2022 Valley of the Stars Awards Gala
The Sky’s The Limit
On Friday, April 8, 2022 The Valley Economic Alliance board members, supporters and local government officials came together in-person for the first time in over two years at our 24th Annual Valley of the Stars The Sky’s the Limit Gala Awards Celebration.
Close to 400 guests joined in the festivities at The Castaway Burbank as we recognized exemplary achievement among four phenomenal San Fernando Valley leaders. Our charming Master of Ceremonies Jerry O’Connell, Co-Host of The Talk, guided us through a fun-filled, elegant evening where we honored:
- Eric Dickerson, Hall of Fame L.A. Rams Running Back, as our Sports & Entertainment Honoree
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, as our Jane and Bert Boeckmann Business Leadership Honoree (award accepted by CEO Amit Kleinberger)
- Ken Craft of Hope of the Valley, as our Humanitarian Honoree; and
- Christy Vega of Casa Vega, as our Trial Blazer honoree.
Thanks to our sponsors and guests, over $150,000 in needed funds were raised by the event. These critical resources will support our meaningful work to retain, recruit, and expand businesses in the San Fernando Valley; provide critical small business assistance; offer workforce development programs; conduct community revitalization, promote Valley tourism, and so much more.
To those of you who supported the Gala, we send you a heartfelt THANK YOU for helping us to make the evening a success!
To those of you who were not able to participate this year, we missed you! Please enjoy photos and video from the event and plan to join us at next year’s Gala or any of the many convenings from now until then. You can learn about our programs at TheValley.net/Events.
Thank you for being a friend of The Alliance – YOUR Alliance – and we look forward to seeing you at our 2023 Valley of the Stars Gala!
Fred Gaines, Board Chair
Sonya Kay Blake, President and CEO
Cleveland Brown, Payscout, Gala Co-Chair
Kristy Lazur, MAXIMUS, Gala Co-Chair
Tim Gaspar, Gaspar Insurance Services, Gala Co-Chair
The 2022 Valley of the Stars Gala Committee