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After months of debate it was with a heavy heart that, on behalf of our Los Angeles Board Vice Chair, The Honorable Wendy Greuel and Chair, Pedram Salimpour, MD, we shared with you that the 2021 Discovery Cube Los Angeles INSPIRE Gala was cancelled.

We sincerely appreciate that our community includes us as one of its charities of choice through the Gala each year. Together, you gave over $180,000 for our “In Lieu of Gala Campaign” supporting Discovery Cube’s vital online science education programs and resources needed for our community during these unprecedented times. A truly remarkable outpouring of support from YOU, our STEM champions! On behalf of our Board of Directors and the Discovery Cube Team, THANK YOU!

Your contributions will help us to reach more than 110,239 students this year throughout Southern California with  * Discovery Cube Connect*  and, our unique online programs and tailored curriculum will impact nearly 20,000 LAUSD students alone, supporting our local underserved Los Angeles communities, and for that we are so grateful! We look forward to inviting you, our supporters, to a special Grand Reopening event at Discovery Cube Los Angeles. Stay tuned!

 Thank you for being “IN” for science education!

We are resilient, believe in the greater good, and look to science for encouragement, hope and the way forward – remembering that this is why we believe inspiring the next generation of scientists and leaders is so critical. As we pull together to make smart healthy decisions, we will come out on the other side of this stronger, smarter and more determined to make sure our children have the resources to lead in science, technology, engineering, math — or whatever else they choose to do!

Special thanks to ALL our current donors who’ve helped us with our In Lieu of Gala campaign! Thank you for being “IN, for science education!” 


$25,000 +


Gaspar Insurance

Southern California Gas Company

US Bank

Dr. Stacy Weiss and Pedram Salimpour, MD


$15,000 +

The Corwin Family


$10,000 +

Canise and Drew Arredondo


$5,000 +


The Broad Foundation

The Honorable Wendy Greuel and Dean Schramm

Johnny Carson Foundation

Miguel A. Santana and Elizabeth Zamora


$2,500 +

Frank Bird

Jennifer Garcia

Kings Care Foundation | LA Kings
Union Bank


$1,000 +

Mechelle and Joe Adams

The Blumenfield Family

Capgemini America, Inc.
Redonna Carpenter-Woods

Cordoba Communications
Brie Griset Smith and Peter Marshall Smith

Courtney McIntyre

Kristyn Nelms 

SPEC Services, Inc.

Sara Templeton

TruAmerica Multifamily | Robert E. Hart


Please SAVE THE DATE to join us at next year’s Gala on Saturday, March 12, 2022. We are sure it will be a night to remember! Speaking of a night to remember, take a stroll down memory lane with us and remember some of our most remarkable galas, via our gallery of  * * DISCOVERY CUBE LA GALA PHOTOS.* *


For more information about sponsorship and underwriting, please contact Brie Griset Smith at 714-913-5011 or