Since I can remember, philanthropy has been a big part of my life. I count my blessings every day and believe it’s my rewarding duty to pass on the love and help others by giving time, lending a voice or donating monetarily to charities that especially mean something to me. Over the years I have sat on the boards of various charitable organizations and devoted my time to different philanthropies. The charities that are currently close to my heart are Operation Smile, Women For Women International, Hot Rodder’s Children’s Charities, The Progeria Research Foundation and the LA Mission. Life is a gift, and paying it forward is perfect way to honor that.