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Aloha from the California Surf Museum!

It is time for our 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser honoring this year’s CSM Silver Surfer honorees:
Don Hansen, Lisa Andersen and Tom Curren!

We are asking for donations for our Gala Auction to reach our fundraising goals. Please
consider donating gift certificates, items, experiences or services that highlight your brand. The
auction is the evening’s main fundraising effort and has always delighted our guests.
Donations will be acknowledged in promotions, CSM’s website, the Gala program and promoted
live during the event. We typically host over 300 guests and this is a great opportunity for your
organization to be featured in a unique setting.

September 30, 2019 is the deadline for donations to be included in the Gala promotion and

If you have any questions or shipping requirements regarding a donation, please contact CSM’s
Store Manager, Camille, at 760-721-6876 (weekdays 10am-4pm) or email

Our mailing address is: California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054 or donate
online at (the item donation link is near the bottom of the
web page).

The 12th Annual Gala will be held Saturday, October 26, from 4-10pm, at the Cape Rey Hilton,
1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad. This 4-star venue overlooks the Ponto surf break with a spectacular
sunset view.

Since 1986, CSM has been collecting and preserving the surfing history and artifacts of this popular
lifestyle sport and culture as well as producing fascinating exhibits and dynamic educational
programs. The funds generated from the Gala help the museum continue these efforts.

The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID #33-0215579, relying
primarily on funding from memberships and donations. The Annual Gala Fundraiser is our principal
funding event which we hope you will consider supporting to ensure this year’s Gala is a success.

Thank you in advance for your support. Help us continue educating the public on the rich culture
and history of surfing.

Jim Kempton
President, California Surf Museum