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A Little Hope Foundation announces inaugural fundraising gala May 9 at Village

Updated: Apr 20

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Little Hope Foundation will host "A Little Hope Gala" on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the legendary Village Studios in Los Angeles to raise awareness & funds for its Scholarship Program that helps underprivileged students achieve higher education.

"The need for equal opportunity for our youth is very dear to me, and I am thrilled by the outpouring of support for our first event. I anticipate 'A Little Hope Gala' will be a phenomenal celebration of the work we do to bring assistance and greater awareness to the children in our communities who lack the means and tools to fulfill their life potential and become constructive members of society," said Louis Hernandez Jr., founder of A Little Hope Foundation.

The invitation-only event will be attended by influential business, media technology, education and civic leaders who share the foundation's vision to help level the playing field when it comes to attaining a higher education. An evening filled with glitz and glamour will include cocktails, dinner and dancing at the iconic Moroccan Ballroom at Village Studios. Jeff Greenberg, chief executive officer of Village Studios, is a member of the gala event committee.

A Little Hope Foundation's Scholarship Program supports the needs of underprivileged and underrepresented students from specified groups, including families of single parents and children of veterans, who seek specific educational goals in the arts, sustainability, science, technology, engineering, mathematics or education. The scholarships awarded are based on need and university selection.

"As a lifelong educator, I have taught students from lower income families and been a witness to their struggles. With the gala, I am excited to be part of a community working to raise awareness and money for students who have the ambition to obtain a college education and make a success of their lives," said Emma Lerew, Ph.D., the namesake of A Little Hope Foundation's Dr. Emma Lerew Scholarship award.

To become a sponsor and to inquire about tickets to attend the event, or to learn more about the Scholarship Program, please send your request to

A Little Hope Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization created to support the needs of underrepresented and underprivileged children in education, healthcare, the arts, and youth leadership development. Our goal is equal opportunity for all children.  We help provide the tools and capabilities they need to fulfill their life purpose and become constructive members of our global community. Our primary vehicle for giving is our Scholarship Program and partnership activities with other like-minded organizations. We believe their aspirations should only be limited by their own imagination of what is possible, their effort and commitment, and desire to contribute to their community. 

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