Liz Levitt Hirsch ’74 Honored by Liberty Hill Foundation

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On Thursday, April 19, alongside civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Liberty Hill Foundation of Los Angeles honored Liz Levitt Hirsch ’74 at its annual benefit, the Upton Sinclair Awards. Since 1976, the progressive advocacy organization has been a national leader in funding policy initiatives, launching social change movements, and developing community leaders.

Hirsch was honored for her work as board president of her family’s foundation, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, and praised for her “ability to connect and inspire people to achieve a shared vision to better our communities, and for directing her life-long passion for the performing arts into a source for positive social change.” The Levitt Foundation aims to bring free live music to public and community spaces as well as establish permanent outdoor music venues across the U.S. Over the past 20 years, the foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to fund live musical performances; in 2018, Levitt concerts served more than 600,000 people in 26 cities.

Scripps’ own Levitt on the Lawn concert series was founded by and is sponsored by Liz Levitt Hirsch ’74. Presented on Bowling Green Lawn, these events are open to the Claremont community and primarily feature female artists and women-led musical groups. Recent Levitt on the Lawn performers have included the Mariachi Divas, Joan Shelley, and Meklit.

 

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