Hermosa Friends awards $10,00 to Sliff Foundation

Kathy Welch, president of the David Sliff Memorial Foundation (middle), accepts a $10,000 check from Hermosa Friends Foundation directors Dorothy Forba-Hartley, Kimberly Barbis, Kerry Krusinski and Ryan Nowicki. Photo by Rose Romero/Hermosa Friends Foundation

The David Sliff Memorial Foundation was named winner of the annual Hermosa Beach Friends Foundation “Quick Pitch” competition last Wednesday at the Lighthouse Care.

The Friends Foundation was founded by Karen and Ryan Nowicki in 2016 to support local charities. Karen has served as Hermosa Beach’s City treasurer since being elected in 2013. Ryan is an attorney, and was named Hermosa’s Man of the Year in 2017.

The Sliff Foundation raises funds for college scholarships and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It was founded in memory of Hermosa Beach resident David Sliff, who took his own life in 2017, at age 23.

Other charities who participated in the this year’s “Quick Pitch” were the South Bay Music Connection, Leadership Hermosa, MB Safe, Hermosa Kiwanis, Arts Group of Hermosa, Hermosa Sister City Association, Joan’s Wish List, DBA Booster Club, Indivisible Arts, the Hermosa Chamber, and P.S. I Love you. 

For more about the Hermosa Beach Friendship Foundation visit HermosaFriendsFoundation.org. ER


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