OFFICE NUMBER: (310) 552-4139
Liz Lin, President
Liz oversees the Foundation's day-to-day operations to ensure that the organization's mission is aligned with the needs of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Additionally, she works with the board and staff to ensure that the organization's short- and long-term strategic objectives are being met.
Tara Gurlides, Development Director
Tara oversees the organization’s fundraising efforts from events, annual fund campaign, donor cultivation, and other campaigns as needed. She develops and identifies additional giving opportunities such as matching gifts, legacy gifts, sponsorship, and major gifts.
Merlin Costales, Finance Manager
Merlin manages all financial matters from bookkeeping to purchasing and managing the Adopt-A-Fire-Station (AAFS) program. As the HR representative, Merlin ensures proper set-up and distribution of pay, benefits, and resources for day-to-day functionality.
Robin Blau, Development Associate
Robin assists with managing the AAFS program and the documentation of donations in the data management system. She also serves as the project manager for silent auctions and other event-related fundraising efforts.
Ronni Gallegos, Social Media Coordinator
Ronni is responsible for managing the non-profit’s social media platforms. She produces engaging content to captivate the audience and increase the organization's social media footprint. Additionally, she manages the social media calendar, tracks key metrics, and collaborates with other team members on general communication materials.