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Inside Los Angeles’ Ambitious Public-Private Child Welfare Partnership

Public-private partnerships are the philanthropy of the future, and there’s a big one starting up in Los Angeles right now. Los Angeles County and 13 local foundations have recently banded together around improving the well-being of vulnerable children.

Getting With It: Money Flows to Help Classical Music Stay Relevant

These are interesting times for classical music, a field buffeted by changing demographics, tough financial challenges, and pressing questions about relevance.

Foundations Applaud White House Gun-Violence Actions

An emotional President Obama announced Tuesday that he would take executive action to strengthen gun laws.

Five business leaders and philanthropists elected to USC Board of Trustees

David Bohnett, Jeanie Buss, Kathy Leventhal, Kris Popovich and Tracy Sykes bring their experience and expertise to the university

Wallis Annenberg Center taps David Bohnett as chairman

The technology entrepreneur, one of Los Angeles’ most prominent cultural philanthropists, will succeed Jerry Magnin, who has served as chairman for close to three years.

Edward J. Pierce Obituary

Edward Pierce, former General Counsel of, passed away surrounded by family and friends on October 22, 2015. Ed was a major financial and volunteer contributor to GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

David Bohnett: The Avatar of Don Quixote

This C-Suite Quarterly cover story provides an in-depth profile of David Bohnett’s role as a multi-faceted philanthropist.

L.A. Phil’s VAN Beethoven Project Hits All the Right Notes in 3D

Living Out Loud Los Angeles interviews David Bohnett about the LA Philharmonic’s VAN Beethoven virtual reality experience.

L.A. Philharmonic’s Van Beethoven takes virtual reality for a classical spin

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has launched a virtual reality project in which people don VR goggles and Samsung headsets that give them a 3-D, 360-degree experience of four minutes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, performed by the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

VAN Beethoven – Los Angeles classical music review

Newly launched is VAN Beethoven — a 4-minute virtual reality experience. It’s a new initiative that aims to introduce the LA Phil to a broader audience base.