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Transformative plays recipient Emily Shane Foundation holds fundraiser ‘Crystallizing Success’

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

By Samantha Bravo - November 25, 2023


Founders of the Emily Shane Foundation Michel and Ellen Shane are shown during the foundation fundraiser at Sorenity Rocks in Malibu
Founders of the Emily Shane Foundation Michel and Ellen Shane are shown during the foundation fundraiser at Sorenity Rocks Malibu. Photo by Samantha Bravo/TMT.

Every year, the foundation holds its annual fundraisers to help support the SEA Program. With this year’s theme, “Crystallizing Success,” the foundation’s “Pass it Forward” motto encourages kindness and social consciousness as each student performs one good deed per session with their mentor/tutor. Mentors and tutors are all university students or recent graduates.


Sponsored by MALIBUGIVES and TransformativePlay.org, the event featured local businesses and local Malibu wines from Malibu Solstice, Sura, and Hoyt Family Vineyards.


Executive Director Ellen Shane thanked and acknowledged Sorenity Rocks owner Lenise Soren for organizing the event at her store at Cross Creek.


“Without hesitating, she said, ‘Let’s do it at my store,'” Shane said. “She had a crew, she set this whole thing up. She’s amazing.”



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