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
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