The Athenaeum's 30th Annual Gala
Around the world in 30 galas!
Friday, September 6, 2019
Come to the Athenaeum's 30th annual gala!
Since 1990, our largest fundraiser and social event, the gala always features a special theme. This year, take a voyage around the world without ever leaving La Jolla. Let Dean Martin's classic song Volare give you wings as we travel around the world in a retrospective of our past thirty galas. Fly up to the clouds as we visit France, Greece, Italy, India, the Caribbean, and more! Enjoy live music and sassy dancing and an extra-special parade of partygoers on Wall Street and Girard Avenue lead by Euphoria Brass Band, always a highlight. Gala guests get into the spirit of the theme by wearing extravagant costumes or cocktail attire.
Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment by solo harpist Chiara Capobianco and the always popular Euphoria Brass Band on our patio and in the library as dusk falls, followed by a delectable dinner catered by the La Jolla Hyatt Regency. After dinner there is dancing and a silent auction.
The hardworking Gala Committee transforms the library into an alternate world. Artists on the committee always design appropriate and beautiful décor, much of which goes on sale in the library the next day. An unforgettable time awaits you—no passport needed!
Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission of providing music and art materials and presenting exhibitions, art classes, and events to the people of San Diego.
General reservation: $250 / Angel reservation: $350 / Archangel reservation: $500
General table for ten: $2,500 / Angel table for ten: $3,500 / Archangel table for ten: $5,000
All but $75 per dinner ticket is tax-deductible. The Athenaeum is a non-profit 501(3)C organization. Please respond by September 3, 2019. For more information call (858) 454-5872.
Gala Co-Chairs for 2019: Nicole Hadfield and Jessica Uhrig
Maurine Beinbrink ♦ Ginny Black ♦ Connie Mullin Branscomb ♦ Lou Campbell ♦ Ann Craig ♦ Melissa Elliott ♦ Elif Findikoglu ♦ Sally Fuller ♦ Louise Heenan ♦ Norma Hidalgo del Rio ♦ Victor Hlavacek and Lilo Miller ♦ Angel Kleinbub ♦ Zoe Kleinbub ♦ Miriam Krippl ♦ Pat Lau ♦ Paula McColl ♦ Dori McCue ♦ Caroline Nordquist ♦ Catherine Palmer ♦ Krissy Prager ♦ Dannie Sue Reis ♦ Patricia Rinaker ♦ Sibyl Rubottom ♦ Gabrielle Sillas ♦ Gitte Theodossi ♦ Margie (Helga) Warner ♦ Debra Waterford ♦ Sue Whitman ♦ Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome ♦
History of Events:
A Mid-Night Summer's Dream
Fiesta! on Wall Street
Hawaii Inside & Out Hula La
New Orleans & All That Jazz
Midnight in Paris
The Athenaeum Celebrates Thailand
TANGO! TANGO! TANGO!
The Athenaeum Celebrates Argentina
Having a Ball in Black & White:
Celebrating Our 20th Gala
Gone Bananas! A Caribbean Calypso
Bollywood: A Shimmering Indian Night
Athena at the Athenaeum
Gala à la Gauguin: French Polynesia
Brasil com Brilho: A Gala Celebration
Northern Lights: A Dazzling Evening
Caravanserai: Moroccan Magic
The Gala of the Golden Dragon
A Centennial Celebration,
Echos of Times Past
Fantasy of India
Vienna in 3/4 Time
A Night in Bali
A Greek Summer Evening