Bring Back the Beach Gala 2023

See the full Gala Photo Album (Michel Guyon & John Salangsang of Line8 Photography)

What a night!!  Thank you to all who were a part of the celebration. Your generous support of the Bring Back the Beach 2023 Gala enables Heal the Bay to continue (and expand) our mission to make coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. Guests enjoyed drinks, dancing and a one-of-a-kind experience in the Time to Act Augmented Reality Tents all at the iconic Jonathan Club right on the beach in Santa Monica.

Bring Back the Beach was a tremendous success, raising critical funds to reinforce our work!

With your support the event raised more than 🎉$925,000🎉exceeding all expectations and allowing Heal the Bay to continue our mission to #protectwhatyoulove: our irreplaceable Southern CA watersheds and coastal waters.

We were delighted you were part of the celebration honoring Assemblywoman Luz Rivas with the Dorothy Green Award; Amy Liu, Founder Tower 28 Beauty, with the Wave Award; and Jan & Marsh Mokhtari, Co-Founders Gray Whale Gin, with the Walk the Talk Award (Images below).  We also hope you had fun!


Check out the Bring Back the Beach Gala Flickr for even more pictures of the spectacular celebration.

A tidal wave of thanks to all the elected officials who came out to show their environmental support for our coastline from #Summit2Sea:

🔷Assemblymember Luz Rivas

🔷Assemblymember Mike Fong

🔷Senator Ben Allen

🔷Assemblymember Laura Friedman

🔷Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

🔷Assemblymember Jaqui Irwin

🔷Assemblymember Lisa Calderon

🔷LA City Katy Yaraslovsky, 5th Council District

A Great Wave of Gratitude for our Special Supporters

Thank you once again to our special supporters–without whom this magical night would not have been possible–for being part of the movement to improve LA from summit to sea!

Liquid IV


Gregory Willis Air Lease Corporation

Laura Woeste Air Lease Corporation

Laura Woeste Air Lease Corporation

Dan Bunce Brown and Caldwell

Gray Whale Gin

Craig Perkins The Energy Coalition

Marsh Mokhtari Gray Whale Gin

Adam Sullins Latham & Watkins LLP

Robin Onkka GHD Ticket

Beverley Stinson AECOM

Amy Bowers Arcadis

Audi Pacific Donation

Jim Clark Black & Veatch

Leneyde Chavez Carollo Engineers

Melissa Ferguson CDM Smith

Kristi Steinberg Ernst & Young Donation

Ian Eddleston EY

Ian Eddleston EY

Donna Bloom-Crook HDR Engineering, Inc.

Brandon Ramirez Hyundai Motor America

Brandon Ramirez Hyundai Motor America

Rich Nagel Jacobs

Larry Witzer Johnny Carson Foundation

Pamerla Perez LA Sanitation

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Nikita Lingenfelter McCarthy Construction

Adel Hagekhalil Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Sharon Lawrence

Camela Ott None

Richard Katz Richard Katz Consulting, inc.

Venu Kolli Stantec Consulting

Greg Morena The Albright

Adam Galia The Boeing Company

Kari Boiler The Boiler Family Trust

Arie Harel The Walsh Group

Amy Liu Tower 28

Toyota Santa Monica

Bob Kane World Surf League

Katy Fox Donation BOA

Madelyn Glickfeld

Brian O’Malley

David Weil Harvard-Westlake School

Hampik Dekermenjian Hazen and Sawyer

Chris Minton Larry Walker Associates

Maribeth Tan Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Caitlin Ishigooka Southern California Edison

Luciana Brafman Time to Act Entertainment

Nichol Shuart Wells Fargo Capital Finance