LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs (The Independent School Alliance) will honor outstanding members of the Los Angeles community at its annual Impact Awards gala, March 22, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NBA veteran Baron Davis; Joshua G. Hamilton, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP; Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group and Maria Harleston, CPA, will be honored. Brian Laibow, Benjamin Nazarian and Nina Shaw, chair. Taylor Dayne will perform and Shondrella Avery hosts.
Baron Davis is a 13-year NBA veteran and a two-time All-Star. Davis has been an investor, entrepreneur and advisor in a variety of entertainment, technology and consumer product endeavors, including VitaminWater, Popchips, and Songza.
Joshua G. Hamilton is a partner in the litigation practice of Paul Hastings LLP. Hamilton concentrates his practice on securities and corporate governance related litigation and investigations, defense of class actions, and representation of investment firms and their portfolio companies in high-stakes disputes.
Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group is a key member of the senior executive team and responsible for overseeing all business transactions, contracts, and litigation related to UMG's operations.
Maria Harleston is a CPA who spent her corporate career with positions at Price Waterhouse, The Coca Cola Company, DreamWorks and Showtime.
Established in 1985 by a group of Southern California school heads, The Independent School Alliance is an organization of 54 private, independent elementary and secondary schools that endeavor to increase their diversity. It is the mission of The Independent School Alliance to inform members of racial communities presently underrepresented in independent schools of the option of independent school education; to identify applicants from these communities and assist them in the application process; to provide on-going support programs for students and their families; and to act as a resource to member schools assisting them in their individual efforts to address issues of racial diversity and multicultural education. Over the past 14 years, The Independent School Alliance students have received nearly $70 million in financial aid from member schools. For information, visit independentschoolalliance.org.
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SOURCE The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs