the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) 2017 President’s Education & Art Gala

On May 13, 2017, the East Los Angeles College Foundation is holding its Annual Dinner celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the ELAC’s Vincent Price Art Museum at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.  In addition to celebrating the success of our students, Gala will present awards to several remarkable recipients for their significant Leaders to ELAC and our community.

This year, ELAC will be honoring California’s Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León with President’s Leadership Award, Founder & President/CEO of Pacifica Services, Inc. Ernest Camachowith President’s Alumni of the Year Award, Deborah Marrow Director of Getty Foundation with President’s Non-Profit Leadership Award and artist John Valadez with Vincent and Mary Price Legacy Award. Furthermore, we are truly honored to have such a prestigious Honorary Gala Committee Chairs.  The list includes: John Chiang, CA State Treasurer, Judy Chu, U.S. Congresswoman, Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. Congresswoman, Nanette Diaz Barragán, U.S. Congresswoman, Ricardo Lara, CA State Senator, Anthony Rendon, CA State Assembly Speaker, Ian Calderon, CA State Assembly Majority Leader, Ed Chau, CA State Assembly Member, Hilda Solis, LA County Supervisor, Teresa Real Sebastian J.D., Mayor, City of Monterey Park, Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Vivian Romero, Mayor, City of Montebello, and Cheech Marin, Actor/Director/Comedian.

ELAC hope that you will join in and will consider supporting this historic event.  If you have any questions, please call Michelle Rodriguez, at 323-265-8901, or you can call Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, at 323-780-6783.  You can also do this by visiting

This year more than ever ELAC Foundation and its Board of Directors are committing their time and resources because we firmly believe in our vision: “Transforming Lives Through Education & Art.” Every dollar, every donor transforms the lives of our students and faculty.  May you help us transform a life today!

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