ABOUT


Over the years the following individuals, foundations and corporations have supported the growth of The MY HERO Project

FOUNDATIONS

Seedlings Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation
The American Legion
American Association of University Women
Child Welfare Foundation
Cox Cares Foundation
Festival of Arts Foundation
Irving Harris Foundation
Lady Suzanna P. Tweed &
Carlton Tweed
Charitable Foundation
Laguna Beach Community
Foundation
Laguna Beach School
Power
The Massen Greene Foundation
The Max Factor Family Foundation
mediaThe Foundation
Puffin Foundation
Orange County Community Foundation

 

GOVERNMENT

City of Laguna Beach
U.S. Department of
Education
U.S. State Department
Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs


PARTNERS

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission
Americans Who Tell The Truth.org
Art Miles Mural Project
BELLA GAIA
Children Uniting Nations
CreativeVisions.org
Executive Services Corps Los Angeles
Guitars in the Classroom
iEARN (International
Education and Resource
Network) 
Imagination Celebration
Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club
Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce
Looking for Lincoln Heritage
Coalition
Mill Valley Film Group
One World One Ocean
Peace Pals International
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
University of Southern
California - My Teacher,
My Hero
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Video Volunteers.org
Let it Ripple.org
 

CORPORATE

The Associated Press
AT&T
Intel
Barracuda
Big View Pictures, Inc.
Cashman Computer
Associates
Google
Citrix
Insight Research Group
Kingston Technology
MacGillivray Freeman 
[seven-degrees]
KLKLA Design

EDUCATION

AFI Silver's Education Program 
Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice
Coalition for Engaged Education
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Herb Alpert Educational
Village
Laguna College of Art
New Roads School
New Visions Foundation
UC Irvine Donald Bren
School of Information &
Computer Sciences
University of Southern
California - School of
Cinematic Arts
Glasgow Caledonian University
BayCat.org
Palo Alto H.S. Media Center 
LAUSD Taft High School
Laguna Beach Art Museum 
Harvard Westlake School
Francis Parker School
Santa Monica Public Library
Chicago Cultural Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Festival of the Arts
Miami Country Day School -
Abess Center for
Environmental Studies
Childnet International 
Gene Global Education Innovation Award
Global Education Conference
ISTE.org

 

 

 

MISSION SUPPORTERS 

Mitch Aiken
Justine Amodeo
Judy & Doug Anderson
Peter Anderson
Sara Armstrong
Marilyn Athey
Herbert Baron
Chris Cain
Robin & Mark Cavanagh
Helene Cavanaugh
Ann Church
Patricia & Peter Cohen
Cynthia Costas & Larry Cohen
Amy Eldon & Jon Turtletaub
Kathy Eldon
Ann Factor
Rowena Gerber
Eric Gurna
Eva & Yoel Haller
Carolyn Hodge-West
Tony Iseman
Jerrilyn Jacobs
Linda Kahn
Joann & Coby Keller
Cynthia Kersey
David Kleeman
Barton Kogan
Ken Koslow
Ron Kovic
Laird Malamed
Sandi & Ken Malamed
Barbara & Harvey Markowitz
Mrs. Robert B. Mayer
Leanne Mella
Dorothy Meyers
Jeanne Meyers (founder)
Lynn Meyers & Dana Terp
David Milch
Rita Milch (founder)
Wendy Milette
Sue Miller
Laura Nietzer
Nancy Nickerson
Carol & Roger Nilsen
Emma Olson
Monica Olson
Theresa O'Hare
Mark Ostrick
Howard Parmet
Will Parrinello
Stuart Pearlman
Ruth Peck
James Pelts
Karen Pritzker (founder)
Barbara Ramsey
Stephen & Melissa Robbins
Patricia & Robert Ronald
Joyce & Bill Sharman
Robert Shetterly
Min Shuai
Erin Slattery
Erica Sloane
John Tu
Michael Vlock
Tom Weinberg
Joy Wolf

FRIENDS OF MY HERO

Abby Trachtman Halzel
Abigail Richardson
Aja Foote
Alex Shohet
Alice Leeds
Alta Allen
Amanda Coffman
Andrea Gabor
Andrea Reckard
Anita Mangels
Ann Ochs
Ann-Marie Napoli
Aries Liman
Arthur Bushkin
Arturo Valdivia
Asya Rachitsky
Barbara & Kenneth McMurray
Beverly Finch
Bill & Jackie Parker
Brandon Vance
Bridget Fonger
Bruce Pearlman
Bruce & Jamie Kogan
Bruno Bartels
Carita Garcia
Caroline Farwell
Caroline Dann
Catherine Silverglen
Cathy Herman
Cathy Savage
Charles Tsai
Che'Rae Adams
Cheri Gaulke
Cheryl Gardewine
Christina Farnsworth
Christine Molinaro
Cindy Fletcher
Claire Feiden
Claire Gilson
Claire Pettingill
Clifford Bass
Colin Henderson
Connie Rensink
Craig Duchossois
David Gazek
David Sullenger
David Marienthal
Deborah Neff
Debra Rau
Dempsey Limbaugh
Dennis Kane
Diana Bamford
Diane Haun
Diane Reed
Doris Keeler
Douglas & Tania Rubino
Dr. Gary & Elizabeth Jenkins
Dr. Jon Goodman
Elizabeth Phillips
Ellen Freeberg
Elmer Moto
Emily Flint
Emma Camille
Esther Wojcicki
Frank Guttler
Gary Rhoades
Gary & Leslie Monroe
Gayle Webre
Gerald Landy
Geri Thayer
Glen Gorsline
Greg & Dale Stamos
Harriet Gordon
Heather Resnick
Holly Carter
Ian O'Connell
Jack Salvador
Jack Salvadore
Jackie Reed
James Kellogg
James Trotta-Bono
Janet Allen
Janet Snaden
Janet Maker
Janey Firestone
Janice Volk
Jeanne Theodore
Jeff Danford
Jeffrey Briar
Jeni Stepanek
Jennifer Hunter
Jennifer Lacey
Jennifer Borland
Jerry & Lorraine Factor
Jessica Baron
Jessica Baron
Jill Pillsbury
Joanna Jordan
Joanne Callahan
Joe Medjuck
John Rosso
John Apicella
John Sierra
Jonathan Forney
Judith Milner
Judy Loker
Karen Perry
Karen Smith
Karen Wilson
Kathleen Duhl
Kathleen & Gregg Abel
Kathryn Linehan
Kathy Bonner
Kathy Ewers
Kay Ostensen
Kim Kempke
Kimberely Behre Kenna
Kimberly Novak
Kristen Pedersen
Laura Keenan
Laura Nietzer
Laura Nietzer
Lauree Turman
Lauren Howell
Lauren Rodriguez
Lauren Segal
Laurie Carlson
Lee Cornell
Lee Kucera
LeeAnn Emerson
Linda Elbert
Lisa Malice
Lora Sanberg
Lori Deans
Lynda Grimsley
Mali Bickley
Marcy Blume
Mary Geasa
Mary Markwardt
Mary Reilly Winefordner
Mary Zimmerman McKenna
Matthew Jacobs
Max Rice
Mayor David Miller
Melissa Cavanaugh
Meredith McMahon
Michael & Jeane Hines
Michaeline Mannino
Michelle Falerne
Midge Costin
Mitch Cohen
Nancy Weatherby
Nancy Florsheim
Nancy Watson
Natasha Kreisberg
Nicole McGee
Nikki Pope
Nikki Pope
Odile Dewar
Patricia Cohen
Patricia Crosby-Tawfik
Penny Pinsky Ellis
Petra Hesse
Renee Edelman
Rhea Galati
Richard Challis
Ricka Kelsch
Riley McMahon
Robert Rippberger
Robert Brown
Robyn Sklar
Ronald Martin
Ronald & Ingrid Ghenender
Ronda McDonald
Sabrina HoSang
Saint George Thompson
Sandy Factor
Shannon Applegate
Sheri Saperstein
Sheri Shaperstein
Stacy Rudman
Steve Mariotti
Steven Gore
Susan Chervenic
Susan Stevens
Susan Walter
Susie Campbell
Suzanne Smith
Suze Angel
Tanya Miramonte
Tijana Hamilton
Tony Medici
Usha Venkatesh
Veronica Bach
Vickie Lamb
Wayne Bradley
Wayne Plescowe
Yasmine Sheriff
Yelena Rachitsky

 

 

 

FILM FESTIVAL

The MY HERO International Film Festival brings together professional and student filmmakers to honor heroes from around the world. Discover inspiring people who are making a difference in our world!

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Judy & Doug Anderson
Kim Brizzolara
Helene Cavanaugh
Mark and Robin Cavanagh
Cynthia Costas & Larry Cohen
Amy Eldon & Jon Turtletaub
Kathy Eldon
Eva & Yoel Haller
Ken Koslow
Ron Kovic
Greg & Barbara MacGillivray
Laird Malamed
Sandra & Ken Malamed
Leanne Mella
Dorothy Meyers
James Pelts
Sue Miller
Nancy Nickerson
Joyce Sharman
Esther Wojicki

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • WOJ Youth Reporter Award - Esther Wojcicki and Tract
  • Women Transforming Media Award - Eva Haller
  • Ron Kovic Peace Prize - Ron Kovic
  • Dan Eldon Activist Award - Kathy and Amy Eldon
  • Relationships First Award - Foundation for the Contemporary Family
  • Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award - MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation’s One World One Ocean Campaign
  • Shetterly Art Prize - Americans Who Tell the Truth

PRIZE SPONSORS

SHURE

ThinkTank
Wacom
Western Digital Films
Plasq
Pond5
Blackmagic Design
LRG
Kingston Technology
Zinc Cafe
D’Aquino Italian Importing
Trader Joes

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

Erin Slattery
Joy Wolf
Sarah Armstrong Ph.d.
Rob Elliott
Kayla Briët
Slater Jewell Kemker
Trey Carlisle
Tristan Abel
Jonathan Anderson
John Barrett
Janis Flax
Greg Foisie
Kay Gallin
Jonathan Keller
Zackary Kiebach
Riley McMahon
Charlie McMahon
Gala Mendoza
Casio Mendoza
Meredith Nilsen
Monica Olson
Casey Pearlman
Nolan Plant
Pam Sachse
Susan Sandys
Pilar Silva
Johnny T. Silver
St. George Thompson
Algiers Thompson
Olga Thompson
Caroline Wright