The Impact Award honors a professional in the live entertainment industry who has made a positive impact as a contributing member in their community.
IMPACT AWARD WINNERS
2021 - Wendy Ellis
California Love Drop
When the pandemic hit, many entertainment industry professionals were laid off and seeking new opportunities and ways to help those in need. Wendy Ellis couldn’t sit back and wait out the pandemic, so she Co-Founded California Love Drop along with a core team of philanthropists, including Wing Lam from Wahoo’s, Eric Morley from Blue-C Advertising, Melissa Luna from YogurtLand, and Charles Antis from Antis Roofing & Waterproofing. In April of 2020, they launched California Love Drop to fuel healthcare workers and first responders by providing meals, beverages, treats, and supplies. Wendy, who has been on hiatus from 955KLOS FM as Director of Marketing, Strategic and Creative Partnerships since the pandemic started, utilized her industry relationships, coupled with her event production prowess, to help launch the grassroots organization. Wendy and the team started by delivering 300 meals to HOAG Hospital in Irvine, CA, and are now celebrating their 1-Year Anniversary, providing nearly 20,000 meals and over 230 drops to frontline workers, volunteers and people in need.
In addition to Love Drops, Wendy and the team coordinated Toy Drive’s during December, collecting truckloads of donations for children in need. Wendy is unbelievably generous in donating her time, knowledge and connecting people with an incredible spirit that has brightened so many lives during the pandemic.
Along with the California Love Drop team, Wendy provides smiles and much-needed relief to many hardworking Californians. California Love Drop continues to inspire and impact the SoCal community, led by volunteers. Click the link to read about some of the press they have garnered - California Love Drop News.
2022 - Kelly Lovell Taylor