Past Events


The 2016 OC GRIP Gala Dinner Honors Volunteers, Mentors, Students and Parents

The 2016 Gala honored OC GRIP Volunteers, Mentors, Students and Parents at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana. The Gala supports the initiatives of OC GRIP to reduce and prevent gang activity in Orange County. The spotlighted volunteers, teachers, parents, community and corporate mentors have given our at-risk students the guidance and inspiration to achieve in school and beyond.


The 2014 First Annual Gala Honoring
General William Lyon & Ford Motor Company

In 2014 we launched a major effort to raise additional funds for our award-winning program by opening a free-standing 501(c)(3) to augment the funds spent by the District Attorney’s Office. On March 5th 2014 OC GRIP held its First Annual Gala dinner.


The evening was hosted by Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas; Orange County Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens; State Senator, Lou Correa and State Senator, Mimi Walters at the Ford Motor Company’s Irvine showroom and headquarters. Over 200 community leaders and special guests convened in support of the program and to join OC GRIP in awarding the evening’s honorees— General William Lyon and the Ford Motor Company.

Tony Rackauckas

Orange County District Attorney-Public Administrator

Sandra Hutchens

Orange County Sheriff-Coroner

Lou Correa

State Senator

Mimi Walters

State Senator

OC GRIP thanks the following organizations, families and individuals for their support of the first annual gala event:

  • Hagens Berman
  • The Maseeh Family and KIDA (Kids Institute for Development & Advancement)
  • Microsemi and the Horowitz Group
  • Michael Schroeder and Allied Professionals Insurance Company
  • Susan Kang Schroeder and M3 Connection
  • Erma Jean Tracy and Family and Tracy Industries Employees
  • Mark & Melody Robinson and Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
  • Senator Mimi Walters
  • Keller Rackauckas
  • SA Recycling
  • Toyota
  • WARE Disposal Inc.
  • Western National Group