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Newport Beach

Volume 4, Issue 74  |  September 13, 2019

For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Newport Beach Police Association Charitable Foundation Charity Golf Classic | Monday, Sept. 16 with a 10:30 a.m. check in; 12:30 p.m. tee-off | Enjoy 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast, lunch and various awards. Cost: $500 per layer; $1,600 per foursome. Register at the website.

Contact: Vlad Anderson at 949.375.0258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Second Chance’s More Second Chances Gala | Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The evening’s festivities include dinner, dessert and drinks along with entertainment. There are 50+ items in the silent auction, including golf and lunch for two at Bel Air Country Club; fine dining restaurant gift cards such as for A Restaurant and Ruth’s Chris Steak House; Sonoma wine tasting tour; three nights at a Carlsbad beach house; hotel stays; three-month membership to Equinox; whale watching tour; theme park and museum admission tickets and assorted gift baskets. Business cocktail attire, please. Guests must be 18 years of age. Cost: To purchase tickets, $80 per person, visit


Takes place at Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Susan G. Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk | Sunday, Sept. 22 | Susan G. Komen Orange County is one of 26 locations across the country that will be reintroducing its Race for the Cure as the More Than Pink Walk this year. The event will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible through fundraising efforts. The More Than Pink Walk, which will not have a separate timed run element this year, will increase people’s connection to Komen’s work beyond breast cancer awareness including, research, community outreach and more. Registration & Expo opens at 6 a.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.; 5k MORE THAN PINK Walk at 9 a.m.; Walk ends and Expo closes at 12 p.m. Tickets: General admission: $25 and $35 the day of the event.

Contact: Stacy Davis at 714.957.9157, ext. 34 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or click here.

Takes place at Pacific Life Insurance Company, 700 Newport Center Drive (Fashion Island), Newport Beach.

Evening of Excellence Gala Event to benefit Youth Employment Service | Thursday, Sept. 26 | Honors employers for their ongoing commitment to hire and support YES graduates as they transition into the workforce. Festivities include a cocktail reception, wine pull, auction, awards presentation and dinner. Proceeds support the Comprehensive Job Readiness Program and its expansion to greater Orange County. Sponsorships, donations and attendance opportunities are available.


Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Frister’s Celebration Gala | Friday, Sept. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. | Newport Beach-based CT Realty is the gala’s title, “Community Changemaker” sponsor, while community volunteer Sandy Sizemore will receive the Founder’s Award at the gala for her significant contributions to the organization. Fristers graduates will share their stories of how the organization has transformed their lives during video testimonies on the big screen. Dress is cocktail attire and the evening begins with cocktail hour, opportunity drawing opportunities and a wine vault. The Fashion Island Hotel’s Coastal Catering will provide dinner followed by videos, the program and a live auction. Tickets: $150 and sponsorships are available. Fristers is an Orange County-based nonprofit devoted to helping teen parents thrive.

Contact: and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at The Port Theatre, 2905 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

SPIN’s New York New York Celebration | Friday, Sept. 17 from 6-11 p.m. SPIN (Serving People In Need) is holding an evening of dinner, along with silent and live auctions. Stellar entertainment will be provided by comedian Bobby Collins and Matt Mauser (of the Tijuana Dogs), and the Pete Jacobs Band, who will capture the sounds of Sinatra at the height of his career when singing with the Count Basie Orchestra in Las Vegas. Mauser delivers the vocals with Jacobs, conducting. Black tie optional. Tickets are $300 per person.

Contact: Kim Frazier at 714.751.1101, ext. 19, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To reserve your seats, to purchase an opportunity drawing ticket, or to be a sponsor, click here.

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

New, Now, Next: The OCMA Affair | Saturday, Oct. 5 | This annual gala supports the museum’s exhibition and educational programs and ensures that the museum can offer free admission at its temporary location at South Coast Plaza Village. Co-chairs: Jennifer Segerstrom and Jennifer Van Bergh


Takes place at OCMA/Expand, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Dusk at the Island Fashion Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Orange County | Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4-8 p.m. | Features a cocktail hour with great food, live entertainment and silent & live auctions. Fashions will be provided by brands such as Elie Tahari, Faherty, Bailey44 and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available; call Ruth Wu at 714.516.3669.


Takes place at the Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Furnishing Hope’s “The Future is Bright” Gala | Saturday, Oct. 12 | TruClear Global, the intersection of art and technology, is their presenting sponsor at TruClear Global, who has donated their state-of-the-art Experience Center in Newport Beach for the evening. Proceeds from this event help furnish the homes of our military heroes and single parents with children as they transition to independent living. Guests will enjoy an evening of elegant fun with a live and silent auction, an opportunity drawing, cocktail reception, and sit-down dinner catered by Mark’s Desserts and Catering, while experiencing next level technology at TruClear Global. 

Contact: To become a sponsor, donate to the silent or live auction, or purchase tickets to the event, visit or call 949.419.4574.

Takes place at TruClear Global, Newport Beach.

Childhelp Diamond Jubilee Fall Gala - Legends of Hollywood | Saturday, Oct 19 | Event Chairs Joy Estrada and Gina Van Ocker along with Honorary Chair Janet Ronnenberg will lead the committee in transforming the main ballroom to bring legendary Hollywood back to life. It will be an evening to remember with dinner, dancing to live music by Daring Greatly, silent and live auctions, and casino-style gambling, all to raise money toward stopping child abuse and neglect, and to support the children under Childhelp’s care. For 60 years, Childhelp has been working to stop abuse and neglect in Orange County as well as across the country.

Contact: For tickets, sponsorships, donations and underwriting, visit Linda Burns at 949.463.8804 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast.

Girl Scouts of Orange County – 10th Annual Celebrate Leadership | Friday, Nov. 8 | New honoree categories. New activities. Exciting live and silent auction items. And of course, OC’s amazing Girl Scouts who are taking action to make our community and world a better place. Sponsorships are available. 

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit

Takes place at the Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Second Annual Forever Families Gala to support Seneca Family of Agencies | Saturday, Nov. 9 | This event supports this organization’s mission to create families that are stale, loving and permanent. They have a 100 percent adoption permanency rating. Every $1,000 supports the finalization of an adoption for a child in foster care. There are more than 600 kids waiting to be adopted in Orange County. Honorees to be announced. Sponsorships are available from $5,000-$50,000.


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

46th Candlelight Concert to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts | Friday, Dec. 6 | For more than 40 years, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Candlelight Concert has been one of Orange County’s most treasured events. Considered by many as the official kick-off to the holiday season, Candlelight brings friends and family together for an elegant evening of great fun while raising essential funds in support of the Segerstrom Center for the Art’s artistic, education and community engagement programs.


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


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