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CEO Statement on AAPI Hate Crimes

February 2021

Dear Friends,

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) stands in solidarity with the Asian community as we denounce violence and bigotry.

With hate crimes accelerating 1900% since the onset of COVID-19, we must make it abundantly clear that we walk side-by-side with our Asian neighbors, colleagues, community members, and friends in building a more inclusive society where every American feels safe.

As we shared with you last year, LADF will continue its collaborations with organizations on the frontlines who work to eradicate racism with the ultimate goal of protecting life and liberty for all.

With sincerity and hope,

Nichol Whiteman

Chief Executive Officer

In This Together


In a show of solidarity, Dodger players released a powerful message, speaking out against racial injustice in America and committing to using their platforms to amplify the voices of social justice organizations on the ground in Los Angeles. The players will also match funds raised from the “In This Together” special edition t-shirts benefiting the California Funders for Boys & Men of Color Southern California: Our Kids, Our Future Fund.

CEO Statement on Social Justice

June 2020

Dear Friends,

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will continue to advocate for those who are consistently denied the full gifts of this nation. Liberty and justice should belong to us all.

We cannot rest until that is true.

Through a social justice lens, we run and fund proven programs that level the playing field and invest in on-the-ground solutions driven by the communities we serve. We know that inequality can only be dismantled through proactive and strategic interventions, and we are starting with the root causes.

The murder of George Floyd is yet another example of the need to openly state that Black Lives Matter. Considering the disproportionate amount of police violence and poverty that impact the Black community and other communities of color, it is clear that we are in a state of emergency. This crisis defies the principles on which our nation is supposed to stand. LADF will not waver. We will be part of the solution.

At the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, here is what we are committed to do:

  1. Continue our education, sports, and health programs with an enhanced mental health lens to help young people cope with the trauma of a pandemic and social justice events

2. Increase our support of programs and organizations that are leading the fight against inequality

3. Use our platform to advocate for systematic reform that propels us closer to equality for all

LADF appreciates our countless allies and partners who have offered their support during these trying times. Your shared belief that the time for equality is now helps smooth the rocky road ahead. Together, we can do this. When one segment of our community blatantly suffers, then all of us must be part of the healing.

With sincerity and hope,

Nichol Whiteman

Chief Executive Officer