VERTE 2016, May 20th at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

ABOUT VERTE 2016

Verte 2016 is a celebration to benefit Grades of Green, an environmental education non-profit whose vision is to make environmental protection second nature in young minds, which is achieved by inspiring and empowering kids and the broader school community to care for the environment.

The event will be held on May 20th at Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey- winner of the 2015 Cool Planet Award! It sells out every year so don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

The event will feature:

  • – Environmental Advocacy Honoree: John Paul DeJoria owner of Paul Mitchell and Patron Spirits Co.
  • – Corporate Environmental Advocacy Honoree: Mike Sullivan owner of LAcarGUY
  • – MC: JD Roth, Executive Producer of “The Biggest Loser” and “Extreme Weight Loss” and author of the upcoming book, “The Big Fat Truth”
  • – Live jazz music at sunset
  • – Delicious Eco-Cocktails from the Patrón Spirits Co.
  • – Gorgeous harbor views
  • – VERTE’s famous Swag Bar (all VERTE attendees can also get a free 3-month THRIVE MARKET membership here!)
  • – Delicious passed appetizers and a three-course meal
  • – Silent auction with one-of-a-kind items – check out the auction here!
  • – Snap a picture at the photo booth
  • – Rockin’ After Party with live band and dancing

EVENT SCHEDULE:

5:00PM Green Carpet Entrance and VIP Reception

6:00PM Cocktail Reception

7:30PM Dinner

9:00PM Entertainment

John Paul DeJoria

Owner, Paul Mitchell & Patrón Spirits Company

John Paul DeJoria’s rags-to-riches biography exemplifies the American dream—he is a first- generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and pillar of the business community. Once homeless, he has struggled against the odds to achieve success, launching multiple global enterprises, while always supporting his motto, “Success Unshared is Failure.”

In 1980, John Paul and hairstylist Paul Mitchell converted a partially borrowed $700 into what is perhaps today the largest privately held salon hair care line, producing more than 100 products, with a presence in over 95 countries. DeJoria and Mitchell had a vision to start a company that would provide tools of success for hair care professionals, their salons, and the entire beauty industry. This vision holds true today—despite lucrative offers from public corporations, John Paul refuses to sell because of the vow he took to stand by the professional beauty industry.

John Paul’s love of tequila brought him to Mexico—in 1989, he co-founded Patrón, the first ultra- premium tequila, and now the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila. Patrón Spirits International produced 1,000 cases of Patrón in its first year, and has grown to approaching 3 million cases of all their products today. In addition to Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, the company’s portfolio includes Pyrat ultra-premium Caribbean rum and Ultimat vodka from Poland. The Patron Spirits Co. and its staff joined the St. Bernard Project and the Dream Foundation to support families of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

John Paul’s charitable work expands worldwide through his work with global organizations, renowned world leaders, and A-list personalities. He had aligned with Nelson Mandela and 46664 to help raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, supports Robert Kennedy, Jr. and his clean water efforts ongoing via Waterkeeper Alliance, and rainforest conservation and reforestation projects in Peru and Guatemala through a recent alliance with Reforest Action.

Grades of Green is honored to give John Paul DeJoria our Environemental Advocacy award this year in appreciation for all he has done for us as well as everything he has done to help protect the environment.

Mike Sullivan

Owner, LAcarGUY

Mike Sullivan is the owner of the LAcarGUY family of dealerships, a group of 9 award-winning dealerships and a state-of-the art body shop. Founded in 1964, LAcarGUY has been a leader in the Los Angeles auto industry and has earned a reputation for outstanding customer service, community involvement and environmental stewardship. Mike began his automotive career in 1976 at his father’s Volkswagen dealership in Santa Monica, working his way up through the ranks to eventually lead the family business and expand it from one dealership to nine with over 800 employees and annual sales of over $900 million.

LAcarGUY continues to be a family-owned and operated business and recognized as a prominent supporter of community events, charitable organizations and environmental causes like Grades of Green. Mike’s passion for the environment and sustainability spreads through each of his stores and takes pride in offering the newest, greenest technology in transportation whether its hybrid, partial zero emission vehicle, clean diesel, electric, or hydrogen fuel cell.

Grades of Green is proud to honor Mike Sullivan and LAcarGuy with our Corporate Advocacy Award for their incredible support of our program as well as their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Mike Sullivan currently lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Robin. His three children, Sean, Kelly and Meghan, are all involved in the family dealership business.

Visual Ad OPPORTUNITIES

Visual ads play throughout the night on our Tribute Reel. Send a congrats to our honorees and spread awareness about your organization or company as well!

Premier – 30 seconds

$5,000

Premium – 20 seconds

$2,500

Preferred -10 seconds

$1,000

Patron – 5 seconds

$500

SPONSORSHIPS AND TABLE OPPORTUNITIES

GREEN CHAMPION: $25,000

  • – 10 Tickets and VIP Reception Tickets
  • – 4 Educator Sponsorships to attend event
  • – Invitation to VIP cocktail hour with honorees
  • – Premier table location with Patron Tequila bottle service
  • – 30 Second ad in Tribute Reel
  • – Mention of sponsor in association of Grades of Green in Green Spark E-newsletter
  • – Featured on social media in a post dedicated to brand-Grades of Green partnership
  • – Acknowledgement in event press release
  • – Featured in a group “kudos” infographic on social media
  • – Mention of sponsor in association of Grades of Green on Grades of Green blog
  • – High-resolution photos of sponsorship at event for partnership use
  • – Link and mention in Final Report
  • – VIP Swag Bag for all table guests
  • – Brand icon with link to brand’s website on Grades of Green’s website (categorized by level)
  • – One “Proud Supporter” poster to display

GREEN HERO: $10,000

  • – 10 Tickets and VIP Reception Tickets
  • – 2 Educator Sponsorships to attend event
  • – Invitation to VIP cocktail hour with honorees
  • – Premium table location with Patron Tequila bottle service
  • – 20 Second ad in Tribute Reel
  • – Featured on social media in a post dedicated to brand-Grades of Green partnership
  • – Acknowledgement in event press release
  • – Featured in a group “kudos” infographic on social media
  • – VIP Swag Bag for all table guests
  • – Mention of sponsor in association of Grades of Green on Grades of Green blog
  • – High-resolution photos of sponsorship at event for partnership use
  • – Link and mention in Final Report
  • – Brand icon with link to brand’s website on Grades of Green’s website (categorized by level)
  • – One “Proud Supporter” poster to display

GREEN STEWARD: $5,000

  • – 8 Tickets and VIP Reception Tickets
  • – 1 Educator Sponsorships to attend event
  • – Patron Tequila bottle service
  • – 15 Second ad in Tribute Reel
  • – Invitation to VIP cocktail hour with honorees
  • – Preferred table location with Patron bottle service
  • – Acknowledgement in event press release
  • – Featured in a group “kudos” infographic on social media
  • – Link and mention in Final Report
  • – Brand icon with link to brand’s website on Grades of Green’s website (categorized by level)
  • –  VIP Swag Bag for all table guests
  • – One “Proud Supporter” poster to display

GREEN FRIEND: $1,000

  • – 2 Tickets and VIP Reception Tickets
  • – Acknowledgement in event press release
  • – Featured in a group “kudos” infographic on social media
  • – Link and mention in Final Report
  • –  VIP Swag Bag for all table guests
  • – One “Proud Supporter” poster to display

The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

For The Media:

VERTE 2016 Media Alert

VERTE 2016 Press Release

For media inquires, please contact LOURDES del Rio, DRV PR at 310-529-2868