The Ebell of Los Angeles is a community of members, diverse in background, ethnicity, experience, point of view, talents, interest and passions. Though we gather in our historic and beautiful Ebell building, it is our membership which is our most precious asset- members engaging with one another, learning from each other, enjoying each other’s company and working together for our philanthropies, programs and projects, and sometimes, gathering together simply for good fellowship and fun. This physical, face-to-face interaction is our human capital and it is money in the bank for our Los Angeles, whose complexity and barriers to understanding are as enormous as its potential and sometimes-as in the case of the Ebell- its actual openness and engagement and regard for all who live here.
Through imaginative refocus and renewal, the Ebell has sustained its nearly 125 year history of educational, cultural and social service and, with the commitment of its members, will continue to adapt and thrive for a long and meaningful future.
I am honored, as 62nd President, to be a part of this rich and fascinating tradition.