The PBS SoCaL 2013 Gala
Presented a spectacular evening that celebrated education in Southern California
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Atlantic Aviation at John Wayne Airport
19711 Campus Drive , Santa Ana, CA 92707, United States
This year PBS SoCaL was pleased to honor two icons of public media, along with champions of our community.
The Honorable Patricia S. Harrison is the President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading grantor of funds for public radio and television in America. Under her leadership, Ms. Harrison has strengthened public service media through the strategic focus of CPB. Ms. Harrison created American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a nationwide public media initiative to help communities across the country identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Sesame Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Their work promotes learning with real, measurable results, a fact borne out by numerous studies and sustained through our research-intensive process. It began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in the United States: to teach kids through television. 40 years later, it is a worldwide educational phenomenon, teaching millions of children in more than 150 countries.
This year PBS SoCaL also recognized our 2012 Community Champions. These are Individuals and Organizations that make an extraordinary impact on the lives of others through their everyday efforts, within our diverse Southern California communities.
Maynard Brown, Crenshaw High School
Rueben Martinez, Chapman University & Libreria Martinez Books and Art Gallery
Centro Latino for Literacy
Heal the Bay
Japanese American National Museum
Junior Achievement of Southern California
School on Wheels
Women’s Leadership Council Arrowhead United Way
YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Our guests enjoyed musical entertainment by JT and Friends
"Supporting Southern California's largest preschool, largest classroom, largest stage for the arts, and most trusted storyteller...PBS SoCaL"
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PBS SoCaL Gala 2013 Photos