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Art & Culture

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USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

A member of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance’s “Founder’s Circle,” the foundation established the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Dance Scholarship in 2016. The Founder’s Circle creates a legacy of support for of dancers, choreographers and dance leaders at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Satori Folkes-Stone is the current recipient of the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Dance Scholarship.

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MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

The Simms/Mann Institute supported MOXI’s mission by donating to the Bridge for Interactive Media exhibit, which features rotating displays of new media arts and technology. The exhibit will allow visitors to discover a unique showcase for a wide range of digital interactive experiences designed in partnership with area artists, educators and scientists.

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Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota

The Foundation supported the production of the Tedd Mann Concert Hall, a world-class concert auditorium overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, in 1993.

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Prince of Wales Foundation

The Foundation supports the collaboration between the Prince’s Drawing School and United States art education institutions by providing scholarships to young American artists to participate in a four-week residency at the Prince’s Drawing School.

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Zimmer Children’s Museum

The Foundation supported the development of a permanent exhibit at the Museum: the Mann Theater. The Foundation has also supported the Museum’s youTHink program.

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Foundation grant was used to purchase the art located at the top of the Wallis Annenberg’s Grand Staircase. The piece is Untitled (Venice) by Lee Mullican (1967).

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Geffen Playhouse

The Foundation supported the construction of the “Victoria and Ronald Simms Courtyard in Honor of Ted Mann.” Victoria Simms, Ph.D., serves as a Founding Board Member.

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Building the House Within Speaker Series

The Institute, in partnership with the Hammer Museum, created the Building the House Within Speaker Series, a free public educational program offered through Hammer Museum's Public Programs.

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Hammer Artist Residency Program

The Foundation funded Anila Rubiku as the 2013 International Artist-in-Residence at the Hammer Museum.

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Aspen Music Festival and School

The Simms/Mann Foundation endowed a Piano Chair and annually supports two piano students at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

In partnership with the Simms/Mann Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building the world's leading movie museum in the heart of Los Angeles, set to open in 2018. The Simms/Mann Family Foundation endowed a 275-seat theater in honor of Ted Mann.

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Hold Onto Your Music Foundation

The Simms/Mann Institute supported production of the documentary, "I am a Pianist," which follows concert pianist, Mona Golabek, across America as she brings her mother and grandmother's inspiring story to students and communities.

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Education

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Endowed Chairs

The Simms/Mann Endowed Chairs are renowned researchers in the field of neuroscience. Their pursuit of science-based breakthroughs to promote optimal outcomes for children is informing interventions and propelling the field forward.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Simms Mann Family Foundation supports The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University as they catalyze local, national, and international innovation in policy and practice focused on children and families. They design, test, and implement these ideas in collaboration with a broad network of research, practice, policy, community, and philanthropic leaders.

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Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

The Simms Mann Family Foundation has long supported cancer research at Yale. We are excited to now also support the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence in its collaboration with the Willows Community School to deliver the Yale for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER program, an evidence-based pre-k through 12th grade approach to social and emotional learning to Southern California Schools.

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2018 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank

The Think Tank brings together cutting-edge early childhood learning, college faculty, and thought-leaders to explore and disseminate the latest thinking in the areas of infant/toddler development, early childhood education, and the training for those working with children ages 0-3.

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CuddleBright Experience

The CuddleBright Experience brings the science of early childhood directly to parents and caregivers, providing them with knowledge and tools to strengthen their bond with their child and help navigate the ups and downs of the first three years—and beyond.

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Education Initiative Videos

The Simms/Mann Institute is dedicated to disseminating the latest child development theories and neuroscience research through many different communication channels, which includes creating video content that is educational, engaging and easy to share.

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2015 Simms/Mann Think Tank

On November 3, 2015, the Simms/Mann Institute convened a group of 500 stakeholders from fields including education, business, philanthropy and medicine who directly impact policy and practice in early child development for its annual Think Tank.

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2013 Simms/Mann Think Tank

Held in Santa Barbara, CA with featured keynote speakers Drs. Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff, internationally recognized researchers from the University of Washington.

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2014 Simms/Mann Think Tank

Held in Santa Barbara, CA with featured keynote speakers Dr. Ruth Feldman from Bar-Ilan University and Yale University Child Study Center and Dr. Kyle Pruett from Yale University Child Study Center.

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Simms/Mann Faculty Fellows

The Simms/Mann Institute Faculty Fellowship recognizes faculty in the field of 0-3 early childhood education whose professional experience, leadership ability, and interest in exploring and integrating research related to early childhood development will make significant contributions to the field and the broader community.

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RAND

The Foundation supports RAND, a nonprofit organization focused on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.

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Fulfillment Fund

The Foundation supported the Fulfillment Fund, an organization that empowers students by making college a reality for those growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.

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Friendship Connection Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation is a supporter of The Friendship Connection Foundation, Inc. and their work providing social opportunities and learning experiences for teens and young adults who are developmentally delayed or have learning disabilities.

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El Nido Family Centers

The Foundation supported El Nido Family Center’s Dr. Helen Wolff School-Based Child and Family Development Program.

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Westmark School (Landmark West School)

The Foundation was instrumental in the establishment of Westmark School, formally known as Landmark West School.

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JVS

The Foundation established the Simms/Mann Family Scholarship, which has provided a scholarship to three students every year since 2012.

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California Community College Scholarship Endowment

The Foundation’s support provides scholarships to students taking Early Childhood Education courses at Santa Barbara City College and College of the Canyons.

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AHA!

The Foundation supported expanding AHA!'s Peace Builders Initiative into three schools in the Santa Barbara area.

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Foundation for Santa Barbara City College

The Foundation supports the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College Campaign for Student Success and Running Start Angels Program.

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Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences – University of Washington

The Foundation supports the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences’ innovative research dedicated to discovering the fundamental principles of human learning.

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The Mann Family Early Childhood Center

The Foundation established The Mann Family Early Childhood Center located at Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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Whole Child Award

In 2015, the Simms/Mann Institute launched the Whole Child Award to honor leaders in 3 categories (Medicine, Community Education, and Visionary Leadership) focused on pursuing a whole child approach in caring for children and their families.

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2017 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank

The Think Tank brings together cutting-edge early childhood learning, college faculty, and thought-leaders to explore and disseminate the latest thinking in the areas of infant/toddler development, early childhood education, and the training for those working with children ages 0-3.

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The First 36 Project

The First 36 Project offers access to the latest research on neuroscience and brain research related to parenting—and the tools they need to share this knowledge with the families they serve.

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Health & Wellness

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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Foundation supports the endeavors of AIHM in providing innovative education, training, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, research, and advocacy that embraces all global healing traditions, to promote the creation of health and the delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care.

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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation supports AIHM by awarding scholarships to professionals participating in the Interprofessional Fellowship Program. This two-year fellowship program immerses professionals into an innovative, interactive, and clinically focused curriculum that lays the foundation for integrated care while teaching professionals to work effectively within an interprofessional team.

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The Institute for Integrative Health

The Foundation supports the Institute for Integrative Health’s commitment to advancing science with expanded research methods and to exploring new models of health, and discovering fresh ways to engage the public in its pursuit of health.

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Simms/Mann Integrative Medicine Lecture Series at MD Anderson

The Foundation supported the creation of the Simms/Mann Integrative Medicine Program Lecture Series at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Yale Cancer Center

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation have been longtime supporters of the research endeavors at Yale Cancer Center.

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Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

The Foundation supports Harvard Medical School’s Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellowships in Neurotology, along with ENT specialist Dr. Raul Metson.

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Bravewell Collaborative

The Foundation is a past supporter of the Bravewell Collaborative, a community of leading philanthropists who work together to transform our health care system through the advancement of integrative medicine.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

The Foundation supports JDRF and their innovative type 1 diabetes research.

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Cedars-Sinai

The Foundation supports Cedars-Sinai and Cedars' integrative medicine initiative.

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Jules Stein Eye Institute

The Foundation supports Dr. Caprioli’s innovative research on glaucoma at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

The Foundation supports The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s mission of Humanism in Medicine.

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

The Foundation supported the creation of the Tyler A. Dykes Robotics Center at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

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Spirituality and Medicine Conference

The Simms/Mann Institute, in partnership with UCLA, brought together spiritual leaders, medical oncologists, social workers, and nurses for a first of its kind conference to share knowledge, ideas, and treatment plans.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to develop the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Playground and funded an endowed chair for the director of the Developmental Neurogenetics program within CHLA’s Institute for the Developing Mind.

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Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology provides integrative patient care for individuals and families touched by cancer. The Simms/Mann Center offers educational and support services that integrate psychological, nutritional, spiritual, and complementary approaches to healing.

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Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center is the nation's first health, wellness, and integrative medicine program offered at a free clinic.The Center’s programs provide a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and the whole family.

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