April 11, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – A diverse and far-reaching group of professionals announced the formation of “Lion Fund For Children” (LFFC), a non-profit organization aiming to thwart child abuse and raise child abuse awareness. LFFC’s mission is to support local charities and other organizations that provide counseling and treatment to child abuse victims and their families. LFFC will also promote and support initiatives in local communities that raise awareness about this epidemic problem.
Among LFFC’s Founding Board Members is Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae’s founding partner, Bryan Sullivan. “It is with great honor that I join a strong, lasting voice in addressing child abuse. My number one goal as a Founding Board Member is to make sure support goes to those who need it most,” says Sullivan.
The new organization has a six-member board that includes professionals with diverse experience in the non-profit, legal, education, business, entertainment and media arenas. There is also a twenty-member Advisory Council comprised of several PSU alumni, and former and current campus leaders, including the 2011-2012 Panhellenic and IFC Presidents.
Sullivan goes on to say “We were all appalled by the incidents of sex abuse reported to have occurred at Penn State and my own alma mater, Syracuse University, and I, along with other LFFC board members, felt the need to take action because such incidents are not isolated to those two college campuses. So, we formed this charity to raise awareness, support those that fight against abuse, and help its victims.” He brings a wealth of non-profit experience to LFFC; he is also Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Board Of Director Member of BASTA, Inc., a non-profit tenants’ rights group with offices in Los Angeles, Lancaster and Compton.
LFFC is currently seeking tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.