The collection consists of the operational records of the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation. Much of the collection relates
to specific programmatic functions or events sponsored in 2004 by the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, including the
creation of Centennial Plaza, Neptune’s Ball and its accompanying silent auction, student art notecards, and the weekend party
at Big Corona del Mar State Beach.
Organized as a 501(a) nonprofit organization in October 2003, the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation was created to support
fundraising in order “to further the economic and social enhancement of the...community” in conjunction with the celebration
of the one hundredth anniversary of the village of Corona del Mar, California, in 2004. Composed primarily of community volunteers,
the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation was governed by nine Board members and one non-voting Executive Director. Centennial
initiatives and events included a gala opening reception at the Sherman Library and Gardens, the creation of a Centennial
Plaza at the intersection of Coast Highway and Marguerite as part of a beautification and time capsule project, the gala black
tie “Neptune’s Ball”, a weekend party at Big Corona del Mar State Beach, a historic walking tour, and the publication of The
History of Corona del Mar: Centennial Issue by Douglas Westfall.