LOS ANGELES, CA – April 23, 2019 – Marjorie Harvey, Storm Reid, Carrie O’dell, and Jordin Sparks were announced as the honorees for the 11thAnnual LadyLike Foundation Women of Excellence Luncheon. The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to educate, empower and inspire young girls living in underprivileged communities around the Greater Los Angeles area, hosts this yearly fundraiser to honor women in the community and who are “Excellent” in their fields of occupation and philanthropy. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, May 11th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete.
These ladies have inspired young women to pursue their goals and dreams by using their platform to reach the masses. Previous honorees include Angela Bassett, Kelly Rowland, Mel B, Debra Lee, Tina Knowles, and Zendaya among others.
“I am so proud of how far the LadyLike foundation has come! From doing little workshops in my backyard to filling up the international ballroom at the Beverly Hilton, it is truly a blessing to see how much we’ve grown and how many lives we have changed,” said LadyLike Foundation Founder Leah Pump. “Our girls come from not so great environments yet they are positively stimulated to reach their highest potential and become successful, service driven, and well rounded. I am in awe of what we have been able to do!”
Marjorie Harvey has used the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation to provide programming for youth that helps them successfully develop. She leads the Girls Who Rule the World program, which hosted it’s 5th annual camp in 2018, and provides educational enrichment and one-on-one mentoring. In addition, along with her husband, the foundation has worked with 100 Girls of Code Conyers to provide dynamic free workshops in the areas of programming, augmented reality, mobile app design, video game creation and web design.
Fifteen-year-old Storm Reid promotes self-love through her initiative, Bamazing, which encourages young girls to believe in themselves. A longtime partner of the LadyLike Foundation, in 2018 Reid helped the foundation to raise more than $2,500 through sales of an originally designed t-shirt.
Jordin Sparks along with her brother P.J., have created and led the I’m M.A.D Are You? Campaign which inspires teens through social media and community service to find an issue that they are passionate about and use their energy to create change. Jordin hosts, The Jordin Sparks Experience, an annual fundraiser that has brought in more than $500,000 to I’m M.A.D. Are You? to supplement their programs.
Carrie O’Dell founded the Los Angeles Youth Arts Academy, a program that provides theater arts for students in Los Angeles. She has served on the Project Council for 14 years, a support board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Museum, and has worked with the Washington Prep High School for 12 years.
Funds raised at the luncheon will help the LadyLike Foundation to provide scholarships to college bound young ladies from the inner city of Los Angeles, as well as continue their international and local programs.
For more information on the LadyLike Foundation, their programs and to support you can visit www.theladylike.comor follow them on Twitter @uratruelady.