Bella Cures
Please Join Us Saturday, August 27th for the Bellacures Sandpipers VIP Hour!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
10-11 a.m.
Bellacures South Bay at The Point

Save the date:  Thursday, September 22nd for the Bellacures Give Back Day – 10% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Sandpipers.

Thank you all!

On behalf of Sandpipers, thank you for your support in making our 84th 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 25,000 lives. It is truly amazing to see what a community can do when it comes together to support those less fortunate.

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Hot Ballroom Night Event

Hot Ballroom Night 2016

Past President Laura Grabher is competing in a dance competition to raise money and awareness for Sandpipers! Tickets to attend the event are $65. $10 from each ticket Laura sells goes to Sandpipers. To purchase tickets, please contact Laura Grabher at Please visit to vote for Laura! Each vote costs $1. Every dollar raised from voting will all be donated to Sandpipers after the competition. Click on the link to vote for Laura! A HUGE thank you to Laura for continuing to support Sandpipers and GOOD LUCK!!!

Kendra Scott Fall 2016 Launch Party Benefiting Sandpipers

Sandpipers KS Launch Invite 2016

Kendra Scott’s Fall 2016 collection launches Wednesday, July 13th. Help us celebrate with an in-store Kendra Gives Back Event benefiting Sandpipers from 5-8 p.m. There will be sips, sweets, and a raffle with a chance to win Kendra Scott jewelry. Please join us by attending this fun event at Kendra Scott Manhattan Beach to help support Sandpipers!

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Chairs!

Sandpipers applauds those who have stepped forward to lead us into our 85th year!  Your enthusiasm for your positions and new ideas are much appreciated.

Asst to Finance VP – Cash/Checks Bria Riehl
Asst to Finance VP – Credit Elizabeth Magana
Asst to Finance VP – Endowment & FOS Robyn Lucas
Fundraising Financial Co-Chair 1 Laura Brodeur
Fundraising Financial Co-Chair 2 Sharmila Garg
HHT Ticket Sales Chair Drisa Carizzo
Auction Co-Chair 3 Ann Tittle
Auction Co-Chair 2 Jennifer Stewart
Auction Co-Chair 1 Kathy Clarke
Asst to Director of Database Management Mitsue Yokota
Fashion Show Co-Chair 1 (Committee Mgmt) Traci Radcliffe
Fashion Show Co-Chair 2 (Tickets) Sarah Steinmeier
Fundraising Boutique Co-Chair 1 Jill Christianne
Fundraising Boutique Co-Chair 2 Molly Komick
HHT Co-Chair 1 (logistics) Catherine Castaneda
HHT Co-Chair 2 (Facilitators) Ashley Goldsmith
HHT Café Co-Chair 1 Angela Dax
HHT Café Co-Chair 2 Jessica Baker
HHT Decorations, Rentals & Entertainment Chair Liz Bird
HHT Facilitator 1 Olga Milobedzki
HHT Facilitator 2 Nicole Alm
HHT Facilitator 3 Ashley Reynolds
HHT Facilitator 4 Jennifer Meter
HHT Facilitator 5 Laurie Gulley
HHT Facilitator 6 Micall Weinberg
HHT Staffing Chair Melissa Roe
HHT Transportation Chair Susan Mashayeki
Asst to Membership VP Nikki Marshall
Circulation Chair Kat Zimmerman
Founders’ Day/Meetings Chair Jenna Dunbar
Social Chair Jenny DeWall
Membership Directory Editor Meredith Roberts
The Piper Editor Rachel Bosma
Sandpipers’ Merchandise Chair Janet Wyse
Event Programs Co-Chair 1 Lisa Quarello
Event Programs Co-Chair 2 Courtney Moss
Historian Rachel Kuppinger
Webmaster Nancy Tovar Huxen
Asst to Philanthropy VP – Administration JoAnn Totzke
Asst to Philanthropy VP – Baskets Sarah Winfrey
Asst to Philanthropy VP – Company Donations Stephanie Lucey
Assistant to Philanthropy VP – Development Bridget Samuelson
Community Outreach Co-Chair 1 Molly Canales
Community Outreach Co-Chair 2 Taylor Rayfield
Sugarplum Co-Chair 1 (Donations) Gigi Verduzco
Sugarplum Co-Chair 2 (Mall) Carissa Wright
Sugarplum Co-Chair 3 (DCFS) Lesley Krakosky
Summer Arts Program Co-Chair 1 Kristine Suh
Summer Arts Program Co-Chair 2 Jennifer Forrester
Special Events Chair Jane Riehl
Sandpiper Juniors Co-Chair 1 Grettel Fournell
Sandpiper Juniors Co-Chair 2 Dayna Bubenicek
Sandpiper Juniors Co-Chair 3 (Development) Dominique Webster

Interested in Joining Sandpipers?

7343_60 Sandpipers 2015 Provisional Group ShotSandpipers is a Manhattan Beach volunteer women’s organization that is dedicated to serving the needs of the entire South Bay community through a wide array of fundraising events and charitable programs.

Membership for the Class of 2016 is now waitlisted. Please contact to be placed on the waitlist. Please read more about membership requirements in Sandpipers.

Sugar Plum Tree 2015

Congratulations to Co-Chairs, Laura Stout, Terri Boyle and Gigi Verduzco who did an outstanding job coordinating the Sugar Plum Tree program this year. Through corporate and individual contributions they surpassed their goal and collected over 1,600 gifts for children living in foster care through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).  It was incredible amount of work that made a difference for many children during the holidays. IMG_9971

Thank you to the SPT Chairs and Committee and allwho participated by getting a company involved, by volunteering at the mall or by bringing a gift to the table.



Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour


The Holiday Homes Tour is one of Sandpipers’ largest fundraising events of the year that annually attracts more than 2,000 patrons, and garners tremendous support from numerous local businesses and community partners.  Celebrate the season by taking a tour of four distinctive South Bay homes exquisitely decorated for the holidays. The homes offer a variety of styles that will generate unique decorating ideas for you to try in your own home.

In addition, we are excited to be revitalizing and rebranding our legacy Boutique and Café as the Sandpipers Holiday Market—focusing on local bites, artisan gifts for the season and expanding the shopping experience with holiday entertainment, including a special visit from Santa Claus on Sunday, December 6 from 11am-1pm.

For detailed information about this year’s Tour please click here.

The 2014 Holiday Homes Tour raised over $83,000 for Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs.

Sandpipers Sugarplum Tree 2015

Help us deliver gifts to over 1,800 children in the L.A. County foster system. Visit the Sandpiper Sugarplum Tree in the Manhattan Village Mall and choose an ornament and you’ll be sponsoring one of these children. On the back of the ornament will be a sticker with a gift request. Purchase the requested gift, valued at $30 or under, and return the unwrapped gift to the mall by December 9th. The Sugarplum Tree Mall hours are as follows:

Friday November 27th – Wednesday December 9th

  • Saturdays 9:00 am to 7:45 pm
  • Sundays 11:00 am to 5:45 pm
  • Weekdays from 1:00 pm to 7:45 pm