South Coast Metro Alliance
1631 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite C-37
South Coast Metro California 92704

Tel 714.435.2109
Fax 714.435.8522


Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
1700 Adams Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tel: 714-885-9090
Fax: 714-885-9094


The Art of Leadership is presented by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and South Coast Metro Alliance. Each partner is dedicated to communicating the necessity of arts education as a critical component of a complete and successful education. They have joined with the mayor and the City of Costa Mesa in efforts to provide visual and performing arts education programs in our schools and to a fundraising opportunity that, this year, will support these programs in Costa Mesa High School and Estancia High School, Save Our Youth “SOY” Arts & Dance Programs and the Segerstrom Center’s Summer in the Center and South Coast Repertory Children's Conservatory.

Decades of research demonstrate that the arts provide tools that enable students to learn, achieve and succeed. Through qualities unique to the arts, students can develop creativity, critical thinking, logic and communication skills. The long-term influence will produce success in business, technical innovation, dedication to the community and valued personal relationships. These are invaluable gifts we can give to our young people and future labor force.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018   
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa 


Art of Leadership 
David Snowden, Retired Costa Mesa & Beverly Hills Police Chief

Lifetime Achievement Community Involvement
Karen & Fran Ursini & Newport Rib Company Family

Art of Giving Back 
Charlene Ashendorf, Costa Mesa Arts Advocate & Community Volunteer

Tribute to Brad Long
Costa Mesa Video Production Specialist

Sponsorship and Underwriting Committee: Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce & South Coast Metro Alliance