A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

January 22, 2015
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A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

I thought John Goldwyn really nailed it in his tribute to his father Sam Goldwyn, Jr. in Variety following Sam’s passing. I was particularly drawn to the quote from the writer Richard LaGravenese in John’s tribute that for me described why Sam was one of my favorite donors and MPTF supporters. LaGravenese once told...

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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

December 10, 2014
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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

For many years, volunteerism has been an essential part of the MPTF story; essential, but unspoken. Our on-campus Volunteer Guild members put in 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually and we were certain to thank them – but not to celebrate them, or at...

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Reflecting on Our Core Values

October 13, 2014
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Reflecting on Our Core Values

This time of year in the Jewish faith is a time of reflection.  The new year (in the Jewish calendar) is coming in and as Jews  are given a period of time to take a look at our lives, to assess whether the promises...

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

September 5, 2014
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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

It used to be that on a fairly regular basis I got a statement from Social Security showing what my monthly check would look like at age 65.  I...

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Who Are We Now?

July 11, 2014
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Who Are We Now?

We are now into Month 2 of the transition of the MPTF primary care health centers and ancillary services to UCLA Health and everything seems to be working well....

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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

June 4, 2014
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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

I first started managing people when I was 28. I was completely unprepared and impatient – a volatile mix – until finally a well-intended colleague sat me down and...

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