Bring Back the Beach | 2016

Benefiting: Heal the Bay
Jun 9
Hosted by:Heal the Bay
June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm to
Jonathan Beach Club 850 Palisades Beach Rd. Santa Monica, CA 90403

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LA's best beach party.

Party like a sea star at our annual gala! After you walk the Blue Carpet with LA's movers and shakers, enjoy classy cocktails, fabulous food and enchanting entertainment from hometown heroes The Pine Mountain Logs, featuring members of the band Venice–all under a stunning Santa Monica sunset. And the best part? While sipping that sundowner, you're helping Heal the Bay ensure our ocean, beaches and watersheds are safe, healthy and clean for generations to come.

Read about this year's honorees:

Felicia Marcus

As Chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board, Felicia Marcus has elevated the issue of water conservation to the national stage. She has been instrumental in changing how California uses this precious resource in a changing climate and time of extended drought. Marcus, a longtime environmental attorney, also served as one of the founding members of Heal the Bay. She provided legal guidance when the organization successfully pressured the city of Los Angeles to stop dumping raw sewage into the Bay.

Lifeguard Division of the L.A. County Fire Department

As if rescuing more than 10,000 swimmers every year wasn’t enough, the Lifeguard Division of the L.A. County Fire Department plays a crucial role as coastal stewards. As longtime partners on our policy and education initiatives, the guards are being recognized for protecting swimmers, educating about hazards from poor water quality to riptides, and safeguarding local marine protected areas.

Wells Fargo

For more than 15 years, Wells Fargo has supported Heal the Bay's education programs, ensuring that tens of thousands of underserved students have the opportunity to visit the beach, experience marine life up close at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and develop a lifelong passion for the ocean. Paul Stimpfl, who serves as senior vice president of its U.S. Corporate Banking unit, has been a key liaison.  

Last year's party in pictures and video.

Sponsorship and Tribute Journal information.



2016 Major Sponsors:



2016 Beverage Partners:



2016 Bay Guardians:
ACM Lifting Lives
Nancy & John Edwards
The Energy Coalition
Wells Fargo Capital Finance


2016 Reef Defenders:
American Honda

Brian O'Malley
Edison International
Jean & Stephen Kaplan
Johnny Carson Foundation
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
LA Sanitation
Matt & Kathleen Hart
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Segal Family - United World Foundation
Toyota Dealer Match Program
Zolke Family


2016 Beach Advocates:
Alexandra Pfeifer
Benjamin Leeds
Black & Veatch Corporation
Bob & Cori Davenport
Brown and Caldwell
Don & Kristy Kinsey
Geosyntec Consultants
Golden Road Brewing
Greg Webster
Ian M. Eddleston
James Upchurch
Kari & John Boiler
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
Larry Walker Associates
Luann & Bob Williams

Mark & Cammie Bell
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mike Sullivan
Oralia Michel
Richard Katz
Rustic Canyon Partners
Southern California Gas Company
spsLimelight Agency
Tamara Tamburro
The Boeing Company
The David Geffen Foundation
Tom & Jennifer Everhart
UBS Private Wealth Management
Waitt Family Foundation
Walsh Construction