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by Jennifer Altfeld Landau and Susan Steinhauser

Annual Giving Campaign Co-Chairs


We hope your holidays were warm and wonderful and that 2018 is off to a wonderful start.  For all of you who have already given to the WLALA Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign, our hearty thanks.  At year’s end we re were more than 1/3 of the way to our $22,000 goal. We couldn’t have done it without you.  

Good news for those of you who have not yet had a chance to contribute—the Campaign is open and accepting contributions through January 31.  Giving will make you feel good.  All you have to do is read about our scholarship recipients and our fellows—in our Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program (aka Kandel Public Interest fellows) or with the WLALA-Inner City Law Center Homeless Women Vets program. In last month’s newsletter we wrote about Patrice Corpus, Nalleli Sandoval and Morgan Thompson, past recipients of our scholarships and Kandel fellowship.  Monica Ramsey, one of this year’s Kandel Public Interest fellows, is featured in the this month’s newsletter.  To pique your interest in learning about Monica’s pioneering work on eliminating barriers to reproductive health services for all women, we want you to hear from Monica directly : 


"As a Fran Kandel Fellow, my passionate commitment to public interest work—especially in the field of reproductive justice—has only grown. Without the support of the Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowship, the crucial learning experiences I enjoyed this summer would not have been possible.

 Thank you, again, for honoring me as a Fran Kandel Fellow. This fellowship was an amazing opportunity for me to grow as a budding public interest lawyer, and I am deeply thankful for your support. "


None of this could happen without funding from the WLALA Foundation.  The  Annual Giving Campaign is a critical component of the WLALA Foundation’s ability to fund fellowships like Monica’s.  Your Annual Giving contributions fund these programs and provide a financial lifeline for law students. They help ensure that law students get the support they deserve with tuition and provide invaluable opportunities to work in the public interest law arena--opening their eyes, minds and hearts to careers they might not otherwise consider and serving those who might not otherwise have the benefit of legal advice. 

Please be as generous as you can. CLICK HERE to make your contribution and know it will be put to good use.

All our thanks and wishes for a productive and satisfying New Year. 


Contributions can be made by credit card or check to WLALA Foundation,  a 501(C)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID 95-3953964). Please send your contribution to the WLALA Foundation c/o) WLALA 634 South Spring Street Suite 617 Los Angeles CA 90014 attn: Annual Giving Campaign.  Credit card contributions can be made at or faxed to 213 892 8948 or mailed.  For questions, please contact the WLALA Office at 213 892 8982 or  To view the WLALA Foundation Information Card please CLICK HERE.