2UrbanGirls regularly receives emails from the California Friends of the African-American Caucus. The newsletter received today depicts a different side of Autumn Burke, than previously revealed. Lynn Dymally, daughter of the late Merv Dymally, says she has earned the right to follow in her fathers footsteps, although while serving 10 years as board trustee for Compton Unified School District, $20 million of taxpayer dollars went missing. Does Burke feel the same sense of entitlement?
STATE ASSEMBLY 62ND DISTRICT
Born and Raised in Los Angeles Autumn Burke has used her strategic and creative abilities to think outside of the box to help nonprofit organizations, senior health care companies, internet companies and energy efficiency and assessment companies develop and implement growth opportunities.
A community advocate, Autumn has helped raise over one million dollars for local charities throughout Los Angeles and along with her mother, sits on the Board of the Yvonne Burke Scholarship Foundation, an Organization that provides scholarships for young men and women in the 2nd district of Los Angeles. She has also worked with Compton Posse and in 2010 helped to create a Jr. Ranger Program in conjunction with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Autumn is a proud owner of The Mandeville Group, a certified woman owned minority business that has coordinated outreach programs to educate seniors on their Medicare rights, HIV prevention for seniors and wellness. The company established a pilot program with the city of Chino to creating the first all LED-lit recreational park in California. In 2012 Mandeville Group coordinated and budgeted the building of an orphanage in Ghana. Mandeville Group was also an integral part of an over 1 billion offer for a local sports team.
Autumn organized a meet and greet for over 800 African American delegates and community leaders during the 2004 Democratic Convention. She was an active volunteer to elect President Obama and her fundraising efforts helped raise over $100,000 for the President’s re-election.
Autumn is an active member of the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee, New Frontier Democratic Club, Young Professionals in Energy and the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors.
In her personal time she is animal lover and raises money for organizations that educate and encourage young people in South Los Angeles. She has also run three marathons, a passion that started during her work as the Director of Community Relations for the Los Angeles Marathon. Her Alma Matters include UC San Diego, Oxford University and the University of Southern California
Autumn Burke is the youngest daughter of businessman and environmental advocate William Burke and Yvonne Burke, retired Supervisor of Los Angeles County and Former Congresswoman. She and her sister Christine, an educator, were encouraged to participate in two worlds, business and public service.