Nonprofit Hires Development Officer
CureDuchenne hired newly-relocated Laguna Beach resident and philanthropy professional Peggy Larson as vice president of business development.
Larson will be responsible for stewarding donors, raising funds, building alliances, marketing and public relations for the Newport Beach-based nonprofit functions raising funds and awareness for Duchenne, a lethal muscle disease that mostly affects boys. Over 24,000 boys are living with the disease in the U.S., and most will not reach adulthood.
Larson most recently served as development officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Eye Doctor Receives ‘Visionary’ Award
Laguna Beach resident Baruch D. Kuppermann, M.D., Ph.D., was honored with one of two Visionary Awards presented by the Foundation Fighting Blindness during “Dining in the Dark” this past Thursday, March 17.
Laguna Hills resident J. Andy Corely, co-founder of Eyeonics and surgical strategy advisor at Bausch and Lomb Incorporated, received the other award.
Kuppermann is a professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and chief of retina service at UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, where he leads clinical trials on macular degeneration and other conditions.