New Beginnings

Nancy Lewis & Angela Siuta-Pechin, Co-Presidents


As we begin our presidency, we hope you will join us in our unwavering enthusiasm to help improve the lives of the girls in Maryvale’s care.


We look forward to this transitional year and the future of the LAOG. What was once a separate group, “The Orphanage Guild Juniors,” has joined us under one larger umbrella – the new and improved – Los Angeles Orphanage Guild!  We are now a better, more cohesive group of women dedicated to not only raising money, but also actively participating and interacting with the girls at Maryvale.  We are inspired as more and more of our members become involved in the enrichment activities planned for the girls.


We urge you to donate generously to our “Be a Friend Annual Campaign” as the funds raised will assist us in providing a variety of fun and therapeutic activities for the girls. These activities provide them with a distraction from their trauma filled lives while teaching them coping skills to help them recover. Without your generous donations these activities would not be possible.


Our “Be a Friend, Bring a Friend” fundraising luncheon was a huge success! Thank you to Phyllis Conkle and her committee for making our “Day in Provence” so much fun while we raised money for Maryvale.


The fun and fundraising will continue with our “Heart to Heart” Gala to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Come join us for an extravagant Parisian evening as we turn the clock back 100 years to the heart of the Roaring ‘20s in Vieux Paris!  Join us in a champagne toast as we celebrate and honor Patti DiTullio for her hard work and support of the Guild.


We are humbled to be your new Co-Presidents. We are grateful to the hard-working members of the LAOG, especially our Board of Directors, for their never-ending support as we take on our new responsibilities.


Working together, there is no limit to the power that we can have improving the lives of the girls at Maryvale.


It is all about the girls!


Thank you for your support.


Nancy Lewis and Angela Siuta-Pechin,