2015 honorary Gala Chair

Don Knabe

Supervisor, County of Los Angeles, 4th District

"The cities I serve are strengthened by Sharefest's commitment to building better communities through ongoing programs like the annual Workday, a day of collaboration and service, and the Youth Development Academy, which empowers youth and prepares them to be tomorrow's leaders. I am honored to champion Sharefest as they leave a lasting legacy of positive change."

- Supervisor Don Knabe

Fueled by integrity, character, and faith, Supervisor Don Knabe has tirelessly served the community of Los Angeles in a variety of public service roles for nearly 35 years. As the Los Angeles County Supervisor for the 4th District since 1996, Knabe’s initiatives have helped protect and mediate some of LA's most vulnerable citizens. His efforts enabled Safe Haven to save the lives of 126 infants who were safely surrendered to law enforcement officers. He remains steadfast in his commitment to ending sex trafficking in the Los Angeles area and beyond. And his ability to bring people of all backgrounds together toward a common goal stands as an inspiring model of the good that can be accomplished through effective grassroot efforts. For these reasons, and many more, it is an honor to recognize Supervisor Knabe as the 2015 Sharefest Honorary Dinner Chair.