Kaci Patterson will be honored with the Wally Marks Changemaker Award at the 2017 Change LA: Fast Forward, an event celebrating emerging leaders committed to social justice in progressive Los Angeles.
Kaci is the owner of Social Good Solutions (SGS), a boutique consulting practice bridging ideas with social change. In addition to building multimillion-dollar grantmaking portfolios in the US and abroad, Kaci pioneered capacity building programs, professional development and organizational initiatives that served networks of over 1,000 civil society leaders and public officials. Kaci is a founding member of Communities for Los Angeles Student Success, and co-founded the BLACC (Building Leaders and Cultivating Change) Fund, a giving circle at Liberty Hill supporting grassroots social activism and Senior Director of the L.A. Partnership for Early Childhood Investment. She is the recipient of the 2016 California Community Foundation Unsung Hero of Los Angeles, and was named one of the 2016 40 Under 40 by the Empowerment Congress.
The Wally Marks Changemaker Award is given annually to an individual whose work in the community illustrates Dr. Martin Luther King's insight that while "the arc of history is long, it bends toward justice."
Change LA: Fast Forward takes place September 16 at Hills Penthouse (Thompson House) 8560 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069.