Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Grape Expectations

Join us for 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. Check back for more details, including a sneak peek of this year’s menu and fine wine pairings.

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

RSVP by September 2

2022 Honorees

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

Opportunity Drawing – Dinner for 10 at the Historic Killingworth 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.

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.

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:

California State University, Long Beach
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Steve and Mary Hinds
Intertrend Communications
Jack and Barbara Irvin
James A. Reep Family Foundation
Margaret Kott
Frank and Margie Newell

Chardonnay Level Sponsors:

Charlyn Bender & Hakim Chambers
Cordoba Corporation
Desiree Eats and Travels LLC
Donita Van Horik and John Fielder
Flynn Delich & Wise LLP
Supervisor Janice Hahn
Mary Lamo-Putnam
Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Long Beach Transit
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
John and Dianne McGinnis
Schulzman-Neri Foundation
The Wine O’Clock Gang