It is my honor and privilege to serve as the President of Las Madrinas.  As we begin our 87th year, I am reminded that our organization is strong, remains focused to our mission and the membership continues its path of honoring our traditions while enthusiastically focusing on our growth and advancement.  Most recently, we had the pleasure of presenting 26 outstanding Debutante families at our beautiful 2019 Debutante Ball and we continue to fund our current project, The Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the 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 of care.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional Board of Directors and our dedicated Las Madrinas membership.  We look forward to recognizing and celebrating our Debutante families this year and continuing to make a difference in the lives of the children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Best Regards,

Mrs. John Ledlie Rouse (Kelly)