$50 / $150
$50 / $150
March 8, 2020
2806 Clearwater St
Los Angeles, CA
Group tickets available
This fifth annual fundraising event will include an afternoon of music, food, and cocktail selections at our beautiful home venue in Frogtown. This year, join us in honoring Jill Sourial, the Urban Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy’s California chapter, and Jenny Watts, an independent curator most recently working at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Both of them have been indispensable partners to our organization and their own work pushes the culture, and our city, forward. We will celebrate a successful 2019, and look ahead to new projects on the LA River and throughout Los Angeles.
Special thanks to our host committee: Martha Bardach, Nancy Berman, Alan Bloch, Jon Christensen, Elizabeth Gibb, Tracy Gray, Andy Vought, and Sue Bell Yank.
Jill Sourial is the Urban Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy’s California chapter. The program is currently focused on catalyzing natural infrastructure in the Greater Los Angeles region through the integration of TNC’s expertise in science, policy, and financing. Following the successful passage of the County’s Safe, Clean Water Program, the urban team is working to promote nature-based solutions to address stormwater and urban runoff and support greater water resiliency for the County’s over 10 million residents. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Ms. Sourial was staff for over eight years to former Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes on issues of sustainable land use, parks and open space, and watershed protection, with an emphasis on equity in the communities the office served. Jill holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Jenny Watts is an independent curator and writer who, until recently, worked at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California as Curator of Photography and Visual Culture. During her 28-year tenure at the Huntington, Jenny oversaw a collection of approximately one million images and produced numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions and publications related to historic and contemporary photography. She founded and directed The Huntington’s five-year contemporary arts initiative and co-curated the institution’s 2019 centennial exhibition and catalog titled Nineteen Nineteen, which examines the Huntington’s founders and founding through the prism of that single, tumultuous year.