2018-19 Annual Report

Board of Trustees 2018-19

Iain A. Whyte
Board Chair
Cécile Chalifour
Yvonne Alvardo
Vice Chair (as of 02/2019) / Secretary (through 01/2019)
Susan Jensen Debonne (through 05/2019)
Jean-Luc De Fanti
Marc Gareton (as of 12/2018)
Marionne Epalle
Secretary (as of 02/2019)
Sharyn Kerr
John D. Mickus
Trustee Emeritus
Susan Klaren-Hatzenbuhler (through 02/2019)
Adam M. Weisman, Ph.D.
Trustee Emeritus
Chantal Mariotti
Camille Rizko
Irina Sardaryan (as of 12/2018)
Françoise Sorgen-Goldschmidt

Major Achievements in 2018-19

Largest graduating class in our 40-year history:

Outstanding French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate results with 82% passing with honors, two Felicitations du Jury and one Advanced Bilingual IB Diploma

83% accepted in Top 100 Global Universities with students matriculating to institutions such as the University of California- Berkeley (a total of eight students), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCLA, McGill University, and many more

$3.4 million in college grants and scholarships awarded

Creation of our first ever endowment, The Endowment Fund for LILA thanks to our 40th anniversary Nuit Blanche gala

$98,000 raised for the Endowment and $37,000 raised for the iPad Replacement Program

More than 300 attendees helped celebrate this important milestone

Hosted LILA40, a school-wide celebratory community event, in October 2018 at our Burbank campus which welcomed 900+ people from the LILA community

Successful launch and implementation of the new five-year strategic plan

Academic Results

100% success on the baccalauréat, with an outstanding 81% mentions (honors) achieved, of which 44% were mention très bien, including two highly-coveted félicitations du jury

89% of students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program (our largest IB group to date) achieved the full diploma (the global rate is 77%)

67% of diplomates achieved the prestigious Bilingual Diploma, including one Advanced Bilingual Diploma, compared with only 24% globally, which is a true celebration of our bilingual mission

26 students have matriculated to Top 100 Global universities including MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley (8 students!), NYU, USC, and McGill.

68% of the Class of 2019 has matriculated to universities in the USA, 19% to Canada and 8% to France, and 5% to the UK/Europe.

French Baccalauréat

  • 100% Obtained the baccalauréat

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 63% Bilingual Diploma
  • 4% Advanced Bilingual Diploma
  • 33% Diploma

Community at a Glance

for the 2018-19 school year

Financials & Financial Aid



  • 86% Tuition & Fees
  • 10% Other Revenue*
  • 4% Fundraising

*Other Revenue: Learning materials & student activities/camps


  • 69% Payroll & Benefits
  • 15% Facilities / Capital Projects
  • 10% Education & Auxiliary
  • 5% Administrative
  • 1% Fundraising
  • 1% Contingency Reserves

Financial Aid

In 2018-19, we were able to provide $1,314,719 in School-funded financial aid. This is a 10% increase in financial aid awarded from the previous year.

2017-18: $1,217,140

2018-19: $1,344,719



Community Highlights


455 inquiries (LA campuses); 493 last year including OC

Applications all campuses: 307

New students: 182 on June 15 (208 today)

244 tours total

Since January 2015, parents of babies and toddlers have had the opportunity to begin opening those proverbial doors for their children. The International School of Los Angeles offers a bilingual French and English program for babies between the ages of 6 and 12 months at our Los Feliz campus and toddlers between the ages of 12 and 30 months old at our Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley campuses.

The LILA Mini Club program teaches French to parents and children in a warm, loving, and supportive environment. Music and playtime activities help children in their language acquisition while parents, some of them learning alongside their children, are able to participate in discussions on their children’s development.

Total number of participants: 45

Total number of sessions: 128 sessions (over 32 weeks)


316 total events hosted in 2018-19, an 11% increase over 2017-18

PA-hosted: 49%

School-hosted: 47%

Student-hosted: 4%

  • PA Hosted
  • School Hosted
  • Student Hosted

Social Media

1,869 likes – 9% increase from 2017-18
 382 followers – 11% increase from 2017-18
 2,621 followers – 3% increase from 2017-18


Additionally, LILA dove headfirst into the world of Instagram (@lilaschoolla) with our first ever post on October 20, 2018. Our presence continues to grow steadily as we share our story.



  • 14 teams with 142 participants overall in HS and MS sports, comprising 114 different athletes (some playing multiple sports).
    • High school: 36 in Basketball; 42in Volleyball; 39 in Soccer; 14 in Tennis; 10 in Running; 1 Swimmer

Los Feliz

  • 5 teams, 62 participants overall, with most of them participating in 2 or more sports.
    • 13 Boys Basketball; 10 Girls Basketball; 15 Soccer; 6 Volleyball; and, 18 Running


  • 2 teams, 43 total participants comprising 34 different athletes, including:
    • 31 Runners
    • 12 Soccer

West Valley

  • 1 team with 9 Soccer players


Although the HS soccer team eventually lost in the playoff finals, the team had a phenomenal season in the CIF International League finishing first in the league’s regular season (prior to the playoffs) and ahead of our primary rival, Le Lycée Français. The team continued strong, having a great winning streak in the playoffs all the way to the final held at LACC, where 200+ fans from both schools were present, then conceding to the winner by only one goal  which happened in a dramatic last minute play in overtime.

Our elementary Los Feliz Soccer Team concluded the season as the champions, after being undefeated all season long in the Valley League.

Our elementary West Valley Soccer Team lost in the playoffs final.

We also started a girls Basketball Team in Los Feliz and a co-ed Soccer Team in Pasadena.

And finally we had our first official High School Tennis scrimmages against Waverly school and our first swimmer representing the school in CIF.

  • 484 students participated in at least one activity per week
  • 74 activities offered per week
  • 1466 spots sold

Camps throughout the year:

  • 287 students participated (October, February and April camps)
  • Ecole du Soleil 2019: 165 participants (PS through 5th) & 515 registrations (full time, part time, single day over the 5 weeks)
  • OC French Camp 2019: 58 participants (K through 6th) & 143 registrations (full time only over 6 weeks)

Annual Fund

2018-19 Volunteer Recognition Cocktail – Annual Fund Team celebrating a record fundraising year

As a part of the School’s overall operating budget, the community understood the importance of their commitment and supported at record levels helping us surpass our fundraising goal of $650,000. Indeed, in 2018-19, our Annual Fund effort raised $663,096 (an 8% increase over the previous year).

Los Angeles-area Campuses Parent Participation: 84%

Burbank Campus: 70%

Los Feliz Campus: 99%

Pasadena Campus: 97%

West Valley Campus: 70%

Orange County Campus: 45%

Annual Fund Donors

808: number of donors who contributed to the Annual Fund in 2018-19

Anonymous (6)

Absher & Denny-Brown Family

Akerman Family

Stefan Otto & Yvonne Alvardo

Aminian Family

Claire Scanlon & Nemanja Bala

Gérard Barba & Vanessa Gaebelt

Secil Baysal & Marie-Laure Goepfer

Benzies Family

Michael & Jeanette Bidart

Christina & Hugo Bordes

Alain E. Bothorel & Vlasta Jercinovich-Bothorel

Stephen and Claire Broussard

Cecile Chalifour

Jennie J. Chang

Michael and Elizabeth Chao

Adrian Colesberry & Caroline Pham

Steven & Tammy Cook

Cowan Family

Trisha Gum and Dana Crawford

Chantal & Massimo D’Apuzzo

Philippe & Laurence de Crisnay

Carolyn & Jean-Luc De Fanti

Elizabeth & Stanislas Debreu

Dobsky Friedrich Family

Daniel & Pamela Dodgen

Amanda & Richard Duffy

Eikmeier Family

Evers-Swindell Family

Cat & Christophe Farber

Graham Ferrier & Keely Colcleugh

Darren Foster & Mariana van Zeller

Laura Strayer Freiwald

Jose and Elisa Garza

David German & Marina Tomazinis

Marianna & Arnulf Graf

Nathaniel Grouille & Alice Carr

Lani R. Kurmoto & Arnaud Grumel

Cheryl & Michael Hall

Ryan Hambsch & Abby Kadell

Harrington Family

Amr Hassan & Dalia El Sharkawi

Towne/Helberg Family

Tree & Delphine Hirsh

Hueber Family

Huston Family

Christine & Sung Kim

Ignace & Isabelle Lahoud

Lassry Family

Jim & Carla Lee

Vincent Lee & Sesilia Song

Krissy & Ludo Lefebvre

Abe Levy & Silver Tree

Brett Lund & Anna Dolmazyan

Lyone Family

Maldonado Family

Michael Maniska

Irina & Hayk Martirosyan

Mermelstein Family

Eden and Andrew Miller

Marissa Cerar & Michael Monreal

Dabb-Mouroux Family

Mousseux Family

Nguyen Family

Analyn and Karim Nouri

Nima Nourizadeh and Amy Poncher

Noyelle Family

Laura Smolowe & Adam O’Byrne

Suren Oganesyan & Anna Gabrielian

Dietmar Otto

Doyle Padgett Family

Otto Padron & Angelica Vale Padron

Victor & Cathryn Palmieri

Pangell Family

Ashleigh Atkin and Michael Penn

Jake & Amanda Pushinsky

Lionel & Mercedes Renard

Joshua Richmond & Marion Hack

Tony & Sibel Roman

Roowala Family

Ropell Family

Roth Family

Marthe Lamarre and Robert Siegel

Leslie Galerne & Ryan Smith

Olivier Goldschmidt & Françoise Sorgen-Goldschmidt

Stackhouse Family

Stassen Family

Stevens-Whiteside Family

Erica & Niels Swinkels

Takeuchi Family

Karine and Olivier Theard

Thomas Family

Livia Tortella

Carol Weinschenker & Andrew Valdivia

Walbuck Family

Weisman Family

Lauren Welteroth & Jason Hauser

Werts Family

Corbett Tuck & Leigh Whannell

Iain & Carrie Whyte

Troy & Craig Williams

Austin & Marie Wright

Anahide Yeremian

Lynn Sharrott-York & Charles York

Eryn & Timothy Young

Donahue-Zarzycki Family

Ziegler Family

Michael & Sali Zimbrich

Paul Zografakis & Stacen Berg

Anonymous (45)

Dana Abbani Kasfy & Ali Kasfy

Michele Abernathy

Abrous Family

Absher & Denny-Brown Family

Emmanuelle and Pierre Acker

The Adler Family

Akerman Family

Michelle Alexandria

Stefan Otto and Yvonne Alvardo

Aminian Family

Emmy Ansinelli & Fabien Merle

Olivia and Charles-MarieAnthonioz

Aplin Family

Arai Family

Asher Family

Stephanie Athea

Nicolas and Vanessa Atlan

Douglas Avery and Pascha Goodwin

François and Emmanuelle Ayoub

Azoulay Family

Nadim and Roula Baba

Tarek and Diane Baba

Robert Bailey and Patricia Perez

Jasmine Forbes & Shawn Baker

Claire Scanlon and  Nemanja Bala

Baldwin Family

Vincent and Zoe Bannon

Mark Barad and Pascale Faubert

Gérard Barba & Vanessa Gaebelt

Virginie and Jessy Bardy

Esmeralda Barraza

Stefania and Jacques Barreau

Batstone Family

Pascal and Anne-Laure Battarel

Secil Baysal and Marie-Laure Goepfer

Mrs. Sabrina Bedrani

Behmard Family

Mr. and Ms. Henrik Beijar

Belaid Family

Mr. Leslie Benzies

Bergemann Family

Famille Bernard-Granger

Christian and Jennifer Bernhardt

Craig Bernstein & Nathalie Lagagniere

Berry Family

Best Family

David and Elspeth Bevan

Bills Family

Bissette Family

Rodrigo Blaas & Cecile Hokes

Bluck/Fitzgerald Family

Richard Bobet & Valerie Caritoux

Teresa Pham & Philippe Bocciarelli

Bonnet Family

Christina & Hugo Bordes

Lilian and Karen Bories

Alain Bothorel & Vlasta Jercinovich-Bothorel

Botrel Family

Bowen Family

Bowes-Little Family

Christian Boyd & Fabienne Meunissier

Stan and Mia Boylan

Braimah Family

Julisa Bravo

Brinker Family

Brisbois Family

Emma Brodie and Yayo Morales

Stephen and Claire Broussard

Wes and Lisa Brown

Brownstone Family

Graham and Nathalie Bruwer

Burke Family

Emilie Burte

Bush Family

Dr. Jay and Kris Calvert

David Campbell & Marisé Samitier

Cana Family

Canobbio Family

Juan Carrillo & Isabelle Brocas

Carswell Family

Josh and Stephanie Casaubon

Paul Beesemyer and Cecile Chalifour

Jennie J. Chang

Michael and Elizabeth Chao

Dave and Nathalie Chapple

Jia M. Chen & Sarah Zhou

Djemel Chergui & Katia Jureviez

Cheung Family

Chila Family

Closier Family

Adrian Colesberry and Caroline Pham

Chris Coletta & Lecia Rosenthal

Sabine and Eric Combrie

Comeau Family

Compte Family

Roxanne and Dimitris Constantinou

Cook Family

Steven and Tammy Cook

Laurie Cooper

Corso Family

Costa Family

Ms. Mia Cottet

The Cowan Family

Wilding Cran Family

Trisha Gum & Dana Crawford

Cross Family

Cunningham Family

Hoving-Curran Family

Chantal & Massimo D’Apuzzo

Thomas and Sabine d’Herbécourt

Dominic D’souza

Anne Underwood and Jorge Da Rosa

DaProza Family

David De Andrade and Vanessa Preisler

Phillipe & Laurence de Crisnay

Carolyn and Jean-Luc De Fanti

Shannon and Diego de la Fuente

De Nauw Family

Hadrien and Allegra de Souza

Stanislas and Elizabeth Debreu

William Deeb & Christine Ricci

Del Rio Family

The del Rosario Family

Demuro Family

Demy Family

Wenhao Deng & Bonnie Yan

Cyril and Stephanie Petit

Marc Dessornes & Noa Mikkelsen

Robert Deutschman & Sybile Kohn-Deutschman

Devanneaux Family

Mr. Jan-Willem Dikkers

Hannah and Malick Diop

Alexandre Djolakian and Jenny Lin

Julien Dobbs-Higginson & Alexandra Kerry

Esther Friedrich & Carl Dobsky

Daniel and Pamela Dodgen

Rebecca and Emmanuel Doessant

Domenghini Family

Dovarganes Family

Aryn Drake-Lee

Heather and Arnaud Dudemaine

Amanda and Richard Duffy

Paul and Arielle Dupertuis Bauman

Jonathan and Nathalie Eason

Sarbanes Ehrlich Family

Ehsan Family

Brooke & Eric Eikmeier

Seth and Dana Eklund

Nancy and Charbel El Hachem

Mr. and Mrs. Norik Elchibegian

Elkoustaf Family

Marionne L. Epalle

Nimrod Erez & Katrin Osmialowski

Jeff and Cynthia Eskew

Etoyan Family

Evers-Swindell Family

Anne and Mark Ewing

Sixu Fang & Xiaoxia Li

Cat & Christophe Farber

Nader Farnoush

Farsi Family

Fasquelle – Chang Family

Faust Family

Raymond Fenollar & Claire-Gaelle Lagadec

Silvestre Fernandes & Pascale Bernadberoy

Graham Ferrier and Keely Colcleugh

Jeff Feuerzeig and Dede Devlin

Patrice & Shiloh Filin

Ms. Emily Popp and Mr. Charles Finch

Laura and Geoff Fischer

Jennifer Atienza & Stephen Fletcher

Jonathan Forgang & Remy Pearce

Amy Forstadt

Fourcade Family

Stephen and Nicole Fortunato

Darren Foster & Mariana van Zeller

Fournel Family

The Foxes

Fraser Family

Laura Strayer Freiwald

Friend Family

Titus Galama & Michelle Mendenhall

Smith Family

Jose and Elisa Garza

Mr & Mme Gaucher

Gensollen Family

David German and Marina Tomazinis

Roger Ghanem & Amy Rechenmacher

Luc and Ariel Giddens

Romain Gilli & Hend Gilli-Elewy

Jessalyn Gilsig

Primrose Kivumbi & Aaron Givens

Godino Family

Gohoho Family

Sabra and Chris Goodman

Marianna and Arnulf Graf

Thomas and Sandra Grande

Grant Family

Thomas and Lesley Greek

Devin and Meg Griffiths

Grigorian Family

Eddy & Cecile Gronfier

Arye Gross and Lisa Schulz

Gross Family

Nathaniel Grouille & Alice Carr

Lani R. Kuramoto and Arnaud Grumel

Jean-Claude Guiol and Frederique Bauer

Robert and Jennifer Gustafson

Hadnagy Family

Hahamian Family

Juliette Lange and Mort Haidarbaghi

Alexie Hall

Rene and Radka Hallen

Justine Halliday

John Hallman & Lesley Dyer

Halprin Family

Ryan Hambsch & Abby Kadell

Sean and Kiley Hanish

Lory Hansen

Kristen & Luc Harrington

Lourdes Harris

Anneli and Alex Harvey

Razika Harvey

Amr Hassan & Dalia El Sharkawi

El Hassan Camara and Karin Grage

Towne/Helberg Family

Ali Helnwein & Michele Miskovich

Peter Hennessy & Maria Dupuy

Alex and Daisy Herrera

Herrington Family

Kenny Hillman

Tree and Delphine Hirsh

Sandrine Ho

Hoffer Family

Cyrus and Veronica Hoomani

Ms. Nina Horwich

Huang Family

Angela Wong & Pierre-Alain Hueber

Hunter Family

Catherine and Nicolas Husson

Huston Family

Andrew and Hedy Hutcheson

Todd and Nathalie Hymel

Sarah Alwen & Dennis Idowu

Alex and Daniela Ingel

Payne Family

Jacky Family

Christopher and Kristin James

Richard Janeczko & Sevana Yaghoubian

Etienne Jardel & Ferida Argoub-Jardel

Jayasinha Family

Andree Josephine

Ms. Camille Toussaint and  Mr. Paul-Jean Jouve

Judkins Family

Jutier-Gusciglio Family

Eusunie Kang

Ziad Kassir & Mona Bou Sleiman

Paré Kastner Family

Deborah Afshani & Jonathan Keay

Amy Kehoe

Ted Kelliher

Justin Kern & Stephanie Danan

Alan and Sharyn Kerr

Ketchedjian Family

Meline Khatchaturian

Babak Kheshti & Mark Hodson

Frank Kim and Miriam Jin

Christine and Sung Kim

Kintz Family

Gregory Hatzenbuhler and Susan Klaren-Hatzenbuhler

Jon and Sarah Koa

Melissa Holt & Paul Kobelja

Liv’art Dance Studio

Kolade Family

Paul Kolsby & Sam Brenzel

Kone Family

Kookal Family

Kopylov Family

Laurent and Valerie Kossayan

James Koufos & Michal Lali Kagan

Michael and Claudine Kushner

Kusov Family

Sebastien Laffoux

Ignace and Isabelle Lahoud

Amano-Lassalle Family

Lassry Family

Maximilien and Shagane Launey

Laurent-Michel Family

Andrew Lawson & Samantha Steyns

Buu-Dien Le

Minh Le & Eugenia Ho

Friend of LILA

Troy and Kim Leaming

Benoist and Jennifer Lechevallier

Andricos Lee Family

Jim and Carla Lee

Vincent Lee & Sesilia Song

Krissy and Ludo Lefebvre

Stephanie Lefevre

Olivia Newman & Stephen Lehman

Leishman Family

Alex and Sandra Lelievre

Henry and Andrea Lenardin Madden

Denis Lenoir & Joy Gregory

Leong Family

Levi Family

Abe Levy & Silver Tree

Lhuillier Family

Joseph Lo & Hung Mak

Marie-France and Geoffrey Loisel

Christine Love

Brett Lund & Anna Dolmazyan

Elizabeth and Edgar Lyall

Lyone Family

Maldonado Family

Sarah and Shane Markland

Erwann and Amanda Marshall

Cédric and Lucy Martin

Jean Martin & Ebru Caparti

Mr. & Mrs. Martin

Vincelette-Martin Family

Felix Martinez-Alvarado and Rosana Boulangger

Gregory Matuskiewicz & Peggi Jewell

Daniel and Alyona Max

McAllen Family

McCall Family

Nathan McCall & Karen Yoo

McConnell Family

Ken and Anne McDowell

Matthew McGarvey & Iva Gueorguieva


McGuan Family

Dan McKinley & Elizabeth Weinberg

Mermelstein Family

Merritt Family

Joke and Biagio Fincioen-Messina

Meyer Family

Charles E. Miller and Mary Louise Stoughton

Eden and Andrew Miller

Tracy Miller

Minzes Family

Molina Lafuente Family

Watson Monahan Family

Sequeira Moncrief Family

Monreal Family

Ms. Alicia Moo-Pow

William Moorefield & Cinzia Angelini

Moran Family

Morissette and Black Family

Blake and Cassandra Morrison

Aurelien and Gabriela Mosconi

The Dabb-Mouroux Family

Marlène & René Mousseux

Murray Family

Hank Neill and Elizabeth Timme

Alexander and Melissa Nesic

Neustadter Family

Brian Ngo & Tracy Tram

Lan Duong & Viet Nguyen


Julia Noh & Kevin Kim

Noisette Family

Sheila Noonen & Gustav Helgerson

Nouri Family

Nima Nourizadeh and Amy Poncher

Novic Family

Noyelle Family

Laura Smolowe & Adam O’Byrne

O’Keeffe Family

Patrick and Brendan O’Neal

Eamon O’Sullivan & Bridget Regan

Sundra Oakley & Eric Aten

Suren Oganesyan & Anna Gabrielian

Ohannessian Family

Gilles and Yasaman Olivier

Robia Rashid and Mr. Mike Oppenhuizen

Bidart-Oteiza Family

René and Ani Packard

Doyle Padgett Family

Otto Padron & Angelica Vale Padron

Emmanuel Paintendre & Jessica Mecklenburg

Pangell Family

The Pascoe Family

Jeff Patterson

James Payne

John Payne & Rika Ohara

Pellegrino-Patel Family

Sebastien Pelletier and Valentine Denizeau

Ashleigh Aitken and Michael Penn

Wes Pentz

Joseph Pereira & Minyoung Chang

Claire et Pierre Perifel

Stephen and Cindy Perkins

Persichetti – Luca and Leo

Marti Pi and Silvia Comasolivas

Valerie and David Pietin

Pimont Family

Sylvain and Lindsey Piqueux

Luis Pires & Amy Retzinger

Piret Family

Gina Pitrello

Morgan and Adrien Pladys

The Plascencia Family

Evelyne Poghosyan

Poisella-Rieck Family

Camille and Arnaud Potier

Jean-Christophe and Corinne Poulain

Ernest Priestly & Dimetria Jackson

Jesse Pulido and Sylvia Sotolongo

Jake and Amanda Pushinsky

LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland

Queeney Family

Quintana Family

Streb-Quintel Family

Famille Rasetti/Richel

Niel Rasmussen

Mohammad and Katayoun Razipour

Kamel Rebbouh & Teal Davidson

Derek Reckley & Annie Segal

Federico and Maria Reinfeld

Reinhardt Family

Thomas and Carolina Reistetter

Alexandra and André Relis

André and Alexandra Relis

Lionel and Mercedes Renard

Repoff Family

Amelia Restrepo-Mahieux

Elisa and Nicolas Reynaud

Helen and Phillip Rhys

Cristal and Tony Ricci

Cameron Richardson

Joshua Richmond and Marion Hack

Scott and Kelly Rickert

Berenice and Lynwood Robinson

Rochas Family

Rohrs Family

Tony and Sibel Roman

Roowala Family

The Ropell Family

Jennifer Roper

Rose Family

Roth Family

Michael and Dana Rothman

Nicolas and Amanda Ruch

Chase Rummonds & Clementine Oliver

Ruscha Family

Ben and Teresa Rusiecki

Damon Russell & Nayiri Partamian

Robert and Taline Saad

Guillaume Sabbadin & Debora D’Arcadia

Annabelle Safinia

Marc Salette & Tina Chee

The Salinger Family

Sofia and  Stephane Samouilhan

Sargent Family

Sarraj Family

Sassi Family

Francisque Savinien

Peter Savodnik & Kate Weber

Ms. Kaylie Schiff

Matthias Schubert & Stephanie Beaurain

Scott Family

Craig and Marie Christine Seitz

Souad Semaan

Mr. Sebastian Serrell-Watts

Shahinian Family

Stoney Sharp and Virginia Melin

Michael Shea & Lisa Lettunich

Maja and Will Shipp

Robert Siegel & Marthe Lamarre

Todd and Jean Sievers

Simon Family

Skarbek Family

Mrs. Veronie Steele-Small and Mr. Leslie Small

Niki Smart and Inghua Ting

Smilovic Family

Jonah Smith & Laurence Goldberg

Kian Soleimanpour & Kara Wolke

Alejandro Soltero & Iyari Perez

Sopoglian Family

Alix Soubiran

Jonathan Soverow & Channing Powell

The Stackhouse Family

Stassen Family

Dasha Sterlikova

Leslie Stevens

Graham and Carrie Suorsa

Erica and Niels Swinkels

Antonia Szabari & Alice Flather

Justin and Sandrine Szlasa

Mrs. & M. Tair Chabane

Takeuchi Family

John and Odile Tartaglia

Christopher Taylor & Jeanne Roué

Latif and Carrie Tayour

Lew and Lisa Temple

Linda Teoulé-Lalanne

Romain and Adriana Tesler

Olivier and Karine Théard

Emilie Georges and Joel Thibout

Thimonier Family

Thomas Family

Mr. Jasper J. Thomlinson

Rudolph Thompson Family

Thompson Family

Ting Family

Stéphane and Geraldine Tixier

Steve Toltz & Marie Peter-Toltz

Tomkins-Meeker Family

Dennis and Yoo-Mee Tong

Livia Tortella

Nikki Toscano

Roberto and Teresa Tostado

Alan Triger & Krista Sutton

Cédric Troadec & Lu Jenks

Yevgeny Trosman & Lioudmila Semenova

Yoko and François Truffart

Ian and Randall Truitner

Haleh and Firas Tsipena

Charles and Marianne Turner

Martin Urbina & Pooneh Aziminejadi

Vallejo Family

The Vallette Family

Ramit and Delphine Varma

Romain Vaunois & Sharre Lotfollahi

Curtis Vega and Karen Keusayan

Vernhes Family

Von Johnston Family

Wadlin, Carina Chocano

Brooke & Samuel Walbuck

Weber Family

Weinstein/Heymann Family

Weisman Family

Lauren Welteroth & Jason Hauser

Werts Family

Ross Weston and Mara Winokur

Corbett Tuck & Leigh Whannell

Michael Whiteside

Whittier Family

Iain and Carrie Whyte

Troy and Craig Williams

Holly Scheib and Paul Wisneskey

The de Wolff Family

Robert Woollard and Shona Kerr McQueen

Austin and Marie Wright

Saien Lai and George Wu

Salvator Xuereb

Mr. Vahan Yepremyan

Anahide Yeremian

Andrew Yoon and Sooah Park

Lynn Sharrott-York & Charles York

Eryn and Timothy Young

The Young Family

Naaima Zaabat

Scott Zarzycki & Ann Donahue

The Ziegler Family

Michael and Sali Zimbrich

Paul Zografakis and Stacen Berg

Anonymous (1)

Nicolas and Vanessa Atlan

Richard Bobet & Valerie Caritoux

Mylene Bram

Wes and Lisa Brown

Françoise Caillat

Mona Charbel

Anthony Conley and Elizabeth Hall

Liza and Greg Cureghian

Sylvie Damadyan

Violaine El Basri

Mastaneh Fatemi

John and Ruth Fleck

Marc & Cécile Gareton

Jean-Pierre Gillain

Isabet Gulsoy

Christine Kelley

Barbara Kuhl

Marina Kutan

Stephanie Mage

Veronique Maheas

Galvez-Moldt Family

Jim Vincent & France Nguyen Vincent

Shahin Partiyeli

Todd and Reshma Pendleton

Stephane Plancke

Nairi Tounian

Anonymous (3)

Michael & Jeanette Bidart Family Foundation

Katica Blaskovich

Bill and Peggy Braun

Phyllis Monroe Cannom and David Cannom

Linda Carr

Tom and Elaine Casaubon

Fred and Sharon Cook

Sylvie Damadyan

Sheila and Bruce Denny-Brown

Tom and Karla Donahue

Ellen Downey

Mary Dupart

Sabine and Myron Farber

Newell and Kate Flather

Christine Galerne

Pierrette and Jacques Gaspart

Solomon/Goldberger Family

Linda and Thomas Grande

Elizabeth Greek

Cheryl and Michael Hall

John and Consuelo Isaacson

Kagan Family

Albert Kirk

Patricia & Rahim Kolade

June Kuramoto

Gerard and Marlene Lelievre-Laferte

Lynn Malkinson

Claudine Marshall

George and Joyce Max

Frederick and Susan Mehrtens

Cindy Naboa

Thomas and Suellen Newman

Dietmar Otto

Victor and Cathryn Palmieri

Roubina Papazian

Earl and Nancy Powell

Randell and Dianne Roberts

Sachtschale Family

Pam & Bill Smith

Olivier Goldschmidt & Françoise Sorgen-Goldschmidt

Ken and Nga  Truitner

Charles and Maureen Vaillancourt

Carol Weinschenker & Andrew Valdivia

Peter Winokur

Jennifer Bealmear ’06

Leslie Galerne ’97

David Padilla ’05

Libby Padilla ’02

Stephane Plancke

Emmanuelle Acker

Pierre Acker

Cathleen Anderson

Emmy Ansinelli

Stephanie Kone Artola

Esmeralda Barraza

Emilie  Bartels

Violaine El Basri

Frederique  Bauer

Jennifer Bealmear ‘06

Lydie Benz

Ludovic Bertaut

Anne Blancafort

Alice Bonhomme

Nordine Bouriche

Mylene Bram

Coralie Brenel

Jeffrey Bresyn

Emma Brodie

Emilie  Burte

Françoise  Caillat

Courtney Cakouros

Rachel  Card

Erin Carson

Mona Charbel

Lounas Chebana

Claudette Choubair

Julie Ciliotta

Celine  Closier

Jenna Colombet

Stacy Cooke

Paul-Henri Courbier

Liza Cureghian

Sylvie Damadyan

Isabelle Dang

Shannon  de la Fuente

Michele Demian

Valentine Denizeau

Stephanie Deschamps Petit

Philippe Detzen

Romain Dupont

Doriane Ede

Luis Escobar

Mastaneh Fatemi

Patrice Filin

John Fleck

Vanessa  Flores

Pauline Fontaine

Leslie  Galerne ’97

Sonia Gaspar

Pierrette  Gaspart

Jessica Gely

Noëmie  Germain

Sonia Gmar

Mona Gratton Slek

Jean-Claude Guiol

Isabet Gulsoy

Nancy El Hachem

Celina Haerr

Morteza Haidarbaghi

Nicole Halfon

Lourdes Harris

Andre  Harris

Anneli Harvey

Razika Harvey

Charlotte Hautefeuille

Alex  Herrera Orantes

Mohamed Immassi

Charlotte Innes

Dominique Jamgotchian

Franck-Olivier Jutier

Floriane Jutier-Gusciglio

Cengiz Kaplan

Dana Kasfy

Christine  Kelley

Edward  Kelliher

Sarah  Koa

Guillaume Kronus

Barbara Kuhl

Marina Kutan

Juliette  Lange

Rachel Lawson

Myriam Lemailloux

Michele Lhuillier

Fabian Lux

Stephanie Mage

Veronique Maheas-Smith

Michael Maniska

Shoghig Manoukian

Doug Maxwell

Nadjiba Medjaoui

Pauline Mertens

Chloé Migliogli

Laurence  Moldt

Mathieu Mondange

Fatiha Moubarak

Frederic Moulis

Jennifer Natividad

France Nguyen Vincent

Lise M. Nicoud

Julia Noh

Sheila  Noonen

David Padilla ’05

Libby Padilla ’02

François Paire

Shahin Partiyeli

Sebastien Pelletier

Claire Perifel

Marion Piriou

Morgan Pladys

Adrien Pladys

Stephane Plancke

Corinne Poulain

Alexandra Relis

Sophie Riaux-Desblanc

Scott Rickert

Julien Riviere

Laura Roubicek

Emilee  Runyard

Souad Semaan

Guillaume Serina

Fatemeh Shakarmi

Maja Shipp

Rebecca  Strong

Monique Suissa

Dalila Tair

Tina Tamamian

Linda Teoulé-Lalanne

Stéphane Tixier

Geraldine Tixier

Nairi Tounian

Maimounay Traore Lemailloux

Ellen Turner

Matthew Van Beck

Lora Wagner

François Zabka

Fatiha Zidane

Yvonne G. Alvardo

Cecile Chalifour

Susan Debonne

Jean-Luc De Fanti

Marionne L. Epalle

Marc Gareton

Sharyn Kerr

Susan Klaren-Hatzenbuhler

Chantal Mariotti

Irina Martirosyan-Sardaryan

Camille Rizko

Françoise Sorgen-Goldschmidt

Iain A. Whyte

Anonymous (2)

Melissa Cledera-Galerne

Tina Frank

Marc Galerne

Sophie Pelletier

Michele Wray Khateri

Emmanuel Xuereb

Amgen Foundation*


Bank of America, Merrill Lynch*

Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation*


DC Entertainment*




Edison International*


Jeremy Fall, Inc

Marsh & McLennan Companies*

Morgan Stanley*


New York Life*

Oath Inc.*

Oracle Corporation*

Parents Association – Orange County

PIMCO Foundation*

Reality Check Systems, Inc.*


Savoir Faire

Sempra Energy*

The  Refinery*

The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation*

The Brotman Foundation of California


Walt Disney Co*

Warner Bros./ Time Warner*

Warner Media /Turner Broadcasting, Inc.*

Wells Fargo DoTopia*

*Matching Gifts

Nuit Blanche – 40th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Nuit Blanche, LILA’s 40th Anniversary Fundraising Gala was held at Vibiana on April 6, 2019.

LILA launched its first-ever endowment (The Endowment Fund for LILA) thanks to the spectacular 40th anniversary benefit gala hosted on April 6, 2019 at the historic Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The gala was attended by more than 300 people and featured performances from our high school choir, a rousing live auction, dancing, award-winning food from Redbird, and so much more.

As a result, the highly successful event enabled LILA to raise $98,000 for its first-ever endowment fund, The Endowment Fund for LILA. Also, thanks to a fun and competitive paddle raise session, guests gave $37,000 towards our school-wide iPad Replacement Project.

Nuit Blanche Gala Supporters

Anderson Family
AXA Advisors
Bank of The West
Black Box
Compass- Henry & Yu-Ling Real Estate Team
Cruisers Restaurant
First Republic Bank
Garza Family
Grigorian Family
Heidi Merrick
Jacobson Insurance Agency Inc.
January Images
K5600 Lighting
Martirosyan Family
NAC Architecture
Acqua Panna
AEG Presents
American Rag Cie
Anytime Fitness
CO Collections
Conde Nast
Four Seasons Resort Maui
Girl Buy Girl
Heidi Merrick
Hudson Jeans
KILN Apparel
La Cuillere Gourmet
Lefebvre Family
Lena Wald
Lionel Renard Salon
Los Angeles Rams
Louis Vuitton
Mignonne Gavigan
National Geographic
O’Zells Soda Pop
Pam and Gela
LeUyen Pham
Philip Lim
Planet Wine L.A.
Quo Active
Rene & Radka
Rusnak Pasadena Porsche
San Pellgrino
Sienna Naturals Hair Products
Super 78
John Taylor
Adriana Tesler
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Reckless Unicorn
Elyse Walker
Ferida Argoub-Jardel
Caroline Bakar
Mark Barad & Pascale Faubert
Secil Baysal & Marie-Laure Goepfer
Brennan Family
David Campbell & Marisé Samitier
Adrien Colesberry & Caroline Pham
Cowan Family
Carolyn & Jean-Luc De Fanti
Del Rio Family
Kristina & Christopher Del Vecchio
Philippe Detzen
Devanneaux Family
Sixu Fang & Xiaoxia Li
Graham Ferrier & Kelly Colcleugh
Ruth & John Fleck
Jose & Elisa Garza
Christelle Gaspart
Thomas & Sandra Grande
Julian Jacobson
Jayasinha Family
Ingham Family
Amy Kehoe
Spencer Kelly
Albert Kirk
Louis Vuitton
Marcel Family
Chantal Mariotti
Merle Family
John Mickus
Russell Mohberg
Suren Oganesyan & Anna Gabrielian
Persichetti Family
Ropell Family
Sam Rosenfeld
Damon Russell & Nayiri Partamian
Taylor Family
Ruszkowski Family
Peter Schubin & Rachel Civen
Todd & Jean Sievers
Walbuck Family
Carrie & Iain Whyte
Wilding Cran Family
Todd Williamson
Marie & Austin Wright
Sali & Michael Zimbrich
Stefan Otto & Yvonne Alvardo
Anderson Family
The Brotman Foundation of California
Mia Cottet
Anne Underwood & Jorge Da Rosa
Amanda & Richard Duffy
Filin Family
Fox Family
The Incredible Lunch Ladies
KILN Apparel
Albert Kirk
Marcel Family
Chantal Mariotti
Heidi Merrick
Suren Oganesyan & Anna Gabrielian
Pangell Family
Suzanne Papaian
Paternot Family
Persichetti Family
Nancy Rizko
Ruszkowski Family
Olivier Goldschmidt & Françoise Sorgen-Goldschmidt
Werts Family
Sali & Michael Zimbrich

LILA40 Anniversary Celebration

In honor of our 40th anniversary, LILA hosted a school-wide community event on October 20, 2018. The free event was attended by more than 900 members and friends of the LILA community. Guests enjoyed games, wine & beer, quiches and sandwiches, bounce houses, and more. It proved to be an event that brought our whole community together, setting the tone for the rest of the year.

LILA40 Celebration – LILA Co-founder Pierrette Gaspart with Lionel the LILA Lion

AJ Ramseyer ’14 Annual Memorial Alumni Game

AJ Memorial Game – Alumni with Coach Marilyn Dubón and the Ramseyer family

We once again honored AJ Ramseyer ’14, an alumnus and Lion we lost too soon. As a dedicated and integral part of the LILA high school basketball team, it has become an annual tradition to host the AJ Ramseyer ’14 Annual Memorial Alumni Game, which pits current student basketball players versus AJ’s fellow alumni and former teammates.

On May 24, 2019, the Lions played their third game in memory of AJ. More than a dozen alumni returned to play the game and cheer the players on. Additionally, approximately 50 spectators looked on as we celebrated AJ’s life and spirit.

A big merci to all of our volunteers


Sabine d’Herbecourt
Shelle Higgins Gaucher
Alison Priestley
Taline Saad
Lisa Schulz

Los Feliz

Claire Broussard
Cristal Ricci
Karen Todd
Angelica Vale Padron


Miriam Jin
Brett Lund
Nayiri Partamian
Ann-Marie Rounkle

Orange County

Dimetria Jackson
Faye Karim
Yasaman Olivier
Monica Sargent

West Valley

Tamara Conniff
Emilie Fourcade
Cecile Gronfier
Claudia Kushner


Pascale Bernardberoy
Andrea Bidart
Nadine Bonnet
Mia Cottet
Nicholas de Wolff
Sabine d’Herbécourt
Ann Levi
Sundra Oakley
Marion Paing
Chris Palmieri
Yekaterina Poloskhina
Alison Priestley
Taline Saad
Jackie Weinstein
Teresa Williams-Leon

Los Feliz

Ani Bagdasarian
Zoe Bannon
Dina Benadon
Nadine Bonnet
Shian Brisbois
Claire Broussard
Sarah Chen
Todd Diener
Josey Edwards
Jill Ettinger
Virginie Falcone
Joke Fincioen
Veronica Hoomani
Taji Huang
Minh Le
Fiona Loewi
Eden Miller
Sundra Oakley
Adam O’Byrne
Kelly Pangell
Patricia Perez
Caroline Pham
Sibel Roman
Kayla Rose
Lecia Rosenthal
Randall Scerbo
Kaylie Schiff
Sharon Scott
Bowie Sims
Laura Smolowe
Sabrina Somani
Krista Sutton
Alan Triger
Jeff Vespa Meyer
Katie Wech
Joséphine Wister Faure
Art Zog


Michele Abernathy
Suzanne Black
Ann Donahue
Anne Gifford Ewing
Richard Janeckzo
Nayiri Ketchedjian
Spencer Marstiller
Nayiri Partamian
Alma Quintana
Viktor Raskin
Jeanne Roué-Taylor
Luda Semenova
Julia Sushytska
Yolanda Trujillo
Laurence Viniane
Maria Ziegler

West Valley

Sihem Aiteche
Jennifer Atienza
Tamara Conniff
Jill Courtemanche
Emilie Fourcade
Susanna Gomez
Trisha Gum
Claudine Kushner
Sunida Parkin
Lynn Sharrott- York
Marina Tomazinis

LILA-Wide Chairs

Carolyn DeFanti

Marie-Laure Goepfer


Stephen Salinger

Sali Zimbrich

Los Feliz

Shiloh Filin

Caroline Pham


Tom Greek

Brett Lund

West Valley

Ben & Teresa Rusiecki


Alexandra Andricos

Alice Carr

Carolyn DeFanti

Pat Hadnagy

Justine Halliday

Delphine Hirsh

Peggi Jewell

Ann Levi

Christine Papazian

Gabrielle Pascoe

Gina Pitrello

Sundra Oakley

Vicki Simon

Jackie Weinstein

Salvator Xuereb

Los Feliz

Shian Brisbois

Michelle & Sandy Chila

Monet Corso

Pascale Faubert

Helen Hamber Rhys

Mark Hodson

Veronica Hoomani

Eden Miller

Alicia Moo-Pow

Melissa Nesic

Adam O’Byrne

Gabrielle Pascoe

Michael Shea

Cristal Ricci

Carrie Tayour

Livia Tortella

Paul Zografakis

Michelle Stockwell


Alexandra Andricos

Keri Bissette

Ann-Marie Rounkle

Maria Ziegler

West Valley

Irina Martirosyan-Sardaryan

Lynn Sharrott-York

Marina Tomazinis

Cliff York


Zoe Bannon

Pascale Bernadberoy

Nadine Bonnet

Stefan Brankovic

Melinda Brownstone

Angela Campbell

Valerie Caritoux

Nathalie Chapple

Geraldine Domenghini

Dalia el Sharkawi

Sabine Farran

Jessalyn Gilsig

Justine Halliday

Lory Hansen

Alex Harvey

Peggi Jewell

Valerie Kossayan

Odile Ledoux-Tartaglia

Sundra Oakley

Chris Palmieri

Gabrielle Pascoe

Lisa Schulz

Jamie Vernhes

Carrie Whyte

Salvatore Xuereb

Anahide Yeremian

Los Feliz

Nora Abusita

Lisa Batstone

Kaly Behmard

Elle Bevan

Stacey Boucher

Mia Boylan

Nathalie Bruwer

Michael Burke

Stephanie Casaubon

Michelle Chila

Jenni Clark-Keyes

Sonia Costa

Jason Dabb

Todd Diener

Aryn Drakelee-Williams

Amanda Duffy

Nathalie Eason

Stephen Friend

Veronica Hoomani

Amy Kehoe

Alex Kerry

Jeff Meyer

Carla Moran

Cassandra Morrison

Olivier Mouroux

Melissa Nesic

Stefan Otto

Angelica Padron Vale

Gabrielle Pascoe

Remy Pearce

Patricia Perez

Melissa Pinto

Amy Poncher

Pia Radisich

Robia Rashid

Sandro Reinhardt

Carolina Reistetter

Eden Riegel

Sibel Roman

Kayla Rose

Katie Roth

Sharon Scott

Guillaume Serina

Iyari Soltero-Limon

Erica Swinkels

Jocelyn Towne

Yu-Ling Tse Tse

Mariana van Zeller


Janine Arai

Roxanne Aryafar-Constantinou

Audrey Bernard-Granger

Laurence de Crisnay

Andrea Denny-Brown

Miriam Elewy

Vivian Gray

Luc Harrington

Fabienne Meunissier

Francois Morissette

Ann-Marie Rounkle

Cassia Streb

Amelia Tang

Nijo Watanabe

Angela Wong

Orange County

Julisa Bravo (Bouzid)

Christele Demuro

Imane Dibiche (Elkoustaf)

Nathalie Garçon-Grunberg

Violetta Guerrero (Corcia)

Marion Kozar

Yasaman Olivier

Laurence Pegourie

Rachel Rifat (Dineen)

Dana Rothman

Sandy Rivera (Smith)

Paula Tobon (Akerman)

Tiffany Wilson (Maison)

West Valley

Carla Abboud

Tamara Conniff

Teal Davidson

Claudine Kushner

Irina  Martirosyan-Sardaryan

Monica Nieto Piret

Marina Tomazinis

Delphine Varma

Anahide Yeremian

Jane Ropell – Gala Chair

Sarah Stephens – Auction & Giftbag

Simon Helberg & Sandy Chila – Cocktail Hour entertainment

Marie Wright – Dance performance

Nathalie Chapple – Photo Booths & Decor

Ming-Wei Fasquelle – iPad video

Todd Batstone – Endowment video

Thank you for another great year!

We have made every effort to properly recognize all of our generous donors and dedicated volunteers. If an error or omission has occurred, please accept our apologies and notify the advancement team at development@lilaschool.com.