An evening in Newport Coast attracted Orange County VIPs to an intimate yet serious salon gathering on behalf of the local Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The private gathering raised $100,000 in donations from guests, including Angels President and Chairman Dennis Kuhl, Irvine Co. Vice President Steve Friedlander and his wife, Marie, and Montage Resort General Manager Todd Orlich and his wife, Victoria.
Hosted by make-A-Wish board members Daniel Kim and Joel Solomon, the event was billed as the 2012 Inaugural Cornerstone. David Williams, Make-A-Wish American president and chief executive, attended, along with Stephanie McCormick, Make-A-Wish's chief executive for Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Elsewhere in Newport...
Another intimate salon gathering on the other end of Newport unfolded at the chic Lido Isle residence of Karen and Andrew Littlefair. The mid-week dinner party on behalf of the Lido Isle Women's Charitable Foundation found its purpose in presenting Hoag Hospital with a check for $13,000.