About The Friends of LAFD
The Friends of the LAFD is a community of donors who believe our firefighters should have the tools and safety gear they depend on to save lives.
When you join the Friends of LAFD, you become part of the LAFD family and directly empower the Foundation to do everything possible to fulfill LAFD needs that arise year-round.
Membership includes a host of insider benefits and unique experiences that bring you closer to the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
Approximately 97% of the city’s budget for LAFD goes towards salaries and benefits, leaving just 3% to cover the cost of essential equipment, new technology and training programs. The disparity creates funding shortfalls for equipment for everyday incidents, to resources for specialty units (like the Urban Search & Rescue and Air Operations units). Click here to view the equipment needs we are actively working to fulfill.
GREAT BENEFITS. GREATER CAUSE.
Through the Friends of LAFD, your annual gift will help fulfill outstanding needs, making an impact where it is needed most. Click the name of your desired level to join the Friends of LAFD today.
Annual Gift: $100 - $499
Benefits: Newsletter, LAFD Foundation decal, LAFD pin
Annual Gift: $500 - $999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + A personalized thank you note card from a firefighter, LAFD license plate frame
Annual Gift: $1,000 - $2,499
Benefits: All of the above benefits + Name recognition on the LAFD Foundation website, Invitation to an exclusive LAFD event, LAFD baseball cap
Annual Gift: $2,500 - $4,999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + An invitation to the “State of the LAFD” address by the Fire Chief, official LAFD t-shirt
Annual Gift: $5,000 - $9,999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + 2 VIP tickets to VALOR - the LAFD's annual awards gala
Annual Gift: $10,000
Benefits: All of the above benefits + An invitation to an exclusive dinner event with the Fire Chief
For more information about the Friends of LAFD program, please contact:
Tara Gurlides, Development Director
310-552-4139 | firstname.lastname@example.org
-Photo in graphic by Mike Meadows
2020 - 2021 FRIENDS OF LAFD
Thank you to the following individuals, families and organizations for your steadfast support of our firefighters.
FIRE MARSHAL LEVEL
The Matthew & Lee Love Foundation
BATTALION CHIEF LEVEL
Michael & Elaine Lips
Jennifer GIlbert Michael
Paul & Janet Pucino
Patricia & Welko Gasich
Warren & Randi Grant
Jeanine & Kevin Kay
Christopher Keyser & Susan Sprung
Donna & Clifford Ko
Jim Woo Lee
Ginna & George Schenk
Elizabeth & Tim Ward
Dr. Wendell & Terry Wong
Earl Lewis Goldberg Family Trust