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Promises 2 Kids Hosts Retro Evening with Pat Benatar at Joan Waitt's Estate


When Joan Waitt hosts an event for a cause at her home, you know it's going to be big. The evening of June 2nd, 2010 was no exception as hundreds of guests gathered to support Promises 2 Kids.

There was a VIP catered reception by the Hyatt Regency La Jolla (they catered the dinner too), followed by intense silent auction shopping and dinner.

Honorary Co-Chair Joan Waitt with her children, Max, Sophia, Emily and Hailey


Hyatt's Robert Armstrong and his team went full throttle on epicurean delights. Dinner started with a Wild Arugula and Spinach Salad, with Grilled California Stone Plum, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Carmelized Sunflowers Seeds accompanied by an Orange Cilantro Emulsion. The main course was an Apricot and Pistachio Stuffed Beef Medallion in a Port Wine Reduction followed by a dessert trio that included a Greek Yogurt Cheesecake.

A lively live auction was followed by a private concert by rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. A retro experience for many attendees.

Guests that were there in support of Promises 2 Kids' mission: "to break the cycle of child abuse, through prevention, education and advocacy."

Among those there were Karianne and Tom Forsyth, Karianne wore a long Pucci dress, Laura and Fred Applegate, Katherine Kennedy and Robert Horsman, the Hon. Susan Golding, she's the CEO and President of Promises 2 Kids, Jack Berkman, Gigi Cramer who was just came back from a trip with Ed to the Caribbean (a live auction prize that she won at last year's event), Joan Waitt, she was the gracious hostess and Honorary Co-Chair, Mayor Jerry Sanders who also served as Honorary Co-Chair, and Event Co-Chairs Ann and Ben Haddad.

“As usual, any Ben and Ann Haddad co-chaired event will lead to raising significant resources to improve the quality of life in our region; in this case, the fight against child abuse and neglect in our county" said Drew Schlosberg of the San Diego Union-Tribune. " By all accounts, the event was a booming success.”

Success that is much needed. Child abuse severity is on the rise in San Diego. Promises 2 Kids is a positive light to a better future for San Diego's children and families.


More - Gold Sponsors for the event were Cubic, the Zable Foundation, SAIC, and Bridgepoint Education.

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Catherine and David Ramirez ** Corky Mizner with Karianne Forsyth

Drew Schlosberg and friends

Jack Berkman and Donna ** Gigi Cramer and GeeGee Fargo





Lori Walton and Scott Johnston

The PR troops Denise Scatena and Arika Daniels texting during dinner!

Emily Waitt ** Joan Waitt




Joan Waitt with Max, Sophia, Emily and Hailey

Hailey Waitt with friend

Drew Schlosberg and Guest

Maggie Bobileff and Corky Mizner

Karianne Forsyth

Karianne and Tom Forsyth

Katherine Kennedy and Robert Horsman with Laura and Fred Applegate

Gigi Cramer with Susan Golding

Lee Posnock



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Above and below, the dinner...

Bill and Lori Walton with Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston


reported by Margo Schwab

photoshopped by Scott Johnston


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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 by way of Claremont Graduate School . 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.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary are pleased to announce partnerships with the Arthritis Foundation of San Diego County, Country Friends, the San Diego American Heart Association, and the San Diego Humane Society.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are both members of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (Margo Schwab since 1974) and both will be new members of the University Club.



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