Bonnie Hyde, born and raised in mainland China, ventured to the United States in pursuit of higher education and the freedom to explore diverse perspectives. Driven by her unwavering belief in the significance of early education, language development, and cultural identity, she embarked on a mission to make a tangible difference. This led her to establish the American Born Chinese Foundation, an organization dedicated to ensuring young children have access to bilingual early reading materials. With the goal of fostering bilingualism and embracing cultural diversity, the foundation proudly hosts the vibrant Los Angeles Kids Book Festival. The festival offers a memorable day filled with entertainment and literary adventures. Moreover, it serves as a platform to promote bilingualism in every language, reflecting the rich tapestry of our diverse population. By channeling these resources, the festival aims to provide additional support for the distribution of free bilingual materials to families throughout the entire United States. Through this philanthropic endeavor, Bonnie and the festival organizers seek to bridge gaps in accessibility and ensure that every family can benefit from these valuable educational resources.
Brett Glatman is the founder of Fleet Metal Media, a multi-media marketing and production consultancy specializing in creating original intellectual property, events, and marketing campaigns. FMM has worked with numerous celebrities, movie studios, and brands such as Paramount+, Skydance, MGM, and Amazing Artists. Brett is a proud associate producer on the film The Greatest Beer Run Ever for Apple+ and won a CLIO Entertainment Award for his work on SONY's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In addition, he supports event production for various non-profit organizations, including the American Born Chinese Foundation, City of Hope, Hollywood Radio Television Society, and his alma mater, Towson University. Brett is the proud father of Emma and Pepper Glatman.
Lisa Zola Greer is a fundraising coach, nonprofit changemaker, major donor and author of the bestselling book "Philanthropy Revolution''. Lisa is on a mission to “Save Giving” by providing a clear path to success, supported by data, statistics, and interviews. With her help and direction, the nonprofit world will see its donors engaged and energized, their organizations sustainable and with increased impact, and a more honest philanthropic culture that will create a larger and more loyal donor pool. Currently, Lisa serves as commissioner of the California State Commission on the Status of Women and Girls where she sits on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the international board of the New Israel Fund, Alliance for Middle East Peace, and as the Executive Committee of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors. She has also served as Commissioner and Chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and as a board member of many organizations, including the L.A. District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others. She has recently been appointed to the City of Beverly Hills Community Charitable Foundation. Earlier in her career, Lisa was a studio executive at NBC and Universal Studios, and she founded and led several companies in the digital media and entertainment businesses. Lisa co-founded and sits on the board of Tandem Careplanning, a new business that elevates the home care experience for both care seekers and caregivers. A native of Los Angeles, Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in History from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is the proud mother of three Millennials, two Gen Zs, and two dogs.