Philanthropy

  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America ‘Day at the Races’

    Lung Cancer Foundation of America ‘Day at the Races’

    The 9th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America “Day at the Races” fundraiser was held July 29 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event included beverages, dining, race views and concierge betting service at Il Palio Restaurant. All proceeds will benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation of America...

  • SummerFest gala guests have fond farewell for retiring music director

    SummerFest gala guests have fond farewell for retiring music director

    La Jolla Music Society held its annual SummerFest Gala, Aug. 11, at the UC San Diego Audrey Geisel University House. Sponsors and guests at the elegant evening celebrated retiring violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s tenure as SummerFest music director. They were treated to a private concert from world-class...

  • Fashion luncheon raises funds for Sophie’s Center

    Fashion luncheon raises funds for Sophie’s Center

    The 41st annual St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center “Haute with Heart” fashion show luncheon took place Aug. 4 at the Bayfront Hilton. Proceeds raised will be used to fund the unique programs the Center in El Cajon offers to some 400 adults with developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome,...

  • League House picnic a ‘Fiesta in Havana’

    League House picnic a ‘Fiesta in Havana’

    Residents of La Jolla’s League House were “transported” to the capital of Cuba on Aug. 12, during the Rotary Club of La Jolla’s 15th annual picnic, themed “Fiesta in Havana.” The League House, 7465 Olivetas Ave., provides housing for seniors who have lived and worked in the San Diego area and who...

  • Las Patronas Jewel Ball: Mexico's flavors and culture inspire 2018 gala

    Las Patronas Jewel Ball: Mexico's flavors and culture inspire 2018 gala

    The Las Patronas Jewel Ball took place Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, marking the 72nd time the annual fundraiser was held since 1946. With the 2018 theme "Viva La Vida," guests were treated to elaborate sets, exquisite culinary treats and inspiring entertainment that celebrated...

  • Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part I

    Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part I

    The 2018 Del Mar racing season officially began July 18 with Opening Day events at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Racetrack, including the popular Hats Contest. Final attendance was 33,112 people for Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track. The 24th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew...

  • Hats, Heels & Hooves

    Hats, Heels & Hooves

    “Hats, Heels & Hooves: The Ultimate Opening Day After-Party” took place July 18 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event, presented by The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and Ranch & Coast Magazine, included great cocktails, food and music by DJ Ricci Rich and Ryan Hiller. A share of the proceeds will go...

  • Patrons of the Prado 2018 Masterpiece Gala

    Patrons of the Prado 2018 Masterpiece Gala

    Patrons of the Prado celebrated 21 years of giving July 7 with its annual Masterpiece Gala. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park was transformed into an enchanting backdrop, with this year’s themed “Masquerade in the Park.” The event included culture, arts and an elegant dinner by Chef Jeffrey...

  • Women's Leadership Council marks 10 years at United Way of San Diego event in La Jolla

    Women's Leadership Council marks 10 years at United Way of San Diego event in La Jolla

    United Way of San Diego County held its Women's Leadership Council's 10th anniversary celebration, June 27 at the Cuvier Club in La Jolla . Since its inception in 2008, the WLC has grown its membership, currently representing more than 200 women working on projects to improve the lives of women...

  • Gowns 4 Gals Luncheon

    Gowns 4 Gals Luncheon

    USO San Diego, Donovan’s La Jolla, and event chair Hélène Gould, hosted a Gowns 4 Gals luncheon June 14 to support local military active duty spouses and their daughters. USO San Diego is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide....

  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library salutes its patrons at a party

    Athenaeum Music & Arts Library salutes its patrons at a party

    La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library hosted on-site its 28th annual Patron Party and “Order of the Olive” Awards on June 26, 2017 at 1008 Wall St. The event is held in honor of members at the Patron level and above. It included a cocktail hour, catered sit-down dinner, and a signature Patron...

  • Las Patronas hosts cocktails at The LOT

    Las Patronas hosts cocktails at The LOT

    The La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy group Las Patronas held a fundraising cocktail party at The LOT movie theater, April 27, as a laid-back way to prepare for the 2017 Jewel Ball. Themed “Taking Flight,” the annual gala will be lifting off Saturday, Aug. 5 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club,...

  • Rolls-Royce party kicks-off Concours weekend

    Rolls-Royce party kicks-off Concours weekend

    The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance opened Friday, April 7 with the Rolls-Royce Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party at The LOT on Fay Avenue. Organizers offered guests “a fabulous hosted evening filled with lively libations, elevated bites, Scotch tasting and incredible entertainment.” Saturday night’s...

  • Science Discovery Day adds engineering unit

    Science Discovery Day adds engineering unit

    Torrey Pines Elementary School introduced engineering-related activities to its 22nd annual Science Discovery Day event, April 19. In particular, students got to explore a helicopter interior after the chopper came in for a special landing on campus — part of the unit on how drones and other flying...

  • Village Garden Club’s annual show a bloomin’ success!

    Village Garden Club’s annual show a bloomin’ success!

    36 artists and 36 floral designers contributed their talents to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s 15th annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers” show, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 20 at Congregation Beth Israel. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and textiles — each entry an original...

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