Lionshares is a volunteer program that seeks to provide opportunities for employees within the Lionsgate family to partner with a diverse range of charitable organizations.  The program not only enriches the Lionsgate work experience through cultural and educational outreach, but also positively interacts and invests in the local and global community.

Since its founding in August 2012, Lionshares has formed corporate partnerships with over 20 different organizations throughout the community. A few notable organizations include: Amanda Foundation, American Cancer Society, Ballona Wetlands, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Eastwind Community Garden, Found Animal Adopt & Shop, GRID Alternatives, Habitat for Humanity, Heal the Bay, Junior Achievement of Southern California, Kitten Rescue, The Lange Foundation, My Friends Place, NKLA/Best Friends (West LA), Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, St. Joseph Center, Sunrise Senior Living, Tree People, Wattles Farm Community Garden, and Westside Food Bank.

On June 14th, 2013, Lionshares held its inaugural “Impact Day,” the first ever company-wide volunteer day.  Nearly 400 Lionsgate employees participated, volunteering at various foundations and organizations in the greater Los Angeles community.  Since then, Impact Day has grown to include nearly 600 employees who volunteer at over 20 organizations and foundations.

Lionshares is open to all Lionsgate employees.  For more information on Lionshares, Impact Day or any other events, please contact



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MPTF Reel Stories Real Lives Event April 25th, 2015
  • LIONSHARES volunteers attended the 4th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives event at MILK studios Hollywood on Saturday benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The event is dedicated to recognizing the next generation of entertainment industry leaders

  • LIONSHARES volunteers pose for a group picture on the red carpet. As members of the next generation of entertainment industry leaders, LIONSHARES volunteers were in full force in support of the MPTF at this grandiose event.

Special Olympics World Games Lionshares Meeting February 18th, 2015
  • LIONSHARES has been hard at work recruiting volunteers and planning for the Special Olympics World Games. Much was discussed at the last meeting and we are excited to play a role in planning this event!

  • With the Circle of Inclusion making a special guest appearance at the meeting, LIONSHARES volunteers were ecstatic to pose for pictures with the esteemed visitor. Here, a volunteer becomes one with the Circle.

  • A LIONSHARES volunteer displays extraordinary strength as he lifts the Circle of Inclusion up in triumph.

  • Two LIONSHARES volunteers exhibit the type of teamwork it'll take to hold up the Circle of Inclusion and also the collaboration required to make the event a success.

  • These two LIONSHARES volunteers used poses that will be very common when all the contestants cross the finish line at the World Games.

  • This LIONSHARES volunteer is all smiles with the Circle, proud and happy to be part of the spectacle that is the World Games.

  • With this level of excitement, this LIONSHARES volunteer is ready to work with her teammates and the organizations to put on an event that people will remember forever.

Special Olympics World Games Mixer January 8, 2015
  • This coming summer, LIONSHARES is proud to partner with the city of L.A., who will be hosting its biggest event since the 1984 Olympics - the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

  • A group of LIONSHARES volunteers pose with the Special Olympics logos. Over 7,000 athletes from 177 countries and 30,000 volunteers will come together for the world's largest sports and humanitarian gathering.

  • Rob Friedman, Co-Chair of the LG Motion Picture Group and the Chairman of the World Games LA2015 Board of Directors gives a rousing speech to pump up LIONSHARES volunteers and World Games staff as they plan for the upcoming spectacle.

  • Another group of LIONSHARES volunteers gather together to take a group picture with the Special Olympics logos.

  • LIONSHARES volunteers and World Games Staff mix and mingle with one another, learning about how they can help make the event a huge success.

MPTF Valentine's Day Event February 14, 2015
  • LIONSHARES was happy to partner up with the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) again to put together the annual Valentine's Day event