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2021 fundraising february coronation event

We would like to thank eveyone who donate, supported or attended our 2021 Fundraising February event! It was different from our past Royal Gala events, but no less of a celebration, thanks to all the support from our community. With your help, we far surpassed our fundraising goal!!


LAEF accepts nominations and selects a King and/or Queen to honor and serve as the LAEF royal ambassador for the year!

LAEF’s 2021 King is Dr. Gregg Stone! In August 2020, Dr. Stone came out of his recent retirement to serve as the Interim Principal of Los Alamitos High School in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  He retired as the LAHS Principal in June 2019 after spending 21 years as assistant principal and principal.  Even in retirement, Dr. Stone spent the year volunteering with LAHS counseling and assisting students needing additional academic and social-emotional support.

His leadership and connection to the Griffin community are unparalleled and he is the ideal leader for the LAHS community during this difficult time.  He regularly works evenings and weekends to monitor and communicate the ever-changing situation of the pandemic.  His “Thought-of-the-Week” messages have become legendary with LAHS families; they give thought provoking and wise perspectives on life and provide a big-picture view during very uncertain times.

Dr. Stone began his educational career as a middle school teacher in the Ocean View School District in 1979.  In 1981, he moved to the Long Beach Unified School District where he served as an English teacher, basketball coach, yearbook advisor, and activities director at Millikan High School.  He also held administrative roles in the Long Beach USD at Rogers Middle School, Franklin Middle School, Wilson High School, and Millikan High School. 

Dr. Stone is a humble and gracious leader who cares deeply about our District community. He has a wealth of institutional knowledge and is an exemplary leader who is approachable and service oriented. He lives in Seal Beach with his wife, and both of his children are Griffin Graduates.  LAEF is thrilled to honor Dr. Stone and look forward to him serving as our Royal Ambassador for 2021!

The 2021 Royal Gala has been canceled due to Covid-19

We would like to thank eveyone who attended or supported our annual Royal Gala in past years. We will miss spending that special time with you this year and sincerely hope to see you at the 2022 LAEF Royal Gala! Enjoy these moments from the 2020 Royal Gala event.

LAEF’s 2020 Queen

LAEF’s Past royal courts