A sold-out La Jolla Music Society Summer Festival Gala raised approximately $ 360,000 for LJMS artistic and educational outreach programs. Over 12,000 children will score as one of LJMS’s missions is to make the performing arts a part of every student‘study programme. The event was held at UC San Diego’s Audrey Geisel College House and the concert brought together musicians such as SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin and Martin Beaver, both on violin, performing selections from Rossini and Schubert.
The annual 211 Club Patron Recognition Evening paid tribute to supporters of the Seacrest Foundation. The celebration took place at the Solana Beach home of Pamplemousse Grille executive chef Jeffrey Strauss and his wife Mayo. Catering was also courtesy of Pamplemousse Grill. The Seacrest Foundation is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation that supports the retirement communities of the Village of Seacrest and Seacrest at Home. Both are dedicated to the health and well-being of our increasingly vulnerable and growing elderly population.
American Academy of Pediatrics and Travel stories each received $ 25,000 in grants from The San Diego Women’s Foundation and San Diego Social Enterprise Partners (SDSVP). The grants will help these local nonprofits in continuing early childhood education efforts in San Diego County. Both fellows will benefit from mentoring and guidance from SDSVP for the next two years.