The Athenaeum's 29th Annual Gala
A Mid Night Summer's Dream
Friday, September 7, 2018
Come to the Athenaeum's 29th annual gala!
Since 1990, our largest fundraiser and social event, the gala always features a special theme—this year is A Mid Night Summer's Dream: Celebrating fantasy and whimsy in Shakespearean England! We enjoy live music and sassy dancing and an extra-special parade of partygoers on Wall Street and Girard Avenue led by the mischievous Puck, always a highlight. Gala guests get into the spirit of the theme by wearing extravagant costumes or cocktail attire.
Cocktails and live entertainment on our patio and in the library begin 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 of Shakespearean fairies and theatrics. Artists on the committee always design appropriate and beautiful décor, much of which goes on sale in the library. An unforgettable time awaits you!
Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission.
Thank You to our 2018 Gala Committee
Nicole Hadfield ♦ Charlotte Goldberg
Ginny Black ♦ Connie Mullin Branscomb ♦ Lou Campbell ♦ Ann Craig ♦ Melissa Elliott ♦ Sally Fuller ♦ Louise Heenan ♦ Norma Hidalgo del Rio ♦ Angel Kleinbub ♦ Zoe Kleinbub ♦ Miriam Krippl ♦ Pat Lau ♦ Paula McColl ♦ Dori McCue ♦ Lilo Miller ♦ Dannie Sue Reis ♦ Carole Renstrom ♦ Patricia Rinaker ♦Sibyl Rubottom ♦ Gitte Theodossi ♦ Margie (Helga) Warner ♦ Debra Waterford ♦ Sue Whitman ♦ Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome
Thank You to our 2017 Gala Ad Sponsors
Norman and Bill Forrester ♦ Hi Sweetheart ♦ Del Mar Gifts/La Boutiquelesdeux ♦ Deb Kelly/Kris Nelson ♦ Gracie James ♦ Jewels by the Sea ♦ Motor Car Company ♦ Capital Growth Properties ♦ Girard Gourmet ♦ The Marine Room ♦ Bowers ♦ Aspiriant ♦ Pacific Western Bank ♦ Erika and Fred Torri ♦ John Reis and Co., Inc ♦ The Printing Shoppe ♦ L.A. Cetto ♦ Volubilis Imports, Inc ♦ Angel and Fred Kleinbub
History of Events:
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