Press Release

California Community Foundation Mourns the Loss of Former Los Angeles County Supervisor and Board Chair Gloria Molina

Press Release | May 16, 2023

Los Angeles, CA — The California Community Foundation (CCF) released the following statement from President and CEO Antonia Hernández on the passing of former Los Angeles County Supervisor and Board Chair Gloria Molina:

“Los Angeles has lost a political pioneer, a champion for the underrepresented and a trailblazing Latina. The Honorable Gloria Molina dedicated her life to public service becoming the first Latina elected as California State Assemblymember, Los Angeles City Councilmember, and Los Angeles County Supervisor.

“Her legacy and impact in Los Angeles, the state and the nation will live on through the policy changes she secured and communities she served. Gloria joined the CCF Board of Directors as a board member in 2016, becoming the chair of the Board in 2021. As chair, Gloria sought to reimagine our resources to ensure that all Angelenos have access. Her unwavering commitment to strengthen communities throughout Los Angeles County will be felt for generations to come.

“Gloria opened doors for future leaders so that others would walk through those doors to impact and transform lives. Her keen intellect, passion, work ethic and strong sense of right made her a forceful advocate and a force of nature. As we celebrate the incredible life and career of Gloria, we can honor her by continuing to fight for equity in our vulnerable communities.

“CCF will always be incredibly grateful to the Honorable Gloria Molina for her service and commitment to our communities. We thank Gloria for her dedication and public service. Our hearts and thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

MEDIA CONTACT:

Paula Valle Castañon at pvalle [@] calfund [.] org or 213.452.6233

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*In lieu of flowers, Gloria’s family requests that donations be made to Casa 0101 and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in her memory to inspire and empower future generations through the arts.

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has served as a public, charitable organization for Los Angeles County since 1915. Its mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. CCF stewards $2.3 billion in assets and manages 1,900 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit www.calfund.org.