Gala Makes a Dent in Clinic’s Deficit
About 150 revelers attended Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo event, which raised $50,000 to support patient programs.
James Koch, a 12 year participant in the Clinic’s HIV/AIDS program, artist, and long time Laguna Beach resident credited Dr. Korey Jorgensen and the clinic with saving his life. “I wouldn’t be here today were it not for the clinic and the excellent care they have provided. They’ve given me the opportunity to grow old,” Koch said.
The event was co-chaired by clinic board members Roya Cole and George Heed.
Taste for Charity Moves to New Venue
The Laguna Board of Realtors will hold the 19th annual A Taste for Charity fundraiser, on May 29, from 6-10 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road.
Tickets, $50-$55, include tastings from local Laguna Beach restaurants, live and silent auctions of local artists’ work and raffle prizes and are available at http://tickets-lagunatasteforcharity.eventbrite.com/ or contact 949-497-2474.
Proceeds benefit local non-profits.
Assistance League Gives $50,000
The Assistance League of Laguna Beach recently awarded $25,000 to Dana Point’s R. H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility for playground equipment that accommodates children in wheelchairs.
Also a $5,000 grant was awarded to the CSP Children’s Shelter of Laguna Beach for new furnishings.
And, the Collaborative Courts of Orange County received $20,000 grant for scholarships, emergency medical and dental care, and transportation vouchers.
Last month, 65 people were inspired by graduates of the Collaborative Courts program, which assists women with legal issues, credit repair, job skills and healthy relationships.
Station Makes Its Own News
The FM station KX 93.5 raised over $38,000 at their recent fundraiser to support its operations and infrastructure at a private home that drew 150 guests.
Organizers included development director Rudy Gardner, supporter Pat Hawk, and a group of enthusiastic volunteers.
“We appreciate the warm welcome our fledgling radio station has received over the past year, and we look forward to being on the air for years to come thanks to Laguna’s support,” said founder and Program Director Tyler Russell.
Local Philanthropist Announces Golf Tournament
The Colombo-American Education Foundation holds its 11th golf tournament Monday, June 16, at the Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano, a fundraiser for Colombian children.
The foundation established by Laguna Beach resident Margarita Martin funds scholarships and school equipment in her native village Neiva, south of Bogata.
Sign up at [email protected] or 949-300-0191.