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Bring Back the Beach: Annual Awards Gala 2018

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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Heal the Bay’s Bring Back the Beach: Annual Awards Gala is Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. Join L.A.’s biggest beach bash of the year—and be a beacon of hope for our Bay.

This year, we’re stoked to salute the good work of local leaders who embody the spirit of protecting what you love: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Univision news anchor Gabriela Teissier, and sustainability advocates Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik of the Farm Project. Meet our 2018 honorees.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Heal the Bay’s annual awards gala? Bring Back the Beach is our annual awards gala to raise critical funds for Heal the Bay’s science-based environmental advocacy and policy work across greater Los Angeles, California. This isn’t your typical, stuffy ballroom affair – this is a sea-side evening of enchantment where we honor excellence in our local water community, bid on enticing auction items in support of the Bay, and bring together L.A.’s most illustrious Bay champions. See pics of our past galas from 2017, 2016 and 2015, and please join us this year. Interested in attending, but want to learn more before you make the plunge? Contact us and we’ll be in touch!

What event sponsorship opportunities are available for me or my company? Whether you’d like to sponsor a table, take over our main stage, donate auction items, or take out an ad in our 2018 Tribute Journal, all of our event sponsorship opportunities include fantastic perks during the Gala and throughout the year for your organization, company or family. Benefits include complimentary Lunch ‘n Learns, private beach cleanups, and special event rentals of Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. For details about our exciting new event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Oscar Garcia at 310.451.1500 ext.126 or reach out to Erik Schiller at 310.451.1500 ext. 123 or send us an email at bbb@healthebay.org.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Bring Back the Beach is a 21+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Of course, we always encourage guests to carpool or use a rideshare service when convenient. But parking will be available at Santa Monica Civic Center. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the night.

What can I bring into the event? Come ready to party! Flat shoes will be most comfortable due to the location in the sand. Please also bring your photo ID and a credit card if you plan to bid on auction items.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Oscar Garcia at 310.451.1500 or bbb@healthebay.org with any questions or concerns.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Bring Back the Beach has gone paperless! No need to print your ticket in advance. Just make sure you remember your table number.

Where can I buy tickets? We sell our 2018 Gala tickets using EventBrite.com. But, you can always call us at 310-451-1500 during normal business hours, if you prefer to handle it over the phone. See tickets: healthebay.org/bbb

What is the Fair Market Value of my ticket? There is a $150 per ticket fair market value.

How can I avoid fees on my ticket purchase? Please call us at your convenience at 310-451-1500 during normal business hours and we can handle your ticket transaction over the phone with the preferred payment method of your choice.


Jonathan Club in Santa Monica
850 Palisades Beach Rd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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