Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Lori Gangemi, AbilityFirst President and CEO
AbilityFirst program participants
Monique Watts, AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center Director
Seville, musical group
Marva Smith, singer
Mekiel Reuben, saxophonist
AbilityFirst to honor LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at A Musical Extravaganza, a cultural celebration benefitting the AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is being honored for his steadfast support of programs and services benefiting people with special needs.
EVENT INFO: A Musical Extravaganza is an annual fundraiser benefiting the AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood which offers programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The center serves the South Los Angeles area, including the communities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Los Angeles, South Bay, Westchester, Torrance and Lennox. Established in 1976, the center is named for one of AbilityFirst’s most generous contributors. Harry A. Mier and his wife Joan Mier funded the center in Inglewood to help ensure a place for children with disabilities to learn and grow.