Our Founders and Supporters


Switzer Learning Center is grateful to the foundations, corporations, individuals and school district partners that make our work possible. The following stakeholders are helping to ensure that neurodivergent youth and young adults in L.A. County have access to high quality educational, therapeutic and enrichment programming. This funding supports the infrastructure, technology, assessment tools, staffing and operational supplies needed to help our students learn and thrive. It also supports our dedicated educators, paid internships and professional development opportunities for the next generation of Switzer's leadership.

For more information about partnering with Switzer Learning Center, please email Jeremy Deming, Executive Director.

Boots, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser

2021-2022 Donors $500 and above


Dr. John R. Sealy

Marcil Family Foundation

$15,000 - $24,999

Sondra L. Behrens
Torrance Refining Company

$5,000 - $14,999

Elysia and Abani Heller
Barbara Ailor
Christian Marsh
Judith L. Borck
Joyce Daniels
Special Children's League
Josephine Balzano
Michael Rausch
Steven Cooper


Kay Yamada
Dr. William Harmon, Jr.
Joel and Colleen McCloud
Barbara Graham
Julie Nesbit
Janet Doak
Merrietta Fong
Nicole and Robert Muller
Tim Goodrich
Angie Gillbride
Rebecca Foo
Greg and Laurie Halvorsen
Jeremy Deming
Joanne Wuerter
Mary Moreno
Michael and Tessa Molina
Paul McCabe
Tim Hall
Kendra Scott
Craig Leach
Patricia Kromka
Richard Smisek
Robert Virtue
Stephanie and Ray Yinger
William Oberholzer

We would also like to thank our corporate in-kind supporters for generously sharing resources with our organization. Contact us for more information about supporting Switzer Learning Center via co-branded partnership opportunities.

Our Founders and Supporters

Marcil Giving Society

Switzer Learning Center would like to recognize the generous funding we’ve received from longtime supporters who have contributed over $100,000 to our organization's mission. Named in honor of Jerry & Carol Marcil, the organization's largest and most generous donors, the giving society was established to encourage strategic support at significant levels of giving. Since 1966, our giving society donors' dedication to our students with special needs in Los Angeles County has been truly remarkable. Their collective and firm belief in the mission of Switzer Learning Center has been the cornerstone of our decades of success in serving special needs youth.

If you would like more information on joining the Marcil Giving Society, please contact Jeremy Deming, Executive Director at jdeming@switzercenter.org.

+$1 Million

Carol and Jerry Marcil

$500,000 - $999,999

Judith L. Borck

$100,000 - $499,999

Joel and Colleen McCloud
John R Sealy
Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation
John Gogian Family Foundation
Ahmanson Foundation