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Tall Ship Harbor Cruise Fundraiser & Silent Action

Unleash Your Inner Pirate: Join Us for an Unforgettable Sunset Cruise

If you’re ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure filled with impact and camaraderie, we have a golden invitation for you. Welcome to our maiden major fundraising event—a swashbuckling sunset cruise like no other. Get ready to set sail on Saturday, September 30, from 4:30 to 8 PM, departing from Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. But that’s just the beginning of this epic journey. Let’s dive into the details!

A Majestic Voyage Aboard the American Pride

As the sun sets over the picturesque Long Beach horizon, you’ll find yourself aboard the magnificent American Pride, a towering two-masted Schooner-Dagger that stands proudly at an impressive 105 feet. This voyage promises merriment, excitement, and a chance to channel your inner pirate with captivating costumes. Prepare to hoist the sails and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the West Coast’s Tall Ships fleet.

A Gathering of Esteemed Sponsors and Partners

Our event is not just about a sunset cruise—it’s about creating evergreen connections. We’re honored to have esteemed Sponsors and Partners on board, including Pacific Western Bank, Beneficial State Bank, Turnstone Capital, KCAA Radio, the LA Urban League, along with our cherished Board of Directors and Advisors. Networking at this event could lead you to exciting new horizons.

Reserve Your Spot

To secure your berth on this remarkable journey, simply RSVP and make your payment. However, keep in mind that we have limited space for only 80 fortunate souls, so act swiftly! (See the attached flyer for full details.) Click on the blue RSVP button to access FAQs and the registration form.

If you find yourself unable to sail with us, your presence will be missed, but your support can still make a significant impact. Consider offering a financial windfall to our cause; we depend on generous donors like you to help us flourish.

Support From Afar

But what’s the ultimate destination of our treasure map? It’s the future, where the proceeds from this memorable cruise, generous donations, and captivating silent auction will fuel the Polk Institute’s ambitious vision of birthing 1,000 dynamic entrepreneurships by 2032. Our focus is on nurturing social entrepreneurship within the minority, women, and veteran communities in the heart of Los Angeles.

Your generosity can propel us further toward nurturing ethical, visionary CEOs who aspire to create goodness while achieving greatness. Join us in crafting a legacy of impact and empowerment by choosing your vessel from five remarkable options:

  • Admiral: $5,000.00
  • Commodore: $2,500.00
  • Captain: $1,000.00
  • Commander: $500.00
  • Lieutenant: $100.00

Parking: $10.00

Event Details:

  • Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 4:30 to 8 pm
  • Event Type: Sunset Cruise in Long Beach Harbor, American Pride (name of ship)
  • Event Theme: Pirates Theme (Costumes encouraged)
  • Location: Rainbow Harbor, Pine Avenue Pier, Long Beach Marina

Other Event Details:

  • Silent Auction: Barbara Hollander, Auctioneer
  • Wine Tasting: Dr. Natalie “Dr. Nat” Sanders, Wine Sensai
  • Tequila Tasting: Rosario Vigil, & Pi, Cohort-1 Member
  • Educated Bar Fly: Leandro “Leo” DiMonriva. & Pi, Cohort-3, Member
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American Pride

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Thank you for considering this exhilarating opportunity to join hands and hearts with us.

Together, we can make a difference and set sail towards a brighter future.


Gary Polk



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What they say

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