Karma Newsletter


Karma Foundation Member Newsletter

January 2012

Karma Member of the Year Award presentation to Bob Hellman!

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New Members ———————————

Warren Irwin

Toronto, Canada

Matthew Hepler

San Diego, CA

James Jackson

Friendswood, TX

Keyvan Razi

Irvine, CA

Scott Shagrin

Los Angeles, CA

Russ Matthews

Redondo Beach, CA

Holiday Recap


Newport Beach, CA

December 17, 2011

Karma Members and guests celebrated at Karma’s 2011 Holiday Party aboard the beautiful 125ft yacht “Celebration” for an evening around Newport Harbor with great friends, new friends and much holiday cheer.

It was a truly magical evening with fantastic weather, homes and boats decorated in bright lights and the annual Holiday Boat Parade in full swing.  DJ MisterE spun groovy holiday tunes for the evening.  Food and drink were bountiful.

One of the highlights of the evening was Karma President & Founder, Eric Stotz, presenting the 2011 Karma Member of the Year award to Bob Hellman. Bob was recognized for his outstanding participation, dedication to philanthropy and new Member recruitment efforts.

We collected over 50 unwrapped toys for the STAR Education annual toy drive so underprivileged kids can have a wonderful Christmas.

A warm Karma “Thank You” goes to Member Casey Bennett for hosting the evening on his yacht.

CLICK HERE to view the Karma Holiday Party Photo Gallery

Upcoming Events


01/11/12 – Karma Meet & Greet – New York, NY

01/17/12 – Karma Dinner Social – Orange County, CA

01/17/12 – Karma Meet & Greet – New York, NY

01/21/12 – Karma Sporting Social – Staples Center

02/11/12 – Karma Mansion Social – Los Angeles, CA

02/24/12 – Kandy Masquerade Pre-Party Roosevelt Hotel

02/25/12 – Kandy Masquerade IV @ Playboy Mansion

02/26/12 – Kandy Masquerade Closing Party

02/27/12 – Motorcycle & Sports Car Ride & Drive to Malibu

Full Calendar is HERE & in the Member Lounge.

Welcome New Members


WARREN IRWIN – Toronto, Canada – is the President and CIO of Rosseau Asset Management Ltd.  Rosseau is a Toronto-based money management firm that caters to high net worth and institutional investors globally.  Warren has a passion for yachting, off-road motorcycles, exotic cars and outdoor activities on his ranch.  Warren is the lead sponsor for Rally for Kids with Cancer in support of SickKids Foundation.  The event has raised just under $8 million for the foundation over the past 4 years.

MATTHEW HEPLER – San Diego, CA – is the Managing Director for Relational Investors, LLC which is a San Diego-based, Registered Investment Adviser that serves some of the largest pension funds in the world.  Relational currently manages approximately $6 billion.  Matthew enjoys horse racing, skiing, fishing and motorcycles.  Matthew is looking for philanthropic opportunities, meeting new Karma Members, making great friends and having a lot of fun.

JAMES JACKSON – Friendswood, TX – is the CEO & Founder of Texas Neurodiagnostic Associates Inc. which involves the corporate and technical aspects of all forms of neurodiagnostic testing.  James looks forward to enjoying the social as well as the philanthropic opportunities with Karma and our Members.  James has a passion for kayak sportfishing, offshore fishing, sportbikes, gardening, pit BBQ, and snow skiing.  He can catch any fish worth catching in Galveston Bay with a kayak, a paddle and a pole.

KEYVAN RAZI – Irvine, CA – is the President of Stratham Homes, a southern California based home builder and land developer.  Keyvan  holds a law degree from Loyola Law School.  Keyvan is interested in traveling the world, music, current affairs and the Oakland Raiders.  He loves spontaneous fun including anything adrenaline based; skydiving, cliff diving and bungee jumping.  He is also extremely passionate about skiing and surfing because vacations can be tailored around them.

SCOTT SHAGRIN – Los Angeles, CA – is a Senior Vice President with Merrill Lynch.  He shares a common passion for networking and socializing while developing true camaraderie with our fellow Karma Members.  He currently sits on the boards of numerous charities.  Scott has a variety of hobbies and passions that include golf, tennis, scrabble, NBA basketball, soccer, college football, racquetball, gin rummy, traveling and theater.  Scott is also a member of the prestigious El Caballero Country Club.

RUSSELL MATTHEWS – Redondo Beach, CA – is a film producer and the founder of Mor Entertainment.  Russell has a passion for film, skiing, sailing, flying, classic cars, SCUBA diving, and various aviation history or maritime archeology projects.  He is on the board of directors of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and has been a member of the Explorers Club for 20 years having carried its flag on expeditions to the Phoenix Islands and the Jaluit Atoll.  Russell wants to experience and accomplish as much as possible in life while leaving the world a better place.

Connect with and find out more about our newest Members!

CLICK HERE to Login to the Karma Member Lounge.

Member Lounge…did you know?


In the Member Lounge you can…

see the latest news on interesting lifestyle topics that may be of interested to you.  Under the “NEWS” tab you will find the latest and greatest in Travel, Real Estate, Culture, Charity, Hospitality, Luxury & Food.  New content is added daily!

explore Luxe Services and gain access to events and experiences from the Sundance Film Festival to flying a MIG fighter jet!

post pictures to your profile and tag your fellow Karma Members too!

If you need help accessing the Lounge, please contact:

Robert Golden – golden@thekarmafoundation.com

Karma is Expanding


You have probably noticed that we started holding events outside the Los Angeles area.  Recently we have had Socials, Dinners & Meet & Greets in San Diego, New York & Orlando – many more are coming!

As we continue to grow around the United States and the world, you are of course invited to attend any of these events you wish…just RSVP.

If you are interested in hosting a Social, Dinner or Meet & Greet at your home, yacht, private club or the like, we would love to talk! Please contact Robert Golden to flesh out the details.

Karma Members Alan Atkinson, Todd Miranda & Rafael Cuellar are hosting two Meet & Greets this month in NYC on 1/11/12 & 1/17/12 – details are in the Karma Member Lounge.

On December 21st  we had a Karma Cocktail Reception and Swimwear Fashion Show benefiting the Komen Foundation in Orlando, FL.  This event was hosted by Karma Member Rik Emandi and was the launch of Karma Social events in central Florida.  The evening was much fun, raised awareness and funds for the Komen Foundation and many new candidate members were in attendance.

Philanthropy Recognition


Karma has been recognized by local, state and national government for our philanthropy work.  See just some of the certificates of recognition we have received from elected officials for our contribution to society – CLICK HERE!

Karma has been fortunate to benefit many remarkable philanthropic causes over the years.  Several letters of gratitude throughout this time have warmed our hearts so we thought we would share a few with you – CLICK HERE TO READ THEM!

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