Three Missions-One Foundation


The Sounder Foundation (tax identification # 95-4783588) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization established in 1999 to benefit three specific areas: cancer research, disabled children, and animal rescue. Each of these particular areas has specific importance to the directors and officers of the foundation. Our directors and officers do not take a salary and as such, all donations go directly to the cause.

We are a foundation with strong ties to the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley and although we are currently small, we have been able to make significant headway in our goals.

The accomplishments that we have made so far include the following:

The Sounder Foundation receives support from such individuals as Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, The Honorable James Rogan (former member of House of Representatives and Undersecretary of Commerce), baseball great Jay Johnstone, numerous Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges, and the Fraternal Order of Police. While we have a broad coalition of support, it is important to emphasize that the Sounder Foundation is completely non-political and is dedicated solely to the purposes previously mentioned.


The Sounder Foundation is in current need of additional funds in order to expand on the work that is presently being conducted in our three areas of focus. It is our intention to raise the amount given to Dr. Chen each year in order to further assist in his cancer research. The foundation also intends to assist the local handicapped population by establishing cultural field trips that would such destinations as the Hollywood Bowl, Disney Hall, Ahmanson Theatre, etc. These are events that disabled children and young adults may never get to experience if initiative is not taken to expose them to such events. It is also our intention to continue to adopt rescue dogs, train them and have them placed in other United Cerebral Palsy homes. In addition to the cost of training the dogs, the foundation also absorbs the cost of food and veterinarian bills.


Saturday, September 24, 2005:

A plaque dedication will be held at the Norris Cancer institute located at the University of Southern California’s medical site in downtown Los Angeles. This event begins at 12:00 p.m.and will feature remarks by special guest Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley followed by a comprehensive update on the current developments in the area of Cancer Research by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Chen - MD, PhD. Inasmuch as Dr. Chen is a direct recipient of contributions from the Sounder Foundation, he will relay to the audience how the funds are currently being utilized and what has been accomplished so far with the help of the Sounder Foundation. This should be a well-attended event. Lunch will be served. The location address is 1441 Eastlake Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033.

Thursday, October 29, 2005

The Sounder Foundation will have a fundraiser on the University of Southern California campus on Homecoming Day. At this event we will sell licensed USC Trojan signs with the proceeds going to the Foundation. Those businesses and firms that support the Sounder Foundation will be given recognition at this event.

Future Events

On Fathers’ Day in 2006, the Sounder Foundation will have a food booth at the annual Thousand Oaks Fathers’ Day Car Classic held in beautiful Kingmen Park, located on the grounds of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. All proceeds will go directly to the Foundation.


For questions and additional information please contact any of the directors listed below:

Steven Frankland at 818-523-1444
Vancine Frankland at 818-360-3144
Brad Hertan at 661-949-8766
Sandi Roth at 818-236-3611
Albert Pak at 213-923-3550
Debbie Jaeger at 818-565-5648

Correspondence can be addressed to:

Sounder Foundation
17616 Arvida Drive
Granada Hills, CA 91344


Sounder Foundation
P.O. Box 3502
Granada Hills, CA 91349-3502

© 2005 Sounder Foundation - A 501 (c)(3) a non-profit tax-exempt organization