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Legacy Gala Recipients

Every year, the Whispers from Children’s Hearts Foundation puts on a star-studded Annual Legacy Gala Fundraising Event; that donates to charities who are making a difference in the world and in the legacy of the lives they touch. Check out some of our past Legacy Gala award recipients and learn more about the wonderful nonprofit organizations they represent!

~ A Special Thank You Message From WFCH Founder Lisa Haisha ~ 

Lisa Haisha Hosts 3rd Annual Whispers From Children's Heats Foundation Legacy Charity

SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 24: Host Lisa Haisha attends the 3rd Annual Whispers From Children’s Heats Foundation Legacy Charity Gala at Casa Del Mar on March 24, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

On behalf of the WFCH Legacy Gala team, I want to thank you for your contribution to helping to make the Whispers From Children’s Hearts Legacy Gala a huge success!

I started WFCH – because I had just finished traveling to fifteen orphanages over a five-year span. When I came back to the states and had a daughter, I couldn’t continue doing mission trips so I created a foundation so that other people who wanted to give back to children could get recognition and see money to get their non-profit going.

It has been my mission/dream to produce this Gala so that the true angels on this planet could be honored. People who are doing good work that no one knows about because they aren’t famous. The Gala offers publicity, recognition and celebration.

With gratitude and appreciation,
Lisa Haisha, Founder

 

Our Incredible 2017 Recipients

We are proud to announce, WFCH was able to award two amazing non-profit children’s charities this year that live out their legacy annually helping children. With the support of celebrities, inspirators and visionaries from Hollywood, and the world, WFCH was able to provide each of our 2017 recipients with a generous donation of $10,000 each to continue their amazing life changing work with children to achieve their goals and being their legacies.

SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 24: Writer/producer Lee Aronsohn, host Lisa Haisha and honoree Akuyoe Graham attend the 3rd Annual Whispers From Children’s Heats Foundation Legacy Charity Gala at Casa Del Mar on March 24, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Lisa Haisha and writer/producer Lee Aronsohn Host the 3rd Annual Whispers From Children's Heats Foundation Legacy Charity Gala

SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 24: Singer Rickie Byars Beckwith, host Lisa Haisha and writer/producer Lee Aronsohn attend the 3rd Annual Whispers From Children’s Heats Foundation Legacy Charity Gala at Casa Del Mar on March 24, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

More About Our 2017 Recipient Charities

Learn more about this year’s two incredible recipients who are living their legacy, dedicated to powerful, life-changing work with children. 

Akuyoe Graham

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spirit-awakening

SpiritAwakening.org

Akuyoe Graham is an award-winning actor, author and educator. She is the founder of the Spirit Awakening Foundation, a charitable arts organization dedicated to assisting “at-risk” youth and children in the juvenile justice system in the realization of their spiritual identity.

 

Ricki Byars Beckwith

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kuumba shule

KuumbaInMotion.org

Ricki Byars Beckwith is the founder of Kuumba Shule (Swahili for Create School). Kuumba is an innovative learning academy for ages 5-12 that nurtures the creative genius within children who flourish in an atmosphere of alternative, experiential modalities of education.

 

2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS

No Limits for Deaf Children

Kathy Buckley is a hearing-impaired comedian who is the co-founder and spokesperson for No Limits for Deaf ChildrenNo Limits For Deaf Children and Families provides a comprehensive after-school program that offers individual therapy, literacy, academic tutoring, and parent education to families who can not normally afford these types of services to help their hearing impaired children.

No Limits for Deaf Children Donation

In 2015 Kathy Buckley & No Limits For Deaf Children received a $10,000 donation from WFCH to enhance the work they do to help deaf children and their families.

See what No Limits For Deaf Children and Families was able to accomplish with their $10,000 donation from Whisper’s from Children’s Hearts Foundation.

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians are a tribe of young activists, artists and musicians from across the globe stepping up as leaders to co-create the future we know is possible.

Earth Guardians Donation

In 2015 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez & Earth Guardians received a $10,000 donation from WFCH to enhance the work they do to protect the environment in the United States.

See progress on what Earth Guardians is up to now and how they utilized their donation from WFCH to help preserve the legacy of our youth.

2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Kids in the Spotlight

Kids in the Spotlight, Inc. (KITS) provides underprivileged youth with an introduction to and training for the art of filmmaking. The program provides a safe environment for kids to express themselves while cultivating interest in film industry careers, which are so prevalent in Los Angeles. Additionally, it fosters teamwork, creativity and discipline resulting in better self-image and a sense of accomplishment that helps engender a greater belief in their ability to rise above their current social and economic conditions in order to realize their dreams.

 

KITS Donation

In 2014, Tige Charity & Kids in the Spotlight, were presented with a $20,0000 donation from WFCH to help train youth in foster care programs to create, write, cast and star in their own short films

See what Kids In The Spotlight was able to accomplish with their $20,000 donation from Whisper’s from Children’s Hearts Foundation in 2014.

View Our Past Legacy Gala Events

Be sure to check out the previous Legacy Gala event pages to see photos, press and media from our past honorees.

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