Board Members


dsc02874-copy-2Lauren Alon, LCSW,  Founder and Director of A Magic Penny

After reading stacks of letters, we chose one. A family whose sole request was food on the table for the holidays. Together my brothers and I gathered our allowance, and along with support from our parents, provided holiday meals to a family in need. This impactful childhood experience inspired a philanthropic lifestyle for my family and the creation of A Magic Penny. Read More …


dsc02854-copyJanet Imerman, Vice Chairperson

I am honored to serve on the executive board of The Magic Penny, which was started by my daughter, Lauren. Through this organization my children and grandchildren have become active participants in the art of giving by doing. The concept of families volunteering together has always been dear to my heart. Read More …


dsc02887-copy-2Stacey Adler, Secretary of the Board

As a Cardiac Nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I provided emotional and medical support to patients and families from varying cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles during extremely stressful circumstances.  This wonderful experience working with under served communities instilled a sense of compassion and gratitude for my family’s blessings. Read More …


Nicole Saine, Board Member

Nicole, founder of Cobalt Events (event design & event production) brings her knowledge and expertise as an Event Planner to the A Magic Penny team by consulting on development, fundraising, event coordination and sponsorship.  Alongside her children, Nicole serves as an integral part of our event hosting team at A Magic Penny volunteer gatherings.