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LAEF's 2016-17 King & Queen of Hearts Campaign


Thank you to our amazing sponsors! They support education in our community and deserve your patronage!

Click HERE to view 2016-17 sponsorship flyer!

The 4th annual King & Queen of Hearts campaign began on December 15, 2016 and ended February 24, 2017!

What?  Amazing men and women from our community join the LAEF Royal Court and vie for the honor of being crowned King and Queen! Click on their name to visit their webpage.

2016-17 King Candidates
Jeffrey Blancq – New York Life agent
Brian Leibl – LAHS Parent: CROWNED KING!
Joe Maggiore – Owner: Brew Kitchen Ale House
Tom Rowe – Owner: The Abbey, SB Chamber President

2016-17 Queen Candidates
Kerrie DaVanon – Owner: Happy Hour Fit Club: CROWNED QUEEN!
Ginny Ferguson – Owner: Watersafe Swim School
Erin Kominsky – Principal at Oak Middle School
Deb Machen – Past President of SB Chamber/SB Lion

When?  Candidates debuted at a wonderful event on December 15 at Griffins Grill in Los Alamitos.  The Royal Court will be holding FUNraisers following the debut event – check out their individual webpages for all the details!

The campaign ended at the Royal Ball and Coronation gala on February 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Grand in Long Beach (4101 E. Willow Street). Cocktail attire is recommended. Cocktails (complimentary champagne and Kirin beer), appetizers, and the Silent Auction began at 6:30 p.m. A 3-course Dinner (including wine) and the Live Auction began at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening. Click here to view the 2017 Royal Ball invitation!
Ticket sales are not available at this time.

How?  Vote for your favorite candidate by donating to LAEF in their name!  Every dollar counts as a vote! Click on their individual pages to do so!

Why?  Proceeds from the campaign will continue to support STEAM Fairs (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math) on all campuses, which will culminate in a district-wide STEAM showcase on May 20 in the LAHS Gym! LAEF also supported the LAHS Robotics Team with a $10,000 donation and provided $30,000 to support Media Center Teachers at our elementary schools.

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Here is the 2016-17 candidate video, created by Bob Ostmann and the LAHS Video Production Class!

Check out the 2015-16 candidate video, created by LAHS’s Griffin News!

Check out the 2014-15 candidate video, created by LAHS’s Griffin News!