Kathy Ireland, whom Forbes Magazine describes as "Supermodel-turned-mogul was honored with the inaugural Dream Big Award at the Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM) 19th Annual Soiree celebration.

Keltie Knight, Kathy Ireland, William Figueroa , and Maria Melton
Keltie Knight, Kathy Ireland, William Figueroa , and Maria Melton

Twenty five years after the eruption of the L.A. riots, Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM), Los Angeles’ pioneering non-profit organization guiding middle school students from challenging urban neighborhoods to reach their full potential and develop their leadership skills, celebrated its Silver Anniversary on the evening of Thursday, October 19 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The evening raised over $800K.

Ms. Ireland was recognized for her innovation, compassion, and long standing commitment to bettering the lives of at-risk youth. Also honored at the Soiree were The Dwight Stuart Fund and William Figueroa, LATM’s Director of Programs, both honored for their many years of service to L.A.’s most vulnerable communities and for their long standing dedication and partnership to LATM.

LATM’s Annual Soiree is the organization’s signature fundraising event, which ensures over 1,300 at-risk youth receive critical mentoring services for an entire school year. The event sells out each year through sponsorships and support of organizations such as Live Nation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Haim and Cheryl Saban, Ernst & Young, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Bank of America, Anthem Blue Cross, Dolby, Goldman Sachs & Co., The Wonderful Company, Pac Sun, Toyota Financial Services, TPG, Southern California Edison, Banc of California, Keenan & Associates, and many more.

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