Rose believed passionately that one must give back to their community and encouraged all of her clients to do the same. To that end, Rose devoted much of her non-office time advising non-profits on their endowments and capital campaigns.
Rose served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Her first time around, from 1989 to 1995, she was co-chair of the board from 1991 to 1994. Her tenure then saw The Center purchase, re-build, and open its large new home in Hollywood. In addition to being a sign of permanence and stability, this facility allows The Center to serve thousands of members of the community, whose needs would otherwise not be met.
Rose also oversaw the creation and launch of the California AIDS Ride (one of the nation’s largest fund-raising events), and personally participated (twice) in the seven day, 545 mile trek from San Francisco to L.A.
About the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center:
Since 1971 the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has been building the health, advocating for the rights and enriching the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Center’s wide array of services includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth; support and advocacy services for LGBT seniors and LGBT-parented families; low-cost counseling and addiction-recovery services; legal services; health education and HIV prevention programs; transgender services; a cultural arts program and much more.
Rose Greene, Helena Ruffin, Cousin and Client Mark Samara (and Maggie and Gabriel of course) participated in the 32nd annual July 4th, 5k and 10K run/walk benefiting Will Rogers Park. Everyone crossed the finish line, Gabe and Maggie however needed a little escorting.