LGBT Convention

Each winter for the past two years, Leaning Lab Ventures has hosted an annual Winter Gala in order to raise funds for the vulnerable children living in some of Los Angeles’ most challenged communities. The 2019 Annual Gala hosted more than 300 influential philanthropists, artists, investors, celebrities, and executives who all came together to help support the incredible work that Leaning Lab Ventures does every day.

At the event, Learning Lab Ventures founder, Rochelle Gores Fredston, asked “How can we break generational poverty? Well, UCLA did a study that showed when someone has a college education, it increases his or her income by 56 percent; that increase means that a person goes from poverty to middle class. And there you go, the cycle is broken. That is what we are doing here.”

Dozens of Hollywood A-listers attended the event in order to support the communities they live in and around. The attendees included Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Zoe, among others.

More than $1 million was raised during the evening, and Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers were presented with the NextGen Philanthropic Leaders award.
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