SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AWARDS GALA
"A Night in Old Time Hollywood"
Presented by Pasadena City College
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Partnership recognized individuals and organizations for their extraordinary achievements to the San Gabriel Valley by honoring them at our annual Awards Gala. Attendees of the Gala were the business and civic leaders in the Valley, as well as guests (civic volunteers, small business owners, and more) who make the San Gabriel Valley great.
Our 1930s-50s theme attracted many to bring their best Clark Gable / Ginger Rogers vibe. This may have been our most glamorously attired crowd in years!
The event took place at the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel hotel.
We are proud to announce our 2023 Awardees!
Nonprofit of the Year
San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
San Gabriel Conservation Corps serves as a bridge to a better life for young adults ages 18-25 by providing paid job training, support services, and a second chance to earn a high school diploma, while simultaneously offering a variety of professional services to the San Gabriel community.
Public Service Award
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
In her role as a county supervisor, Barger has co-authored bills furthering the county’s support for veterans and foster children. Barger also co-authored motions to address homelessness. The Partnership celebrates her leadership for the County.
Heroes Among Us Award
the Community of Monterey Park
The citizens of Monterey Park have rallied together this year in the wake of a terrible tragedy, and have shown the world what resilience looks like. We honor the entire community.
the Rose Bowl Stadium
For 100 years, the Rose Bowl has been "America's Stadium". The home to the world's most iconic college football game, the site of numerous World Cups, a venue for the Olympics in 1984 and 2028, and now a world-class concert venue as well hosting many of the biggest names in rock, pop, and country music, there is no other place like the Rose Bowl.
Legacy Leadership Award
Dr. Bill Scroggins, Mt. San Antonio College
Dr. Bill Scroggins took office as the ninth President & CEO of Mt. San Antonio College in 2011. He held both policy and management oversight responsibility for California’s largest single-campus community college district. He led the campus through a comprehensive facilities construction and renovation program to provide an environment for innovative teaching and learning.
International Business of the Year
OCM Foods Group
City of Industry-based OCM provides dry goods to supermarkets across the country. Originally focused on Chinese foods, they have expanded to a broader Asian market. If you've enjoyed Asian food, you've enjoyed the hard work of OCM.
Excellence in Workforce Development
Salvatrice Cummo, Pasadena City College
Salvatrice Cummo, a longtime supporter of the Partnership, is a central figure in Pasadena City College's mission to increase social mobility through actively engaging the community in workforce development.
CEO of the Year
Robert Stone, City of Hope
The past year has been a landmark one for City of Hope, one of America's leading cancer research and treatment centers since 1913. Leading this banner year - which has included massive fundraising and the opening of a hotel designed for patients' families - has been CEO Robert Stone.
Business/Employer of the Year
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. SAC has an outstanding track record for upward mobility among local residents, especially first-generation college attendees. The college has led hundreds of thousands of local residents to new careers. Recently, they also opened a massive wellness and sports center to serve students and staff, a state-of-the-art facility envied by Ivy League colleges across the country.
We thank our generous sponsors:
Recent Previous Galas
October 8, 2022: A Night in New Orleans
October 9, 2021
Le Meridian Hotel, Arcadia
Live jazz, a second line, and a wonderful outdoor setting at La Meridien Hotel in Arcadia.
2021: From the SGV with Love
October 9, 2021
Diamond Bar Community Center
1600 Grand Ave, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
In 2021, business leaders came in their swankiest secret agent attire in honor of our "espionage" theme. Entertainment included music, a charity casino, and a raffle. All raffle tickets were shaken, not stirred.
Watch the 2020 SGV Awards Gala
The 2020 Gala was hosted virtually.
Watch the 2020 Virtual Gala
Photos from the 2019 SGV Awards Gala
All photos courtesy of Chris Neprasch.