Advancing Ascencia Capital Campaign (2012-2015)

We did it! Thanks to all of our Advancing Ascencia donors, we successfully concluded our capital campaign on December 31, 2015 , raising $7.79 million and exceeding our original goal of $7.45 million!

In 2012, Ascencia embarked on its first ever capital campaign, Advancing Ascencia. The campaign’s goal was to raise $7.45 million over three years to:

  • secure a new and improved permanent home for Ascencia’s Access Center and Emergency Housing program;
  • add 9 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless households;
  • increase the number of homeless people served
  • expand our reach to neighboring communities including Burbank and the Northeast Los Angeles area.
  • deepen the continuum of care for long-term success, such as adding financial literacy curriculum adapted to the needs of homeless and extremely low-income people.

The campaign has enabled us to accomplish the following:

Ownership of our facility.  For years we faced the uncertainty of rising rents and as south Glendale has undergone new development, we wanted to secure our location.  Owning our facility has saved $90,000 per year in leasing costs.

Design that suits our needs.  The new facility has better privacy for our Emergency Housing residents, a brilliant commercial kitchen for our Guest Chef volunteers, an airy dining room and soothing paint schemes to help reduce client stress and facilitate a productive working environment.

Build our team.  Strong service delivery depends on a strong staff.  The campaign has enabled us to hire a Program Director and Hospital Liaison, to manage dramatic changes in how we do business, working closely with local hospitals and our partner agencies in the San Fernando Valley and Northeast Los Angeles.

Our Executive Director Natalie Profant Komuro and our Campaign Leadership, along with our staff and clients, would like to thank all of our Advancing Ascencia donors for their generous support!

$2,000,000 +

The S.H. Ho Foundation

City of Glendale / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

$400,000 +

Benefactor, Pacific BMW and David L. Ho, Jr.

Honorable Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor

$200,000 +

Nicholas and Wende Lam

W. M. Keck Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Anonymous Foundation

$100,000 +

Dunson Cheng

Anthony Tang

Annenberg Foundation

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

The Rose Hills Foundation

$85,000 +

Dignity Health

$50,000 +

The Rodney Khan Family

Baxter International Foundation

Burbank HealthCare Foundation

$25,000 +

Steve and Makiko Nakasone

Chip and Nancy Stone

Ervin F. Dinley / Daniel R. Samaniego Foundation

National Charity League, Inc., Glendale Chapter

The Stone-Beck Group at Morgan Stanley

$10,000 +

The Bettie Gordon Neale Foundation

Nitesh and Jenny Bondale

The Brodsky Family

Cathay Bank

Community Foundation of the Verdugos

Lee Draper and Tom Paiva

First United Methodist Church of Glendale

Bruce and Debbie Hinckley

Kiwanis Club of Glendale

Cranston and Natalie Profant Komuro

Mia and Jake Lee

Diane G. Medina


Barbara Emmons Perrier and Tom Perrier

Rotary Club of Glendale

Shant and Suzanna Sahakian

Varouj and Kathy Seuylemezian

Joy and Wayne Smith

Collin and Sarah Wedel

Page and Karen Whyte

Capital Campaign / #MyAscencia Donors
Under $10,000

Abby Arnold

Daniel and Yasmin Beers

Siddhartha Biswas

Jim Blechman

Jacob Boley and Sarah Joung

Christopher and Sonja Bradley

Matt Brodlie

Mary Broerman

Linda Campo

Eleni Christofi

Maryanne DeCandia

Debbie and Jason Delevan

Desirae Dickinson

Kathleen Dunleavy and Jay Platt

Mark R. Edwards

Paul and April Fitzpatrick

Chrissy Florence

Marvel Ford

Jim and Eileen Givens

Robert Goodell

Carol Greco

Grigor Grigoryan

Tomer Gurantz

Barry Gussow and Karen Volpei-Gussow

Melissa Hagopian

Kirby Higashi

Jeffery Jett

Yasmin Kamria and Daniel P. Beers

Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian

Tonya Lariviere

Lorie Lieberman

Paul Lopez and William Williams

Lauren Lustig

Teresa Mackey

Robin MacLeod-Jones

Patricia Magoffin

Tony Marcus

Robert and Lena Minassian

Nell Minow

Glenn Wiener and Rosemary Montana

Laurel and Jim Patric

Thomas Perrier

Casey Pullman

Chuck Reinhart

Vincent Rifino

David Romer

Daryl Rossi

Monica and Jose Sierra

Mike and Karen Swan

Beverly Tang

Carlos Valenzuela

Jerome and Mariel Velarde

Aaron and Emily Van Voorhis

Peter D. and Allison Weir

Jobe Whelan

Maegan Williams

Jana Wunderlich

Mark Yamarone

Anonymous Donors

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