Family and friends surrounded Hancock Park resident Mary Adams O’Connell as she accepted the Transformative Partner Award from the Advancement Project at the Champions for Equity awards.
O’Connell, who serves on the Project’s California Leadership Council, was recognized for her longstanding commitment to employing philanthropy to help transform communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice.
She is president and CEO of the family investment and management firm, Adams O’Connell Inc., which she founded in 2001. O’Connell also serves on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and was the founder in 2001 of HealthyCity.org, which evolved into a vital part of the Advancement Project’s program advocating data-driven policy solutions. The Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Windsor Square residents Cara Esposito and Martha and John Welborne joined former Hancock Park residents Louise and John Brinsley and many others in saluting O’Connell at the recent event held at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.