Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inked For A Cause: Laurie Elyse

Name: Laurie Elyse
What is your job? Design & Founder of Laurie Elyse Design, LLC
What social causes are most important to you? Animal welfare, arts and culture, environment, health science and medical research.

What charities do you support – and how?
TheNational Multiple Sclerosis Society: I produced a line of swimwear with a percentage of profits donated to them, as well as holding gallery functions with profits from sales going to the organization.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Anne Hodder: Enabling Others with Chrysalis in LA

Name: Anne Hodder

What is your job?
I own a boutique PR firm called Hodder Media, which handles marketing, PR, copywriting and other creative services for a variety of industries – but I specialize in the business of pleasure. Pleasure products, specifically.

What social causes are most important to you?
Unless I’m of service in some way, I feel kind of useless, so over the years I’ve connected with a few social causes. Supporting and promoting the arts and sharing them with those who might not otherwise have had the opportunity has been a big one. I was fortunate to have had parents who believed strongly in the power of art and helped me cultivate my own appreciation – and definition – of it without shoving it down my throat, and I feel very passionate about paying it forward, in a sense.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lisa Jakub for ASPCA

Name: Lisa Jakub

What is your job? I’m a writer. Former actor. Current wife, yogi and dog-mom

What social causes are most important to you? So many social causes are critical. I used to get paralyzed by my desire to help everything – and ended up doing nothing! But then I thought about what had a major impact on my life, and it’s our senior rescue dog, Grace. We adopted her from the SPCA a couple of years ago when she was about 7 years old. She is a wonderful friend and profound teacher in lessons on joy, forgiveness and presence.