Athenaeum Library Gala

The Athenaeum's 30th Annual Gala

Volare!

Around the world in 30 galas!

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

6:30–11:30 PM

 

Come to the Athenaeum's 30th annual gala!

 

Since 1990, our largest fundraiser and social event, the gala always features a special theme. This year, take a voyage around the world without ever leaving La Jolla. Let Dean Martin's classic song Volare give you wings as we travel around the world in a retrospective of our past thirty galas. Fly up to the clouds as we visit France, Greece, Italy, India, the Caribbean, and more! Enjoy live music and sassy dancing and an extra-special parade of partygoers on Wall Street and Girard Avenue lead by Euphoria Brass Band, always a highlight. Gala guests get into the spirit of the theme by wearing extravagant costumes or cocktail attire. 

 

Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment by solo harpist Chiara Capobianco and the always popular Euphoria Brass Band on our patio and in the library 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. Artists on the committee always design appropriate and beautiful décor, much of which goes on sale in the library the next day. An unforgettable time awaits you—no passport needed!

 

Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission of providing music and art materials and presenting exhibitions, art classes, and events to the people of San Diego. 

 

General reservation: $250 / Angel reservation: $350 / Archangel reservation: $500

General table for ten: $2,500 / Angel table for ten: $3,500 / Archangel table for ten: $5,000

 

 

 

All but $75 per dinner ticket is tax-deductible. The Athenaeum is a non-profit 501(3)C organization. Please respond by September 3, 2019. For more information call (858) 454-5872.

 

Gala Co-Chairs for 2019: Nicole Hadfield and Jessica Uhrig

 

Auction Chair

Patty Rome

 

Committee

Maurine Beinbrink ♦ Ginny Black ♦ Connie Mullin Branscomb ♦ Lou Campbell ♦ Ann Craig ♦ Melissa Elliott ♦ Elif Findikoglu ♦ Sally Fuller ♦ Louise Heenan ♦ Norma Hidalgo del Rio ♦ Victor Hlavacek and Lilo Miller ♦ Angel Kleinbub ♦ Zoe Kleinbub ♦ Miriam Krippl ♦ Pat Lau ♦ Paula McColl ♦ Dori McCue ♦ Caroline Nordquist ♦ Catherine Palmer ♦ Krissy Prager ♦ Dannie Sue Reis ♦ Patricia Rinaker ♦ Sibyl Rubottom ♦ Gabrielle Sillas ♦ Gitte Theodossi ♦ Margie (Helga) Warner ♦ Debra Waterford ♦ Sue Whitman ♦ Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome ♦

 

 

 

History of Events:

 

2018

A Mid-Night Summer's Dream

 

2017

Fiesta! on Wall Street

 

2016

Hawaii Inside & Out Hula La

 

2015

Havana Ball!

 

2014

Celestial Soirée

 

2013

New Orleans & All That Jazz

 

2012

Midnight in Paris

 

2011

Thai Fantasy

The Athenaeum Celebrates Thailand

 

2010

TANGO! TANGO! TANGO!

The Athenaeum Celebrates Argentina

 

2009

Having a Ball in Black & White:

Celebrating Our 20th Gala

 

2008

Gone Bananas! A Caribbean Calypso

 

2007

Bollywood: A Shimmering Indian Night

 

2006

Athena at the Athenaeum

 

2005

Roman Holiday

 

2004

Gala à la Gauguin: French Polynesia

 

2003

Brasil com Brilho: A Gala Celebration

 

2002

Northern Lights: A Dazzling Evening

 

2001

Caravanserai: Moroccan Magic

 

2000

The Gala of the Golden Dragon

 

1999

A Centennial Celebration,

Echos of Times Past

 

1998

Mexico!

 

1997

Fantasy of India

 

1996

Vienna in 3/4 Time

 

1995

Viva Espana

 

1994

A Night in Bali

 

1993

Venezia!

 

1992

Fête Provençale 

 

1991

A Greek Summer Evening

 

1990

Bastille Day