Las Patronas’ ‘Taking Flight’ Jewel Ball 2017 comes in for smooth landing

The Las Patronas 71st Jewel Ball, with the theming and title of “Taking Flight,” welcomed 758 guests Aug. 5, 2017 to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Décor celebrating the Golden Age of luxurious air travel set the scene for an evening of dinner, dancing and an auction to raise money for this year’s 40-some beneficiaries, including charitable organizations such as A Reason To Survive (ARTS), La Jolla Playhouse and Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Jewel Ball chair Jorie Fischer called the event a “huge success” and that there was “tons of fun, lots of dancing and young, fresh vibe.” More details about Las Patronas at