The 2024 Gathering for the Grand

Honoring Yolanda Valle-Perry

The 2024 Gathering for the Grand Gala was held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 5 PM at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Vía Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates.

The guest of honor is Yolanda Valle-Perry, a San Pedro native who grew up loving the Warner Grand Theatre and Cabrillo Beach. She was an early supporter and advocate for Grand Vision, garnering the community’s support to revitalize the Warner Grand Theatre and re-energize the downtown community through the arts. 

The theme, “GIDGET’S Glamorous Beach Party,” reflects Yolanda’s love of the beach with a nod to the 1959 Sandra Dee film. Special appearance by Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, the real-life inspiration for the character of Gidget from the 1957 novel that inspired the movie. Meet the legend who spread the surf craze through the nation.

Dress up in your best beach-inspired gala-wear, celebrate the Warner Grand’s long-awaited $15 million renovation, enjoy tiki drinks, and party to retro surfer music!

“As a proud supporter of the Grand Vision Foundation, we applaud their accomplishments of artistic education and commitment resulting in a new generation of inspired youth. As a true community partner, their dedication energizes our relationship with the community and local businesses.”

Jasna Penich

CFO, Malaga Bank

2024 Gathering for the Grand Sponsors

Grand Vision Gala Save the Date Card

Californians for Energy Independence
Harbor Community Health Centers
Jerico Development
Alan & Liz Johnson
Malaga Bank
Nederlander Concerts

Fred Allen & Linda Grimes
U.S. Bank
Dougherty Company / Patriot Insurance Services

Athens Services
Bettis Insurance
Bravo Music School
Scott Donnelly & Dr. Wade Nishimoto
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Ray & Chika Kato
M Strategic Communications
Rancho LPG
SA Recycling

Harris Realty
John & Lucrecia Jacobson
Marathon Petroleum
Nathan MacAnish & Ryan Blaney
Jasna Penich
Rotary Club of San Pedro
Yolanda Valle-Perry

The Daily Breeze
San Pedro Today

Thank You to Our Auction Donors

A Bite of Good Spices • Alan Johnson • Alida Post & John Van Hamersveld • Allan J. Ansdell Jr. • Alva’s Showroom • Aquarium of the Pacific • Betty Martin • Bringelson Jewelers • Burke Williams Torrance • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium • Cameron Edwards-Wallis • Catalina Express • Christine & Dan Hom • Christopher Kreidel • City Cruises • D’s Cookies • Dan Harris • Distinctive Edge Framing • Dive N’ Surf • Encore Entertainment • Gary Bettis • Geffen Playhouse • Grand Mayan/Charity Booster • Guitar Center Music Foundation • Harbor Breeze Cruises • Helene & Quentin Pizzini • Holland America Cruise Line • In N Out Burger • Inner Harmony Yoga • James Pandora & Family • JDC Records • Jeri Hawkins • Jerico Development • Kirin Sundher • LA Opera • La Siciliana Restaurant • Larry Allison Finologist • Larson Ghormley • Laurence Juber • Legoland • Little Fish Theatre • Liz Johnson • Lois Thornburg • Long Beach Playhouse • Los Angeles County Museum of Art • Los Angeles Maritime Institute • Lucrecia & John Jacobson • Madonna Inn • Malibu Wine Hike • Marine Mammal Care Center • Mike Gin • MillerButler • Musical Theatre West • Nederlander Concerts • Newport Landing • Niko’s Pizzeria • Noramae Munster • OdySea • Pacific Park • Palos Verdes Golf Club • Paradise Preserves • Pasadena Playhouse • Pedro Pet Pals • Petersen Automotive Museum • Planes of Fame Air Museum • Planet Escape Room • Pro SUP Shop • PRP Wine International • Rancho Los Cerritos • Regina Argentin • Retrovisions • Rootz Uncharted • San Pedro Brewing Company • San Pedro Ukulele • San Pedro Waterfront Arts District • Sand Cloud • Santa Barbara Zoo • Scott Donnelly & Dr. Wade Nishimoto • Seaside Bistro • Senfuku Restaurant • Sensorio • Skirball Cultural Center • Solasta Pictures • South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa • Speedboard USA • Starlight Terrace Cinemas • Steve Lenchner • Taran Schindler • Terry Blaney • The Broad Museum • The Den • The Frida Cinema • The Garden Church • The Grand Emporium • The Huntington Library • The Zen Den • Think Cafe • Total Wine & More • Trani’s Dockside Station • Urban Feet • Verde Canyon Railroad

“I look forward to attending the Gathering for the Grand Gala every year. It’s a fantastic, fun event, where you meet new people and reconnect with old friends too. It’s all for the benefit of improving our iconic Warner Grand Theatre and getting kids into the performing arts, which I believe in deeply.”

John Bagakis

President, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce