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San Diego Zoo hosts wild ‘n’ wonderful night at annual Rendezvous in the Zoo gala

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Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, animal education presentations by Conservation Ambassador Joan Embrey and staff, auctions, a glamorous gourmet dinner from Executive Chef Terry Guise of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, and dancing the night away to Wayne Foster Entertainment made “Wild Things: A Night in the Savanna” another memorable Rendezvous in the Zoo (RITZ) benefit.

La Jollan Sondra Berk receives institute’s honorary fellowship

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Sondra Berk of La Jolla, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on June 15, for her leadership and dedication to the Technion and the San Diego community. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy.

Patches of Purple: Village Garden Club of La Jolla salutes donors to jacaranda tree project

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If you’ve ever driven past a jacaranda tree blooming with purple flowers throughout La Jolla and San Diego, odds are it was one of the 2,200 planted by the Village Garden Club of La Jolla since its inception in 1986. On June 4, 2014, members of the Village Garden Clubof La Jolla gathered at Kate Sessions Park to publicly recognize the donors who make it possible for the club to purchase, plant and care for the trees.

Kenny Loggins rocks at concert gala in La Jolla to benefit Promises2Kids

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Grammy winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins was the guest performer at the sixth annual “Dream On” concert gala June 9, 2014 at the hilltop home of La Jolla philanthropist Joan Waitt. A benefit for Promises2Kids, the event featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and music after sunset.

Paws & Pints party at La Jolla Brewing Co. nets $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters

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The inaugural Paws & Pints fundraiser, held at La Jolla Brewing Co. May 15, 2014 garnered about $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). The proceeds were donated in the name of Peggy Howell, a FOCAS co-founder who passed away in 2013.

‘Spinoff Goes Hollywood’ gala in La Jolla raises funds for Scripps Cancer Center

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Live and silent auctions to benefit Scripps Cancer Center patient support services took place May 8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine with the 23rd annual “Spinoff Went Hollywood” fundraiser. The event also featured cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Teresa and Randy Cundiff served as co-chairs and the event’s honorary chair was actress Marion Ross, best known for her role as “Mrs. C” on the TV series “Happy Days.”

Mama’s Kitchen proceeds from ‘Mama’s Day’ culinary event in La Jolla will help people in need

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It was the 23rd annual “Mama’s Day,” at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine on May 9, 2014 to raise funds for Mama’s Kitchen, a San Diego-based nonprofit that cooks and delivers hot, nutrition-specific meals to men, women and children affected by AIDS or cancer throughout the county, free of charge.

La Jolla Playhouse gala marks 30 years of theater excellence

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The La Jolla Playhouse Gala on March 29, 2014 celebrated 30 years of groundbreaking theater at the Tony Award-winning institution, since the rebirth of the Playhouse on the UC San Diego campus.

All Hallows Academy students in La Jolla raise funds for teen fighting cancer

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For the past 10 weeks, All Hallows Academy students blanketed La Jolla streets with lemonade stands, bake sales and rainbow loom bracelet sales to raise money so that Jackson Wagner, a teenage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, may attend the 19th annual Celebration of Champions event May 10 at Rady Children’s Hospital.

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center gala benefits new Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla

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The 33rd annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Gala, “Spark!” took place April 26 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine to raise funds for the Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center, opening in 2016. The evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner and performance by R&B singer Heather Headley, followed by dancing.

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