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Annual Harvesters Fashion Show and Luncheon Raises $1.7 Mil for Second Harvest Food Bank

Harvesters, in collaboration with South Coast Plaza, presented the season’s most coveted styles from South Coast Plaza’s luxury retailers during the 29th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on October 6, 2021, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event raised more than $1.7 million in support of Second Harvest Food...

Hoag Hospital to Establish Leadership Center with Gift from Lyon Family

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has established the General William Lyon Leadership Center after receiving a transformative gift from the family of the late real estate magnate William Lyon. This Center, on the Newport Beach campus, will provide state-of-the-art space for collaboration among clinical and hospital leaders. The generous gift was made...

Orangewood Foundation Raises $305K During Ambassador Luncheon at Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach

On Friday, Oct. 29, Orangewood Foundation gathered with 227 of the organization’s most impactful donors to celebrate the 24th annual Ambassador Luncheon. Held at an expansive outdoor patio at the Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach, the event serves to recognize Orangewood’s individual and collective accomplishments from the past year while...

Newport’s Crown Ace Hardware Stores Donate $4.5K to Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach

Crown Ace Hardware is known for giving back to the community, and the three Crown Ace Hardware stores in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar did just that by holding a “Round Up” fundraising event for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. Last week, Crown Ace Hardware Marketing...

Kure It Cancer Research’s “Legends & Legacy” Gala in Newport Coast Raises $165K

Steve Craig’s Newport Coast home was the site of the Kure It Cancer Research’s Let’s Save Lives Gala, themed “Legends & Legacy,” held on Friday, Nov. 5. The event was attended by 150 people and included dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, a Fund-a-Kure segment, and the recognition of...

Laura’s House Gala at Newport Beach Country Club Raises $700K

More than 300 supporters of Laura’s House, a Southern California nonprofit organization providing domestic violence-related services, came together at the Newport Beach Country Club on Oct. 2 to mark its 27th Anniversary. Themed, “Never Rock Alone,” the guests raised more than $700,000 for services benefiting domestic violence victims, including residential...

Beyond Blindness Raises $100K at Annual Golf Classic

On Monday, Oct. 18, Beyond Blindness partnered with 19th Hole Golf Productions to raise nearly $100K at its annual Dr. Frank Villalobos Fall Golf Classic, held at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. The funds raised through this event will support the essential programming and therapies provided by Beyond Blindness –...

Duke Spirits Launches Grand Cru Tequila to Benefit John Wayne Cancer Foundation in Newport Beach

John Wayne loved his spirits, especially whiskey and tequila. In fact, his passion for bourbon and tequila traces back to his son Ethan’s discovery of The Duke’s lost memoirs, liquor collection and special blends sealed since 1979. Enter Duke Spirits, makers of Duke Grand Cru Bourbon and Rye Reserves, made...

OC Community Foundation’s Tracy Branson Named Nonprofit CFO of the Year

Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation has announced that its chief financial officer of 30 years, Tracy Branson, has been named CFO of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal for the nonprofit sector. Since joining OCCF in 1991, Branson has played a pivotal role in OCCF's emergence as...

Festival of OC Chefs at NB Country Club Raises $640K for KidWorks

OC Chefs are some of the most generous and philanthropic-minded chefs in So Cal. Even in the midst of a pandemic, more than two dozen chefs gathered at Newport Beach Country Club on Sunday, Oct. 3 for the Festival of OC Chefs to raise funds for Kidworks, whose mission since...