At Tivoli Too!
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Located in the Heart of the Festival District
in Beautiful Laguna Beach
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Vision Statement


Grapes for Grads is an annual wine tasting event and scholarship fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Laguna Beach. The event raises money for scholarships to assist students who attend Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) and graduates of Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) who are headed to college. The focus is on students who show excellence in academics or art and a strong commitment to community and who may otherwise lack the resources to achieve their educational goals.

History

In 2005 the first Grapes for Grads committee was formed. With the support of a few wineries and the efforts of the first committee who included current event co-chairs Jeffrey Redeker and Stephen Dotoratos, Grapes for Grads was created. The first year of the event was so successful, it was decided that the event would be held annually. As the event grew more successful the scholarships grew in number. Since its inception Grapes for Grads has raised over $100,000.00 in scholarships. Due to the great number of scholarship applications we now receive, a special committee was formed to help select the recipients.


Our Host


The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach was founded in 1931 by a group of 12 local businessmen. It is a California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation. From its beginning, the club has grown in membership and purpose. Today, the club has a membership of 64 men and women actively committed to supporting Rotary International and its goals. The Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon at the Hotel Laguna.


Grapes for Grads Committee


Jeff Redeker
Committee Co-Chair

Stephen Dotoratos
Committee Co-Chair, Marketing

Joe Alvarez
Venue, Front Processing

Beverly Barnes
Sponsorship, Raffle, Silent Auction

David Cler

John Campbell
Insurance

Marge Earl
LBHS Scholarship Foundation – Secretary

Bob Elster
Venue, Front Processing

Peter C. Freeman
Sponsorships, Venue

Kerry Harker
Venue Decor

Jan Herkelrath

Noel Johnson

Peter Jones
Wineries/ Distribution Liaison

Joan Mclean
Assist with decorations

Dr. Veronica Nice
Silent Auction/Raffle Committee

Kerri Redeker
Silent Auction/Raffle Committee, Venue, Volunteers, LCAD Liaison/Scholarship