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California Community Foundation: California Community Foundation’s Annual ReportDecember 04, 2020
O’Melveny partner Matt Kline was featured in the California Community Foundation’s Annual Report for his work as chairperson of the Warren Christopher Scholarship committee.
“As a partner at O’Melveny, Matt Kline is an accomplished lawyer, but perhaps his most cherished work is as chairperson of the Warren Christopher Scholarship committee.” Kline’s profile stated. “Through mentorship and financial support, 250 Christopher scholars, from more than 120 public high schools in Los Angeles, have pursued their college dreams.”
Kline has found the scholars’ journey to overcome adversity while excelling in school humbling and, in some ways, he can relate to their journey. “The scholarship’s impact is not linear. It is geometric. Impacting one student’s life can change an entire family and even a community,” Kline told the organization.
The scholarship program honors Warren Christopher, the late O’Melveny chair and former US Secretary of State. O’Melveny and the California Community Foundation are longtime collaborators on the program. This level of engagement would not be possible without the “deep and sustained commitment of O’Melveny, three generations of the Christopher family, our very committed board and staff, and CCF and LAUSD,” Kline shared.
Read the full annual report here.