March 8, 2012
-- Patricia Jones, President and Founder of P.S. I Love You Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing at-risk children through educational and inspirational enrichment programs and community outreach events, has been awarded the 2012 Best of L.A. Women’s Business Award by Comerica Bank and the L.A. Lakers in the category of “Woman of Philanthropy”
A senior Comerica Bank representative presented Ms. Jones the award center court prior to a L.A. Lakers home game at STAPLES Center last week. This is the third year the L.A. Lakers have teamed up with Comerica Bank to present the business awards and recognize women in leadership in Los Angeles.
“I am truly humbled by this award especially coming from these two big organizations”
, says Ms. Jones. “It was a bigger than life experience”, she added about being center court at STAPLES Center. “I don’t carry the foundation on my shoulders alone, we have awesome volunteers and sponsors and this award is for them. Without their continued support the foundation wouldn’t exist”, stated Ms. Jones.
In her selfless nature Jones turned the questioning away from herself and onto the organizations that allowed for this opportunity, “This awards program is amazing and I hope it continues to celebrate business women in the community... I honor what Comerica and the Lakers are doing for women.”
Jones is also a full-time realtor, mother of two, and resides in Redondo Beach, California.
Melissa Pollard (Comerica Bank, Senior Vice President – Western Market), Award Recipient Patricia Jones, and Samira Asemanfar (recipient in the Entrepreneurial category).
About P.S. I Love You Foundation:
P.S. I Love You Foundation was established in 1998 with the vision to empower and inspire at-risk youth in Los Angeles. The Foundation mission aims to develop strong emotional, physical and social well-being skills early in children’s lives in order to reduce and possibly prevent these children from turning to drugs, violence or gangs. The P.S. I Love You Foundation currently reaches over 700 at-risk youth a year through during-school enrichment and mentor programs as well as community events such as “Day at the Beach” that unites in over 250 community volunteers with at-risk children for a day of fun at the beach every summer. For more information, please visit http://psiloveyoufoundation.org
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