SCPR GALA 2017: We Love LA!

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Westin Bonaventure Hotel 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071 Map and directions
SCPR is celebrating individuals whose life’s work has transformed our region at our next gala on March 18, 2017.
SCPR is celebrating individuals whose life’s work has transformed our region at our next gala on March 18, 2017.



Celebrating those whose life’s work has transformed our region

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00PM
Cocktail reception followed by seated dinner, program and dancing
Featuring Glynn Washington—Master of Ceremonies


[For a list of sponsorship opportunities, please click here.]

$100,000 - Catalyst Sponsors

John and Mary Tu

$25,000 - Platinum Sponsors

Marcy Carsey
Esther S. M. Chui Chao and Giant Panda Management
Cathy and George Ward

$10,000 - Gold Sponsors

L.E. Waters Construction
Joe Lumarda and The California Wellness Foundation
Los Angeles Dodgers
Robert and Sara Adler
Stanley Iezman, Nancy Stark and American Realty Advisors
Stephen and Judith McDonald
Molly Munger and Stephen English
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
Jacob Maarse
Pacific Rim Printers & Mailers
Fox Networks Group
Johnny Carson Foundation
Isaac and Michal Sudit

$5,000 - Silver Sponsors

Edison International
Bill Kamer
CAM Services
Marla and Jim Ryan
William S. Feliciano and Brian S. Miller
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Bank of America
John Weston
IDS Real Estate Group
Nick English and Hayley Hoffman
Brad Barrett
Ice Energy
Bill Davis
Mary Hawley

The Next Generation of Journalism Fund - Early Gifts

Bob Adler
Dulcie Brand
Louise and John Bryson
Marcy Carsey
Carolyn Alford Cason
Gordon and Dona Crawford
Bryant Garth
Paul and Heather Haaga
Bill Kamer
Virgil Roberts
Melanie Sill
Cathy Ward
Bill Wardlaw
WHH Foundation
[To add your early gift, click here.]

In Kind Donors

Jacob Maarse
Pacific Rim Printers
Red Stitch Wine
Shark Pig


Jaime Jarrín
As the first Spanish-language play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers, Jaime Jarrín’s nightly conversations with millions of Latin Americans in Southern California have become a public service spanning nearly six decades. Since his arrival in Los Angeles from his native Ecuador in 1959, generations of baseball fans have grown up together with Jaime, who has transformed the fan base of the Dodgers to such an extent that Latinos now make up around half the crowd in the stands on any given day. In 1998, Jarrin became only the second Spanish-language broadcaster to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Since 1965, radio station KJLH (“Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness”) has served as a beacon in the African American community and for diverse communities throughout our region. Through owner Stevie Wonder and long-time manager Rod McGrew, KJLH has built a legacy of being responsive to the critical community issues of the day. This ‘community-first’ commitment was evidenced by the station’s decision to switch to all-talk during the civil unrest following the Rodney King verdict. Over the years, the station has taken editorial positions on important issues such as police shootings, voter registration and health education. KJLH is the oldest African American-owned radio station on the West Coast and the only adult R&B station with continuous live and local air staff.


Steve Julian
For 15 years, KPCC listeners started their day with Steve Julian, host of Morning Edition for 89.3 KPCC from 2000-2015. Listeners relied on Steve for the day’s news, weather and traffic reports. Born in Pomona in 1958, Julian spent the majority of his life in Southern California. He started his broadcasting career as a police dispatcher and served as a police officer in Baldwin Park, California. He was also a longtime actor, director, playwright and supporter of theater in L.A. He directed classics such as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Death of Salesman" at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts as well as new plays at L.A.'s Coeurage Theatre Company, a "pay-what-you-want" theater where Julian served on the board of directors. He was the recipient of five Los Angeles Press Club awards, three Edward R. Murrow awards, and three Golden Mike awards.


The fantastic sounds of JT & Friends, a 40+ piece band led by John Tu, president and co-founder of Kingston Technology. Take a look at some of the many varied performances of the band!


Glynn Washington—Master of Ceremonies
Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment, the wildly popular storytelling hour distributed by WNYC Studios which airs weekends on 89.3 KPCC. Prior to creating the show, Washington worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer and foot stomper.

Washington’s success in public radio comes as part of an eclectic career that has included composing music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocking live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joining a band in Indonesia, writing several screenplays, painting a daring series of self-portraits and releasing a blues album.

Washington came to prominence after winning Public Radio Exchange’s prestigious Public Radio Talent Quest, which had more than 1,400 entries. He developed Snap Judgment shortly thereafter; the program, which premiered on NPR stations nationwide in 2010, currently airs on over 400 public radio stations and is downloaded over two million times each month.

A native of Detroit, Washington received a bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan’s Law School. He is married to Anne Campbell Washington, a member of the Oakland City Council and the current vice mayor.


Gary Kishner, Event Chair
Dulcie Brand
Bill Kamer
Joe Lumarda
Marla Ryan
Brian Scott Miller
Molly Munger
Nancy Stark
John Weston


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Fund the Next Generation of Journalism

$100,000 - Catalyst Sponsor

$50,000 - Diamond Sponsor

$25,000 - Platinum Sponsor

$10,000 - Gold Sponsor

$5,000 - Silver Sponsor

$1,500 - Bronze Sponsor

Individual Tickets

Event Promotion

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