Category archives for: Philanthropy

La Jollans, San Diegans attend Starry Starry Night gala to benefit Voices for Children

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Organizers report that $1.25 million was raised at the 11th annual Voices for Children’s Starry Starry Night gala on Sept. 28, 2013 at Rancho Valencia Resort. The funds will be used to provide more than 400 more foster children with CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates). These volunteers work directly with the children, speaking on their behalf in the courtroom and community.

It’s about the power of words at UCSD ‘Dinner in the Library’ fundraiser in La Jolla

Geisel Library Dinner-Diane De Witte and John Berol, recipient of the Geisel Citation

UC San Diego’s 10th annual “Dinner in the Library” was held Sept. 12, 2013 in the Geisel Library building. The evening’s festivities included a presentation by author, poet and critic Jay Parini on “Books That Changed America.” The Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy was presented to John A. Berol, who as founding member of the University Librarian’s Advisory Board, provided consistent philanthropic support to the libraries, including the establishment of the June Waterous Berol Reading Lounge in the Biomedical Library building. Event proceeds will support UCSD libraries’ most pressing needs, including collections, resources and services.

Howell Foundation to host happiness dinner

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The Doris A. Howell Foundation will hold “An Evening of Flow and Mindfulness: Powerful Tools for Increasing Your Happiness” Oct. 8 at tLiberty Station in Point Loma.

Afternoon tea helps support La Jolla Community Center


The La Jolla Community Center hosted its second annual “Sip & See” Tea Party, Sept. 21, 2013 where along with tea and treats, guests shopped from boutiques, bid on silent auction items, and tested their luck in a prize raffle. It was all to benefit programs and events at the center.

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival returns for fifth year


The festival will include gourmet food vendors, roving cirque-style performances, two silent auction tents and a family art center.

Town Council’s La Jolla Dancing with the Stars fundraiser is this Saturday, Oct. 5

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The event benefits the Town Council, the La Jolla Christmas Parade, La Jolla Community Center and critically injured U.S. servicemembers.

10 Questions: Karen Miller helps guide St. Germaine’s work for children

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Karen Miller is president of St. Germaine Children’s Charity, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping child abuse.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Cajun-style fun at Athenaeum gala in La Jolla


The saints came marchin’ in at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 24th annual gala Sept. 6, 2013 which featured a salute to “New Orleans and All That Jazz.” Guests in their Mardi Gras marvels were treated to cocktails and appetizers, a Creole-inspired dinner catered by the La Jolla Hyatt Regency, and a high-energy afterparty with dancing and entertainment from jazz bands and zydeco performers. Proceeds from the gala support the Athenaeum’s arts and music mission. The design committee spent two weeks bringing the Bayou to the library’s rooms and table settings. Ann Craig chaired the event with co-chairs Ginny Black and Alice Brana, assisted by a committee of 36.

Chic Cuts for a Cause: Salon artist hopes to change women’s lives one haircut at a time

These models sport the architectural design cuts and are the Muses’ models for Sassoon and Vogue magazine.

Artist and La Jolla hair salon owner JudyJudyJudy recently donated 100 hair stylings to the La Jolla Soroptimist Club “to help change the lives of women and girls one haircut at a time,” she said.

Taste at the La Jolla Cove raises funds for young injured athletes


San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, took place Sept. 5, 2013 to honor heavy hitters in the sports and medical fields. The 12th annual event at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove featured food from 30 of San Diego’s best restaurants, hosted bars, a swimwear fashion show by Sauvage, opportunity drawings, and silent and live auctions. The event benefits SDSMF’s mission to provide a medical safety net for injured youth with limited financial means in order to return them back to health, sports and life.

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