Empowering Youth Through Education

A Legacy of Changing Lives

A Legacy of Changing Lives, presented by the Fulfillment Fund, honors the legacy of Cherna and Dr. Gary Gitnick’s forty years of service on behalf of the students of Los Angeles.

In celebration of this milestone, Dr. Gitnick and his wife, Cherna will be receiving recognition, presented by Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, as we look back on the Fulfillment Fund’s powerful impact on education in our local communities.

A Legacy of Changing Lives will also include a special performance by Grammy Award-winning composer Charles Fox, joined by The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. The gala dinner will be catered by celebrity chef and famed restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. 



When Cherna and Dr. Gary Gitnick founded the Fulfillment Fund in 1977, they never imagined how the organization would grow to eventually help more than 20,000 Los Angeles students. Despite this astounding impact, the need for the Fulfillment Fund’s services continues to be very real. Beyond A Legacy of Changing Lives, we are proud to initiate the Gitnick Legacy Campaign and endeavor to raise over $1 million to recognize, honor, and sustain their incredible contributions and legacy.

For giving opportunities, please contact Elana Gimbel, Development Manager at 323-900-8707 or egimbel@fulfillment.org.