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Benefit: Dazzling Candlelight Concert Raises $1.9 Million for Segerstrom Center

Benefit: Dazzling Candlelight Concert Raises $1.9 Million for Segerstrom Center

Four decades ago, an event dubbed the Candlelight Concert was held to raise money to build a major performing arts center in Orange County. The event was held in a vacant Kresge five-and-dime store that was transformed into an elegant ballroom with the use of candles. Several years (and a few Candlelight Concerts) later, the […]

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Benefit: Girl Scouts Gala Nets $270K for Leadership Program

Benefit: Girl Scouts Gala Nets $270K for Leadership Program

Nearly 350 guests came together to recognize six extraordinary local female leaders, all Girl Scouts alumnae, and raise over $270,000 for Girl Scouts of Orange County at its Fifth Annual Celebrate Leadership event on November 7 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Each honoree was matched with a current Orange County Girl Scout, pairing the […]

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Benefit: Big Brothers Big Sisters Raises $900K at Balboa Bay Resort Gala

Benefit: Big Brothers Big Sisters Raises $900K at Balboa Bay Resort Gala

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County celebrated its 50th Annual “Gourmet Dinner” black-tie gala on October 23 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach with more than 450 of Southern California’s top business and community leaders, who helped to raise over $900,000 to benefit the organization’s professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships to change […]

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Benefit: Newport Beach Auxiliary Angelitos de Oro Raises 300K for Charity

Benefit: Newport Beach Auxiliary Angelitos de Oro Raises 300K for Charity

With the sole purpose of raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s “High School Bigs” mentoring program, Angelitos de Oro, a Newport Beach-based volunteer women’s auxiliary group, raised $300,000 for the nonprofit during its 13th annual Angelitos Card fashion fundraiser Oct. 8 through 14 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Angelitos de Oro […]

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Benefit: Ronald McDonald House Hosts Tea and Fashion

Benefit: Ronald McDonald House Hosts Tea and Fashion

By Christopher Trela & Sonali Lodhia | NB Indy Tea and Fashion were in the spotlight last month when more than 400 people attended the 25th annual High Tea & Fashion Show on Oct. 24, produced by Orange County Ronald McDonald House at the Balboa Bay Resort. Orange County Ronald McDonald House began the High Tea & […]

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Benefit for Newport Tennis Pro Nets $25,000

Benefit for Newport Tennis Pro Nets $25,000

Christopher Burkhardt | Special to the NB Indy The Palisades Tennis Club of Newport Beach held a fundraiser last weekend for one of its own. Renowned pro tennis stringer Greg “Homer” Lauter recently underwent a splenectomy at Hoag Hospital after a tennis-related accident. More than 100 tennis players took part in a benefit tennis tournament […]

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Benefit: Signature Chefs Auction Raises $265K for March of Dimes

Benefit: Signature Chefs Auction Raises $265K for March of Dimes

More than a dozen of Orange County’s top chefs participated in the 2014 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction at The Westin South Coast Plaza, which raised $265,000 to benefit education, research and advocacy programs designed to ensure all babies receive a healthy start in life. This year’s lead Chef was Yvon Goetz, Executive Chef & Partner […]

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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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