It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the 75th President of Las Madrinas.  2018 marks our 85th anniversary and we have a long list of accomplishments of which we can be proud.  Most recently, we honored 28 outstanding Debutante families at our beautiful 2017 Debutante Ball and launched funding for our newest project, The Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program.  We have committed $5 million of support for this important capital and endowment project.

The Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program will ensure that children in our community with a neurological disorder can always rely on Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the highest quality care: the type of care that frees a child from debilitating seizures, helps a teen with muscular dystrophy regain strength and creates hope for patients diagnosed with a brain tumor.

I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional Board of Directors. This year we will work together to recognize and celebrate our Debutante families and make a difference in the lives of the children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Best Regards,
Mrs. Douglas Andrew Thompson