It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend John Mack, long-time volunteer, United Way of Greater Los Angeles board member and civil rights champion.
John dedicated his life to justice and equality and embodied courage, leadership and integrity.
John was a driving force in helping to transform United Way of Greater Los Angeles through his leadership:
- Developing “The State of Black Los Angeles,” a report published in 2005 in collaboration with United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) and the Los Angeles Urban League,
- Championing UWGLA’s focus on poverty through the development of the Creating Pathways out of Poverty mission, and
- Helping UWGLA develop its platform for advocacy to benefit our most vulnerable residents.
(2005) Left to right: John Mack, former president of the Los Angeles Urban League, with Elise Buik, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
It has been a tremendous honor to watch John weave his legacy into the fabric of our organization and the Los Angeles community.
Our best way to pay tribute to him is to continue his tradition of standing up for what’s right, for showing courage even when it’s hard, and to inspire others to join us in the movement of a more equitable and compassionate world.