here are events that are considered "cool," and then there are events that are considered "really cool."
The second annual The Bash, benefiting Children's Hospitals in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco, recently took over the hipster Hollywood lounge known as Exlr.
The An Family Foundation, led by Chief Executive Elizabeth An, owner of AnQi at South Coast Plaza, created The Bash with her daughter Bosilika. Their goal was to raise money to help ill teenagers. The second annual Bash raised $176,000 in net proceeds, which will go to The Teen Impact and dialysis center of the various Children's Hospitals.
Now that's really cool.
The Orange County chapter of Childhelp broke all previous fundraising records at its 29th annual golf tournament, raising $305,000 net at the recent event held at Newport Beach Country Club.
The fundraising effort was impressive, topping last year's total raised by nearly $100,000. Co-chaired by Debra Violette and Susan Hill, the success of the tournament was due in large part to sponsorship from the most generous Jacquie and Michael Casey, the O'Connell Family Foundation and Regal Entertainment Group.