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Cancelled: The Power of Water Gala

May 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We have unfortunately cancelled our Annual Gala on May 28, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 response. It was a tough decision to make! We will miss seeing you this year on the sand. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Carrie Maloney on our Advancement Team with any questions. Stay safe and we’ll connect again with you soon. 

Celebrate The Power of Water Gala with us on Thursday, May 28 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica!

For 35 years, Heal the Bay has been the strongest local advocate for our ocean and watersheds. Our annual Gala is a fundraising benefit for Heal the Bay and shines the spotlight on the incredible achievements of people who go above and beyond to protect the Bay.

Against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset, our one-of-a-kind evening on the sand will include live entertainment, dancing under the stars, exciting live and silent auctions, yummy cocktails, and delicious cuisine. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will be hosted by Ed Begley, Jr.

All of the funds raised at our Gala will help us continue our mission for generations to come.

We hope to see you on the blue carpet! See last year’s photos.

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Please contact or call us at 310-451-1500 x124 for more information about event sponsorships, tickets and the auction.


May 28, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Heal the Bay’s Calendar features Aquarium, Beach, Outreach, Community Science and Youth events in Los Angeles County.

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Interested in doing a private beach cleanup? Check out our Suits on the Sand and Adopt-A-Beach experiences.

Wanna roll up your sleeves and become a Heal the Bay Volunteer? We have five distinct volunteer programs that we offer. Each program has a specific training associated with it as well as its own volunteer roles.
Aquarium – Aquarium volunteers work at Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier. They support various public programs from interpreting at touch tanks to ensuring the success of private events. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over Los Angeles.

Beach – Beach cleanup volunteers support our Adopt-A-Beach and Coastal Cleanup Day programs. Our Beach Captain volunteers support Nothin’ But Sand public beach cleanups and Suits on the Sand private cleanups, and have the opportunity to attend Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain training.

Outreach – These volunteers take Heal the Bay knowledge all over Los Angeles. Speakers Bureau volunteers present both virtually and in-person in classrooms, business meetings, at beach cleanups, festivals, and more.

Community Science – MPA Watch Volunteers survey marine protected areas (MPAs) in Malibu and Palos Verdes. They monitor, collect data, and get to walk along some of California’s most stunning beaches.

Youth – Middle and high school students register their school club with Club Heal the Bay to be part of a larger environmental advocacy community. In return, clubs receive recognition and rewards for their civic action projects. To get started as a Heal the Bay volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation.

Looking for more information on Corporate and Foundation Giving? Amazing. We rely on support from grants, sponsorships and partnerships to pursue our mission. Learn more about ways to give.