October 25,1923 – December 13, 2020
Former Five Acres board member, Billie Youngblood-Knolle, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday night, December 13. She was 97. Billie was recruited to the board for her extensive marketing communications skills gained over a decade at LIFE magazine as a writer and manager in media, then later at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG) leading their initial Los Angeles marketing-communications team.
Her focus at Five Acres included strengthening branding, marketing and communications outreach in support of both the agency’s mission and development. Billie’s great appreciation of the community’s need for Five Acres, as well as the professionals and volunteers whose dedication accomplished its successful and innovative leadership, never diminished.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites friends and supporters to make donations to Five Acres in Billie’s memory.
Thank you, in advance, for considering a memorial gift to honor Billie and her commitment to the Five Acres mission to promote safety, well-being and permanency for the more than 10,000 children and their families served each year.
You may also scan this QR code to make a donation from your smartphone. Just open your camera, aim at the code below, and a PayPal link will open to make your donation.
All gifts made in memory of Billie will receive a thank you note and will be listed in our annual report. Here’s a link to our donor benefits: Philanthropy Circle Benefits.