SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Sue and Bill Gross Foundation has announced an additional $250,000 donation to the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science’s Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing. The contribution adds to $2 million in past commitments from William “Bill” Gross, the founder of Pacific Investment Managing Companyand lead portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group, and his wife, Sue, the family foundation president.
The donation announcement was made at Drew University’s 32nd annual commencement ceremony June 6 at the StubHub Center in Carson. At the ceremony, Bill and Sue Gross were awarded the Board of Trustees Medal of Honor.
Recipients of Sue and Bill Gross Nursing Endowment, known as Sue and Bill Gross Nursing Scholars, must demonstrate financial need and live in county Service Planning Area 6, which includes Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount and Watts. The first benefactors were awarded in 2015, and included three students pursuing a masters of science degree in nursing.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation is presenting a series on technology and social media, in partnership with the Black Business Association, at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 Western Ave.
The workshop “Blogging for Business Growth” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 13. “Computerized Accounting-QuickBooks” is from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 and “Intro to Computer/Internet Fundamentals” is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17.
To qualify for attendance, participants must own or operate a business in the city of Los Angeles or have a business license.
RSVP at email@example.com or call (323) 789-4515. Seating is limited.
Town hall meeting
covers gun laws
SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The LAPD South Bureau is holding a town hall meeting to discuss gun violence and laws regarding gun ownership at 6:30 p.m. June 9 in the Augustus F. Hawkins High School gym, 825 W. 60th St.
Deputy Chief William Scott, the commanding officer of South Bureau operations, is hosting the event.
group to meet
SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Community organizations are hosting a support group for families of murdered victims from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 13, at the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Division, 7600 S. Broadway, in the Community Room.
The hosts are Justice for Murdered Children, Project Cry No More, Justice for Homicide Victims and LAURA.
Seminar planned for
entering show biz
WATTS — Wattstar’s Entrepreneur Collaborative is presenting a free business seminar “Doing Biz With Show Biz,” on marketing and small business in the entertainment industry from 2 to 4 p.m. June 11 at Ted Watkins Memorial Park Auditorium, 1335 E. 103rd St.
The guest speakers will be actress and entrepreneur Marla Gibbs, human resources specialist Monica Castenada and Greg Hedgepath, an award-winning supervising sound editor and sound designer of the Formosa Group, whose credits include “Straight Outta Compton.”
Register at www.Wattstar.org. Information: (323) 757-7506
Chamber of Commerce
to host luncheon
LOS ANGELES — The Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce is holding its 17th annual Education Fund Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the LA Hotel, 333 S. Figueroa St.
Compiled by Anne Artley.
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