What makes Los Angeles a dynamic and vibrant metropolis is its cultural diversity. As Los Angeles’ community foundation, we value cross-cultural partnerships that reflect the communities we serve. The future of every Angeleno is interwoven, and our success as a community will be defined by how we work together to lead positive change that is inclusive of our diverse backgrounds.

For more than a century, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has helped donors transform lives and communities, in Los Angeles and around the world. By creating tailored and effective solutions designed to meet the needs of diverse donors, CCF has become the philanthropic partner of choice in Los Angeles.

Professional advisors of diverse backgrounds play a significant role in philanthropy, helping their clients navigate their charitable giving and utilize the resources of the Foundation to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars.

In acknowledgement of our partner firms and in celebration of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion, we are pleased to salute our 2021 Rising Stars. Serving Los Angeles for less than ten years, these awardees represent the next generation of advisors who are dedicated to elevating charitable giving to create impact and achieve their clients’ goals.

Sasha Bass

I love CCF and I love groups that focus on local community. There’s something about working in your own community that really is fulfilling.

— Sasha Bass,
Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLP

I’m big on collaboration and my ideal vision is for community members from across L.A. to come together and to inform how we continue to make L.A. great.”

— Dakota Ortiz,
Director of Social Impact, Endeavor


Koko Archibong, Vice President & Private Wealth Advisor,
Capital Group Private Client Services
Sasha Bass
, Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Velma Coronado
, CPA Director, Armanino LLP
Megan Ferkel Earhart, Associate
, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Nikki Hasselbarth
, Associate, Venable LLP
Yishai Kabaker
, Senior Manger, Gursey Schneider LLP
Dakota Ortiz
, Director of Social Impact, Endeavor


  • Establishing or refining individually tailored charitable plans
  • CCF donor services with custom investment options, including the Charitable Asset Management Partnership (ChAMP) with donor designated investment advisors
  • Custom research on local, national or international charities
  • Meetings with community leaders and visits to charities
  • Engaging family members in giving
  • Identifying emerging giving opportunities