Boys & Girls Clubs’ Champion of Youth Gala

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice and Metro Los Angeles hosted their 14th Annual Champion of Youth Gala on Friday, September 27th at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Held in the sand and under the stars, more than 400 people guests gathered to celebrate David Greenbaum, the 2019 Champion of Youth. Special guest Guillermo Del Toro helped make the evening even more special by sharing a touching tribute to David and the work he has done in the community. Guests got a glimpse into life at the Clubs with performances by a few of the organization’s incredibly talented members and heard from notable Boys & Girls Club alumni Courtney B. Vance on how attending a Club changed his life.

The event was full of live music from Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen, high stakes bidding wars, Lorenza Rosé and excellent food. “Our gala under the stars at the Jonathan Beach Club was truly an evening to remember! This inspired evening was anchored by our Champion of Youth, Board Member David Greenbaum, who shared his personal story about why he gives back. With multiple performances by BGCV club members and attendance from new and founding donors, it was a memorable evening top to bottom,” said BGCV’s Board President Katy Tucker. It was an incredible evening highlighting the future of Boys & Girls Club and the important work we will continue to do throughout Los Angeles! volunteer  donate

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David Greenbaum with family and friends

Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen

David Greenbaum with Guillermo Del Toro

David Greenbaum with past BGCV’s CEO Erikk Aldridge

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BGCV and BGCMLA CEO Calvin Lyons

Special guest Guillermo Del Toro

BGCV Board President Katy Tucker, BGCMLA Board Chair Karen Pointer

Special Appearance by Will Forte

Special Guest Courtney B. Vance


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