Early on in her career, Gina understood the importance of helping others succeed. She quickly responded to a call-to-action to engage the next generation of philanthropists by overseeing the establishment of Emerging Leaders – a dynamic young group of professionals dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty in our community.
Thanks to Gina’s leadership over the past two years, the group is now 300 members strong, represents more than 50 major corporations and has hosted several CEO Spotlight events with speakers such as Kent Kresa, Sharon Allen and Michael Johnson to generate support for United Way’s mission to create pathways out of poverty for L.A. residents.
As the mother of two young children, a respected philanthropist and a successful businesswoman, Gina has touched the lives of many individuals – a few of whom have chosen to express their gratitude and share their thoughts on the impact of her work:
“Thank you, Gina, for being the original inspiration for Emerging Leaders and for taking ownership of its creation. It has been a pleasure working with you and also incredibly rewarding to see your vision come to life.”
Karin C. Harwood, Deloitte Tax LLP
“Few people are willing to step up and help support a great cause, but even fewer have the devotion and the heart to step up and lead an effort which can create change for so many. Gina deserves recognition for her efforts.”
James Rock, KPMG LLP
“Gina, thanks for everything you’ve done for Emerging Leaders! You will certainly be missed. Best of luck!”
Eric Street, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
“Gina stepped up to lead this amazing group of young professionals who represent the leaders of tomorrow. Our Emerging Leaders are deeply committed to creating pathways out of poverty for all residents of this County. Thank you, Gina, for your leadership, commitment and passion!”
Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater L.A.