Big Checks Given Out at the Las Patronas Annual Major Beneficiary Luncheon


It's one of the favorite days for Las Patronas members, the day they hand out big checks for big beneficiaries in San Diego.

Members, guests, and selected beneficiaries gathered January 20th, 2009 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Among the mix were Las Patronas President Tracy Lyon, 2009 Jewel Ball Chair Jennifer Greenfield, she wore Gucci, 2009 Jewel Ball Co-Chairs Laurie Allen and Sallie Warren, 2010 Jewel Ball Chair Lise Wilson, 2010 Jewel Ball Co-chairs Lisa Albanez and Kristi Pieper, Las Patronas President Lydia McNeil, Jeanne Larson, Lisa and David Casey, Jill Cutri, Alison Figi, and a plethora of representatives for the major beneficiaries.

2009 Jewel Ball Chair Jennifer Greenfield (second from left) and 2009 Jewel Ball Co-chair Sallie Warren (on right) with Amy Gonyeau and Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project ** Las Patronas President Tracy Lyon

Dyanne Hoffman was there from the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Father Joe, yes the Father Joe was there from St. Vincent de Paul Village. There were more guests there representing the Alpha Project for the Homeless, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, the San Diego Public Library Foundation, the Spreckels Organ Society (they provide free Sunday concerts), the Sharp Healthcare Foundation, the New Children's Museum, and the Tri-City Hospital Foundation.

Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project for the Homeless had this to say. “What a fabulous event surrounded by fantastic ladies who are just as beautiful inside as they are outside.  Their enthusiasm and generosity inspires us to continue our efforts to provide critical services to those in need.”

The Spirit of Giving Award went to Ken Miracle for all the miracles in design / logo work he has done for Las Patronas. The crystal award was from Bowers Jewelers. Bower's is a past recipient of the award too!

More thanks went to La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club President Bill Kellogg and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club General Manager John Campbell for graciously hosting the annual fundraising Jewel Ball at the club. A unique property for a unique event.

Last year's Jewel Bal themed Silk & Spice netted well over $800,00.... $872,426.00 to be exact. A lot of money to go for needed vans, premature baby care and more.

This year's August 7th Jewel Ball is themed Heart + Soul. And it promises to be a great one with Chair and Co-Chairs Lise Wilson, Lisa Albanez and Kristi Pieper at the helm, along with Las Patronas members, advisors, and those terrific LP newbies, the 'DO-N8T$': Kelley Albence, Mary Ann Alexander, Sherrie Black, Jill Cutri, Lisa D'Angelo, Kathryn Fraser Hamon, Cari Ragen Massad and Susie Piegza!

2010 Jewel Ball major beneficiaries by the by are: Friends of Balboa Park, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, NTC, Rady Children's Hospital, Scripps Heath Foundation, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes, The Emilio Nares Foundation, The Old Globe and UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences.


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Dawn Maywood with Cari Massaad and Susie Piegza



Steve Strauss ** Sallie Warren ** Nico Nierenberg and Jennifer Greenfield

Nico and Caroline Nierenberg

Spirit of Giving recipient Ken Miracle ** Lydia and John McNeil

Sue Lakosil with Elaine Murphy and Jennifer Greenfield

Lisa D'Angelo with Richard Greenfield, and Lyndy Carreiro of Neiman Marcus

Claudia Johnson, in a vintage coat from Venice, Italy, with Terri Kelly and Kathryn Hamon ** Lydia McNeil

Kristi Pieper with Sue Wagener and Michele Coleman

Sherrie Black with Mark McKinnon and Bill Kellogg

Jennifer Greenfield and John Campbell ** Sheila Combe, owner of Bowers Jewelers

Father Joe with Diane Hurst

Lisa and David Casey with Dr. Richard Greenfield ** Lise Wilson


for a look back at Jewel Balls Past:

Jewel Ball Page 1

Jewel Ball Page 2

Jewel Ball Page 3

Jewel Ball Page 4

Jewel Ball 2008

Jewel Ball 2007

Jewel Ball 2006

Jewel Ball 2005

Jewel Ball 2004

Jewel Ball 2003

2009 Jewel Ball Chair Jennifer Greenfield

for a look back to related Las Patronas Events:

Las Patronas Beneficiary Check Luncheon for 2009

Las Patronas Beneficiary Check Luncheon for 2008

Las Patronas Beneficiary Check Luncheon for 2006

Las Patronas New Members Luncheon 2009

Las Patronas Breakfast at Neiman Marcus 2009

reported by Margo Schwab

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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego. Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor of The Social Diary.

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