“Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.”

“The manifestation of every person and the world in which we live is the minimum requirement of our existence, its major purpose, its only hope.”

“My rule is always, People first and things second.”

“You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, action over apathy, growth over stagnation.”


Remembering Leo…

The USC Celebration

One of the two "official" celebrations of Leo's life was held at the Los Angeles campus of University of Southern California. We have a Transcript of Steven Short's address during that celebration.

The USC Celebration

Keep Love Alive

The biggest part of the second "official" celebration was Keep Love Alive a global opportunity for all of us who were touched by Leo to share one special sunset.

Keep Love Alive

How You Can Help

As for a tribute, there are four charities that could be considered.

  • His own Felice Foundation a public foundation "enhancing the spirit of giving." USC
  • The Tahoe Tallac Association Boathouse Theater, that he was so instrumental in bringing into reality.
  • The food program here at the church that he personally helped support.
  • A teaching scholarship he established at the University of Southern California: The Leo F. Buscaglia Inner City Teacher Scholarship Fund.

University of Southern California


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