The Guilds’ Classic Club Night Raises $153K

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Kathy Fleming with Terry Dwyer and Susan Strader. Photos by Steve Dawson
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The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts raised $153,000 and gave a new look to its annual Spring Celebration fundraiser , which was held at the Crevier Classic Car Museum. It was another of the festive events that are part of the Center’s 25th anniversary Season to Celebrate. Long-time Guild and Angel of the Arts member Susan Strader received special recognition as Honorary Chair. Kathy Fleming chaired the event.

The Crevier Museum offered a timeless setting for this “Classic Night at the Starlite Club.” The silent auction, reception area, dining area and orchestra were surrounded by nearly 100 privately owned classic, exotic, and rare vehicles on display. The evening began with a champagne reception hosted by South Coast Helicopters, a fashion presentation by ESCADA and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing.

The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts is one of the largest and most prestigious support groups for a nonprofit organization in Orange County. The Guilds, which is composed of 24 chapters and nearly 2,000 members, is respected and admired for its contributions to Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is emulated by many other arts organizations around the country.

Guilds members are Center ambassadors, spreading the word about the Center among their friends and neighbors and encouraging them to enjoy and use this great community resource.

For more on the Guilds and the Center, visit

Carol Piturro-Kentner with George and Julia Argyros. Photo by Doug Gifford
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