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

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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