All Peoples Community Center celebrated 77 years of service to its historic South Los Angeles neighborhood with its Annual Gala “Sowing the Seeds of Change” on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand. The festivities included dinner, awards and a silent auction. The evening was filled with excitement as we honored the following: Sam Joo, Director of Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI), received the Dan B. Genung Visionary Leadership Award. Pastor Eddie Anderson of McCarty Memorial Christian Church received the Joe Ide Spirit of Community Award. Four of our All Peoples youth were selected and acknowledged during the Gala as Geri Morgan Scholarship Fund recipients: Miguel Romero Cruz, UC Irvine, Steve Cayetano, Middlebury College, Anahi Garcia, Cal State LA, Anthony Mendoza, UC Santa Barbara.
A special thank you to Toyota Financial Services (TFS) our Diamond Sponsor and to all of the sponsors and donors who made the evening a great success. We were thankful for the presence or acknowledgement by our political representatives who presented all the honorees with certificates of appreciation and encouragement; Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, 40th District, State Senator Holly Mitchell, 30th District, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, 59th District, and Councilmember Curren Price, New 9th District. Also, a special thank you to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for his video presentation that opened the evening’s program.