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29th Vision Awards Dinner
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 6:30-9:30pm
Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA

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See Candice above at our last dinner gathering in 2019 giving her acceptance speech for the academic excellence in reading award.

Our Vision Awards trophy is presented to honorees who made significant impacts at the center. We also present medals to Wooten student achievers like Candice.

Our Vision Awards Dinner is back in 2023 after three years of cancellations due to the pandemic.


We will be honoring our friends at HKS Architects and Loyola Marymount University for making a significant impact in helping us complete our renovation in 2020 and providing volunteers for our facilities and programs.

Our Catch the Vision Awards Dinner is a recognition and fundraising event presented annually by our Board of Directors to honor our friends and raise support for our programs.

Invitation and Reply Card


Click here to download the invitation and reply card with rates for sponsor levels, advertisements, and tickets.

For more information, contact:​

Corey Dantzler, executive director

(323) 756-7203 office


Sponsor Levels: 

  • Sapphire ($50,000)

  • Diamond ($25,000)

  • Platinum ($10,000)

  • Gold ($5,000)

  • Silver ($2,500)

  • Bronze ($1,500)


  • $175/person

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

  • Platinum-plus: Steven and Debra Oh

  • Platinum: Kit and Karen Jennings

  • Gold: David and Elizabeth McFadzean, Paul and Melinda Wetmore

  • Silver-plus: The Lapham Family

  • Silver: Lotte de Silva, Dr. Saeri Dobson and Terry Dobson, Leslie Fishburn, Scott Hunter, Drs. Bernard and Connie James, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Amy Johnson, Tom and Laurie McCarthy, Keith and Paulette Parker, John and Kathy Talley-Jones

  • Bronze-plus: Brian Condon and Kara Rossi

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Thank you to LMU and HKS for their support improving the interior design for our library, computer lab, parent room, and front office below. Both helped with our layout and set up, while HKS connected us with vendors Sherwin-Williams and Mannington Commercial who donated the quality new paint and carpet. Thank you to previous Vision Award honoree Rick Shlemmer, principal at SAA interiors + architecture, for donating the lovely white desks and black chairs for our library, computer lab, and office, and providing pro bono services for the full renovation design needs.

Note: Tickets are not needed for admission. Use the RSVP form to submit names for our guest list. Check in at the registration table.

Online Payments:

Click here to confirm your sponsorship or other donation and to make payment via your PayPal account or debit or credit card.

Mail Payments:

Mail a check or money order payable to
Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center to:

Corey Dantzler, executive director

Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

9106 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 756-7203 office


Stock Donations:

Yes, we accept stock donations!
Please contact our broker at:


Marco Chu

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. 

333 South Hope Street, 39th Floor

Los Angeles, CA  90071 

Tel: 213.236.2065  

Fax: 213.629.3428

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