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Posted 2014-09-04T22:18:51Z

In Lieu of Flowers

Howard proudly served as a board member of The California Conference for Equality and Justice. In Lieu of Flowers, please consider making a donation in Howard's name to this organization.


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  • Jessica Quintana
    Jessica Quintana

    09/06/14 The Board of Directors and the staff of Centro CHA In. (Long Beach Community Hispanic Association) mourn the passing and honor the memory of Howard Abrams, business executive, philanthropist, and active Centro CHA Board member. Howard passed earlier this week. Howard served on the Centro CHA Board of Directors from 2002 to 2014. His wisdom helped strengthen the organization, and his passion for economic development and higher education pushed Centro CHA to focus more on student academic achievement and job training for underprivileged youth and young adults. In particular, he provided invaluable guidance on the development of LIFT (Leaders Investing For Tomorrow) workforce development program. For the past 12 years, Howard’s love for the Latino Cultural and compassion to help thorough his creative thinking helped grow our Annual Nuestra Imagen Community Leadership Awards Fundraiser. The Nuestra Imagen Awards sought to enhance the life options for thousands of underprivileged youth residing in high crime poverty neighborhoods throughout the greater Long Beach Area. The Annual Fundraiser is well-known as the premier Latino event in Long Beach and provides supporting ways to increase student engagement and achievement. The organizations focus on leadership, management, and governance — together with its commitment to advance the quality of life for underprivileged Latino youth and families efforts — made its work unique. Besides serving on the Centro CHA Board, Howard was a member and community leader of the boards of several significant human services organizations; he understood the gift of giving. Centro CHA extends its condolences to his wife Sandy and the entire Abrams family. Warmest Regards, Jessica Quintana

    5 years ago · Reply