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Step Up to Co-Chair Annual ARTS' Gala
The Social Diary ARTS' Columnist Jill
Column #3, February 3rd, 2006
Wygod and Nancy Borrelli have come forward to take the reins in
co-chairing the upcoming ARTS (A Reason to Survive) gala.
Cafe presents "Illumination" will take place on a lovely
plaza overlooking the ocean at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, California. This will be the 2nd annual event to raise
funds for ARTS, San Diego's exciting non-profit organization that
provides free art programs for children in need.
Wygod, last year's chair, is the president of the Rose Foundation
and a dedicated, long-time friend of ARTS. Pam is very active
extremely generous in the San Diego philanthropic community,
supporting a wide variety of causes. Marty Wygod, Pam's
the chairman of Web, MD.
Borrelli will co-chair this year's gala with Pam. She
been a supporter of the UCSD Cancer Center Luau and Longboard
Invitational for the past 12 years. Nancy has chaired many community
boards, has helped improve and beautify local parks, and helped
funds for various schools and Child Help USA. Fred Borrelli,
husband, is a founder of the E.W. Scripps Associates donor
year's event "A Celebration of Creativity" hosted over
guests, who enjoyed the evening in an open-air festival
beautifully decorated to resemble a contemporary cafe. Guests
wowed by an amazing world-premier dance specially created by McCaleb
Dance in honor of the evening and dined on fabulous
Italian fare by
Giuseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering. There
performances by young musicians who shared their emotional stories,
relating how music helped them through difficult times in their
lives. The starry evening ended with an inspiring video documentary
about ARTS programs, followed by a very enthusiastic live auction.
The stellar event raised $70,000.
on May 20, 2006, promises to be a lovely evening of
fabulous food, fare, art, and entertainment, as San Diego
the light that ARTS brings into children's lives.
opportunities, please contact Matt D'Arrigo,
(619) 297-2787 or
Editor's Note - Pam and Marty
Wygod are also wonderful supporters of the San
Jill Hammons is a long-time special events director at
Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She divides her time amongst
many charitable organizations such as The Hole in the
Wall Gang Camp, Passionfish, and ARTS (A Reason to Survive).
Jill is a Founding Board Member of ARTS, an up-and-coming San
Diego non-profit that provides free artistic opportunities to
kids in facing adversities. ARTS helps children heal through the
therapeutic and transformative powers of the arts---giving them
a reason to survive." www.artsurvive.org.
to New this Week.........Jill
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