2019-2020 Board of Directors & NLD Slate Announced

April 16, 2019 – The NLD Committee presented the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and NLD nominees at the April 16, 2019, General Meeting. The membership will vote to elect the slate of nominees at the May 14, 2019, General Meeting. Congratulations to all of the nominees! Thank you for your dedication to Sandpipers and for providing your leadership skills to move our organization forward. See the slate here.

Sandpipers Museum Exhibit Grand Reveal – September 21, 2018

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society proudly presents our new exhibit – Sandpipers: Philanthropy Through the decades.

Come explore their history and legacy on the exhibit’s opening night at 6:00PM on Friday, September 21 at the Hermosa Beach Museum @ the HB Community Center,  710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA.   All are welcome.

In 1931, seven women Hermosa Beach women came together to help those in the South Bay affected by the Great Depression.  They called their newly organized group of dynamic young women Sandpipers after the busiest bird on the beach.

Today, the founders’ dream lives on through their fundraising events and dedication to the original ideals of helping the South Bay community.

This exhibit tells their decades long story of commitment to helping those in need, through archival treasures from the Sandpipers historic collection, such as original documents and photographs illustrating their years of philanthropic work.  In an engaging narrative, this exhibit captures their legacy, revealing their growth from a Hermosa Beach group into a South Bay charitable organization.  See how they established a scholarship program and provide support to groups that give medical care to children.

Sandpipers Awards Over $300,000 In Four-Year College Scholarships To South Bay High School Graduates

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Sandpipers awarded 15 South Bay area high school seniors with scholarships that will assist them financially over their next four years of college. These 15 students join 42 other South Bay high school graduates already receiving aid from Sandpipers Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. All together these 57 deserving young men and women will receive over $300,000 towards their college education next year. The funds for these scholarships come from Sandpipers’ fundraising efforts, the Sandpipers South Bay Community Fund, and individual donors.

The 15 new Sandpipers Scholarship recipients are:

* Alicia Adiwidjaja – Leuzinger High School attending USC in Fall

* Masaki Asanuma – South Torrance High School attending Georgia Tech in Fall

* Adrian De Leon – Environmental Charter High School attending UC Irvine in Fall

* Emily Diaz – Hawthorne High School attending UC Santa Barbara in Fall

* Kyndall Dowell – Leuzinger High School attending UC Berkeley in Fall

* Katherine Estrada – Hawthorne High School attending Chico State in Fall

* Ryan Mann – Mira Costa High School attending UC Santa Barbara in Fall

* Adriana Mendez – Lawndale High School attending UCLA in Fall

* Nohemi Morales – Port of Los Angeles High School attending UC Santa Barbara in Fall

* An Nguyen – Bishop Montgomery High School attending University of Arizona in Fall

* Ryan Ohanesian – Mira Costa High School attending Santa Clara University in Fall

* Udochi Okorie – Hawthorne High School attending Kalamazoo College in Fall

* Jessica Quiroz – Lawndale High School attending Stanford in Fall

* Stevie Schlosser – South Torrance High School attending Point Loma University in Fall

* Tiffany Tran – Leuzinger High School attending UC Davis in Fall

To be considered for a Sandpipers Scholarship, applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0, demonstrate significant financial need, have actively participated in community service and other volunteer activities, reside in or attend a high school located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of Education and attend a four-year college. Applications for the 2019 Scholarship awards will be available in January of 2019. Email scholarship@sandpipers.org for more information.

2nd Annual Sandpipers Stroll the Strand

Registration for the 2nd Annual Sandpipers Stroll the Strand is now open! 
Join us Sunday, March 18 for this fun, family-friendly two-mile walk starting at the Hermosa Pier. Immediately following the Walk, all participants are invited to Waterman’s Safehouse for a celebratory breakfast sponsored by Mike Rossi, NW Brokers.
Sunday, March 18 at the Hermosa Pier
8:00am Registration – 8:30am Walk
Adults – $35 + fees
Youth ages 2-12 – $15
Children under 2 are free.
Registration includes breakfast at Watermans Safehouse and a 2018 Stroll the Strand t-shirt.  Register by March 1 to guarantee a t-shirt. 
For questions please contact specialevents@sandpipers.org.

Night of Laughs @ The Comedy & Magic Club 10/10/18

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Tickets are $25 and now on sale for a fun night out at the Comedy & Magic Club!

Please invite your friends and family to join you.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. All guests must be seated by 7:30 PM.
2 item food/drink minimum. Adults 21+ only.

Questions? Contact specialevents@sandpipers.org.


Holiday Basket Donations

The Philanthropy Committee is actively soliciting donations for new items such as blankets, clothing, toys, books, household items or other items. Sandpipers rely on donations from individuals and corporations to provide support for this program.

If you would like to make a donation, click here. To learn more about this wonderful program, visit (above): Home / Our Programs / Holiday Baskets Program.


Thank you for an amazing year!

On behalf of Sandpipers, thank you for your support in making our 86th 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 to well deserving local students, awarded grants to local nonprofits and so much more. In total, Sandpipers distributed approximately
$500,000 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.