Celebrating Rich Atlas

We invite you to join us in honoring the legacy of Rich Atlas by watching the video testimonials and reading the tribute book presented at a March 10, 2021 event celebrating the life of Rich Atlas, our founder and friend. We hope you find comfort in the special thoughts and words as you carry Rich’s spirit, inspiration, meaningful connectedness, joy, and compassion in your own life.

Thank you to those who have donated to the LA Partnership in honor of Rich:

  • Shawn Kravich Giving Fund
  • Daniel Rosenson Trust
  • The Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation
  • Deanne and Marc Lebowitz


If you would like to make a donation to the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment or The Richard Atlas Early Childhood Fund at the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, please email Mary Kopp.

“Richard was nothing short of a gift from God. He touched my soul in a way few people ever have. Rich’s smile lit up every room he entered and yet, he had a magical way of making you feel as if you were the only one in the room. He saw people— their humanity, their gifts, their essence—and never wasted an opportunity to say thank you. The way he loved his family inspired us all.”

~ Kaci Patterson, LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment