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Los Angeles – Upon the formation of her new non-profit organization, Dr. Lucy Jones Center for
Science and Society, Dr. Jones reached out to key partners to invite them to support this work
to serve communities in California and around the country.
With a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the
creation of more resilient communities, the Center depends on support from businesses and
foundations that are committed to serving communities that will be stronger and more resilient
with the information and programing provided by the Center.
The Founding Gold Sponsor is Simpson Strong-Tie, a Pleasanton, CA-based company
focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and
buildings. Simpson Strong-Tie is considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and
Founding Silver Sponsors include SoCalGas, the Annenberg Foundation, and
the Weingart Foundation. Each of these organizations has an expressed commitment to serve
the local Southern California community, especially those considered vulnerable or at-risk.
“Building resilient communities takes the efforts of all parts of our society,” explained Dr. Jones.
“These organizations understand the benefit to our country when we work together —
businesses, government, non-profit, and individuals — to address our shared risks.”
Though all founding supporters have been secured, there are other ways for organizations and
businesses to work with and support the Dr. Lucy Jones Center, including joining the Center’s
Corporate Resilience Council and sponsoring specific programs.