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Sherman Library & Gardens Unveils New Visitor Center

Visitors to Sherman Library & Gardens are always greeted warmly and with a smile, but now visitors will get the VIP treatment thanks to The Sherman’s new Visitor Service Center. Located inside the reimagined Garden Shop, full-service Visitor Service Center is staffed by helpful and friendly volunteers who are knowledgeable...

Women of Chapman’s Annual ‘Christmas at The Ritz’ Fundraiser Chaired by Newport Local Nets $300,000 for Chapman University

Women of Chapman, a 53-year-old Chapman University support group, celebrated the 37th anniversary of its famed “Christmas at The Ritz” holiday luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. Why Christmas at the Ritz? The group originally held its annual event at the Ritz Restaurant, a beloved...

Girls Inc. of OC Adds Newport Residents to Board of Directors

Girls Inc. of Orange County, the Santa Ana-based affiliate of the national nonprofit committed to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, has added three distinguished members to its Board of Directors: Rick Matros of Newport Coast, Rajesh Luhar of Corona del Mar, and Anh Tran of...

Newport Beach-Based CureDuchenne Welcomes New Senior Director of Community Engagement

CureDuchenne, a global nonprofit based in Newport Beach committed to finding and funding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has announced an addition to its executive team with the hiring of Senior Director of Community Engagement, Patricia Brown, MBA, BSN, R.N. This position plays a crucial role in CureDuchenne’s mission...

PIMCO Managing Director Joins Working Wardrobes Board of Directors

Working Wardrobes, a leading nonprofit organization that helps individuals overcome barriers to gainful employment, has added seven stellar community leaders to its esteemed board of directors, including John Murray, who leads Newport Beach-based PIMCO’s global private commercial real estate team as a managing director and portfolio manager in its...

Newport Beach Resident Mark Abbasi Joins Families Forward Board of Directors

Families Forward, an Orange County-based nonprofit committed to helping local families who are facing a housing crisis, has welcomed Newport Beach resident Mark Abbasi to its board of directors. Abbasi is the Senior Vice President of Finance responsible for Edwards Lifesciences’ global critical care and vascular business. Having served on...

Friends of CASA Nets $640k at Annual Holiday Luncheon

Friends of CASA, a membership auxiliary of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, hosted its annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. The Luncheon that began as a Holiday Tea 28 years ago has brought in over $6.6...

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Candlelight Concert Raises $5.3 Million for Artistic, Education and Community Initiatives

The 49th Annual Candlelight Concert—the signature fundraiser for Segerstrom Center for the Arts—brought together patrons, art enthusiasts, and philanthropists on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. Five-time Grammy Award-winning artist and humanitarian Michael Bublé illuminated Segerstrom Hall stage as headliner for an intimate performance, after which patrons ascended stairs to the Center’s...

South Coast Repertory’s 2023 Gala Raises $367K for Artistry and Education

South Coast Repertory celebrated its 60th Season Gala Play On! October 14 by raising more than $367,000. Those proceeds provide vital support to everything from on-stage artistry to educational programs. With a “Creative Black Tie” dress code, the night began at SCR with a lively reception on Ela’s Terrace, where...

Sherman Library & Gardens Celebrates Camellia Week January 22-28

Sherman Library & Gardens will be celebrating their Camellia Collection with a week of events and activities January 22 through 28. Sherman Gardens features over 120 different varieties of camellia. This winter-blooming plant is at its best at the end of January, and the gardens will be blooming with a...