Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations all over the world have for centuries celebrated the first day of summer, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. 
As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

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Our Summer Solstice celebration highlights the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon and Energy XPO that is coming to the Great Park October 3-13, 2013.  Recognizing the tremendous impact the Decathlon will have on the entire Southern California region, the Foundation is taking a leadership role in supporting education programs to be featured at the Solar Decathlon and the first-ever Clean+Renewable+Efficient Energy XPO.  We are pleased to announce that proceeds from this event will go to support these programs.

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This event will both celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Orange County Great Park and recognize Foundation Chair, Marian Bergeson, for her leadership in fulfilling the education mission of the Great Park.

We thank you for your consideration of the attached sponsorship opportunities and hope you will join with us in honoring Marian’s achievements championing education discovery by supporting programs at the Solar Decathlon/XPO 2013. 

We’ve Gone Green!  No Invitation Will Be Sent.

EVENT CHAIRS
Lizanne Witte & Rosemary Ward

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
VISIONARY MEMBERS

Judith Posnikoff
Janet & James “Walkie” Ray


ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORS









Sheryl & Robert Anderson
Marian & Garth Bergeson
Brenda & Bob Currie
Pamela & Keith Curry
Michelle & David Horowitz
Shannon & Wayne Inouye
Barbara & Greg MacGillivray
Vivian & James McCluney
Doug Neff
Judith Posnikoff
Janet & James "Walkie" Ray
Michael Ray
Teddie Ray
Keiko Sakamoto & Bill Witte

 
 



At the Foundation, we believe that the Great Park’s Orange County vision evolves from the promise that healthy communities and happy families will thrive –
with a Great Park growing in their midst.

FOUNDATION BOARD

MARIAN BERGESON, CHAIR
State Senator (Retired)

JANET M. RAY, VICE CHAIR
Community Leader

JOHN KATKISH, TREASURER
President, First Management Group

ROBERT CURRIE, SECRETARY
Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins

MICHAEL D. RAY, CHAIR EMERITUS
Partner, Sanderson J. Ray Development

KEITH D. CURRY
Center for Public Policy Concordia University

ALLAN GIBSON
Community Leader

WILLIAM HABERMEHL
Superintendent Emeritus, O.C. Department of Education

DAVID HOROWITZ
Trustee, Horowitz Trust

RICK T. HUME FASLA
Frederick Thomas Hume Landscape Architecture

GREG MACGILLIVRAY
President, MacGillivray-Freeman Films

DOUGLAS C. NEFF
President, IHP Capital Partners

THOMAS H. NIELSEN
President, The Nielsen Company

SHEILA PETERSON
Community Leader

JUDITH POSNIKOFF
Managing Director, PAAMCO, LLC

TEDDIE L. RAY
Community Leader

WILLIAM WITTE
President Related California

CAROL SIMON
Executive Director