April 25, 2020
Hosted by LAcarGuy at Audi Pacific

20460 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

Join Grades of Green at Verte 2020, our annual fundraiser, for an unforgettable evening of amazing food and cocktails, outstanding auctions, live music, dancing and fun in support of the incredible students who are changing our world for the greener. 

Over the past 11 years, Verte has become one of the South Bay’s most visible philanthropic events and this year Grades of Green is pulling out all the stops to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Don’t miss your chance to join in this year’s celebration in honor of Mother Earth – tickets and sponsorships are still available, so buy yours today!

For more info and sponsorship opportunities, please call (310) 619 6206

Grades of Green is Proud to Honor

Ben Allen

California Senator

Environmental Champion

James Hartzberg


Environmental Business Leader

Andrea Zislis

Community Changemaker

Mother Earth Award

Mother Earth Hero Instagram Contest Winner to be Announced!


5:30 pm – Meet our Students!
Cocktails, Silent Auction and Entertainment

7:00 pm – Dinner, Awards and Program
Featuring our Eco-Leaders and Live Auction

8:30 pm – Dessert and Dancing
Afterparty featuring fan-favorite Jukebox

Host Committee

Melissa Bailey
Kristy Kinsey and Mark Brosius
David Chang
Lisa & Tyler Kelley
Kristy Kinsey
Suzanne & Hugh Kretschmer
Kim Martin
Ellen and Ben Padnos
Kim & Dale Rodberg
Kay & Sam Sheth
Franca Stadvec
Leslie & Grafton Tanquary


Lisa Coppedge
Shaya Kirkpatrick
Suzanne Kretschmer
Kim Martin

Board of Directors

Barbara Franqui, Board Chair
Chrissie Clay
Lisa Coppedge
Steven Davis, MD
David James
Shaya Kirkpatrick
Richard Montgomery
Kimberly Nelson
Camela Ott, MD
Rachel Tornek, Event Chair

Tickets are going fast so reserve your spot today!

For more info and sponsorship opportunities, please call (310) 619 6206