Project and Holy Family Services. She is an active volunteer and speaker within the philanthropic sector and participated in the first-ever White House Conference on Philanthropy.  Janice currently resides in Playa Del Rey, California. In addition to volunteering, her personal interests include travel, horseback riding, calligraphy, and spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.

   
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Member-at-Large (PG-101) - Tammy Johnson

Senior Donor Relations Officer
California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 413-4130
tjohnson@calfund.org

Tammy Sims Johnson is a Senior Donor Relations Officer at the California Community Foundation (CCF). She serves as a relationship manager for individual, family and corporate donors to help them establish and realize their philanthropic visions.

Prior to joining CCF, she worked as a Public Information Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Director of Public Information for the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program in the Office of the Mayor during the Bradley and Riordan administrations. She later served as a Senior Program Officer for the Riordan Foundation. She also worked in the private sector as a Commercial Real Estate Sales Advisor with Sperry Van Ness and Re/Max Commercial.

Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism, with a minor in International Relations, from the University of Southern California. Her first job out of college was as a summer intern reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She is married to Belma Michael Johnson and is the proud mom of twin boys.

   
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Member-at-Large - Bob Fass

Senior Director of Development
Leadership and Planned Giving
The Webb Schools
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711-2199
(909) 445-8252
bfass@webb.org

Bob has served The Webb Schools since 2007 as a senior member of the development office responsible for day-to-day management of all leadership giving and planned giving initiatives as well as campaign management.  He is President of the Claremont Educational Foundation and is on the advisory board of Ophelia's Jump Productions.  Prior to The Webb Schools, Bob worked as an Executive Director of professional regional theatres in Fort Worth, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in the works of William Shakespeare. He also served as the Founding Program Director of the Master of Fine Arts program in arts administration at Southern Utah University where he taught and directed professional internships in conjunction with the Tony Award-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.  He has been a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and produced events for the Olympic Arts Festivals in Atlanta (1996) and Salt Lake City (2002). He holds a bachelors degree in directing for theatre and a masters degree in arts administration.  He is also a certified specialist in planned giving.

   
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Member-at-Large - Marian Finn

Senior Director of Gift Planning
University Advancement
University of Southern California
1150 S. Olive Street, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 821-7091
mfinn@usc.edu

Marian Finn comes from a wide background of higher education administration and law practice. She currently serves as Senior Director of Gift Planning at the University of Southern California.  Prior to her current role at USC, she served as Director of Development of the Parents Program.  Finn also was Senior Director of Gift Planning at Occidental College where she oversaw all aspects of the planned giving program including life income gift administration, fundraising, and stewardship of the College’s legacy society.  During her tenure there, Finn facilitated a five million dollar gift, one of the College’s largest gifts in its history, and increased annual giving dollars to a record of $4.5 million.  Before entering the development field, Finn practiced law in New York and Los Angeles. Finn holds a bachelor of arts in history from Vassar College and a master of science in public relations and a J.D. from Syracuse University. 

   
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Member-at-Large (Conference-Chair) - Ray Rotolo

Director, Planned Giving
Claremont McKenna College
400 N. Claremont Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711-4015
909-621-8095
rrotolo@cmc.edu

After 14 years in the life insurance and financial planning field, with a 2-year time-out while he and his wife served as volunteers with the American Baptist Church in Thailand, Ray moved into planned giving as the Director of Planned Giving at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon in 1990. He became the Assistant Dr. of PG in 1995 at his alma mater Claremont McKenna College (’76, P’14), becoming the Dir. of PG in 2008. The College, only 70-years old and with only 600+ alumni over age 70, is in a unique position for a college, in that 95% of the donors to the PG program are non-alumni. Ray lives in Upland, CA, with his wife Diane, 3 fun-loving dogs, and a large tortoise who puts in an occasional appearance. Together, they raised 5 sons, all of whom are Eagle Scouts.

 

 

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Conference Co-Chair - Patience Boudreaux

Philanthropic Advisor
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
909-748-8354
patience_boudreaux@redlands.edu

Patience Boudreaux is a Philanthropic Advisor at the University of Redlands, a role which includes solicitation for both major and planned gifts as a part of the institution’s comprehensive campaign. Her career has been focused on higher education, particularly private liberal arts institutions. Prior to Redlands, Patience was at Trinity University, overseeing a reimagining of the annual giving effort. She also spent six years at Pomona College. Patience earned her BA at Johns Hopkins University, her MBA from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, and is a certified specialist in planned giving.

   
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Marketing & Outreach Chair - Cynthia Hizami

Director of Planned Giving, West Coast
Jewish National Fund
323-964-1400 ext.962
chizami@jnf.org

Cynthia Hizami is the Director of Planned Giving for the West Coast for Jewish National Fund, a non-profit which raises money in America for programs, projects and infrastructure in Israel.  Over the course of her career, she has practiced as an attorney in many areas, including: estate and tax planning, business litigation, and civil litigation.  Cynthia received her B.A. at Tulane University and her J.D. from Tulane Law School.

   
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Legislative Chair - Bill Hranchak

TemoArjani LLP
301 E. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 426
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-578-1978
bhranchak@arjani.com

Bill Hranchak is a partner with Temo A. Arjani & Co. LLP which is located in Pasadena. He became involved with planned giving while working with hospitals and other healthcare organizations at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago. He was a partner and member of Andersen’s National Healthcare Tax Practice and was the Southern California practice leader. Prior to joining Temo, he was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ National Tax Exempt Organization Practice and was their West Coast practice leader. Currently, Bill works with public charities and private foundations of various sizes and types and individuals on planned giving strategies and other tax issues. He also assists with the annual update of the 5227TaxSystem software which is licensed to over 100 users who use it to prepare over 3,000 charitable remainder trust tax returns. Bill is on the faculty at the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies and teaches the income tax section of the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving program. He earned his B.S. in accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

   
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Programs Chair - Michael Andrulis

Director, Regional Development
National Jewish Health, Western Regional Office
14724 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1004
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-905-1300
AndrulisM@NJHealth.org

   
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Sponsor Relations Chair - Francine Lis

Director of Planned Giving, Legacy and Endowments
Anti-Defamation League
10495 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-446-4266
flis@adl.org

Francine Lis is the Director of Planned Giving, Legacy and Endowments for the Anti-Defamation League in the Pacific Southwest Region. She has broad development and nonprofit management experience. Prior to joining ADL in 2011, Francine served as the Director of Annual Giving for USC Law and Director of Development for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. Earlier in her career she held positions of Assistant Director of Development and Public Affairs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Director of Member Services at the Southern California Association for Philanthropy (now Southern California Grantmakers) and Assistant Director of Education/Program Coordinator - Tools for Tolerance for Educators at the Museum of Tolerance. Francine has also consulted with a variety of grantmaking organizations and nonprofits including Southern California Edison, San Diego Grantmakers, Jewish Community Foundation, First Five LA, ArtsCorp LA, Optimist Youth Home and the Dubnoff Center. She is currently pursuing a certified specialist in planned giving certificate through the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at Cal State Long Beach. Francine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and earned a certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College. Francine is a native Los Angelino, has a son and daughter in college and an adorable Pomeranian at home.

   
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Volunteer Chair - James A. Jacobs

Assistant Director, Planned Giving
Claremont McKenna College
400 N. Claremont Blvd.
Claremont,  CA 91711-4015
909-621-8094
jjacobs@cmc.edu
   
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Administrator - Jerry Packer

LACGP
65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 715-5400
(949) 715-6931 Fax
jerry.packer@pppla.org
info@pppla.org

Jerry Packer holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from California State University, Fullerton. Jerry is currently president of Sterling Strategic Management, an association management firm based in Laguna Beach, CA. Previously, Jerry was co-owner of EXHIBITCORP, a Los Angeles based company specializing in the design, manufacturing and logistics of exhibits and trade show displays worldwide.