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Salk Gala 2010 Synthesizes Science, Symphony and the Incomparable Liza Minnelli

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The Symphony at Salk Gala hit all the right notes and then some. The one and only Liza Minnelli was the starring guest artist this year, ensuring that this fundraiser would sell out .... and it did! Liza is not just a triple threat of talent being able to sing, dance and act, but she also proved to be quite instrumental in scientific fundraising by agreeing to perform on August 28th, 2010, therefore justifying that she is in fact a quadruple threat of talent!

The evening started as hundreds of guests gathered for cocktails first at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies.

Irwin and Joan Jacobs


Among the many there were Salk's Irwin M. Jacobs Presidential Chair William Brody, Joan and Irwin Jacobs (Irwin's the Chairman of the Salk's Board of Trustees), David C. Copley, Judith Harris, Sheri and Stuart Jamieson, EJ and Natasha Johnson, Claire Reiss, Ann and Ian Campbell, Valerie and Harry Cooper, Iris and Matt Strauss, Marsha and Bill Chandler (Marsha's the COO of Salk), Sheryl and Harvey White, and Pat and Bob Whalen.

Bob Whalen didn't get the memo that it wasn't black tie, but he had a good laugh and a good time about being uniquely in a tuxedo. Looking dapper as so!

The evening continued with a fancy box supper by Jeffrey Strauss, and an incredible performance by the San Diego Symphony led by Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins. Wilkins is the Music Director for the Omaha Symphony and a Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Then it was time for the one and only Liza. Wonderful..... !!

All for a great cause as noted by William Brody. "Proceeds from Symphony at Salk benefit our research efforts, providing our scientists with the operating flexibility to explore some of their most creative ideas in the lab."


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Bard Wellcome and Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome with Philippe and Maria Prokocimer


The Reception Scene

George and Martha Gafford

Karen Cohn with Matt and Iris Strauss, and Sheryl White

Diane and Roy Bell with Guest

Karen Fox and Harvey Ruben ** Tricia Riha

Bob and Pat Whalen ** Marsha Chandler

Lee Clark and Jerry Pikolysky ** Gerry Parsky


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Marsha Chandler

Joseph and Monica Piepenkotter

Scott Johnston and Andrew Shelton and Stuart Jamieson

Lee Clark and Jerry Pikolysky ** Marsha and Bill Chandler

Valerie Cooper and Stuart Jamieson ** Faye Wilson and Lee Clark

EJ and Natasha Reiss-Johnson** Don Cohn

Sheri Jamieson with David Copley and Judith Harris

Andrew Shelton with Harry Cooper

Joseph and Monica Piepenkotter with EJ and Natasha Reiss-Johnson, Ian Campbell, and Claire Reiss

Iris Strauss with Marsha Chandler ** Joan Jacobs

Sheryl White and Iris Strauss ** Diane and Roy Bell

Colette Royston with Karen Cohn, Iris Strauss and Sheryl White

Tatiana and Mauricio Minotta ** Richard Russell

Bob Whalen ** Bob Stefanko with Scott Johnston

Hector and Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo and Harvey White


Duane Roth with Kitty Mackey, and Ivor Royston

Hector and Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo with Toni and John Bloomberg

Christine Forester

Bill and Tricia Kellogg


To learn more about the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, please visit www.salk.edu

To visit more Salk Events please click on:

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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 are new members of the University Club.



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