News Release| Pat Brown Institute; Cal State L.A.

April 27, 2011


Gov. Jerry Brown to deliver keynote address at PBI’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner

WHAT:           Governor Jerry Brown will deliver the keynote address at the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2011, an evening honoring business leader and philanthropist Eli Broad who will receive the Pat Brown Lifetime Legacy Award.

The Pat Brown Institute’s annual Awards Dinner honors those who dedicate their lives to public service in the Golden State. More than 400 guests, including elected officials, business and labor leaders and members of the academic community, will attend.   

WHY: The evening will be devoted to celebrating and recognizing the Pat Brown Institute’s 30 years of public service to Los Angeles, Southern California and California, Pat Brown Lifetime Legacy Award recipient Eli Broad, Dr. Jaime Regalado’s 20 years as executive director, esteemed former PBI dinner honorees and, of course, the legendary leadership of former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown.

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dinner and Program:  7 p.m.

WHERE:        Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
                       506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90071-2607

RSVP:            Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to

                        RSVP to (310) 914-5000 or via email to

 The Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs, a presidentially chartered institute at California State University, Los Angeles, is a non-partisan public policy center dedicated to sustaining vision and legacy of former California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown through convening public policy forums, engaging multi sector stakeholders and diverse communities, and conducting timely policy research and community driven initiatives. For more information, go to


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