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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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Benefit:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC Raises 250K at Golf Tourney

Benefit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC Raises 250K at Golf Tourney

  Golf lovers, philanthropists and Orange County business leaders took to the links at the Newport Beach Country Club last weekend for the 37th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s Golf Tournament. The 144 golfers raised more than $250,000 that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s one-to-one youth mentorship programs. “Big […]

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Benefit: Human Options has "Serious Fun" While Raising $2 Million

Benefit: Human Options has “Serious Fun” While Raising $2 Million

Nearly 475 guests had some “Serious Fun” at the recent Human Options fundraiser at Balboa Bay Resort. This year’s theme, “A Salute to Old Hollywood,” had guests decked out in apparel from the 1940s and 50s. Nearly $2 million was raised–over $900,000 was raised at the event, then a surprise $1 million grant was announced by honorary […]

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Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $780,000

Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $780,000

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Many nonprofit organizations in Orange County are focused on children, including one that’s been around for nearly three decades: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, which trains and supervises community volunteers to mentor and advocate for children in the foster care system. We were honored to be among […]

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Benefit: Table for Ten Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Donations for Illumination Foundation

Benefit: Table for Ten Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Donations for Illumination Foundation

More than 30 of Orange County’s top chefs – including a handful from Newport Beach restaurants – came together for a one-of-a-kind culinary event whose goal is to help Illumination foundation end the cycle of homelessness in the county. Wells Fargo and the Disneyland Resort were the presenting sponsors of the event, which drew more […]

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Benefit: Wine Festival Nets Nearly $375,000 for Pacific Symphony

Benefit: Wine Festival Nets Nearly $375,000 for Pacific Symphony

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Classical music and wine made a perfect pairing last weekend at the Pacific Symphony’s 7th annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival, which drew a capacity crowd of more than 300 wine aficionados to the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The elegant evening began with a wine tasting […]

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Benefit: Laguna Playhouse Goes to Motown

Benefit: Laguna Playhouse Goes to Motown

Big hair, glitzy dresses, bell-bottoms, and 1960s Motown music took center stage at the recent Laguna Playhouse Motown Gala, “Stop In The Name of Fun,” held at The Resort at Pelican Hill. More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of fine food, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. More than $100,000 was raised to benefit the playhouse’s […]

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