Our Mission

The Los Angeles Orphanage Guild is a charitable organization of women whose members are dedicated to act as ambassadors in the community, raising funds and awareness to ensure that Maryvale can continue the wonderful work that they do on behalf of the children in their care.

The Guild mourns the passing of Elizabeth “Bunny” May, a long-time devoted and cherished member of the Guild.  Bunny was the Honoree at our 2014 “Heart to Heart” Gala in recognition of her unparalleled contribution to the Guild, as a Past President and as the Chair of our Advisory Board, and in recognition of her unstinting support of Maryvale.  Bunny contributed so much to the lives of the young girls living at Maryvale.  When a project needed to be undertaken, Bunny was always the first to say “What can I do to help?” She will be missed beyond measure.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Los Angeles Orphanage Guild. A memorial donation may be made by clicking the Donate tab.  Bunny’s family will be notified of all donations made through our Angel Pledge program. For those who would prefer to send a check, you may send a check to Los Angeles Orphanage Guild, c/o P. McVerry, 1925 Century Park E, #1260, Los Angeles, CA 90067. 

Did you know...?

Most recent reports state approximately 4,600 young adults age out of foster care in California each year and there are only 1,548 available beds – even less with recent budget cuts.

Through our support of Maryvale, we can make a difference.

Did you know...?

Studies show that Foster Youth only make up 0.3% of our population but they make up 40% of the population in our homeless shelters.

Through our support of Maryvale, we can help change lives.

Did you know...?

There is currently no housing for post-adopt kids except for Maryvale.

Through our support of Maryvale, we can give these girls a chance.

The 2015-16 Board

Indy Carey


Patti DiTullio

First Vice President

Melinda Woodruff

Second Vice President

Betsy Emanuel

Third Vice President

Patricia McVerry

Fourth Vice President

Angela Siuta Pechin


Nancy Lewis

Assistant Treasurer

Debbie Buderwitz

Corresponding Secretary

Martha Washburn

Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Diana Doyle

Recording Secretary

Patti Chertok

Assistant Recording Secretary