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How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84 has donated more than $214 million to more than 1,100 Southern California youth sports programs, providing opportunities for more than 3 million children. DeFrantz has spent nearly half her life with the organization, formerly known as the Amateur Athletic Foundation. She was named president in 1987. Champion performer: DeFrantz was on rowing teams that won six U.S championships and reached the world championship finals four times. She...

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