Empowering Youth Through Education

A Message of Thanksgiving

We have angels of all colors, shapes and sizes in our city, writes Fulfillment Fund CEO Kenny Rogers, and it is for that reason our potential is truly limitless.

Life as a CEO of one of Los Angeles’ leading non-profit organizations can sometimes be complicated.
 
That is why heading into this weekend - and #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2 - I am especially thankful for the simple things, like the feeling I had last night when I stopped by my 6-year-old son Joe-Joe’s room for no other purpose than to watch him sleep like an angel in his bed.
 
Sure, Joe-Joe can be a Tazmanian Devil at times, but his cherubic face – especially when he’s sleeping - reminds me that parents all throughout our city have little angels of their own, and that it is a universal desire of parents to nurture their children, protect them, and prepare them for adulthood.
 
What I’m equally thankful for are the wonderful adults in our city  – people like our mentors, our college counselors and our advisors  - who go out of their way to help extend opportunity to our students. These folks are angels too of course, and thinking of them gets me to thinking about the word “angel” and the city we all call home.
 
Despite the seemingly insurmountable problems we sometimes face in our world, our country and our region, I am thankful that we are a City of Angels.  We have angels of all colors, shapes and sizes here, and it is for that reason that our potential is truly limitless.
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
 
With peace and love from our Fulfillment Fund family to yours,
 
Kenny Rogers