Grand Grunion Gala

YOU'RE INVITED

5 PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023

YOU'RE INVITED

5 PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023

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 350 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 $2 million in the last decade.

HONOREES

Tim McOsker
Los Angeles City Councilman, 15th District
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Leadership Award

A lifelong San Pedro resident, Councilman McOsker has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life for all Angelenos. Over three decades of service, he has held many critical leadership roles, including Chief of Staff for Mayor James Hahn and Chairman of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce board. He and his wife Connie are long-time supporters of the Aquarium.

    Dr. Karen Martin
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology, Pepperdine University
    John M. Olguin Marine Environment Award

    Over her long career, Dr. Martin made a name for herself as the leading expert on grunion–the strange but fascinating fish that hurls itself on the sand to mate. Her efforts to monitor grunion populations have played a crucial role in increasing public awareness and improving efforts to protect grunion and their beach habitats.

      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 30,000 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

      RUBY $25,000
      Seating for 16 at two tables in a premium location. Ruby sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition. Special mention during award ceremony.

      PEARL $15,000
      Seating for 12 in a premium location. Pearl sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition.
      Special mention during award ceremony.

      PLATINUM $10,000
      Seating for 10 in a preferred location. Platinum sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition. Special mention during award ceremony.

      DIAMOND $7,500
      Seating for 8 in a preferred location. Diamond sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition.

      GOLD $5,000
      Seating for 6. Gold sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition.

      SILVER $3,500
      Seating for 4. Silver sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition.

      BRONZE $2,500
      Seating for 2. Bronze sponsor listing in invitation. Website and social media recognition.

      *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

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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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