Planned Parenthood's New LA Facility Named For Mike and Corky Hale Stoller, 4/24
The Stoller-Filer Health Center, the newest Planned Parenthood Los Angeles facility, to be located at 11722 South Wilmington Avenue, Compton, CA 90059, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Sue Dunlap, President of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles announced today. "The new health center will be named after the renowned Jazz Pianist, Harpist and Singer, Corky Hale Stoller and her Grammy Award winning husband, Mike Stoller of Leiber & Stoller fame, along with the late Compton Civic Leader, Maxcy Dean Filer, who was affectionately known as 'Mr. Compton,'" Dunlap said.
Dunlap continued, "It is with great pride we are opening a second facility for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles with the very generous financial support of Corky Hale Stoller and Mike Stoller, whom, in partnership with us, also helped us to build our state-of-the-art Dorothy Hecht Health Center located on South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, which opened in 2005 and currently serves 2,000 women monthly."
The Grand Opening of the new Stoller-Filer Health Center will be attended by members of the Stoller and Filer families, along with celebrities, VIPs and political leaders. The Stoller-Filer Health Center, which will serve the Watts/Willbrook Community, was made possible through the financial support of generous donors, including: Mike Stoller and Corky Hale Stoller, Anita Hirsh, Linda and Gary Nathanson, Beezie Daly and Artie Southam, Shonda Rhimes, and The Morris S. Smith Foundation, Sterling Franklin, Trustee.
The Stoller-Filer Health Center will be Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' 19th health center and will provide a full range of reproductive health care-including life-saving cancer screenings, contraception, STD testing and treatment. Currently, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles provides care to over 120,000 women, men and teens each year, serving every member of the community being served, regardless of insurance coverage. This new health center in South Los Angeles will help address many of the lingering health disparities that the community faces, including STD and teen pregnancy rates that exceed the County average.
Above and beyond being a major philanthropist and political activist, in the world of entertainment Corky Hale Stoller is a renowned theatrical producer and Jazz Pianist, Harpist and Singer who has performed at The White House with Tony Bennett, soloed with Barbra Streisand in Central Park and at the Hollywood Bowl, and performed with Björk on her MTV Special in London. Hale has also appeared with George Michael at London's Royal Albert Hall and Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. She has played harp for Liberace (on his television show and at Madison Square Garden) and Judy Collins, piano for Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé and Peggy Lee, and sung with the bands of Harry James, Ray Anthony and Jerry Gray. She has also appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.