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2018 Change L.A.

Change Begins With You

Change L.A.

On Saturday, October 6, L.A.'s new generation of donor-activists came together for Change L.A.—Liberty Hill's party with a purpose. We had an incredible afternoon honoring Amelia Williamson of AWA Consults and Joe Delgado of ACCE, and left inspired to continue changing L.A. Visit our Facebook Photo Album to relive the fun.

2018 Change L.A. Honorees

Amelia Williamson

Amelia Williamson

Sarah Pillsbury NextGen Award
Amelia Williamson is CEO and Chief Strategist of AWA Consults, a boutique social impact agency that provides philanthropic advising, organizational development and strategy building services. AWA has advised organizations ranging from Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine, to Starbucks-launched social enterprise, LeadersUp. Previously, Williamson served as President of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Williamson is a strong advocate for social justice, the development of underserved communities and equity in philanthropy. She chairs the board for Liberty Hill Foundation and Social Action Partners. She also co-chairs Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy and the California Community Foundation's $5MM BLOOM initiative. Most recently, Amelia received a Mayoral appointment to the City of L.A.'s oversight committee to issue $1.2 billion in bonds to fund housing for homeless people.

The Sarah Pillsbury NextGen Award is named after one of Liberty Hill's founders and is presented to an individual who heralds Liberty Hill's vision and ideals, and embodies them as a young and influential leader in their personal and professional life.

Joe Delgado

Joe Delgado

Wally Marks Changemaker Award
Raised in California's High Desert, Joe Delgado is the son of Mexican immigrants. Joe currently serves as Director of the Los Angeles chapter of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE). He has been involved in community organizing since 2010, and first joined ACCE in 2013 as Statewide Canvass Director. Joe also worked as the statewide Field Director of Housing Now before taking a position with ACCE. Joe's work has addressed a range of social justice issues, including equitable infrastructure investment, progressive revenue solutions, housing equity, access to high quality and well-funded public services, corporate accountability, voter engagement, and criminal justice.

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."



  • Kafi D. Blumenfield


  • Paula & Barry Litt


  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Harold & Stephanie Bronson
  • Marta Ferro
  • First 5 LA
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres & Shawn Landres

Change Agent

  • Anne-Marie Jones
  • AWA Consults
  • California Community Foundation
  • Vincent Jones
  • Josh Kamensky & Heather Rosenberg
  • LeadersUp
  • John Manulis
  • Nate Parker Foundation
  • Abby Sher
  • Mitchell Singer


  • Jennifer Andrews
  • Dyanne Asimow
  • Joanna Jackson
  • Laura & Jason Richardson
  • Shana Weiss