Charity Ball Turns a Grande 101!
San Diego’s Charity Ball, the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego fundraiser, turned a magnificent 101 February 13th, 2010. As always, this grande dame of black tie events was held at the beautiful Hotel del Coronado.
The evening started with VIP guests gathering in the Carousel room for cocktails and bite sized appetizers. Musicians played string instruments.
Co-Chair Dulie Ahlering and Chair Marleen Shook
In keeping with the ‘Floral Fantasy’ theme, a central pillar was decorated with fluttering decorations of butterflies and flowers.
Charity Ball chairman Marleen Lamprides Shook went the green route with a beautifully draped gown in a very deep verde shade. Marleen designed the gown herself.
Marleen was joined by her husband, Kenneth Shook, and daughter Stephanie Shook.
More there included Valerie and Harry Cooper and Roxi and Fred Link. Valerie wore a pretty gown by Angel Sanchez. Judge Fred Link wore a tuxedo – a nice change of pace from his judicial robes.
More there included co-chairman Dulie Ahlering and her husband Dr. John Ahlering, Kristy Pieper, Cynthia and Dan Kronemyer, Barbara Brown, Kathleen and Ned Buoymaster, Anne Middleton, Phyliss and David Snyder, and Carol and Dr. Jeffrey Chang. Carol wore a new Jordan gown in pretty lilac tones.
The festivities continued with dinner in the Crown Ballroom. Opulence would be the key word here for the décor. Tables were draped in panne velvet floor length tablecloths, chairs were covered in champagne panne velvet. The tables were decorated with dramatic candelabras topped with a ‘floral fantasy’ of hydrangeas, roses, spray roses, spider mums and more. Calling it beautiful would be an understatement.
Among the mix enjoying the festivities were Emma Zuckerman in an elegant Victor de Souza with husband Leo Zuckerman, Linda and Don Swortwood fresh from a trip to Australia, Barbara Brown, Jane and Tom Fetter, Marilyn and Kim Fletcher, Marc Matys and Robert Gleason, Phyllis and David Snyder, Susie and Scott Robinson and Barbie and Daniel Spinazzola.
“What a lovely way to start our Valentine’s celebration: dining in the Crown Room with friends and dancing with the heroes…so romantic!” said Carol Chang.
“The 101st Charity Ball lived up to its legend of beauty, graciousness and fun,” added Roxi Link. “It was a wonderful night of great food, beautiful entertainment and an opportunity to support Rady Children’s Hospital with good friends.”
That’s good friends supporting a great cause. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Rady Children’s new Acute Care Pavillion.
“The 101st Anniversary Charity Ball, Floral Fantasy, was a beautiful event,” said Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Senior Vice President and Executive Director David Gillig. “Our warmest thanks to Marleen Shook and her committee for the hundreds of hours they generously contributed to produce such a magical evening to benefit Rady Children’s. It was indeed a floral fantasy. Congratulations to all!”
Over $300,000 was raised that evening to better serve the region’s growing pediatric population
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A Floral / Woods Display at the VIP Cocktail Party
Tom Fetter ** Burl Stiff with Cynthia Kronemyer
Dee Ammon ** Joyce and Craigar Grosvenor
A Table Floral Arrangement at the Cocktail Party
Ashley Roth and Amber Featherstone ** Stephanie Shook
Amber Featherstone ** Nancie and Marc Geller
Marleen Shook with her daughter Stephanie Shook
Harry and Valerie Cooper
Fred and Roxi Link
Janet Sutter and Marleen Shook ** Cynthia Kronemyer
Kristi Pieper Rossbacher ** Karon Luce
John and Dulie Ahlering with Marleen Ken Shook
Ashley Roth ** Annasue and John Wilson of the Timken Museum
The Gown Scene
The Dining Table Setting
Valerie Cooper in Angel Sanchez ** Suzie and Scott Robinson
Carol and Dr. Jeffrey Chang
Robert Horsman of U.S. Bank
To learn more about the Rady Children’s Hospital, visit www.rchsd.org
For a look back to previous Charity Balls, please visit:
Charity Ball 2009
Charity Ball 2008
Charity Ball 2007
Charity Ball 2005
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