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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Offers Nature Walks

Based in Los Angeles, California, Gary Fournier is a managing director at JP Morgan who has ranked among Barron’s list of the Top 1,200 financial advisors in the United States. An active philanthropist, Gary Fournier has contributed to several local organizations, such as the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC).

For nearly three decades, PVPLC has worked diligently to protect more than 1,500 acres of land along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Under the stewardship of the organization, this space serves as an arena in which visitors of all ages can learn about the local ecosystem. One of the ways that PVPLC fosters this education is through its nature walk events, which give participants a closer look at the peninsula.

PVPLC’s Guided Nature Walks have attracted thousands of visitors over the years. Each month, volunteer guides bring visitors to different parts of the peninsula and educate them about the flora and fauna that make their home in each area. These leisurely walks are…
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Center for Learning Unlimited - Meeting the Unique Needs of Students

Gary Fournier serves as a managing director with JP Morgan, where he manages more than $1 billion in assets for high-net-worth clients. Outside of work, Gary Fournier is active in charitable giving and donates to the Center for Learning Unlimited. 

Dedicated to helping K-12 students who have complex learning challenges, the Center for Learning Unlimited is a specialized day school in Torrance, California. The center relies on individualized education plans, relationship-based interventions, and year-round programs to meet the unique needs of students.

The center’s relationship-based intervention model has reaped impressive outcomes, with 90 percent of students returning to their original schools, 60 percent graduating from high school, and 70 percent eventually finishing their postsecondary education.

The center offers both full- and part-time educational programming, as well as a diagnostic/prescriptive program and summer activities. In addition to its qualified teachers, the center bri…