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Discovery Cube Annual Gala 2018

An Event Benefiting Science Education

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GREAT GATSBY GALA: Celebrating 20 Years in Santa Ana


5:30pm Cocktail Reception

7:00pm Live Auction, Dinner and Awards Presentation

9:00pm Live Entertainment and Dancing

Discovery Cube Orange County

Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater

2500 N. Main Street

Santa Ana, CA 92705

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2018 Arnold O. Beckman Award Recipient

2018 Spirit of Discovery Award Recipient

Fan, Ana, Deni and Melody Yang

Past Honorees

2017- Sandi & Dale Dykema and Janet Yamaguchi

2016 – The Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club and Jay Witzling

2015 – Julia and George Argyros | The Argyros Family Foundation and Linda White-Peters

2014– SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and Julie & Tom McDorman

2013 – OC Waste & Recycling and Mary & Jack Norberg

2012 – Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP and The David Horowitz Family

2011 – Microsemi Corporation and Paul Folino

2010 – Bank of America and Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell

2009 – The Boeing Company

2008 – First American Corporation, Donald P. Kennedy & Parker Kennedy

2007 – Taco Bell Corp.

2006 – Ingram Micro. Corporation

2005 – Janet and James “Walkie” Ray

2004 – Dr. Arnold O. Beckman

2003 – Conexant Systems, Inc.


Honorary Gala Co-Chairs

Janet and James “Walkie” Ray

Gala Co-Chairs

Nina and Jeff Benck

Honorary Gala Committee

Julia and George Argyros

Debbie and Dan Bolar, Bolar Hirsch and Jennings LLP

Bill Cheney, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Sandi Dykema

Paul Folino

The David Horowitz Family

Anne Hultgren, PhD, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Parker Kennedy, First American Corporation

Julie and Tom McDorman

Mary Norberg

Sheila and Jim Peterson

Bonnie and David Rofsky, Bank of America

Michael Schulman,  Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club

Linda White-Peters

Jay Witzling

Janet Yamaguchi

Gala Committee

Mechelle and Joe Adams

Mary and Rick Baily

Kim and Mark Clemens

Belinda and Michael Connolly

Barbara and Kyle Eidson

Hac and Tim Henderson

Emily Horowitz and Chatom Arkin

Pam Horowitz and Rolf Uitzetter

Lori and Karl Kreutziger

Amy and Steve Litchfield

Amy and Ron Mason

Julie and Tom McDorman

Jill and Mark Skaist

Lu Ann and Yasith Weerasuriya


Join us for a fun and festive evening to support science education in your community. This lively and costume filled event will be sure to delight! This year’s Gala will mark the Cube’s 20th Anniversary in Santa Ana and we think that is cause for celebration! To highlight our anniversary, we’re hosting a Great Gatsby themed event. So, pull out your most fabulous roaring 20’s attire and your dancing shoes while we break out the bubbly – CHEERS!

As it was last year, the Gala will be onsite and in the stunning Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater in Orange County. We will celebrate this occasion by gathering all our supporters for an incredible evening to raise significant and vital funds for the Cube and the kids in our community!

Please see below for some helpful inspiration and don’t be afraid to think “outside the cube” when it comes to your costume. We like it when our guests get creative!

Looking for some visual inspiration? Check out last year’s event photos from the 2017 Gala to see what guests have done in the past. If you come in costume, you WON’T be alone!

2017 Gala Photo Album

Wondering where to find a roaring 20’s costume to rent or buy?

Try these locations:


1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(Located in the Triangle in Costa Mesa)

(949) 631-6201


23811 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 588-9929


Do some browsing of your own online and you’ll be surprised by what you can come up with!



For more event information, contact Sonya Azevedo at (714) 913-5032 or