Thank You to our 2013-2014 Supporters!

2013-2014 End of Year Thank You

Please view the link above for a list of generous supporters for 2013-2014 as published in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Beach Reporter

Thank You All!

On behalf of Sandpipers, I want to thank you for your help in making our 82nd year such a tremendous success. Your donations to our philanthropic programs and fundraising events, combined with the efforts of our dedicated volunteer members, enabled us to change the lives of those less fortunate living in the South Bay. Together, we clothed less fortunate youth heading back to school, supplied gifts for foster children, brought holiday cheer to underprivileged families, awarded college scholarships for well deserving local students, awarded grants to area nonprofits and so much more. In total, Sandpipers contributed approximately $600,000 and touched more than 28,000 lives. It is truly amazing to see what a community can do when it comes together to support those less fortunate.

With Gratitude,
Allyn Dyer Leoff
Sandpipers 82nd President

2014 Back to School Shopping Event

This year we celebrated 16 years of Back to School Shopping, a favorite program among our agencies and membership alike. As in years past, the event benefited 76 underprivileged youth in the South Bay. Each pre-selected child was referred by a local agency and paired with a Sandpipers member who assisted them with purchasing school clothes and shoes valued at over $200 per child. Each child also received a new backpack full of school supplies and a lunchbox full of snacks.

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Team Works

Sandpipers partnered with LA Team Mentoring to host a beach party to celebrate 76 at-risk middle school children who are a part of the LATM program on May 15th, 2014. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the kids took great delight in the beach activities, surfing and playing in the ocean. They also enjoyed the manicure and temporary tattoo stations, the photo booth complete with an array of props and of course the plentiful pizza, homemade cupcakes and treats. It was truly a fulfilling day for everyone involved! Thank you to all who came out to volunteer and support this event!


Join Us!

Sandpipers’ 2014-2015 Provisional Class 2014-2015 is now full!  Click HERE for more information.

2013-2014 Board of Directors

The new 2013-2014 Board of Directors are working hard this summer planning a great upcoming year!  We hope to see you all on Tuesday night, September 17th to kick of Sandpipers 82nd year!

2013 “For Our Children” Food & Wine Festival – Thank You!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

Presenting Sponsor

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Corporate Sponsors

Classic Tents

Diamond Sponsor

The Jacqueline M. Glass Family

Gold Sponsors

Donald and Priscilla Hunt / Hunt Enterprises, Inc.
Jim and Joanne Hunter
Wells Fargo

Event Sponsors

Bennett Landscape
Daily Breeze
Fastsigns Torrance
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions
Southbay Magazine

Travel Sponsors

Azamara Club Cruises
Rocky Mountaineer
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Halekulani, On the Beach at Waikiki
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
Oahu Makena Beach and Golf Resort Maui
Meadowood Napa Valley

Gift Sponsors

Athena’s Confections
Cuatro Dias Winery
Felt and Leoff Families
John and Mindy Kirk
Truchard Vineyards

Silver Sponsors

Harris Bass / Waters Foundation
Levin / Burnett-Wallace
Providence Health & Services Southern California
Vector Resources, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Nancy Cypert
Tom and Mary Ann Jankovich
Chuck and Betsy Miller
Ken and Patty Ochi
The Prindle Family
Providence Little Company of Mary
Medical Center – San Pedro
David and Elaine Scott 


Angel’s Secret
Barsha Wines and Spirits
Battaglini Estate Winery
Brander Vineyard
Broman Cellars
Cable Bay Vineyards Consilence
Cuatro Dias Winery
D’Aquino Imports
Deerfield Ranch Winery
Estrella Creek Wines
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Friends of the Vine
Graham Beck Wines
Grapevine Wine Company
Grey Wolf Cellars
Hearthstone Vineyard
Henry Martin Wines
Jules Taylor Wines
Justin Wines
Ken Brown Wines
Kona Coffee Hunter
Lattes on Location
Maritime Wine Imports
Metro Wine
New Age
Nine North Wines
Patz & Hall
Pine Ridge
Quady Winery 
Quintessential Wine  
Raymond Vineyards
Real Soda in Real Bottles
Rolling Hills Country Club
Rosenthal-The Malibu Estate
Rutherford Hills
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Siete Fincas
Smith Wooton
Stanley Lambert 
Stone Brewing Company
Total Wine and More
Truchard Vineyards
Two Angels
Valentin Bianchi
Vista Hills Vineyard
Waterstone Winery Western
Wind Winery
Yorkville Cellars


Addi’s Tandoor
Athena’s Confections
Bar Comida
Bluewater Grill
Bottle Inn Ristorante
Bouzy Gastropub
Buffalo Fire Department
Cake Bakeshop
Chez Melange
Critic’s Choice Catering
Darren’s Restaurant
Fresh Brothers
Gaetano’s Restaurant & Catering
Good Stuff
Hostaria Piave
H. T. Grill
Inside The Scoops
Jackson’s Food + Drink
Japonica Dining
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Mama Terano
Ortega 120
Providence Little Company of Mary
Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
Rock & Brews-El Segundo
Rock’N Fish
The Cream’wich
The Melting Pot
The Strand House
Tin Roof Bistro
Torrance Bakery
Vella Wood-Fired Pizza + Catering 

2012 Holiday Homes Tour – Thank You!

On November 30th, December 1st, and 2nd, 2012 Sandpipers showcased four distinctive homes in the South Bay for the 20th Annual Holiday Homes Tour. Each home was magnificently decorated by prominent local interior designers and magically transformed for the holidays with the help of many local florists and nurseries. In addition, a Holiday Boutique featuring local artisans and vendors and a Café were provided for the shopping and snacking convenience of attendees. The Holiday Homes Tour is a popular event in the community that annually attracts more than 3,000 patrons and garners tremendous support from numerous local businesses and community partners. The 2012 Holiday Homes Tour raised over $84,000 for Sandpipers philanthropic programs.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour an incredible success.  We hold special appreciation for our event sponsors that were an integral part of the Tour’s success: Bank of Manhattan, Whole Foods Market – El SegundoSouth Bay Magazine and Murad.

This year’s tour featured four unique custom homes beautifully decorated for the holiday season including a spectacular oceean-front Tuscan villa, a warm and inviting modern Spanish retreat in the heart of Manhattan Beach, a sprawling family oriented Mediterranean home and an eco-friendly zero-carbon modern home.   Thank you to all of the homewoners who generoulsy opened their homes to Sandpipers and the more than 2,500 guests who attended the Tour.

Attendees were also treated to lively seasonal entertianment, Sandpipers Holiday Boutique and various Cafe stops along the tour including a festive wine tasting event.

We are excited to announce that because of your support, Sandpipers raised over $84,000!

These funds will go to support Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs such as Back to School Shopping, Holiday Baskets, Scholarship, the Community Grant program and many others.  For more information about Sandpipers’ programs, please visit

With Gratitude,


 Thank you to all of the following businesses:

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23rd Street Jewelers
A Summer Place
Accessories by Cynde
All Interior Refinishing
Alpaca by Karim
American Farmhouse Tavern
Andiamo Pizzeria
Andrika King Design
Aqua Salon
Backseat Driver
Banners Stationers
Bella Beach
Bella Beach Kids
Ben Perry by Stephanie Hammitt
Boccato’s Grocery – Hermosa Beach
Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market
Bristol Farms – Manhattan Beach
Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP
Carol Reach Photography
Caskey & Caskey
CEK Design
Celadon Studios
Chadwick School
Chic Canvas
Chic n Unique
Chicken Maison
Choura Events
Cindy Chen
Classic Party Rentals
Classic Tile
Cleveland Art
Coastal Creations Home Design-Build
Costco Wholesale – Hawthorne
Creative Indulgence
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach Creamery
Darrin O’Hanlon – NW Real Estate Brokers
David Curry – Bank of Manhattan
Debra Terrano Insurance
Deep Roots Garden Center
Designer Specialty Linens
Designer’s Rug Resource
Dickens Christmas Carolers
Dolce Design Studio
Duffin, Adams & Gimlen, DDS
Eco by Cosentino
El Segundo Bell Choir
Farmer’s Insurance, Helene Lohr
Fit On Studios
Floret Cadet
Found Vintage Rentals
Fowler & Moore at Home
Fran’s Hallmark
Frosted Cupcakery
Garden Street Design
Giuliano’s Deli – Gardena
Global Girls
Gourmet Blends
Gum Tree
Harding Construction
Hof’s Hut
Hohmann & Barnard
HoneyBaked Ham
International Garden Center & Floral Design
Janelle Holden, DDS
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jet Suite
JLynn Jewelry
Juniper Leaf
Kat Monk Photography
Kathy Rutledge, Piano
Kelly I Designs
Kenyon International
Kim Komick Construction
Kincaid’s Restaurant
Kris Terrill – Shorewood Realtors
Le Garage Home & Garden
Lesal Home
Lido Bakery
Life Iz Photography
LifeSource Water
Lisa’s Bon Appétit
Liz Chalmers Photography
Local Financial & Insurance Services
Maison Luxe
Malcolm Stevens – Bank of Manhattan
Mama D’s
Manhattan Beach Dermatology
Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Bread & Bagel
Manhattan Meats
Marcie Tatman – Bank of Manhattan
Marcus Medical Spa
Mark & Stephens
Matt Morris Development
Mattel Singers
Merlex Studio
Michael Stars
Mike Davis Custom Homes
Mike Rossi – NW Realtors
Milkweed & Maple
Miss Bees Tutoring
Model Metalworks
Monday Night Live Quartet
Monica & Robert Fortunato
Morgan’s Jewelers
Mrs. Hovie’s Toffee
Murad Inclusive Health Spa
Music Rhapsody
Nantucket Crossing
Neptunian Woman’s Club
Nickel & Nickel Winery
Noah’s New York Bagels – El Segundo
Noah’s New York Bagels – Manhattan Beach
O’Connor Property
One Hope Wines
Orange Coast Title Company
Pampered Tot
Panera Bread
Patio Heaven
Patterson Cleaners
Paul Lemire
Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Manhattan Beach
PIP Manhattan Beach
Preppy Chic Events
Primitive Spark
Rachel Ezra – Shorewood Realtors
Ralph’s – Hermosa Beach
Ralph’s – Redondo Beach
Ralph’s – Manhattan Beach
RGS Printing
Rick’s Sawdust Shop
Rob Malins
Rock Goddess Jewelry
Sabrina & Michael Marchetti
Salt Creek Grille
Sand Tots Preschool
School of Dance & Music
Seaside Sweets
Sexton Homes
Shauna Letvin, MSW
Sheila Chang Barbarino Howard, MD
Sherry Engle Design
Social Butterfly Designs
South Bay DIGS Magazine
South Bay Magazine
Stacey & Chris Shane
Starbucks Coffee – Torrance
Starfish Preschool
State Farm Insurance, Erol Hassan
STEMS Floral Design
StonePeak Ceramics
Strut – This
SubRosa Floral Design
Susan Jensen & Alli Baldocchi – South Bay Brokers
Susan Sweeney & Lynn Range – Shorewood Realtors
Tabula Rasa Essentials
Talia Interior Design
Terranea Resort
Thatcher Law Group
The Belamar
The Cheesecake Factory
The Container Store
The Grubby Astronaut
The Hoffman Murphy Team
The Kettle Restaurant
The Living Christmas Company
The Remedy Pharm
Tom Budd
Tomaro Design Group
Torrance Bakery
Torrance Memorial
Trader Joe’s – Manhattan Beach
Trilogy Spa
UPS Store – Manhattan Beach
VIP Transportation
Vistamar School
Von’s – Hermosa Beach
Watermans Restaurant
Whole Foods Market – El Segundo
Whole Foods Market – Redondo Beach
Whole Foods Market – Torrance
Yellow Vase – Palos Verdes
Yellow Vase – Redondo Beach