Friends of SCLARC Supporters


Michael Concepcion
Coming to prominence in 1989, Mr. Concepcion was responsible for organizing chart-topping West Coast rappers in order to produce the lyrically poignant, anti-gang manifesto "We're All In the Same Gang." Today, he continues to produce rap and pop artists on his Grand Jury Records label. Together with hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, Mr. Concepcion is one of the primary organizers of the national Hip Hop Summit.  Always one to give back, Mr. Conception has continuously given to Friends of SCLARC since it formally incorporated in 2005.

Brett Ratner
Always one to give to good causes,  Hollywood super director Brett Ratner’s generous donation to Friends of SCLARC, Inc. has gone a long way in helping to provide emergency housing, food, clothing and transportation dollars to residents of South Los Angeles.


Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant arts exposure, access and education as well as exhibition opportunities to early, mid-career artists and artists of color. Rush Philanthropic believes that if given the opportunity to practice and appreciate art—whether it be poetry, music, dance or the visual arts young lives will be transformed. For the last 11 years Rush Philanthropic has served more than 700,000 urban youth, directed millions in funding from its donors to underserved youth, and established two exhibits and education facilities. Click here to visit the website


US Bank
US Bank believes that when people work together, great things happen. The company shares a strong tradition of working with community partners who understand the needs of individuals, families and organizations. They match their resources with what the community needs. Through collaborations, families can find affordable places to call home, people can gain job skills, kids from diverse backgrounds can achieve in school, and the wealth of the arts can become more accessible to everyone. Click here to visit the website

Dudley Ventures
Founded in the late 1990s, Dudley Ventures has managed over $1 billion dollars of New Markets Tax Credits and other congressionally sanctioned tax advantaged investments and specializes in Community Revitalization. Through Friends of SCLARC, Dudley Ventures is helping to make a far reaching investment in South Los Angeles. Click here to visit the website

Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is dedicated to making a positive contribution to society through their focus on the environment, people, responsible business practices, community investment and strengthening the next generation of citizens. Click here to visit the website

American Express
American Express believes that serving the community is not only integral to running a business successfully, but that it is their responsibility as citizens of the world. Their mission-- to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting diverse communities in ways that enhance the company's reputation with employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders. Click here to visit the website

Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills
Fleet Manager Andrew Dawson and Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills have been avid supporters of the Friends of SCLARC Golf Tournament and Dinner by donating raffle prizes, the Hole in One car as well as participating as one of the many competitive foursomes. The tournament benefits individuals residing in South Los Angeles who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability.Click here to visit the website

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