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Tracking The Millions Pouring Into LA's Mayor's Fund

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the site of hospital ship USNS Mercy in the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Photo by Carolyn Cole-Pool/Getty Images)
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At Mayor Eric Garcetti's nightly briefings, he often discusses case numbers, social distancing and the budget. He also namechecks the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, an outside nonprofit that has assumed a major role in the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The charity has raised $42 million for response efforts in recent weeks, an advisor said, blowing away its fundraising total of $4.3 million from the last fiscal year.

I was curious who had been giving, so I listened back to dozens of those briefings to build a database.

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