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About 150 golf enthusiasts teed off for Waymakers’ 36th annual Swing for Kids Charity Golf Tournament presented by John Jory Corp. on May 16 at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine.
Susan G. Komen Orange County held its annual Pink Tie Ball on May 11 at City National Grove of Anaheim.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County held its annual Celebration of Children Black & White Ball on April 27 at Hotel Irvine, which netted in excess of $1.3 million.
With the support of a $1.5 million donation from Julia and George Argyros, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast on May 7 broke ground on renovations to its Costa Mesa clubhouses.
The Cystinosis Research Foundation raised a record-breaking $4 million for research at its 16th annual Natalie’s Wish Celebration on March 30. The event was held at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach and included a dinner-gala, auction, a live music performance and special guest remarks from cystinosis researcher and honoree Dr. Stephanie Cherqui of University of California-San Diego. Cherqui’s work resulted in the recent FDA approval of a stem cell and gene therapy clinical trial for cystinosis.
On March 26, CHOC Children’s announced a $5 million gift from the William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation to expand its Small Baby Unit (SBU) on its main hospital campus.
City of Hope’s fifth annual Let’s Be Frank About Cancer gala on March 23 raised about $1.2 million to support life-saving cancer programs, bringing the event’s five-year fundraising total to more than $7.2 million.
The Illumination Foundation held its sixth annual OC Chef’s Table at the Disneyland Resort on March 3, raising more than $1.1 million dollars to help break the cycle of homelessness. The funds will help secure recuperative care, emergency housing and permanent housing for homeless families, children and individuals.
Gary and Julie Crisp, founders of digital printing company Crisp Imaging, hosted five busloads of active duty Marines from Camp Pendleton at the 10th Crisp Family Super Bowl Event on Feb. 3 at the American Legion Post 291 on Balboa Peninsula overlooking the Newport Beach harbor.
The William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation donated more than $21.4 million to 28 nonprofits in 2018, including Doctors Without Borders and CHOC Children’s.