Our Kind Sponsors

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag

800 S Raymond Ave # 101, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-8051

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag of Congress Orthopaedic Associates is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He provides advanced treatment for complex and common hand and upper extremity disorders, including injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve lacerations, tendon ruptures, broken bones, tendonitis and other painful and disabling problems.

After graduating as valedictorian from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Sabbag completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the Harvard University Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He was honored to serve as the Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999.

He completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at UCLA in 2001. He has focused his practice on hand surgery since 2001.

Learn more on his web site.



Portfolio Advisors, LLC.

9 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, CT 06820
(203) 662 3456

Throughout our history, Portfolio Advisors has pursued a singular goal and philosophy: provide customized private markets investment solutions to sophisticated investors around the world, with integrity, broad domain expertise, and a commitment to client service. An ethos of honest results and high quality has been honed over more than two decades in business, during which we have earned the trust of scores of global institutional investors through our dedication, professionalism and unyielding commitment to excellence.

Since inception in 1994, Portfolio Advisors has concentrated entirely on private markets – first in an advisory capacity, then in combination with dedicated fund vehicles, custom portfolio solutions, and portfolio administration. We have been a registered investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 1994, and are also a Qualified Professional Asset Manager as per ERISA. With an unparalleled focus on private equity, private real estate, and private credit opportunities, we manage more than $26.9 billion in discretionary and non-discretionary assets on behalf of a global roster of institutional investors from offices in Darien, CT, Hong Kong and Zurich.

Learn more at portad.com



Dr. Samer Alaiti of Miracle Mile Medical Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Inc.

1100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 854-0500

The mission of the Miracle Mile Medical Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Inc.  is to provide the highest quality dermatologic and cosmetic care to the people of Southern California. We are committed to providing our patients with the most up to date, safe, and effective dermatologic and cosmetic care. We strive to provide our patients with first-class customer service. We make patient care the priority of our physicians and staff.

Our organization features unmatched medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and the latest techniques and advancements in a caring and friendly environment. As new lasers, dermal fillers, and surgical methods are continually being introduced, we do extensive research and a comprehensive safety evaluation before offering any procedures to our patients. You have our assurance that every effort will be made to make each visit with us a pleasant and positive experience.

The facility is fully accredited by The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC). Dr. Alaiti’s team of a highly qualified physician, Registered Nurse, Ultrasound technicians, and medical assistants are always available to answer any questions you may have about your treatments. Your skin deserves the best.

Learn more at miraclemilederm.com



Trian Fund Management, L.P.

280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
(212) 451-3000

Founded in 2005, Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”) is a multi-billion-dollar investment management firm with approximately 50 employees. Trian is a highly engaged shareowner that combines concentrated public equity ownership with operational expertise. Leveraging the 40+ years’ operating experience of our Founding Partners, Nelson Peltz, Ed Garden and Peter May, Trian seeks to invest in high quality but undervalued and underperforming public companies and to work collaboratively with management teams and boards to help companies execute operational and strategic initiatives designed to drive long-term sustainable earnings growth for the benefit of all shareholders.

Learn more at TrianPartners.com





Vision care costs can add up. We can help. Real savings. Great coverage. Not-for-profit vision provider.

Many people go without vision care and struggle to see and feel their best. Sight is our window to wellness, so we’re committed to bringing together the best people, products, and services to deliver greater access to high-quality, affordable eye care and eyewear. Because everyone deserves to see well and live happy. VSP is consumers’ #1 choice and is dedicated to member satisfaction.

VSP was founded in 1955 by a group of optometrists who wanted to provide access to affordable, high-quality eye care to the world. When you choose VSP, you can be confident you’re choosing a company that puts your vision care needs first.  VSP network doctors provide the most comprehensive eye exam possible—a WellVision Exam. Through this exam, doctors get a better view of your eyes and look for eye health problems such as glaucoma, and diabetic eye diseases while looking for signs of serious health conditions like high blood pressure.

Learn more at vsp.com



St. James, Inc.

3838 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 1414, Dallas, TX 75219

We founded St. James Investment Company in 1999, managing equity portfolios for both individuals and institutions.  Our investment methodology stresses absolute returns, blending a combination of fundamental analysis, discipline and patience with the goal of preserving and compounding capital.

“An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.  Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.” – Benjamin Graham


We contend that the price we pay for an investment ultimately determines the return.  Further, trying to keep pace with the market in all environments promotes poor decisions.  By focusing on the St. James process, positive outcomes emerge over complete market cycles. Value investing is a philosophy that emphasizes the need to perform fundamental analysis, pursue long-term investment results, limit risk and resist crowd psychology.


At St. James we employ an absolute return mindset to long-only value investing.  We invest in proven high-quality businesses trading at a discount to our conservative estimate of fair value.  Finally, we focus long-term, patiently awaiting optimal conditions prior to deploying trusted client capital. A margin of safety provides the room one needs to account for errors, imprecision or other various fluctuations of the economy and stock market

Learn more at stjic.com



LAFD Sertoma Club

PO Box 86452, Los Angeles, CA 90086
(323) 828-3987

The LAFD Sertoma Club has a long and illustrious relationship with organizations that aid Los Angeles firefighters. The main focus of the Los Angeles Fire Department Sertoma Club is to assist the Los Angeles Fire Department in its endeavor to better the fire department’s relationship with the community. From merit scholarships to pancake breakfasts to toy drives during the holidays, LAFD Sertoma Club is engaged in a year-round commitment to families of brave firefighters, as well the Los Angeles community altogether. All of the efforts of the LAFD Sertoma Club are through the use of volunteers.

The LAFD Sertoma collects toys all year around as its toy program has expanded to five surrounding counties, with each area collecting for the needy in its own region. Things really blossomed with ABC’s Spark of Love advertising across Southern California. For almost 40 years, the club also has supported the Wounded Warrior Project, Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Stars Inc., American Heart Association and the March of Dimes, just to name a few. And, each September, Sertoma is a proud supporter of the LAFD Invitational golf tournament, benefitting our Widows & Orphans charity.



Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club, Inc.

1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 221-5222

LAPRAAC’s Mission is to encourage the highest level of professional law enforcement skills by providing athletic, educational, marksmanship, physical fitness, facilities, recreation and social activities to benefit all members of the Los Angeles Police Department.  The purpose of LAPRAAC is to maintain LAPRAAC’s rich history & valued traditions by promoting the morale, welfare, and wellness of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, also known as the Los Angeles Police Academy, is full of Los Angeles Police Department history. It is a private club established over 85 years ago as a training facility. A labor force of Los Angeles Police Officers and trustees built the historical Rock Garden and stonewalls that highlight the driveway, towers, and courtyards. The 1932 Olympic pistol shooting competition took place at what is now known as the Los Angeles Police Academy. The Academy grounds have been (and still continue) to be used as the location of many television and movie productions. It is the training site for the tens of thousands of men and women who have passed through the halls while learning to be professional police officers.

Learn more at lapraac.org



Arnold L. Gilberg, M.D., Ph.D. AME / QME in Psychiatry

9730 Wilshire Blvd # 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 274-2304

Dr. Arnold L. Gilberg specializes in Psychology and Psychiatry and is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has an office in Beverly Hills, California and has more than 59 years of experience in the medical field.

He is a past president, training and supervising analyst, and clinical chief of psychiatry at Cedars -Sinai Medical Center; past L.A. County Commissioner appointed by the Board of Supervisors; a distinguished life fellow, a member of the American Psychiatric Association; and author of 100 papers; 25 published.


Southern California Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Doctorate – Completed 1971
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Residency Hospital (Mt. Sinai Hospital, Residency) – Completed 1965
Los Angeles County Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center, Internship Hospital – Completed 1962
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Medical School – Completed 1961



BNI Producers

BNI (Business Network International) San Fernando Valley’s purpose is to help businesses, large and small, grow their business and make more money!

BNI is among the world’s largest business networking and referral organizations. It fosters a culture of caring about professional development and building consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships. BNI helps members develop a structured, positive referral marketing program which provides opportunities to:

  • Gain new business.
  • Receive business education.
  • Improve business networking skills.
  • Develop business relationships and create a group of trusted advisors.
  • Network and communicate with more than 288,000 members in 78 countries.

BNI San Fernando Valley region is actively building business referral and networking groups in Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Crescenta Valley, Encino, Glendale, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, West Hills, Woodland Hills and Universal City.

Chapter members include realty executives, financial and insurance professionals, an attorney and a retired LAFD firefighter.

Visit the web site to learn more about this BNI chapter and its members.


Laura Wertheimer Hatch, M.D., Inc.

4401 Atlantic Ave #110, Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 493-4499

Dr. Laura Hatch, M.D. is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist with over 22 years of experience in the medical field.   She specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Her subspecialties include Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical).  She is a long-time supporter of our firefighter heroes and the LAFD Invitational charity golf tournament.


Emory University, Residency Hospital – 2002
Atlanta Medical Center, Internship Hospital – 1999
Emory University School of Medicine, Medical School – 1998



Stuart Fischer, M.D. of Los Alamitos Cardiovascular

5300 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 430-7533

Dr. Stuart Fischer joined Los Alamitos Cardiovascular in 1985 and is co-founder of the medical practice. Dr. Fischer is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. His specialties include Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, and Endovascular Diseases.  He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center; MemorialCare Health System Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Fischer is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine and former Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is Chairman of the Credentials Committee and former Chief of Staff at Los Alamitos Medical Center. He also is a fellow in several professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology (FACC), American College of Physicians (FACP), The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), the Heart Rhythm Society-IBHRE CCDS and The Society of Geriatric Cardiology (FSGC).   Dr. Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College.

Learn more atlosalcardio.com



Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson

The law firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson is among the most highly regarded in the country in the area of pension issues. The firm is frequently called upon as an educational consultant by state and local governments throughout the United States on some of the newest and most sophisticated issues involving public retirement systems.

The firm devotes its practice exclusively to the representation of retirement and benefit systems and related labor and employment relations matters. As a result of its substantial involvement on a national level in public employee retirement matters, the firm has developed a unique and comprehensive research system enabling its attorneys to readily access the law in all 50 states and on the federal level in this unique area of specialty.

Mr. Robert Klausner is the principal in firm and has been practicing for more than 40 years.  Mr. Klausner has assisted in the drafting of many state and local laws on public employee retirement throughout the United States. Since 1995, Mr. Klausner has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and holds an “AV pre-eminent” rating, the highest rating for competence and ethics, from Martindale Hubbell national lawyer rating service. The firm is listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.

Learn more at klausnerkaufman.com



Mathew & George Attorneys at Law

For nearly two decades, the Los Angeles employment attorneys at Mathew and George have been successful in obtaining outstanding trial results. Lead trial attorneys, Abraham Mathew and Jacob George have represented clients in some of the largest and most complicated matters in California involving both individuals and businesses. Our Los Angeles employment lawyers realize there is no “one size fits all” solution. We understand that your job is a central part of your life and sometimes employers will try and take advantage of your time and effort. That is why our practice is devoted to helping those who have been unfairly and unlawfully treated at their place of work.

Without a skilled attorney on your side, you may not be able to secure fair compensation. If you are in a situation where you need to file a lawsuit against your employer, contact our Los Angeles employment attorneys today for a free consultation.

Visit the Mathew & George web site to learn more


Dr. Bruce G. Fagel

Dr. Bruce G. Fagel has 10 years of medical experience prior to practicing law for 35+ years, so he has deep understanding of both fields The firm specializes in cases involving birth injuries, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and more. The Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys at the firm have a 98% success rate with over $1.4 billion recovered. The attorneys are ready to assist you today. If you or a loved one has suffered from a devastating injury or birth defect due to the negligence of another, call (800) 541-9376.

Visit the firm’s website to learn more.



1-800-BoardUp provides a one- hour response 24/7 to assist residents and business owners who have been affected by fire, severe storms or damage from vehicles impacting structures.

We are Here to Help

Disaster survivors are frequently traumatized and unaware of the important steps required of them to minimize damage and liability after a devastating event such as a fire, storm or vehicle impact. Securing dangerous floors, walls or ceilings and protecting the premises from unwarranted entry are required to make the building less hazardous. This is important not only to protect personal property but also to prevent injury or death. It is every victim’s duty under the terms of their insurance policy to take all reasonable steps to prevent further loss. We are committed to providing reliable, professional emergency services to victims in need. When the victim is unsure where to turn for help…

Protecting Life & Property

We secure the building to prevent injury and protect the victim’s valuables. The building is then safer for fire investigators, claims adjusters and returning fire victims.

Services Include:


Additional Victim’s Services

We provide scene security, hotel, meals, pet care, clergy, Victim Advocate’s guide, cell phones, and victim bags. Victim bags include necessary toiletry items such as: toothpaste and toothbrushes, deoderant, shampoo, flashlight, dust masks, foot protection, bottled water, snacks and more.

For more information visit the 1-800-BOARDUP web site.