Los Angeles Declares January 16, 2015 as Dr. La-Doris McClaney Day!
On January 16, 2015, at 9:45 AM, in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, the City of Los Angeles will recognize and commemorate Dr. McClaney’s significant contributions to the life of the greater Los Angeles community and her humanitarian efforts in the support of worthy charities.
Real estate magnate and philanthropist Dr. La-Doris McClaney said, “My hobby is giving.” Dr. McClaney gives credit for her success to her strong religious beliefs. Guided by the conviction that God “allowed” her this lifestyle, Dr. McClaney feels an obligation, a sacred duty to give back. She continues to sustain the legacy established by her mother Eula McClaney who made the awe-inspiring rags to riches journey from the cotton fields of Alabama to Holmby Hills, California. Dr. McClaney’s success as an accomplished real estate entrepreneur has enabled her to maintain the McClaney Foundation that, for over twenty-five years, has generously supported the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research, South Central Los Angeles Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled, United Negro College Fund, Bethune-Cookman University, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Christian Broadcasting Network, and World Vision International.
Janice Smallwood-McKenzie said, “Dr. McClaney always says, ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ Over and over again, I’ve watched her give beyond what is required. We wanted to do something to show her that we love her and appreciate her. We wanted to surprise her with something that was as phenomenal as she is.”
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