Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Announces Summit Of The Americas Host Committee

Published On: June 7, 2022Categories: MFLA News

LOS ANGELES — The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced today the official Host Committee of the Summit of the Americas, which is being held in Downtown LA this week.

Comprising a broad array of Los Angeles’ civic leadership, the Host Committee was organized by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to welcome the delegations to the Summit and to help underwrite it. The Mayor’s Fund plays a unique role in Los Angeles by connecting the public and private sectors to advance impactful initiatives. In the diplomacy space, in 2015, the Mayor’s Fund helped underwrite the US-China Climate Leaders Summit that was held in Los Angeles and included then Vice President Joe Biden.

The Host Committee members are:

Chair: Casey Wasserman/The Wasserman Foundation

  • Raul Anaya/Bank of America
  • Wallis Annenberg/The Annenberg Foundation
  • Connie & Steve Ballmer
  • Frank E. Baxter
  • Gene Block/UCLA
  • David Bohnett/The Bohnett Foundation
  • The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
  • Michael & Jane Eisner/The Eisner Foundation
  • Carol Folt/USC
  • David Geffen Foundation
  • Antonia Hernandez/The California Community Foundation
  • Robert Iger & Willow Bay
  • Andy Jassy/Amazon
  • Ynon Kreiz/Mattel, Inc.
  • Peter Laugharn/The Hilton Foundation
  • Deidre Lind/Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles
  • The RM Liu Foundation
  • Robert Lovelace & Alicia Minana
  • Michael Miebach/Mastercard
  • Sundar Pichai/Google and Alphabet
  • Pedro J. Pizarro/Edison International
  • Evan Spiegel/Snapchat
  • Supernal
  • Marc & Eva Stern
  • Robert Tuttle & Maria Hummer-Tuttle

“Our distinguished Host Committee reflects the best of Los Angeles and demonstrates the importance of this convening to our nation,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The support of the Mayor’s Fund and the Host Committee is essential to both the city’s role in this gathering of global leaders and to the Summit itself.”

“Los Angeles’ diversity, trade gateways and vibrancy make it the ideal setting for the Ninth Summit of the Americas,” said Host Committee Chair Casey Wasserman. “We look forward to welcoming our neighbors and facilitating an exchange that moves us all toward a more peaceful and prosperous future.”

“The Mayor’s Fund exists to reach across dividing lines and create coalitions to solve our greatest challenges, and that’s exactly what the Summit of the Americas seeks to achieve on a hemispheric scale,” said Mayor’s Fund President & CEO Deidre Lind. “The members of the Host Committee embody the welcoming spirit, diversity and generosity that define Los Angeles.”

The Ninth Summit of the Americas will focus on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for our hemisphere. It is the only hemispheric meeting of leaders from the countries of the Americas, and will include President Joe Biden and other heads of state. The Summit serves as the most important forum to address our region’s shared challenges and opportunities, and it is President Biden’s highest priority event for the region. Information at:

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of local government, business, philanthropy and non-profits, the Fund facilitates communication and collaboration between the public and private sectors to find solutions to Los Angeles’ most complex challenges. It was established in 2014 with Mayor Eric Garcetti as a permanent resource for Los Angeles residents that spans across mayoral administrations. Information at:


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