Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations will be an evening to remember with a lavish gourmet dinner, incredible wines, and exciting online and live auctions! The Grape Expectations gala is the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event to support our work on behalf of the 12 Long Beach public libraries.

Limited Tickets are Available at https://aesbid.co/elp/GRAPES22/

September 18, 2022
5:00 to 9:00 PM
Hotel Maya in Long Beach

Online Silent Auction
September 7 at 6:00 PM to September 13 at 9:00 PM

2022 Honorees

Mary Hancock Hinds and Rick Alsagoff,
Farmers & Merchants Bank,

Opportunity Drawing – Dinner for 10 at the Historic Killingsworth Residence

Only 100 tickets will be sold! The winner will be announced during the Grape Expectations gala. You do not have to be present to win. To purchase a raffle ticket please call Erica at (562) 628-2441 x2 or email her at Erica@LBPLfoundation.org.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor:

Thank You to Our Leading Sponsors:

Cabernet Level Sponsors:

Clark Construction
Margaret and Charley Durnin
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
The Shadden Group at Morgan Stanley

Pinot Level Sponsors:

Rick Alsagoff and Bruce Alton
California State University, Long Beach
Digital Revolution (Videography Underwriter)
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Steve and Mary Hinds
Intertrend Communications (Dinner Venue Underwriter)
Jack and Barbara Irvin
James A. Reep Family Foundation
Margaret Kott
Frank and Margie Newell
Strategic Government Affairs

Chardonnay Level Sponsors:

Charlyn Bender and Hakim Chambers
Cordoba Corporation
Desiree Eats and Travels LLC
The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
Donita Van Horik and John Fielder
Flynn Delich & Wise LLP
Hon. Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor
Keesal, Young & Logan
Mary Lamo-Putnam
Long Beach City College
Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Long Beach Transit
John and Dianne McGinnis
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
Hon. Stacy Mungo Flanigan, Long Beach Councilwoman
Schulzman-Neri Foundation (Musical Entertainment Underwriter)
The Wine O’Clock Gang
World Oil

Health Notice

Grape Expectations will be held in accordance with all required state, city, and county health guidelines. If these guidelines do not allow for an in-person celebration on September 18, Grape Expectations may be postponed or proceed as a virtual event. Should this occur, the Library Foundation will contact all sponsors and ticket holders to discuss their options including a full refund, an enhanced virtual marketing package, or converting their tickets/sponsorships into a 100% tax-deductible donation. Sponsors will be offered recognition benefits of equal value.