Foundation Events

Library Foundation Gala

Join us as we celebrate our local heroes, the Monterey Park Fire and Police Departments. All proceeds benefit the Library.

View the 2023 Gala program (PDF)

The Monterey Park Library Foundation is proud to present the return of the annual fundraising Gala benefiting the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library on Friday, October 13. This year’s event will honor the Monterey Park Fire and Police Departments for their heroic service to the community. The Gala will be held at Luminarias, 3500 W. Ramona Blvd. in Monterey Park, and will start at 6:00 pm with dinner served shortly after 7:00 pm. Mike Eng will be this year’s master of ceremonies. Music will be provided by Rodney Durand. There will be a silent auction and a raffle to provide multiple opportunities to win an array of exciting prizes. 

The community is welcome to participate in this year’s festivities by purchasing a ticket or table. Corporate and individual table sponsorships are available at levels of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500. Individual tickets can be purchased for $85 each. Donations are tax deductible. Net proceeds will support the services and programs of the Library and fund the purchase of new books, technology, and other materials or equipment for Library users of all ages and interests. Tables or tickets can be purchased from Monterey Park Library Foundation members, at the Library, or through Eventbrite.

2019 Masquerade Gala

The Monterey Park Library Foundation held its Masquerade Gala on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Almansor Court in Alhambra. This gala affair was a sophisticated and stylish night of mystery and festivity. The Library Foundation honored community leaders Ed Chen and Larry Sullivan. Monterey Park Fire Chief Scott Haberle was the evening’s master of ceremonies. Music was provided by Gilbert Stokes and Friends. With the support of sponsors, donors and other library benefactors, the event raised over $30,000 for the library!

Read about the 2019 Masquerade Gala (PDF)

View the 2019 Masquerade Gala program (PDF)

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