Driving Social Change

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was to help manage The Rape Foundation’s endowment. In that role, Armour provided thoughtful financial management services and helped establish key policies aimed at the long-term growth and preservation of the foundation’s assets. But as is so often the case with Capital Group Private Client Services and its associates, Armour’s relationship with the organization and its founder, Gail Abarbanel, grew. Abarbanel, a social worker by training, was a pioneer in offering support for victims of rape. “I was so impressed with [...more...]

Drawing on Family History, Sparks Charts Justice-Charged Path for Masto Foundation

In 1942, Harry and Masie Masto – along with more than 110,000 Japanese Americans – were sent to a World War II internment camp. After arriving at a government farm in Idaho, Harry was tapped to manage the internees and German POWs that worked the farm, and after the war he bought the land and launched a successful potato dehydration business just over the border in Washington State. As the business became more profitable, the Mastos shared their fortune with the community by developing an emergency safety net for workers, leading a capital fundraising campaign to create the first local [...more...]

Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

Preventing gun violence] is the number one issue for me.” — Coach Steve Kerr Thirty-six years ago, Golden State Warriors […more…]

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Brady Responds To Remarks By President Biden, Vice President Harris On Anniversary Of January 6 Insurrection Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

Brady released a new report and a webpage on the “Origin of an Insurrection: How Second Amendment Extremism Led to […more…]

We Can End Gun Violence by Taking Action – Not Sides Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

To those who say we can’t reduce gun violence in America, Tony Porter has a response: “Remember when we didn’t […more…]

‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Upstanders’ Facing History and Ourselves

Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn was attending a Facing History and Ourselves seminar about the steps that led to the Holocaust years ago […more…]

Building a Bay Area Movement for Social Change Black Citizen

Theo Ellington grew up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood in the 1990s and 2000s. Then and now it remains […more…]