On October 20, South Central LAMP celebrated 25 years of serving women and families with an anniversary brunch honoring Margaret G. Graf, general counsel for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with the 25th Anniversary Lantern Award.

“Since joining South Central LAMP’s board in 2007, Marge immediately recognized the potential for each woman and child being served and understood the importance of SC LAMP’s programs to this community,” said Diana Pinto, the organization’s executive director. “Her work on behalf of the families has been instrumental to the agency’s growth.”

Before accepting the award, Graf made a point of thanking the staff and families from LAMP for being “what make it wonderful.”

“I accept this award for you, because you are what makes LAMP the light,” said Graf at the brunch. “You are a light to your families, to the community, to the schools where your children go, to the city officials who are actually here to celebrate you.”

Office manager Luz Saucedo was also honored at the brunch for her 18 years of service with LAMP, as well as the nonprofit project Investing in Place for being an “Outstanding Community Partner.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the LAMP’s Family Literacy programs.

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