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The Jewel Ball 2002 was organized as brilliantly as California Sunshine by Chairwoman Jackie Helm, Co-Chairwomen Anseth Richards and Cindy Rushing, and the organizing group, Las Patronas women led by Las Patronas President Susanna Lipe. The theme was "Color It California" and it wasn't just elegant fun, filled with beautiful begowned women and smartly tuxedo dressed gentleman. It was an event with a recipe of hard work and generosity by Las Patronas women, paying guests and volunteers. The result? California Gold, big $$$ support for very worthy causes!

This year's major beneficiaries are the:

* Alpha Project for the Homeless provides over 1,000 homeless men, women and children with daily opportunites including employment, training, daily care and critical support services

* Armed Services YMCA / Camp Pendleton Branch enhances the lives of Military Personnel and their family members by offering programs and services which strengthen families and encourage individuals to achieve their fullest potential. Over 50% of the military families are at or below poverty level.

* Child Abuse Prevention Foundation is dedicated to establising and enhancing programs that benefit the needs of abused and neglected children.

*Friends of the La Jolla Library is working on doubling the size of the library to help serve their more than 200,000 annual visitors.

* La Jolla Playhouse, a national award winning leader in regional theater, annually helps over 30,000 children and patrons with economic or physical disabilities to experience live theater...... And it's got the incredible and generous Des McAnuff at the helm!

* San Diego Opera is is dedicated to enriching family community life by promoting a greater appreciation and support of all vocal arts.

* Vista Community Clinic helps uninsured, indigent residents of North San Diego County receive high quality comprehensive primary health care and health education.

* Voices for Children advocates for the best interest of abused, neglected and abandoned children within the San Diego County Juvenile Court system.

"Thank you for the kind words and the Great Coverage. I especially appreciate you mentioning our beneficiaries since that is what we are about. We are all so tired by the time of the Ball, that we love to see pictures. It makes appreciate how neat it if for those seeing it for the first time and seeing people have a good time" Sharman Dye... 2003 Jewel Ball Chair regarding coverage of the 2002 Jewel Ball

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