Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Guilds Spring Celebration a Classic Success!

Kathy Fleming with Terry Dwyer and Susan Strader
The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts raised $153,000 and gave a new look to its annual fundraiser April 19. Spring Celebration: “A Classic Night at the Starlite Club” was held at the Crevier Classic Car Museum in Costa Mesa. Long-time Guild and Angel of the Arts member Susan Strader received special recognition as Honorary Chairman. Kathy Fleming chaired the event.

Terry Dwyer with Tim and Susan Strader and Larry Higby
The evening flowed seamlessly from champagne reception, silent auction, fashion presentation by ESCADA with jewelry by Lugano Diamonds, a silent auction, dinner and dancing to The JetSet Quintet with Andrea Miller.

Carol Piturro-Kentner with George and Julia Argyros
Fashions by ESCADA - Jewlery by Lugano Diamonds
Three long-time Guilds supporters went home with the coveted raffle prizes: a triple-strand necklace of freshwater pearls compliments of Lugano Diamonds of Newport Beach (won by Guilds Chairman Emeritus Bev Sandelman), a one-year membership in Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ private Center Room located in Segerstrom Hall and the Donor Lounge in the RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (won by Delphi Ballinger), and a $1,250 South Coast Plaza Shopping Spree paired with one-year complimentary valet service (won by another Guilds Chairman Emeritus, Gerrie Goodreau). 

Spring Celebration underwriters included Zee Allred, Julia and George Argyros, Deborah and Larry Bridges, Gail and Jim Daniels, Kathy and Cliff Fleming, Loretta Freund and Howard DeMar, Carol and Doug Kentner, Margaret and Tom Karkiin, Roger Kirwan, Lugano Diamonds, Marilyn McCorkle, C.J. Segerstrom Foundation, South Coast Helicopters, South Coast Plaza, Susan and Tim Strader and Carol and Kent Wilken.

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