Chad Brownstein is dedicated to making a difference in his local community. Although a Denver native, Chad has become an active participant in his adoptive Los Angeles Community, supporting many local charities and community organisations.
Below are some of the charities that Chad Brownstein actively supports:
Our primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
The LA Conservation Corps (the Corps) announced the new partnership on August 21, 2019. The Corps is a youth development organization that places emphasis on conservation and projects that benefit the community. Through its programs, the organization provides at-risk youth in the LA area with relevant job skills training, education, and work experiences.
The Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program
Philanthropist Chad Brownstein has partnered with Russell Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation to launch The Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program (WBGT). The program seeks to benefit at-risk youth by providing relevant job skills training, access to technology, and a career path program focused on green tech job opportunities.
The WBGT program will benefit 500 Los Angeles Corpsmembers. Brownstein and Westbrook kicked off the program with a tour of the facilities at the Corps’ Jon Van de Kamp Center in Los Angeles on August 19, 2019. Brownstein and Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation contributed an initial donation, and the two will continue to fundraise for additional programming.
The WBGT program is designed to expose underserved young adults in the LA Corps to career
paths they may be unaware of or otherwise unprepared to pursue. Corpsmembers will enjoy technology-related tools and relevant education that will equip them with the skills needed to pursue jobs in the field of green technology. To accomplish these objectives, the WBGT program is supporting three intertwined initiatives.
Corpsmembers will be able to take classes that teach valuable job skills like computer literacy, as well as coding, drone piloting, and computer engineering.
The Westbrook/Brownstein Green Futures Lab
Brownstein and Westbrook’s partnership will also fund a second pillar of the program, called the Westbrook/Brownstein Green Futures Lab. This lab will be equipped with new computers and any necessary equipment for intro classes and programming.
Career Path Program
The third core pillar of the WBGT program is an advanced drone piloting career path program. This quarterly training program is designed to prepare Corpsmembers for related jobs in drone maintenance and piloting.
Chad Brownstein’s History of Serving the LA Community
A commitment to serving the LA community runs deep in every facet of this partnership. Chad Brownstein previously served as finance committee chair on the board of the Corps and was an initial member of the 2028 LA Olympic Committee. His philanthropic work has benefited over 1 million at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. His participation in creating the WBGT program is proof of his continued commitment to supporting the city of Los Angeles.
Chad was a former board member of LA Conservation Corps, and has chaired multiple annual capital campaigns
Cedars Sinai Hospital
Since its beginning in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching and community service.
Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients.
Chad currently sits on the Cedars Sinai Hospital Board of Governors
The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs that facilitate lasting mentoring relationships and support positive development. JBBBSLA runs community-based mentoring programs, offers college scholarships, and owns and operates Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus, a 112-acre residential camp and retreat center in the Verdugo Hills of Glendale.
Chad has been active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters for over a decade
Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funding research is the core focus of the Foundation and all funds raised support our Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top MS research centers. This nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists are on the cutting-edge of innovative research programs, working as a team on therapeutic approaches to eradicate MS. In addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, we hope to increase awareness by educating the public about this mystifying disease.
Chad has been active with the Race to Erase MS for over 20 years
Founded by Callae Brownstein in 2012, CBeyondcancer’s mission is to partner with and fund organizations that help families see beyond emotional and financial obstacles to focus on fighting cancer. Our ultimate goal is to help cancer patients and their families build their inner strength and fortitude during a time of tremendous adversity where they can focus on healing instead of other obstacles. CBeyondcancer does this by supporting organizations that fund emotional support services and provide direct financial assistance to patients and their families. Since its inception, CBeyondcancer has raised nearly $325,000 for families struggling with cancer.
Chad is an active adviser to C Beyond Cancer and helps with program allocations