Grand Grunion Gala

YOU'RE INVITED

5 PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023

YOU'RE INVITED

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2024

Don’t miss the best beach party in town at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium! Craft cocktails, silent auction, gourmet dinner, program and live auction. Then join us for dancing to music by a live band!

We expect over 300 guests, including business, community and civic leaders, scientists, educators, volunteers and friends. Our guests make the Gala the Aquarium’s largest fundraiser, raising more than $3 million in the last decade.

Check back soon for dress code and menu details!

THE NEED

Recognized internationally as one of the best teaching aquariums in the world, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers 300,000 visitors each year a FREE or low-cost experience that’s fun for the entire family. About half of our annual visitors are schoolchildren on field trips— many of whom tell us they’ve never been to the beach! Your support funds programs benefitting the entire community, including:

Ocean Outreach – When classes can’t come to us, we take our show on the road, reaching up to 25,000 students annually with our custom-equipped vans.
Spring Outdoor Classroom – Every day for nine weeks, more than 1,000 children learn important (and fun!) marine science on the beach right outside our doors.
Aquatic Nursery – Young scientists conduct research projects in our award-winning laboratory. Many go on to win prizes at regional, national and international science fairs.
Sea Search – Specially tailored workshops provide students with scientific tools to study the coastal environment. Scholarships help at-risk children experience the ocean–some for the
first time.

SPONSOR THE EVENT

TITLE $25,000
Premier seating for up to 20. Title sponsor listing in invitation. Opportunity to speak at event. Special mention during event program. Premium wines at table. Branded cabana at after-party. Prime website and social media recognition.

EMERALD $15,000
Premier seating for 12. Emerald sponsor listing in invitation. Special mention during event program. Premium wines at table. Branded seating area at after-party. Prime website and social media recognition.

PLATINUM $10,000
Premier seating for 10. Platinum sponsor listing in invitation. Special mention during event program. Wine at table. Prime website and social media recognition.

GOLD $7,500
Premier seating for 8. Gold sponsor listing in invitation. Mention during event program. Website and social media recognition.

SILVER $5,000
Seating for 6. Silver sponsor listing in invitation. Mention during event program. Website and social media recognition.

BRONZE $3,500
Seating for 4. Bronze sponsor listing in invitation. Mention during event program. Website and social media recognition.

TABLE SPONSOR $2,750
Seating for 10. Name/logo at table.

*Please feel free to call us if you would like to customize your sponsorship.

2023 EVENT SPONSORS

PEARL – $15,000

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PLATINUM – $10,000

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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Marathon

Neu Brothers Holdings, Inc.

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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Expo Sponsor Port of LA

DIAMOND – $7,500

Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Providence Little Company of Mary

GOLD – $5,000

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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Rich Development Enterprises
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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Torrance Logistics Company
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Water Replenishment District

SILVER – $3,500

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BRONZE – $2,500

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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Gala 2021 Sponsor McDonalds San Pedro
FCMA Sponsor NuStar
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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor Watson Land Company

Other Sponsors

Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sponsor 22nd St Landing Seafood Grill & Bar
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FCMA | Malaga Sponsor
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