The Laurel Foundation serves children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender youth and other at-risk youth populations.
The mission of The Laurel Foundation is to empower children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender youth, and the at-risk youth population through educational and support programs in a safe and trusting environment.
The Laurel Foundation is a registered, non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Margot Andrew-Anderson to fill the urgent need for programmed activities that catered to the physical and emotional needs of children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender and other at-risk youth populations.
The Laurel Foundation is a comprehensive provider of educational and support programs for children, youth and families living with HIV/AIDS, transgender youth and other at-risk youth populations. We serve over 500 low-income, at-risk participants annually.
The Laurel Foundation’s programs tackle the emotional and social challenges at-risk children and youth face by constructing environments that support the mental and physical welfare of the participants. Our programs give participants the tools to build self-sufficient, productive, healthy lives.
To improve mental and physical health through various year round educational and support programs
Educate youth on the consequences of at-risk behaviors while at the same time providing the knowledge on how to make healthy life choices
Develop the skills and qualities necessary to build an independent, successful, self-sufficient life path
Balance and Compasion
Introduce balance and compassion into participants lives by impelling them into experiences that show they can rise above the adversities they face, make more of their lives than they thought possible, and learn to serve others with their strength
Who We Are
Sam S. LeslieChair of the Board
Managing Partner - LEA Accountancy LLP
Strategy Manager - Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Founder / CEO - The Laurel Foundation
Imtiaz DadabhoyResource Development
Branch Sales Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Lisa Stangl, MSN, CPNP Medical Director
HIV Specialist - UCSD Mother, Child and Adult HIV Program
Javier PuentesResource Development
Senior Vice President - Wells Fargo Bank
Robb WhittlefResource Development
CEO - Historic Studio
Founder / CEO
Bilingual Outreach Coordinator
Lisa Hardiman (Princess)
Lorenzo Diaz (Kidney Bean)
Summer Camp Session 1 HIV Program Director
Cris Cardenas (Tex)
Summer Camp Session 2 Transgender/GNC Program Director