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Ideas Worth Supporting – Thank you to our partners.

Manhattan Beach Unified School District
The vision of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District is to prepare our students to become good citizens, parents, workers and leaders in the complex, rapidly changing world they will inherit. They will develop strong self-discipline, inter-personal skills, personal values, social and civic responsibilities and respect for nature and for others. They will be able to move beyond us, each prepared to earn a living, cultivate a dream and make a difference.
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation
The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation provides a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help children achieve their potential in an increasingly complex, interesting and challenging world by providing resources for a broad, engaging curriculum beyond what can be offered through public funding.
Ignited is a marketing innovations agency. What does that mean to you? We don’t really know yet. That’s the thing about innovation. It’s unknown. Unprecedented. And it tends to make people a little uncomfortable. But there’s no such thing as playing it safe anymore. You could even argue that safe is the new risky. These days, you have to be agile. Responsive. Willing to experiment, evaluate, optimize and reinvent. Which is why we tend to laugh at what worked last year, welcome what’s ahead, and worship the clients with the courage to say Yes.

City of Manhattan Beach
Welcome to Manhattan Beach – a city of lovely homes on tree-lined streets, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches; a city of fine schools and places of worship; a surfer’s paradise; and a city filled with friendly people who are proud of our town, our pier, and our heritage.
Leadership Manhattan Beach
Leadership Manhattan Beach is a non-profit organization. They offer a unique training program for students designed to provide the skills, experience, and network necessary to excel as leaders both professionally and within the community. They offer alumni ongoing programs and events designed to foster continued leadership growth and networking.


Axel Koester Photography
Axel’s photography is based on his immigrant experience. Since coming to Los Angeles from Germany, his work has focused on the many different cultures and neighborhoods that make Los Angeles a microcosm of the region, the country and the world.
Blaze PR
Boutique Los Angeles public relations firm Blaze provides strategic planning, marketing, branding, interactive marketing, media relations, business communications, social media marketing and crisis communications with offices in New York, Santa Barbara and Sacramento.
  Eames Office
The Eames Office is committed to communicating, preserving, and extending the legacy and work of Charles and Ray Eames. Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important American designers of this century. They are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design (e.g., the Eames Chair), industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts.
TV Pro Gear is a widely trusted turnkey integrator, specializing in customized projects. Its team of design consultants has over twenty years of experience, and is fully capable of designing a system to suit any need or budget.
Daniel Sofer has lived most of his life at the intersection of art and technology: music synthesizers, laser light shows, video, multimedia and the internet are all part of his resume.

Body Glove
Since 1953, Body Glove has been all about water. Body Glove has established itself as the leading watersports brand in the world by providing innovative, high quality products that protect water people and enhance their lives.
“ybuy makes trying the coolest products a breeze.”
ybuy is a service that researches and selects the very best products, then allows you to try them. You won’t see multiple gelato machines – you’ll see the best gelato machine. Try any of ybuy’s curated products for 30 days – before you buy!
Whole Foods
Whole Foods seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about.
Classic Party Rentals
With more than 25 years of experience, Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company, earning a number-one ranking by the Zagat Survey and multiple Special Events Gala Awards.
Gravelnuts – The Art of Great Nutrition
Gravelnuts offers the highest nutritional and health values for customers and who have the will, the desire and the means to eat right. “Our customers don’t like to compromise when it comes to nurturing their health and vitality and they don’t want to sacrifice taste and pleasure in the process,” says Gravelnuts.
KonaRed™ is a powerful Hawaiian Superfruit! It’s the fruit of the coffee plant that surrounds, protects and nourishes the coffee bean (seed of the fruit). KonaRed™ has an extraordinary level of nutrients and antioxidants that get absorbed at the cellular level and are known to help prevent disease, delay aging and provide a long-lasting mood boost.
Our philosophy is to provide you with the freshest, highest quality baked goods in the South Bay.
Pinkberry – Premium Frozen Yogurt
“Sorry ice cream! I’m dreaming of a different dessert…!”
Pinkberry is home to Swirly Goodness — the premium frozen yogurt that reinvented the US frozen yogurt category in West Hollywood, California in January 2005.
Revolution Foods
Healthy School Lunches For All Kids

Revolution Foods began with a founding team who believed that all students should have access to healthy, fresh food on a daily basis.
Zico Pure Coconut Water
ZICO contains the five essential electrolytes that gives your body everything it needs to stay hydrated and perform at your best.

Grow – Fresh, wholesome food at a fair price.
Barry Fisher, owner of Grow, grew up on a farm. He wholeheartedly believes that everyone should be able to eat like farmers – fresh, wholesome food at a fair price.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Now, over 40 years later, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has grown into one of the largest privately owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world. Along the way, The Bean, as it is affectionately known, has become the model for a successful coffee and tea company.
Velocity Sports Performance – Maximizes athletic potential.
VSP is the premiere athletic performance training organization in North America. They help athletes maximize their potential by developing strength, power, coordination, agility, speed, flexibility, and energy systems with an additional focus on injury prevention, recovery/regeneration, and nutrition.