Bridging the Gap Awards Celebration and Fundraising Gala!

Fontana, CA, October 10, 2022-

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. to host its Bridging the Gap Awards Celebration and Fundraising Gala, emceed by Squeaky Clean Comedian Mel Austin, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:30p.m. This historic event will be held at the beautiful Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center in Fontana. The Inland Empire’s most influential business, political, faith-based and community leaders are expected to be in attendance, as the nonprofit draws attention to the disease of epilepsy during its nationally recognized month and celebrates the exceptional work and achievements of its most dedicated supporters, individuals and organizations who have made legacy driven impacts in service to Inland Empire communities.

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. has announced it will be honoring City of Fontana’s very own Mayor Acquanetta Warren for her Achievements in Civic Leadership. “We are thrilled and looking forward to honoring Mayor Warren, a pillar in the community that leverages collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation and civic engagement to address issues and foster change,” said Executive Director Melanee Stovall.

Additional honorees include;  Kimberly Anthony-Morrow, recipient of the Bridging the Gap in Academic Achievement Award, Sheri Bogh, recipient of the Bridging the Gap Community Hero Award, Alton L. Garrett Jr., recipient of the Founders Choice Award, Nykauni Tademy, recipient of the Bridging the Gap Community Empowerment Award and  Miles Levin, recipient of the Bridging the Gap in Media Excellence Award. “We are bursting with excitement to celebrate the tremendous work that each of our honorees contributes to bridging the gap in providing our communities with a better way of life,” added Ms. Stovall. 

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation founded to support individuals and families who suffer from epilepsy and other seizure related disorders. Helping those, they call champions, to live a sustainable life through participation of essential supportive programs and services.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, “epilepsy affects 1 out of every 26 individuals; 3.4 million people nationwide, more than 65 million people globally, and 150,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year.” 

The proceeds of the fundraiser will go toward the purchase of a van equipped to transport the foundation’s disabled champions to and from medical appointments, social outings, and more.” said Executive Assistant Denise Loiacano. “We encourage you to participate in this trailblazing opportunity to support an underserved and unrecognized community,” she said. 

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. has been recognized by San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisor Joe Baca Jr., Riverside County 5th District Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, Mayor of Fontana Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Rialto Deborah Robertson, 64th District Assemblymember Mike Gipson, 47th District Assemblymember and Majority Leader Eloise Reyes Gomez, and 36th District Congressman Raul Ruiz; for the work they are doing to raise awareness of epilepsy and other seizure related disorders and for supporting those suffering. 

For tickets, sponsorship, and advertising visit or call (951)374-0933 for more information. 

Unable to attend, make a contribution today at to support the foundation’s efforts to support the epilepsy and seizure disorder community. All contributions are fully tax deductible.


Melanee A. Stovall, MBA

Executive Director 

Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. – Nonprofit of the Year Honoree!


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