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Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary Season

Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary Season

Pacific Symphony’s season opening concerts are always a special occasion, but this year’s season opener was extra special: it heralded Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary season as music director and conductor of the Pacific Symphony. I first met St.Clair more than 20 years ago while covering the arts for local magazines, and immediately realized this […]

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Benefit: Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon for The Wooden Floor

Benefit: Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon for The Wooden Floor

More than 300 wine lovers gathered at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach last month for the 8th Annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit. The evening, which has become one of Orange County’s premier wine tasting benefits, netted a record $300,000 for The Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana arts-based youth development nonprofit with […]

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Benefit: “More Priceless Than Diamonds” at Balboa Bay Resort

Benefit: “More Priceless Than Diamonds” at Balboa Bay Resort

Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice was host to over 300 supporters at the annual More Priceless Than Diamonds luncheon held at the Balboa Bay Resort on September 13. Success stories of human trafficking survival, awareness, and prevention were shared, and the Global Center presented its inaugural Diamond Award. The annual luncheon raised […]

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Benefit: Global Genes Raises $500K to Battle Rare Diseases

Benefit: Global Genes Raises $500K to Battle Rare Diseases

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Everyone is familiar with cancer, diabetes and lupus, but what about the 7,000 different types of rare diseases that affect roughly 30 million Americans and approximately 350 million people worldwide? That’s where Global Genes comes in. Global Genes is a rare disease patient advocacy organization whose mission […]

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Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

The Getting to Zero guild of AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County raised $38,500 at its second annual fashion show last month at Marc Pridmore Design Gallery in Costa Mesa, surpassing its previous fundraiser. The evening began with a cocktail reception where nearly 400 guests enjoyed sweets and savories prepared by Thank Goodness It’s Sofia (TGIS Catering), […]

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Several Events Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Several Events Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

A local event producing and marketing organization held a benefit recently in conjunction with Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Newport Beach based Expo 4 Life Events produced a Wellness Event at Essex Skyline benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sept. 16. The event, a follow-up to the 4th Annual Fashion Show Benefit in June, brought together […]

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Benefit: Visual Art Meets Art of Dining

Benefit: Visual Art Meets Art of Dining

Fundraising is an art, so it’s fitting that Orange County Museum of Art’s 2014 Art of Dining fundraiser on June 7 exceeded expectation. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s black-tie affair was held on the Bridge of Gardens at South Coast Plaza and included the first ever After Party: Art After Dark. Celebrating excellence in […]

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Benefit: Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

Benefit: Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Best gala ever! Those were the words we uttered as we left the Pacific Symphony’s 2014 Gala, held May 31 at the ocean-side Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The Symphony agreed—a record $1.6 million was raised at the event. What made it so special […]

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Benefit: “A Celebration of Hope” Raises $230K for Saddleback Memorial

Benefit: “A Celebration of Hope” Raises $230K for Saddleback Memorial

Nearly 500 community leaders, physicians, donors, and guests came together for Saddleback Memorial Foundation’s Spring Gala, “A Celebration of Hope,” at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel last month. The gala raised $230,000 to support the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Memorial and honor those affected by cancer. “Cancer has no boundaries – it’s important that we […]

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Benefit: “Wine & Dine” for Laura’s House

Benefit: “Wine & Dine” for Laura’s House

More than 130 supporters filled the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach last month to attend the third annual Wine & Dine benefit hosted by Laura’s House, a leading nonprofit dedicated to providing domestic violence education, prevention, shelter and counseling services. Supporters in attendance included Newport Beach residents Margaret R. and Richard Bayston, Donna […]

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