Entrepreneurship is a pathway to prosperity

Support small businesses in Southern California. Join us in fostering entrepreneurship for women and people of color.

Small Business, Big Impact

50%

Small businesses represent 50% of private sector employment

68%

Revenue generated by local businesses stays in the community vs. 43% non-local businesses

5x

Families with small businesses have 5x higher median income

About the Southern California Regional Board

AOF’s Southern California Regional Board members are ambassadors, advocates, and supporters raising funds to increase access to capital and business advising for diverse small businesses in Southern California.

  • Chair: Ron Gonen, President, ECG Real Estate
  • Arteen Arabshahi, VP Strategy, Route
  • Linda Ba, Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital
  • Laura Choolijian, Executive Director, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Kirsten Ludwig, President & Founder, In Good Co.
  • Shauna Nep, VP of Philanthropy, SB Projects

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