Foundation For Second Chances Host 4th Annual Diamonds and Denim Leadership Awards Brunch

Non-profit organization honors supportive Los Angeles community and business leaders
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LOS ANGELES - Jan. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- Foundation For Second Chances (FFSC) will host its 4th Annual Leadership Awards brunch on Saturday February 15, 2014 to recognize extraordinary individuals whose contributions are vital to the community and FFSC’s success. FFSC utilizes hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of our youth. This year’s honorees include Anika Jackson (Inspirational Award), Tammy Tumbling (Community Leader Award), Omar McGee (Educational Leader Award), Graciela Meibar (Business Leader Award) and Alicia Easter (FFSC Volunteer of the Year). The red carpet soiree takes place on the beautiful grounds of  the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens located at 570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The diamonds and denim event also serves as a fundraiser for FFSC’s educational and outreach programs to ensure the continuation of their mission.

Inspirational honoree Anika Jackson is a native of Lawrence, Kansas, Anika is a member of the Junior League of Houston and serves as development chair for the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. Ms. Jackson currently manages the Jackson Family Charity and is founder of the Shaisiri Foundation, focused on women’s maternal health, human trafficking, and education.

Community Leader honoree Tammy Tumbling joined Southern California Edison in 1998 and currently holds the position of Director of Philanthropy & Community Involvement for SCE, a subsidiary of Edison International, and oversees the company's corporate giving efforts. Her responsibilities include managing the company's $16.6 million philanthropic budget and providing strategic direction on funding programs. She oversees the company's grant making focused on community building, employee giving, in-kind donations, volunteer and scholarship programs.

Hailing from Flint, Michigan and a Howard University graduate, Educational Leader honoree Omar McGee is the Founder of Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance. Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance is a Los Angeles based public charter high school whose mission is to help close the financial literacy gap within the minority community. McGee dreamt of becoming a film director but the lure of Hollywood and the monetary success he attained in real estate were not enough for him. He eventually abandoned his aspirations of becoming a Hollywood film director to follow his heart, and return to his original goal of empowering youth whose backgrounds mirrored his own.

Business Leader honoree Graciela G. Meibar is a Cuba native and holds a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. She is vice president of global sales training and global diversity for Mattel, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys with approximately $6 billion in annual sales. Meibar has developed a global strategic diversity initiative for Mattel, helping Mattel address its need for a truly diverse employee population. Meibar is responsible for rolling and implementing all aspects of this strategy.

Hosted by comedian Tiffany Haddish (The Arsenio Hall Show, Real Husbands of Hollywood), this annual event will attract over 200 tastemakers, community leaders and celebrities into a relaxed garden setting with live music by PLUSH, brunch, cocktails and educational notes on the important work the FFSC does with our youth.

Tickets for the event are $100.00 and can be purchased at Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information on Foundation for Second Chances, visit: To apply for media credentials please contact Lisa Humphrey of Premier Concepts PR via email: or call 310.293.4154.

About The Foundation For Second Chances

Foundation for Second Chances (FFSC) is a community based organization that utilizes hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth. Second Chances’ goal is to make sure our children are given all they need to thrive. This includes a quality education, nutritious food and exercise, a safe and nurturing environment and the chance to give back to their community.

About The Foundation For Second Chances Leadership Awards

The purpose of the Second Chances Leadership Awards Brunch is to recognize extraordinary individuals whose contributions are vital to the community and FFSC’s success. Each of the honorees displays exemplary leadership skills and reflects FFSC’s values of integrity, respect and excellence. The honorees are remarkable individuals making extraordinary contributions that inspire young people to be successful and leaders.

About Premier Concepts PR

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