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Discovery Cube Annual Gala 2020

A Sincere THANK YOU Message to our Supporters!

After months of debate it was with a heavy heart that, on behalf of your 2020 Gala Co-Chairs: Lori & Karl Kreutziger, Julie & Tom McDorman and Janet & Walkie Ray, we shared with you that the 2020 Discovery Cube Orange County Gala was cancelled.

We sincerely appreciate that our community includes us as one of its charities of choice through the Gala each year and with your help, WE DID IT

Together, you gave nearly $450,000 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 Co-Chairs, Gala Committee, Board of Directors and the Discovery Cube Team, THANK YOU! 

Your contributions will help us to reach nearly 100,000 Orange County students virtually, as we support our local school districts this school year alone. Through our NEW Discovery Cube Connect, we will also continue to provide free access to high-quality online educational content for ALL students regardless of their socioeconomic background, gender or race. On behalf of parents, teachers and of course “The KIDS”, we are grateful for the difference you have made not only for the Cube, but for the communities we serve! Because of you, more children will enthusiastically exclaim, “I am a scientist!”

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!

Thank you for being such a vital member of the Discovery Cube family!  Stay healthy and thank you for your support!


Capital Group with Cindy Omiya

Janet and James “Walkie” Ray



Edwards Lifesciences

Ernst & Young LLP with Cindy and Peter Zofrea

Ginny and Rich Linting

Julie and Tom McDorman

Western Digital



Edison International

Cathy and Dave Hefler

The Horowitz Group

Maria Rigatti and Dick Roberts



Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Mary and Rick Baily

Nina and Jeff Benck

Crevier Family Fund

C.W. Driver

Farmers and Merchants Foundation

Chiyo and Stan Rowe

Carole and Del Stagg

Townsend Public Affairs, Inc.


Armanino LLP

Malcolm and Pat Niles

U.S. Bank Foundation



Mechelle and Joe Adams

Argyros Family Foundation

Canise and Drew Arredondo

Bluon HVAC Solutions

Barbara and Greg MacGillivray

Kelly and Jim Mazzo

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Noreen and David Taylor

Kathy and John Tracy


Debbie and Dan Bolar

Nancee and Kurt Christianson

Michelle and Tim Dean

Brie Griset Smith and Peter Marshall Smith

Lynn April and Gene Hartline

Lauren and Christopher Johnston


Patricia and Daryl Pelc

The Sandland Family


Teresa Dunn-Thordarson and Oli Thordarson

Sheila and Jay Witzling




Crissy and Bill Cheney

Vivian and Jim Dierking

Brigitte and Craig Frankel

Hac and Tim Henderson

Shelly and Steve Hupp

Carrie and Steve Marconi

Sara Nealy

Linda White-Peters and Ross Peters

Please SAVE THE DATE to join us at next year’s Gala on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Fittingly, our theme will be “GIVING Back to the Future.” 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 OC GALA PHOTOS.
For more information about sponsorship and underwriting please contact Brie Griset Smith at 714-913-5011 or