The Presidents' Message, Spring 2019
We are delighted to serve as new co-presidents of LAFF. Just like you, we are involved in multiple activities in our family, professional and volunteer lives, yet we are deeply committed to LAFF.
For many years, LAFF has enabled members to be in touch through its website, newsletter and in-person gatherings. We will sustain these fora, and welcome your suggestions about how we can enhance their scope and value. We also will be delighted to hear from you about other ways in which LAFF can help members remain in touch and how you would like to be connected to this extraordinary network.
At the LAFF gathering on March 21, which is featured in this issue of the newsletter, we were thrilled that so many of you were able to visit the Foundation’s newly renovated headquarters and to join our host, Ford President Darren Walker, in paying tribute to our outgoing LAFF president, Shep Forman. It was an honor to salute his steadfast leadership and dedication to LAFF over many years and to share this occasion with his family and colleagues who had worked closely with him.
The March event also was an opportunity to encourage new and ongoing members of LAFF to become more active in planning and hosting events, writing for the newsletter, assisting our devoted secretary-treasurer, Nellie Toma, in her myriad responsibilities and other ways in which you might want to be involved.
We look forward to opportunities to engage with you virtually and in person as we embark on our leadership of this unique organization.
Warmest regards to all, Betsy Campbell and Suzanne Siskel