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19 Sep, 2021


Monterey Plaza Hotel
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Join Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as we celebrate our 2021 Sanctuary Sea Stars on Sunday, September 19th at 10:00 am. This year, the Foundation will host the Sanctuary Sea Stars Brunch, in person, overlooking the beautiful sanctuary at the Monterey Plaza Hotel on Cannery Row.  This exciting and engaging event will feature a delicious brunch, mimosas, live music, award presentations, informative program and lively auction.  Our esteemed Foundation board members will present awards to people and organizations who have contributed significantly to the sanctuary through education, conservation, research, and business, culminating with Foundation Co-Chairperson Secretary Leon Panetta presenting the “Panetta Sea Star” award.

The 2021 Sanctuary Sea Stars Brunch is a fundraising benefit for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, which provides critical support for the programs of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, allowing us to help protect the largest national marine sanctuary in the continental United States, as well as the species that call it home.

Sanctuary Sea Stars

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Host Committee

Secretary Leon Panetta

Hilary Bryant

Fred Keeley

Dan Haifley

Ted J. Balestreri

Nova Covington

Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr.

Sam Farr

Yvette Lopez-Brooks

Martine Watkins

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Please contact Ginaia Kelly, 831-359-7071,