The LA Forum is a non-profit organization that is supported by donations and memberships.  Donations helps sustain the LA Forum’s programming, including lectures, publications, and other events, as well as the Forum’s website.  Donations are tax deductible.

Donations are accepted at Forum events, online through PayPal (Donate button), as well as by sending checks to:
LA Forum, P.O. Box 291774, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

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The LA Forum’s activities are organized by an all-volunteer board of directors, and we accept additional volunteers to assist with lectures, exhibitions and other events. Working with the Forum exposes volunteers to our broad range of programming as well as to our network of board members, who are active in the professional and academic fields of architecture,  urban design, art, and other design and related fields.  Participation is rewarded with volunteer memberships and/or free admission to some paid events, depending on amount of time contributed.  The Forum regularly engages volunteers to participate as:

  • Event docents (set-up, selling admission and membership, etc.)
  • Exhibition docents
  • Exhibition installers
  • Administrative assistants

Visit our volunteer page for details.

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