LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs will honor outstanding members of the Los Angeles community at its annual Impact Awards gala, April 20, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. Nina L. Shaw, Esq., Founding Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; Kevin Demoff, Los Angeles Rams Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer; and Mary Beth Barry, Director of Admissions, Brentwood Lower School will be honored. Joshua Hamilton, Brian Laibow and Mira Lee will Co-Chair. Laurence Fishburne will present; Nick Cannon will host.
Founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano, Nina Shaw's client roster is a veritable "who's who" of award-winning actors, writers, producers, directors, entrepreneurs and entertainment executives. Boasting a long-standing commitment to children's education, she currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Independent School Alliance.
Kevin Demoff is COO and EVP of Football Operations with the Rams. Demoff spearheaded the Rams' efforts to become one of the strongest philanthropic partners in professional sports. In 2016 alone, the Rams contributed 1,200 hours of community service to ten local non-profits and 19 schools across the Los Angeles region.
A life-long educator, Mary Beth Barry in 1995 began what she describes as "an amazing journey," as one of the founding faculty of Brentwood School, leading to her appointment as Director of the school's Lower Division in 2000.
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. Their mission is 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. independentschoolalliance.org.
SOURCE The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs