Song and David Klein met as young students at UCLA and found many things in common, including a love for each other. Fast-forward to today, and the two are celebrating 25 years of marriage, two successful sons and a life of making close friends and helping others in Palos Verdes Estates.
When Song and David first moved their family to PVE, both were working while raising their sons Christopher, now 19 and a sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Jonathan, now 16 and a sophomore at Palos Verdes High. Song had a great career in sales and management at Pitney Bowes, where she started just after graduating from UCLA.
David started Instant InfoSystems in 1993 in Torrance, and he continues to manage the company as CEO today. Instant InfoSystems provides document delivery and automation solutions to Fortune 1000 customers in nearly every industry. The company’s most recent advancement is called InfoPoint, which brings Intelligent Document Automation to today’s demanding enterprises.
Song retired when the boys started elementary school. “I thought I would have lots of extra time, but somehow, I was busier,” she says. “But it was a different kind of busy: working at the boy’s schools, getting involved in PTA, sports teams, charity work and some time for myself—working out and playing tennis.”
Despite David’s continued busy work schedule, he too has been involved working in the classroom, coaching Little League and Pop Warner Football and volunteering with various charities. You might also know him as the auctioneer for many of the fundraisers in the community.
The Kleins attend and get involved with many of Torrance Memorial’s events, including the Miracle of Living health seminars, women’s heart-healthy events, the
annual golf tournament,
Evening Under the Stars Food and Wine Festival, and the
Song is also on the Foundation Board, which she describes as an amazing experience.
“I am an advocate for the hospital, which is very easy when it is Torrance Memorial,” she says. “With the process of the new building going up, we are raising money to provide an even better facility for our community. What you give directly affects you, your family and your community. We are raising money to benefit everyone in our community.”
Song and David were originally attracted to Palos Verdes Estates because of the quality of the schools and the great open spaces. “But it’s the friends that we have in the community that make all of the difference,” says David.
“I have met a very interesting group of individuals that I may not have become acquainted with if it was not for the Torrance Memorial Foundation. We have a diverse board of doctors, entrepreneurs and community leaders. What we all have in common is the interest to give back, the philanthropic spirit,” says Song.
David explains his philosophy on philanthropy. “There’s a saying: ‘You’ll get everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.’ I’ve always believed that to be the case. It always feels great to see others benefit from giving. Every person that we’ve met at Torrance Memorial Medical Center for fundraising, hospital care or administration cares deeply about what they’re doing for the hospital as well as the community. So many people benefit from Torrance Memorial. If we can help out in a small way, it’s the least that we can do.”