Local Stars Shine at Annual Event


Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF)’s annual Tribute to the Stars will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Unici Casa, a Culver City event space. Previous Tribute to the Stars were held at Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Culver Studios.

CCEF’s fundraising gala brings the community together to honor those who make notable contributions to CCUSD students. The evening raises money to support programs in Culver City schools, including supporting STEM education for each CCUSD student.

The 2018 honorees include: Culver Pride Awardee Mark Stevens—founder of Silicon Valley’s S-Cubed (and Culver City High School graduate), Teacher of the Year Debby Ishii (La Ballona), Classified Employee of the Year Erika Arredondo (Farragut) and Shining Star Leslie Adler (founding CCEF Executive Director).

Attendees can meet new CCEF Executive Director Melanie Mack.

Catering the event will be provided by Culver City eateries, three restaurants and three sweet shops. There’s also a hosted bar. Proceeds provide support to CCUSD students and teachers.

Here are the details:
Saturday, May 5, 2018; 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Unici Casa
9461 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/culver-city-education-foundation-17049328691

Culver City Education Foundation is dedicated to provide a world-class education experience for students in the Culver City Unified School District. Through a variety of programs, fundraisers and support services, CCEF’s community of supporters believe in the need for private funds for public education.

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N.F. Mendoza is a Culver City resident, who has worked at the Los Angeles Times (staff writer), People Magazine (staff correspondent) and TV Guide (West Coast News Editor), among other publications. For several years, she was a regular reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter, an entertainment-industry trade publication. She has freelanced for Daily Variety, Readers Digest, USA Today, Emmy Magazine, Animation Magazine, The Seattle Times, Inside Television. Two columns she wrote weekly for the TV Times section of the Los Angeles Times were syndicated nationally. She is the author of four chapters of the book I (Heart) TV by the editors of TV guide. She currently teaches college-level composition and continues to work as a freelance writer and editor.

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