It is with great sadness that we share that Les Guttman, Pathways LA’s Board President, passed away on Wednesday, March 27. Les came to Pathways LA in 2011 in a partnership with the Taproot Foundation, where he volunteered his marketing expertise and helped create our first annual report. While working on the project he connected with the mission and was asked to join the Board of Directors. For the better part of a decade, Les dedicated much of his free time to guide and grow our organization which was a remarkable testament to his generosity and contributions to our community. Les was passionate about providing young children from low-income communities the early education and experiences they need for healthy brain development, enabling them to live happy, healthy lives and have a future filled with opportunity. On behalf of the Pathways LA community, we would like to thank Les for his passion, commitment, and dedication to the children and families we serve. May his memory be a blessing.