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Volume 6, Issue 76  | September 21, 2021


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

For A Good Cause Childhelp golfers

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(L-R) John Westersten, Rick Reiff, Michael Danzi and Brian Bentson teed it up at the 2019 Childhelp Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic

Childhelp Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic | Thursday, September 23. This year marks the 39th year of the Orange County Childhelp Golf Classic, now known as the Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic. The event continues in the spirit of the late NFL great Rich Saul, who was dedicated to changing the lives of abused and neglected children. The tournament, which is sold out, hosts a full day of golf, and camaraderie at Pelican Hill Golf Club and an incredible online auction for everyone. NFL Rams legends and local business leaders participate in the day’s activities. Last year, although they couldn’t hold the event due to COVID restrictions, they still had benefactors who signed up to play golf and upon learning they weren’t able to play, many directed Childhelp to keep the golf entry fees and treat them as a donation to help children during the pandemic. They raised more than $342,000. This year, they would be so pleased to have any donations toward underwriting the event. If you would like to participate in this way, visit the website. You can also participate by taking part in their online auction, which went live on September 9. They have fabulous items, like a Napa Valley vacation, a NASCAR VIP Exclusive, Thermal Club/Desert Golf Stay, Rams tickets and memorabilia and so much more! Bidding can take place by texting “Childhelpocgolf2021” to 243725 or at this link: www.bidpal.net/childhelpocgolf2021.

Contact: www.bidpal.net/childhelpocgolf2021

Takes place at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Mission: Childhelp is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Founded in 1959 as International Orphans, Inc. by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp is one of the largest nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment organizations in the nation.

Private Art Showing to benefit the Newport Beach Arts Foundation | Saturday, September 25 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This is the fall fundraising event to benefit the Newport Beach Arts Foundation. While the artwork this evening at Bistango will be available for purchase, the $100 ticket price to attend is where the Arts Commission makes their money through fundraising.

Contact: To RSVP, email Carmen Smith by September 10 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To view the participating artists, visit https://newportbeachartsfoundation.org/.

Takes place at Bistango Art Gallery/Restaurant, 19100 Von Karman Ave. (near the airport), Irvine.

Mission: The Arts Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting the arts in Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Arts Commission.

15th Annual Ante Up for Autism to benefit TACA | Saturday, September 25 from 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. This casino and gala event benefits Newport Beach-based The Autism Community in Action (TACA). Supporters will gather in-person safely and responsibly. The program will be live streamed to viewing parties hosted throughout the country. Master of Ceremonies is actor Johnathon Schaech.

Contact: www.tacanow.org

Takes place at the Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

Mission: Over the past 14 years, TACA’s signature fundraising event has raised more than $6.1 million in support of TACA’s mission to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism. Funds raised enable TACA to annually provide services to more than 75,000 individuals affected by autism. On average, 600 parents and caregivers reach out to TACA every month for help.

Big Brothers Big Sisters 57th Annual Gourmet Dinner | Thursday, September 30 at 5 p.m. Scotch. Cigars. Cars. Mark your calendars for a one-of-a-kind evening featuring premium food and beverage tastings, hand-rolled cigars, exciting auction experiences and a multi-course gourmet dinner under the stars. The event honors Patty Arvielo, recipient of the Joel K. Rubenstein Award. Tickets range from $15,000-$25,000.

Contact: Cherylee Shaar about this invitation-only event which you can donate to at 714.426.5642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ocbigs.org/gourmetdinner 

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach.

Mission: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & The Inland Empire is to deliver one-to-one mentoring to youth facing adversity through four program models. They provide the training, resources and support necessary for each match to succeed. Programs include Traditional Mentoring, Big Couples, High School Bigs and Workplace Mentoring.

Environmental Nature Center Fall Wine Walk | Saturday, October 2 from 4-7 p.m. Join ENC for an afternoon of wine tasting, while helping to raise funds for environmental education in our community. Enjoy wine from Argaux and ONEHOPE Wine, treats from Indarra and more. Guests will walk through the Center and stop at wine tasting stations along the trails to taste wines from several wineries. Bid on fabulous items and experiences in an online silent auction. End your walk with Kean Coffee and dessert. Live music provided by the Velvet Bow Strings will also be featured along the trail. Pause to enjoy their light classical, pop, jazz and folk songs on violin, cello and baroque recorders. Cost: $125/per person or $200 per couple. Register at https://encenter.org/blog/events/wine-walk-at-the-enc-3/.

Takes place at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach.

Mission: To provide quality education through hands-on experience with nature.

Seneca Family of Agencies Forever Families Gala | Saturday, November 6 at 5 p.m. This 4th annual gala – An Evening in the Orange Grove – celebrates Seneca Family of Agencies’ foster care and permanency work in Southern California. Seneca’s programs work to build and sustain families for the children who need them, and to prevent disruption at all costs by providing critical mental health support. The evening honors Geoff Le Plastrier and Susan Laird with the Seneca Leadership Award, and Wylie and Bette Aiken with the Community Impact Award. Tickets ranging from $500-$50,000 can be purchased at https://aesbid.co/ELP/FF21/Tickets.

Takes place at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Contact: www.senecafoa.org

Mission: The national average of adoptions remaining permanent is roughly 75 percent, which means 25 percent of children are returned to foster care due to a failed adoption. With Seneca’s commitment to unconditional care – doing whatever it takes to support the success of kids and families – 100 percent of their adoptions in Orange County remain permanent.

For A Good Cause Segerstrom Hall 

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Segerstrom Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Candlelight Concert | Friday, December 3 at 5 p.m. One of the most treasured and celebrated fundraising galas in Orange County, it brings together the luminaries of the community to raise critically needed funds for the arts. Through the magic of theater, Segerstrom Hall’s stage is transformed into a breathtaking ballroom, where guests dine and dance the night away. This historically sold-out event raises more than $2 million each year to support the Center’s artistic, education and community engagement programs. Britt Meyer will serve as the event chair.

Takes place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Mission: Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County, creating a more culturally connected and vital community. They will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at the Center and across the region.

Editor’s Note: If you represent a philanthropic organization located in Newport Beach with an upcoming event or know of a charitable organization choosing Newport Beach as its event venue, please email the information and a hi-res photo for consideration in our “For a Good Cause” calendar to help you publicize the event. Email pertinent information and images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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