Bring Back the Beach


honoring the environmental leadership of

Matt Hart · Danny Moder & Julia Roberts · Amy Smart

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 5pm

on the sand at THE JONATHAN BEACH CLUB in Santa Monica


Matt & Kathleen HartAnonymous

Heal the Bay invites you to celebrate the ultimate beach party at our annual Bring Back the Beach gala benefit on May 17, 2012 at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

We will also recognize the eco-accomplishments of this year's honorees: past president and chief operating officer of Hilton Hotels Matt Hart, director of photography Danny Moder and actress Julia Roberts, and actress Amy Smart. 

Relax with your toes in the sand while you meet and mix with leaders from Southern California's environmental, political, business and entertainment communities. Join us for a fun-filled evening under the stars to celebrate our honorees and support the mission of Heal the Bay.

We look forward to your company at our annual gala fundraising benefit!


  • 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
  • Dinner
  • Live Auction
  • Entertainment

Tickets & Sponsorships

  • Tables and Sponsorships: $5,000 – $50,000
  • Individual Tickets: $500
  • As of May 8, 2012 - Bring Back the Beach is sold out.  For wait list availability, please call 310.451.1500, x159 or send an e-mail to Katherine Nevels.


  • Beach Chic
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