Ruby Gala - 40th Anniversary Event

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Thanks to tremendous community support, the Ruby Gala surpassed its goal of raising $175,000 for the programs CCEF funds across the district!

Nearly 200 community members and CCUSD families attended the beautiful evening at Playa Studios as CCEF culminated its milestone anniversary celebration – it’s because of each supporter that the foundation has been able to sustain dynamic arts and STEM programming at Culver City schools for 40 years. The audience watched inspiring performances as middle school students shared a song from their spring musical production of “Matilda,” and the CCHS Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) presented a moving duo featuring music from the "Fables of Faubus" accompanied by a dance performance.

A big highlight from the night was a special announcement from Presenting Sponsor, Amazon Studios, that they would make an additional $40,000 gift that night – this inspired 100 others to make a gift during the event and helped the event reach its fundraising goal!

Our deep gratitude to all of the event sponsors, partners, and volunteers for making this memorable evening a success. Special thanks to the event committee and our guest emcees, Howard Behnken and Brian Vabulas, for their invaluable contributions!

Thank You to our Ruby Gala Sponsors

(as of April 27, 2022)

Presented By
  • Jessica Beagles-Roos & Ken Roos
  • DLR Group
  • Envise
  • Harris & Associates
  • Karney Properties
  • Keygent
  • Playa Studios
  • Tower Insurance
  • West Basin Municipal Water District
Special Thanks to our Event Partners:
  • Allegra California Cafe
  • Chicas Tacos
  • George Petrelli Steak House
  • Harajuku Taproom
  • Hatchet Hall
  • Hotcakes Bakes
  • Lonzo's Restaurant
  • Nankai Shochu
  • Simonette at the PaliHotel