"Imagine what if and what will be?"
This was the question asked by organizers of the Discovery Science Center's annual fundraising dinner last week, which
welcomed some 400 community activists and raised more than $500,000 for science education in Orange County.
The massive event was chaired with style by Jeff and Andrea Reeves. The event honored major donors Microsemi Corporation, represented by Jim Peterson, and philanthropist Paul Folino and his corporation Emulex, for their unwavering support. They were honored with the Arnold O. Beckman Award from the center.
The evening also announced the center's capital expansion plans led by campaign chairs David Horowitz and Peterson. The ambitious expansion includes major renovation and addition to the center's Santa Ana campus.
On hand to welcome the crowd and to bestow the Beckman Award upon the dignitaries were Discovery Science Center President Joe Adams and Board Chairman Dan Bolar. Notable guests in the crowd also included Marta and Raj Bhathal, Walkie and Janet Ray, Lydia and Ken Himes, Rick and Mary Bailey, Dale and Sandi Dykema, and Kendra and John Doyle.