26 Oct Mike Gatto and AT&T Present “Investing in California Awards” Grants to Burbank and Los Angeles Non-Profits
October 22, 2015
BURBANK –Assemblyman Mike Gatto and AT&T teamed-up to present four local non-profits in the 43rd Assembly District with an “Investing in California Awards” Grant. Out of the numerous grant applicants, the Burbank YMCA, Burbank Arts for All Foundation, Streets are for Everyone (S.A.F.E.), and the Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) were each selected to receive a $1,250 grant from AT&T.
“We are very lucky to have these four non-profits in my district. They do a tremendous amount of goodwill and have provided a great service to the communities I represent,” said Assemblyman Gatto. “I want to thank AT&T for their generosity and for helping these organizations continue to accomplish their goals and have an impact in my district.”
AT&T California has created a new giving program called the “Investing in California Awards.” The purpose of the program is to provide resources and recognize organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing economic growth, educational opportunities or new technologies, or by providing other essential community services.
“We have been fortunate to partner with Assemblymember Gatto who has been a long-time public servant and champion for the 43rd Assembly District,” said Barbara Winn, Area Director for AT&T External Affairs. “Assemblyman Gatto grew up in the very district he represents and knows the community-based organizations that make a difference in the community.”
The Burbank YMCA has been a long-time staple of the community and a host to many service groups in Burbank. They also have a robust Youth and Government program that teaches students the importance of civic duty to the community. With animation and media playing a prevalent role in the Burbank local economy, the Burbank Arts for All Foundation dedicates ensures that every student in Burbank public schools receives a quality arts education as part of their core curriculum. Additionally, FoLAR makes its mission to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River, which runs through Burbank and Glendale, and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education, and wise stewardship. Lastly, S.A.F.E. dedicates it’s cause to creating sensible, proven strategies to prevent hit-and-run crimes, an issue Assemblyman Gatto is passionate about, and to making streets safe for all users – pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles.
Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and the longest-serving current member of the State Assembly. He represents California’s 43rd Assembly District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake. www.asm.ca.gov/gatto