Liz Schindler Johnson is the Executive Director of the Grand Vision Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Warner Grand Theatre (which is now owned by the City of Los Angeles). The Foundation has a paid staff of 6, and over 30 volunteers. It produces concerts, film screening and other events at the historic art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, and at the Grand Annex next door, a 150 seat cabaret theater opened in 2008. The Foundation promotes culturally inclusive arts and educational experiences, with events for youth, schools and community.
The Friends of the Warner Grand was formed to save and reactivate the Warner Grand Theatre in 2004-2008, which had changed ownership and focus several times since its founding 90 years ago. An adjacent storefront was converted into the Grand Annex, a community resource that can be rented for theatrical production by local colleges and theatre companies.
Meet the Music (MTM) is the Foundation's youth education program, serving 1600 students annually in high-poverty San Pedro and Wilmington public elementary schools, providing  music education and an introduction to opera with the LA Opera. Team Taiko promotes Japanese Taiko drum instruction and Japanese language learning.
The Grand Vision Foundation’s “Adopt a Seat” program provides a brass donor’s name plaque on a seat for fundraising. The Foundation needs more volunteers, members and sponsors. The phone is 310-833-4813, and the website is (Our Club member Linda Nietes Little, Philippines Expressions Bookshop, is on the Grand Annex Artistic Advisory Committee.)