Coro’s mission is to strengthen the democratic process by preparing individuals for effective and ethical civic leadership. For over 75 years, Coro has trained thousands of leaders in cross-sector, nonpartisan, collaborative problem-solving, with alumni serving in every sector and in all professions. 

Every year, we recognize visionary leaders for their transformative impact in and across Southern California at our Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Gala. While we’ve had to pivot from our usual in-person gathering, we want to make sure we continue our cherished tradition of honoring civic leaders and celebrating our alumni community, because courageous leadership and being together — whether in-person or virtually — has never felt more important.

We’re excited to share that our 2021 Gala will be celebrated in two parts: a virtual Gala in May where we will recognize our honorees’ impact and celebrate our alumni community, and an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event in September 2021 with our Gala honorees and other key Southern California influencers (contingent upon LA public health mandates). As an additional tribute to our honorees, we will be featuring each of their voices leading up to the May event in our Leadership and Resilience in Times of Uncertainty webinar series. Stay tuned for more information!

For questions or inquiries, please contact Monette Borigsay at monette@corola.org.

EVENT DETAILS
2020 GALA DIGITAL TRIBUTE JOURNAL
MEET THE HONOREES & VIRTUAL GALA SPEAKERS
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES & VIRTUAL GALA TICKETS
2021 GALA SPONSORS
2020 GALA - POWER OF CORO VIDEO

Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Gala

Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Virtual Gala
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Where: Your home
Time: 5 PM PST

Cocktails with Coro:
an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with our 2021 honorees and key Southern California influencers
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Where: The Taglyan Complex
1201 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Time: 5:30 PM PST
* This in-person gathering is contingent upon public health mandates and safety during that time.

Virtual Gala Co-Hosts

Kellie Hawkins

Senior Vice President

EKA

Jessica Lall

Coro Board Vice Chair, and President and CEO of Central City Association

Welcome Remarks

Rusty Hicks

Coro Board Chair, and Chair of the California Democratic Party

Coro Meets this Moment

Natalie Samarjian

President and CEO

Coro Southern California

Youth Fellow Alumni Remarks

Kimberly Saavedra

Coro Youth Fellows Program Alum, 2020

Panel discussion featuring our 2020 honorees and keynote speaker, moderated by John Kobara

John E. Kobara

Social Entrepreneur and Facilitator of Change

Crystal Eagle Award Honorees

Judy Belk

President and CEO

The California Wellness Foundation

Kathleen Brown

Partner

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Paul Vandeventer

President & CEO

Community Partners

Keynote Speaker

Miguel Santana

President and CEO

Weingart Foundation

View our 2020 Virtual Gala Tribute Journal

Crystal Eagle Award Honorees

Judy Belk

President and CEO

The California Wellness Foundation

Kathleen Brown

Partner

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Paul Vandeventer

President & CEO

Community Partners

Coro Alumni Impact Award

Alan Gershman

Civic Leader and Former Coro Program Director

Master of Ceremonies

Miguel Santana

President and CEO

Weingart Foundation

Youth Fellow Alumni Speaker

Kimberly Saavedra

Coro Youth Fellows Program Alum, 2020

Links to purchase a sponsorship package, individual tickets or ads, and individual Virtual Gala tickets are located below each section.

PLATINUM, $50,000+

  • Unlimited number of tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • Ten tickets to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Opportunity to create a brief welcome video message to include in the event pre-show;
  • Access to an exclusive, invite-only webinar discussion with civic leaders;
  • Sponsor recognition at the virtual Gala during opening remarks;
  • Sponsor recognition at the three Leadership and Resilience webinar series featuring the 2021 Coro Crystal Eagle Award Honorees. The series draws attendance of Southern California’s civic leadership community;
  • Dedicated social media post highlighting your organization as an event sponsor, reaching Coro’s diverse following of 5,000 prominent cross-sector civic leaders;
  • Platinum double page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Printed keepsake copy of digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition and website links as a Platinum Sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

GOLD, $25,000

  • Unlimited number of tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • Eight tickets to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Opportunity to create a brief welcome video message to include in the event pre-show;
  • Access to an exclusive, invite-only webinar discussion with civic leaders;
  • Sponsor recognition at the virtual Gala during opening remarks;
  • Sponsor recognition at the three Leadership and Resilience webinar series featuring the 2021 Coro Crystal Eagle Award Honorees. The series draws attendance of Southern California’s civic leadership community;
  • Dedicated social media post highlighting your organization as an event sponsor, reaching Coro’s diverse following of 5,000 prominent cross-sector civic leaders;
  • Gold double page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Printed keepsake copy of digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition and website links as a Gold Sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

SILVER, $15,000

  • Unlimited number of tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • Five tickets to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Sponsor recognition at the three Leadership and Resilience webinar series featuring the 2021 Coro Crystal Eagle Award Honorees. The series draws attendance of Southern California’s civic leadership community;
  • Dedicated social media story post highlighting your organization as an event sponsor, reaching Coro’s diverse following of over 3,000 prominent cross-sector civic leaders;
  • Silver double-page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Printed keepsake copy of digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition and website links as a Silver Sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

BRONZE, $10,000

  • Unlimited tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • Three tickets to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Sponsor recognition at the three Leadership and Resilience webinar series featuring the 2021 Coro Crystal Eagle Award Honorees. The series draws attendance of Southern California’s civic leadership community;
  • Dedicated social media story post highlighting your organization as an event sponsor, reaching Coro’s diverse following of over 3,000 prominent cross-sector civic leaders;
  • Bronze full page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Printed keepsake copy of digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition and website links as a Bronze Sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

FELLOWS, $5,000

  • 20 tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • Two tickets to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Full page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Printed keepsake copy of digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition as a Fellows-level sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

FRIENDS, $2,500

  • 10 tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • One ticket to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Half page ad in digital tribute journal;
  • Recognition as a Friends-level sponsor on all event materials and electronic promotions.

PREMIERE TICKET, $1,000

  • Five tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • One ticket to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines);
  • Half page ad in digital tribute journal.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET, $500

  • Three tickets to Coro’s 46th Annual Crystal Eagle Awards Virtual Gala on May 25, 2021;
  • One ticket to Cocktails with Coro: an exclusive, limited capacity outdoor event with Southern California’s key influencers scheduled for September 23, 2021 (contingent on LA Public Health guidelines).

FULL PAGE TRIBUTE JOURNAL AD, $1,500

HALF PAGE TRIBUTE JOURNAL AD, $800

INDIVIDUAL VIRTUAL GALA TICKETS

To ensure the Virtual Gala is accessible for all, attendees can pay what they wish. The suggested ticket donation is $100; our sliding scale is $10-$100. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you’d like to request a complimentary registration, contact Monette at monette@corola.org.

Platinum

Gold

Bronze

Toni and Bruce Corwin

Ian D. Campbell & Erin K. Herndon, M.D. & The Abernathy MacGregor Group

Joanne Corday Kozberg and Lindsey C. Kozberg

Fellows

Aileen Adams and Geoffrey Cowan

Molly Munger & Steve English

Friends

Ron & Carolyn Greitzer

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