The Team

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Ariadne Getty is the President and Executive Director of the Ariadne Getty Foundation. A lifelong philanthropist, Ariadne has a keen focus on serving disenfranchised populations. Her sense of integrity and compassion help to guide the AGF’s investments.

Ariadne was born in Italy and currently resides in Los Angeles. She has two adult children who are also philanthropically minded.


Nats Getty is an advisor of the Ariadne Getty Foundation. A designer and artist, her innate creativity and energy drive her to seek out meaningful ways to give back. Her brand Strike Oil is a charitable partner to underserved causes such as LGBT and womens’ rights.

Nats is the daughter of Ariadne Getty and currently resides in Los Angeles.


August Getty is an advisor of the Ariadne Getty Foundation. A world-renowned fashion designer and founder of the fashion house, August Getty Atelier, August creates stunning couture with the goal of empowering women and for them to feel safe and confident in his designs. Philanthropy is extremely important to August, who is a champion of LGBTQ+ rights and advancing the global fight against discrimination and prejudice.

August is the son of Ariadne Getty and currently resides in Los Angeles.


Leigh Vales is the Vice President of the Ariadne Getty Foundation. She comes to the AGF from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and has an extensive background in nonprofit management. Before transitioning to philanthropy, Leigh spent five years in New York City working at Rubenstein Communications, a global public relations firm.

Leigh was born and raised in St. Louis and currently resides in Los Angeles. She holds a B.S. in Media Studies from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.


William Anzevino is an advisor of the Ariadne Getty Foundation where he is able to marry his passion of philanthropy and art. A well-established fashion designer, William is a consultant at August Getty Atelier. Prior to his current post, he had his own line where he collaborated with such notable organizations as the Andy Warhol Museum, Coca-Cola and the Susan Sontag estate. Hugely passionate about LGBT rights and human rights, William has donated thousands of articles of clothing from his line to homeless shelters across the country.

William hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Santa Monica where he pursues his passions of photography, fine art, painting and music.


Dominic Conover is the intern for the Ariadne Getty Foundation. A champion and activist for LGBTQ+ issues, he also serves in the role of Co-Founder of Shelly's Voice Advocacy Group based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dominic is a Political Science major at Butler University. He is the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters. His mission is to change the hearts of people by building relationships through conversation and to be the voice for those who are being silenced.


Photos by Ricky Middlesworth