Philanthropy

  • Pop! goes the MCASD gala to support Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    Pop! goes the MCASD gala to support Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)’s annual gala, July 29, 2017, saw the 41-year-old tradition moved from the La Jolla museum (closed while under renovation for a major expansion) to its downtown San Diego galleries at 1100 Kettner Blvd., for a night of fun. POP Factory, a la Andy Warhol’s...

  • Burger Time! Bird Rockers gather at community picnic in La Jolla

    Burger Time! Bird Rockers gather at community picnic in La Jolla

    Drawn in by the smokey smell of burgers on the grill and the sounds of children playing, Bird Rock residents of all ages gathered Aug. 1, 2017 at the Bird Rock Joint-Use Park (on the Bird Rock Elementary School campus) for the annual Bird Rock community picnic in La Jolla. The event was held in...

  • 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...

  • La Jolla events support Voices for Children

    La Jolla events support Voices for Children

    The Voices for Children Fostering Hope Cocktail Party took place March 26, 2017 at the La Jolla Country Club. It was a prelude to the 25th Anniversary Golf Classic, March 27, chaired by Peter Farrell, Steven Strauss and Dale Yahnke. Proceeds will help Voices for Children continue the work of its...

  • La Jollans honored by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary as 2017 ‘Women of Dedication’ at San Diego event

    La Jollans honored by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary as 2017 ‘Women of Dedication’ at San Diego event

    The San Diego Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary saluted its “Angels of Dedication” for 2017 at a luncheon benefit, March 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Twelve women were honored for their years of community volunteer service, among them were three residents of La Jolla — Sally Fuller, Tracy Lyon...

  • La Jolla Music Society hosts its WinterFest Gala 2017

    La Jolla Music Society hosts its WinterFest Gala 2017

    La Jolla Music Society presented its 2017 WinterFest Gala, March 18 at the Westgate Hotel. Guests dined in the Versailles Ballroom before moving to the San Diego Civic Theatre to experience Malandian Ballet choreographer Thierry Malandain’s new full-length work set to the music of Tchaikovsky....

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