February 14, 2002
-- Young Chang The Jewish Federation of Orange County will pool together commitments made to its 2002 annual campaign during an outreach fund-raiser on March 10. Called Jewish Community Super Sunday, the event will draw together eight local beneficiary agencies and hundreds of volunteers as organizers try to pool funds to help seniors, teens and college students remain connected to their Jewish identity. Funds from the Federation also help humanitarian aid programs for Israeli families struggling with the effects of terrorism.
October 15, 1999
-- Elise Gee FAIRGROUNDS -- The Junior League of Orange County's fund-raiser and shopping extravaganza, The Christmas Company, is expected to offer more than all of its previous annual events, organizers said. The Junior League will kick off its signature fund-raiser Saturday with a black-tie gala reception. The shopping event, in its 24th year, has raised more than $3.5 million to date, with a record $381,000 raised in 1997 alone. Dozens of vendors, holiday shopping and special events -- such as Breakfast with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa -- are among of the highlights.
April 12, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - The Newport Aquatic Center junior rowing team will hold its ergathon alumni day fund-raiser Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the facility at One Whitecliffs Drive. Athletes will row up to 20,000 miles on rowing simulation machines, but will row 1,000 miles less for each $10 contribution they collect. A barbecue, as well as a dedication ceremony for two new four-person boats acquired with public donations, will also be held and NAC junior rowing alumni, prospective junior rowers, as well as community members, are invited to take part.
November 16, 2000
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- A fund-raiser this month for Brianna Olympius, a 9-year-old Costa Mesa girl who underwent surgery last month to remove a benign brain tumor, brought in $44,000 to help pay her medical bills. Brianna, a fourth-grade student at Newport Heights Elementary School, was diagnosed with the brain tumor last month. She underwent a grueling seven-hour surgery in which 90% of the tumor at her brain stem was removed. Since then, she has had two innovative, noninvasive gamma knife treatments.
May 19, 2001
-- Paul Clinton A tile painting fund-raiser for the Newport Mesa Unified School District will be held today and Sunday at Triangle Square, Newport Boulevard and 19th Street in Costa Mesa. Color Me Mine, on the mall's fourth floor, is donating 1,000 tiles, which will be sold to members of the public for $20 each. The money raised by the event will go to fund art programs at district schools. Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan is scheduled to present an award at the fund-raiser at 2 p.m. today.
March 31, 2002
Young Chang Nanci Kapp used to breeze through the doors of Fidelity Federal Bank in Newport Beach and make an impression while doing something as mundane as depositing a check. When she looked fancy, her tellers would ask where she was coming from. The answer usually involved some sort of fund-raiser and one of her many causes. For about eight years, the bank staff got to learn that Kapp was a sprightly person -- someone who was active with arts organizations, someone who dated, someone who roller-bladed, golfed, paddled her kayak and danced all in the same weekend.
September 16, 1999
Veronica Duran NEWPORT BECH -- It soon will be a mother-son affair at the Elks Lodge. Nina Cross Brazleton and her son, Chris Brazleton, will join the once all-male lodge Sept. 23 -- just days after the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. A retired Bolsa Grande High School teacher, Nina Cross Brazleton has served as vice president for the Newport-Harbor chapter of City of Hope, working with Girl and Boy Scout groups and serving as a judge for the Knott's Americanism contests and the Academic Decathlon.
June 26, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- Waving picket signs, wearing their warm-up suits and screaming at passing cars in front of a Mobil gas station Monday morning, the Estancia High School girls basketball team protested the loss of their biggest fund-raiser of the year. "Honk if you support us!" they yelled. "Don't buy your gas here because Mobil doesn't support us. Go to Texaco or something." The girls said that the gas station wouldn't let them have a fireworks stand this year in their usual spot behind the station on an adjacent property.
May 28, 2001
So the other day, I'm sitting in the newsroom with one of our newer editors, discussing something important I'm sure, when I noticed he was glancing up at the TV that sits in the corner of our newsroom. The TV was tuned to the Orange County Newschannel, proving of course, to those readers who thought we just watched soap operas or Laker games all day, that we stay on top of the news. Anyway, the editor mentions that the two people who are taking part in some talk-show type discussion on the TV sure look to him like a couple of George W. and Laura Bush impersonators.