Philanthropist, entrepreneur, civic leader, successful businessman – these are just a few of the roles that Elliott Broidy has played for nearly 50 years as a member of the Los Angeles community. As a self-made businessman, Elliott has parlayed his successes to give back to the community in which he grew up and which holds a special place in his heart.
Elliott Broidy was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of a schoolteacher and a nurse. His father was a wounded World War II veteran, which inspired Elliott’s passion for the military and veteran’s affairs.
As a benefactor and proud supporter of nearly a dozen charitable and community groups, Elliott has been named to the boards of numerous organizations including the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Elliott is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and was previously acting Commissioner of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund and member of the board of The Los Angeles Police Foundation. Elliott has also served on a variety of boards and committees of his alma mater, The University of Southern California (USC). He is one of the founding members of the Board of Advisors for Marshall School’s Center for Investment Studies and the Board of Leaders for the Marshall School of Business. Additional groups he supports include Aviva, an organization dedicated to assisting families in urban parts of our city, and The Everychild Foundation, whose goal is to ease suffering of children in the Greater Los Angeles area whether due to disease, disability, abuse, neglect or poverty. Elliott was a major sponsor of the Los Angeles exhibit of Target America, a traveling exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. Thousands of Los Angeles area schoolchildren attended the exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the impact of drugs on their bodies and on society.
On a national scale, Elliott has served both Republican and Democratic administrations as a member of multiple military task forces, and was appointed by the President to serve on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2006. Inspired by his father’s experiences, Elliott is also a proud supporter of military and veterans’ organizations, contributing generously to the Wounded Warriors Project, which provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life; and founding Hounds for Heroes, which helps provide specially trained service dogs to returning active duty veterans.
Elliott’s philanthropic activities have earned him the respect of his peers and numerous accolades. He recently received the prestigious Raoul Wallenberg Award, an award given to select individuals whose courage, selflessness and success against great odds personify those of humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg himself, as well as a formal commendation by the United States Congress for his service to his community and to his country.
Today, Elliott remains committed to supporting organizations that enrich the lives of its members and those in the community, and he is inspired to develop new philanthropic initiatives where he can utilize his extensive network and resources to help those in need.
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