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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival 2017

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival 2017

The entire Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors and spouses/partners gathered in San Diego to attend the 6th Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The event was held at Humphrey’s Concerts by...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

The annual Evening of Gratitude and Della Strada Award for the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The event began with a lovely celebration of the Eucharist in the Founders Chapel on the campus of the University of San Diego. Rev....

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Lamb’s Theater Dessert & Dialogue

Lamb’s Theater Dessert & Dialogue

At the invitation of Lamb’s Players Theater, MFF Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the Dessert and Dialogue concerning the next production at the theater Shadowlands, the life and relationship between Clive Staples Lewis and Helen Joy Davidman. The...

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San Diego Zoo Global – Dinner Buffet

San Diego Zoo Global – Dinner Buffet

San Diego Zoo Global President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons and President’s Partners gathered at the Zoofari Party Area on Sunday, February 12, 2017 for a dinner buffet and update on some of San Diego Zoo Global’s conservation efforts.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim...

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35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala

35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala

The 35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala was held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined close to five hundred guests for an elegant evening that included a silent auction and...

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An American Christmas

An American Christmas

Lamb’s Players Theater and the US Grant Hotel presented the annual An American Christmas:  A 1916 Feast & Celebration.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  The evening is a Feast and Celebration with the “Marshall Family.” ...

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Holiday with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

Holiday with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 the San Diego Zoo Circle and Heritage Guild members gathered for Holiday with the Animals.  A number of zoo animal ambassadors greeted the guests who assembled on this chilly December morning including Director Barbara J. Menard.  The...

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Zoo Food Wine and Brew 2016

Zoo Food Wine and Brew 2016

Directors Barbara Menard and Don Harrington and their partners enjoyed the Annual Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration on Saturday evening September 24, 2016.  The evening benefits San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife...

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Jazz Supper 2016

Jazz Supper 2016

The Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association hosted the annual Jazz Supper at the Windemere Clubhouse in La Jolla on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  The evening funds a Sacred Heart Scholarship at the University of San Diego and benefits the needs of the Religious of the...

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2016 Conservation Medal

2016 Conservation Medal

Hosted by The Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of San Diego Zoo Global the Conservation Medal Luncheon and Awards was held on Monday, August 8, 2016 for Circle of Friends and Heritage Guild members with Director Barbara J. Menard in attendance.  The...

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San Diego Zoo Global – RITZ 2016

San Diego Zoo Global – RITZ 2016

“It began with a ROAR” was the theme for the 33rd Annual Rendezvous In The Zoo (R.I.T.Z) Gala held at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, June 28, 2016.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie were the guests of President/CEO Douglas G. Myers and his wife Barbara.  The evening...

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Nativity Prep Academy Graduation

Nativity Prep Academy Graduation

The student sponsored by the Menard Family Foundation, Ignacio, was among the twenty eighth grade young men and women who graduated from Nativity Prep Academy San Diego on Friday, June 17, 2016.  The ceremony began with a music processional as the students, faculty,...

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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

Menard Family Foundation Directors Catherine Scanlon, Don Harrington, Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard, and their spouses/partners gathered for the 5th Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival.  Menard Family Foundation was a Supporting...

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San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration

San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global invited all of the city of San Diego to celebrate the Zoo’s Centennial.  For special donors and friends, the celebration began at The Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park with a VIP reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. ...

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NAPSW Annual Conference

NAPSW Annual Conference

Director Barbara J. Menard attended the 40th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference in Providence, Rhode Island from May 7-10, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Although the weather was cold and rainy, it did not dampen the warmth of sharing...

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Nativity Prep Academy Sponsor Luncheon

Nativity Prep Academy Sponsor Luncheon

The annual luncheon for the sponsors of the students at Nativity Prep Academy was held in the auditorium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the location of Nativity Prep Academy.  The tables were filled with students, mentors and sponsors.  The Menard Family Foundation...

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Scripps Health Foundation – Dine with a Doc

Scripps Health Foundation – Dine with a Doc

Director Barbara J. Menard and partner Jim Ogilvie attended the Dine with a Doc event held at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California on Tuesday evening March 29, 2016.  Barbara and Jim were placed at a table with Obstetrics-Gynecology Dr. Mary Wilde.  The...

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Lamb’s Players Theater – Dessert & Dialogue

Lamb’s Players Theater – Dessert & Dialogue

As long-time supporters of Lamb’s Players Theater, the Menard Family Foundation was invited to attend “Season 2016:  A Delicious Variety of Flavors” on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined other Lamb’s sponsors to hear Producing Artistic...

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Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service

Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service at Scripps Mercy Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2015.  This annual event is an opportunity for the Executives, Doctors, Nurses, Staff and Volunteers of Scripps Mercy...

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Annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception

Annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception

Dan and Mary Mulvihill and Ashok and Lata Israni hosted the annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  It is always the perfect “kick-off” for the holiday season.  The evening included lovely harp music, a...

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44th Annual Mercy Ball

44th Annual Mercy Ball

It was a magical evening for over six hundred guests who gathered at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier for the 44th Annual Mercy Ball.  Celebrating Scripps Mercy Hospital’s 125th Anniversary and benefiting the Maternal and Child Health Services at the hospital, the...

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University of San Diego Founders’ Gala

University of San Diego Founders’ Gala

Directors Barbara J. Menard and Marlene Miller represented the Menard Family Foundation at the annual University of San Diego Founder’s Gala.  The Founder’s Gala, named in honor of founders Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, is the...

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San Diego Zoo Founder’s Dinner

San Diego Zoo Founder’s Dinner

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global and its Foundation Board hosted major donors at the annual Founder’s Dinner.  The evening began with the opening and dedication of the Amur and snow leopard habitat.  This new enclosure enables visitors to experience an...

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Nativity Prep Academy Toast To the Future

Nativity Prep Academy Toast To the Future

Benefiting the eleven year journey from middle school through high school and into college for the students and graduates of Nativity Prep Academy, the annual Toast to the Future took place on May 16, 2015.  The afternoon included an assortment of fine wines and...

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Nativity Prep Academy Sponsorship Luncheon

Nativity Prep Academy Sponsorship Luncheon

San Diego’s Nativity Prep Academy held its second annual Sponsorship Luncheon on Thursday, April 23rd.  Director Barbara J. Menard attended and shared lunch with the Menard Family Foundation student Ignacio.  The delicious meal was prepared by the Parent Committee and...

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Dessert & Dialogue – Lamb’s Players Theater

Dessert & Dialogue – Lamb’s Players Theater

Have you ever wondered what Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis would discuss if they met?  The play Freud’s Last Session performed at Lamb’s Players Theater provides an opportunity to experience this event.  Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the play on...

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LoMáximo Awards

LoMáximo Awards

Held at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, the 2015 LoMáximo Awards benefit Homeboys Industries begun by Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J.  Director Barbara Menard and Mr. Jim Ogilvie attended this event.  Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to former...

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Morning Glory Brunch

Morning Glory Brunch

Directors Catherine Scanlon and Barbara Menard attended the 17th Annual Morning Glory Brunch at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.  The morning included unveiling SMSC’s new Lifetime Giving Donor Wall in the Center’s main lobby that includes an plaque for the Menard...

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KPBS Celebrates!

KPBS Celebrates!

Held at the beautiful Hilton La Jolla in Torrey Pines, KPBS Celebrates was entitled “Go Back In Time for an Adventure Around the World.” The evening included: a hosted reception and silent auction; dinner; a live auction; entertainment; the Hall of Fame Tribute; and...

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Scripps Health Foundation – State of the Heart

Scripps Health Foundation – State of the Heart

To celebrate the opening of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and honor San Diego philanthropist Conrad T. Prebys, this gala was a night to remember.  Director Barbara Menard and Mr. Jim Ogilvie attended this gala opening.  The evening included a preview of the new...

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Scripps Mercy Hospital Annual Interfaith Service

Scripps Mercy Hospital Annual Interfaith Service

Director Barbara J. Menard attended the Annual Holiday Blessing & Interfaith Service held in the Our Lady’s Chapel on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.  This annual event included reflections by:  Rabbi Aliza Berk, President of the San Diego Board...

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Holiday with the Animals – San Diego Zoo

Holiday with the Animals – San Diego Zoo

Director Barbara Menard gathered with zoo donors and patrons at the Zoofari Party Area on Saturday morning, December 6, 2014 to enjoy interacting with the animals and updates on the renovations at the San Diego Zoo.  They discussed the expansion of San Diego Zoo Kids...

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Catholic Charities – Matthew 25

Catholic Charities – Matthew 25

Barbara J. Menard attended the Annual Catholic Charities’ Matthew 25 Mass and Recognition Dinner as a Guest of Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The evening is a celebration to recognize parishioners, individuals or couples, nominated by their pastors, who through their...

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Jazz Supper at the Athenaeum, La Jolla

Jazz Supper at the Athenaeum, La Jolla

The San Diego Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association held its annual Jazz Supper on Sunday evening, September 14, 2014 in the beautiful setting of the Athenaeum in La Jolla. The evening included a wine reception and dinner catered by the Francois and Diana Goedhuys...

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St. Madeleine Sophie’s Fashion Show and Luncheon

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Fashion Show and Luncheon

The Menard Family Foundation was honored at the 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon “Fashion On Pointe” held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego on August 16, 2014. Over 600 people where in attendance at the luncheon and fashion show. The...

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Fund Raiser Luncheon for 2014 San Diego Follies

Fund Raiser Luncheon for 2014 San Diego Follies

The second annual luncheon to benefit the Christian Community Theater Production of San Diego Follies was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon, CA.  The beautifully decorated tables each represented a Hollywood movie musical.  The afternoon...

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NAPSW holds 38th Annual Conference

NAPSW holds 38th Annual Conference

Director Barbara Menard joined this largest gathering of perinatal social workers from across the United States and Canada for the 38th Annual NAPSW Conference.  Held at the beautiful Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas this years’ event offered the opportunity to...

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IVC San Diego Annual Della Strada Event

IVC San Diego Annual Della Strada Event

Director Barbara Menard and Director Marlene Miller attended the annual fundraising event for the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps.  As a member of the Regional Council, Barbara introduced the Award given to Catholic Charities Diocese of San...

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43rd Annual Mercy Ball

43rd Annual Mercy Ball

Director Barbara Menard and guest Jim Ogilvie attended the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball on March 8, 2014, the event of the season to support and celebrate Scripps Mercy Hospital.  Held at the Grand Del Mar Hotel, the event featured delicious cuisine, exciting silent and...

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St. Vincent De Paul Woman’s Guild Luncheon

St. Vincent De Paul Woman’s Guild Luncheon

Director Marlene Miller hosted a table at the St. Vincent De Paul Women’s Guild luncheon.  Director Barbara Menard joined the group for a 50’s themed event.  Interim President and CEO, Diane Stumph shared reflections on her new role and the nationwide search for a new...

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Update for Zoo Ambassadors, Patrons and Partners

Update for Zoo Ambassadors, Patrons and Partners

Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners special gathering at the Zoofari Party Area at the San Diego Zool.  The evening included a dinner buffet, dessert and beverages.  Ms. Debra...

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Patron Party for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball

Patron Party for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball

The Menard Family Foundation is again assisting in the sponsorship for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball to be held on March 8, 2014 at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar.  The Patron Party was hosted by Mercy Ball Chair Lois and Dr. Bill Stanton and was held at the...

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Visit to Most Holy Trinity Preschool

Visit to Most Holy Trinity Preschool

The Menard Family Foundation has been assisting Most Holy Trinity Parish in San Jose, CA with the renovation and expansion of their Preschool.  Director Barbara Menard was able to tour the facilities with Preschool Director Jessica Roberts, Elementary School Principal...

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KPBS Gala

KPBS Gala

KPBS, San Diego’s public radio and television station, held the second Downton Abbey themed Gala at the U.S. Grant Hotel on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  The Honorary Chair for the evening was Darlene Marcos Shiley and the Gala Chair was Kimberly Heller.  The KPBS Hall...

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Retirement Celebration for Sr. Leonita, RSM

Retirement Celebration for Sr. Leonita, RSM

Barbara Menard joined Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder and Scripps Mercy CEO Tom Gammiere, members of the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, doctors, nurses, employees, and friends of Scripps Mercy to honor Sr. Mary Leonita Metoyer, RSM on her retirement on...

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3rd Annual MOST Mariachi Festival

3rd Annual MOST Mariachi Festival

Directors Don Harrington, Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard gathered for the Third Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The M.O.S.T. program began in 1987 and today after twenty-five years they have...

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Sacred Heart Alumni/ae Jazz Super 2013

Sacred Heart Alumni/ae Jazz Super 2013

Menard Family Foundation Directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard attended the San Diego Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association annual Jazz Supper that benefits the Sacred Heart Scholarship at the University of San Diego and for the Religious of the Sacred Heart...

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Graduation at Nativity Prep Academy

Graduation at Nativity Prep Academy

A student has received a yearly scholarship to attend Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego by a grant from the Menard Family Foundation.  This year Director Barbara J. Menard was able to attend the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church...

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IVC Morning of Gratitude

IVC Morning of Gratitude

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps San Diego celebrated a Morning of Gratitude on June 14, 2013 at St. Catherine Laboure Parish.    The morning began with the Celebration of the Eucharist followed by a presentation by Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ on Ignatian Spirituality.  The...

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KPBS Gala Celebration 2013 – Downton Abbey

KPBS Gala Celebration 2013 – Downton Abbey

The U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego was transformed into Downton Abbey by KPBS for their Gala Celebration on May 4, 2013.  Director Barbara J. Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation at this Downton Abbey themed event.  The event recognized the 2012 KPBS Hall of...

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Damien at Lamb’s Players Theater

Damien at Lamb’s Players Theater

Barbara J. Menard attended the powerful portrayal by Robert Smyth of “Damien” at Lamb’s Players Theater on April 14th.  This gripping drama recounts the life of St. Damien De Veuster who devoted his life to serving the leper community at the Kalaupapa Settlement on...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award

Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award

Directors Barbara J. Menard and Marlene Miller represented the Menard Family Foundation at the Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award and Fund Raiser on April 7, 2013.  The afternoon honored philanthropists Terrence and Barbara Caster and the Caster Family...

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St. Martin de Porres School Spring Gala 2013

St. Martin de Porres School Spring Gala 2013

St. Martin de Porres School celebrated their Spring Gala and St. Patrick’s Day on March 16, 2013 with a benefit for the Tuition Assistance Fund held at the Flood Mansion of the Schools of The Sacred Heart in San Francisco, CA.  Barbara J. Menard joined the festivities...

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Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo 2013

Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo 2013

Director Barbara Menard joined other members of the Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo.  There was an opportunity to view the clouded leopard cubs and listen to their trainers share information about their development.  An update on San Diego Zoo Global’s...

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KPBS Tour

KPBS Tour

Barbara Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation at a tour of the KPBS facilities on the campus of San Diego State University. Director Menard was able to view the newly renovated news room and receive an update on the future direction of KPBS.  ...

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Lambs Players presents An American Christmas 2012

Lambs Players presents An American Christmas 2012

Director Barbara Menard and friends attended the Lamb’s Players Theater’s annual production of An American Christmas on Sunday, December 20, 2012. Held in the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA, this celebration presents the events and music that happened...

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Scripps Mercy Event 1000 2012

Scripps Mercy Event 1000 2012

Director Barbara Menard attended the Mercy 1000 gathering.  This annual event hosted by Dan and Mary Mulvihill at the La Valencia Hotel offers an opportunity to receive an update on the activities at Scripps Mercy Hospital and share with other donors....

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42nd Annual Mercy Ball – Mercí Mercy

42nd Annual Mercy Ball – Mercí Mercy

The 42nd Annual Mercy Ball was an elegant event held on Saturday, November 9, 2012 at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar, CA. Barbara J. Menard joined the festive gathering for the evening that benefited the breast care programs and services at the two campuses of...

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San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration

San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration

Directors Don Harrington and Barbara J. Menard joined throngs of San Diegans at the annual San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration held on the grounds of the zoo on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This gala celebration raises money for the San Diego Zoo Institute for...

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Woltman Family Infusion Center Dedication

Woltman Family Infusion Center Dedication

Local community and health care leaders including director Barbara J. Menard gathered in Hillcrest on Sept. 19, 2012 to celebrate the naming and opening of the Woltman Family Infusion Center, an outpatient service of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego that specializes...

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Sacred Heart Alumnae/i Jazz Supper

Sacred Heart Alumnae/i Jazz Supper

Each year the San Diego area Sacred Heart Alumnae/i gather for a fundraiser to benefit the retired Sacred Heart sisters and to provide a scholarship for a Sacred Heart student to attend the University of San Diego. This year directors Marlene Miller and Barbara J....

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Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Mariachi Festival

Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Mariachi Festival

The 2nd Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012. This exciting event, celebrating the 25th anniversary of M.O.S.T., was held at The Corky McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station in Point Loma....

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CYT Director’s Choice Awards and Performance

CYT Director’s Choice Awards and Performance

Barbara J. Menard joined other cast members from the Christian Community Theater Senior Follies in attendance at the Christian Youth Theater’s Choice Awards and Performances on August 9, 2012. The dinner, awards and performances were held on the beautiful campus of...

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Scripps Heritage Circle Recognition Dinner

Scripps Heritage Circle Recognition Dinner

The captivating book, “Good Company: The Story of Scripps Health and Its People,” written by Sarita Eastman, was presented at the annual Scripps Heritage Circle and Mercy McCauley Heritage Circle dinner on June 7, 2012. Barbara J. Menard attended the event and heard...

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Our Lady’s School Centennial Celebration

Our Lady’s School Centennial Celebration

A fundraiser for Our Lady’s School in San Diego was held at the Holiday Inn on the Bay on June 30, 2012. This gala centennial celebration highlighted the quality Catholic education provided by Our Lady’s School for 100 years. Barbara J. Menard joined a group from the...

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CCT Production of Senior Follies

CCT Production of Senior Follies

Barbara J. Menard joined a cast of over 65 to 75 seniors for the 5th production of Senior Follies held at the theater on the campus of Lincoln High School from June 21-24, 2012. The theme this year is a spoof on beauty pageants and TV reality talent contests with 12...

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Loyola University Chicago Founder’s Dinner

Loyola University Chicago Founder’s Dinner

Loyola University Chicago celebrates the accomplishments of alumni through the Damen Award given at the annual Founder’s Dinner. Named for Loyola University Chicago's primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola's...

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Visit to Chicago Cenacle Sisters

Visit to Chicago Cenacle Sisters

The Menard Family Foundation through its grants has assisted retired religious of several religious communities of sisters, priests and brothers including the Cenacle Sisters who reside in Chicago. Director Barbara Menard was able to visit the sisters at the Cenacle...

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Scripps Legacy Event

Scripps Legacy Event

Barbara J. Menard was among those who gathered for a memorable evening on May 5, 2012 to celebrate the legacy of Ellen Browning Scripps and Mother Mary Michael Cummings. The Scripps Legacy Celebration honored the rich history of Scripps Health and the contributions of...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps SD Della Strada Award

Ignatian Volunteer Corps SD Della Strada Award

The Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps hosted the 5th Annual Della Strada Award on April 15, 2012 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. This year’s recipient was Rosemary Johnson, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Shelter Network. Rosemary has...

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St. Martin de Porres Fundraiser

St. Martin de Porres Fundraiser

While in San Francisco Barbara J. Menard attended a fund raising event for St. Martin de Porres School held at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on March 11, 2012.  The students shared their musical talents with violins, voice, jazz combo and their teachers performed an...

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USF Benefactors Breakfast

USF Benefactors Breakfast

Director Barbara Menard attended a Mass and Breakfast for Benefactors at the University of San Francisco on Sunday, March 11, 2012. University President, Fr. Stephen Privett, SJ shared an update on USF building projects and the expansion of USF into social justice...

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Helen Woodward opens new animal hospital

Helen Woodward opens new animal hospital

On Feb. 25th 2012 Barbara Menard toured the Helen Woodward Animal Center. It is a new state-of-the-art animal hospital that offers everything your furry friend will ever need in a veterinarian! The Companion Animal Hospital is a high-tech “small animal” facility, open...

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Lambs Players presents An American Christmas

Lambs Players presents An American Christmas

Director Barbara Menard and friends attended the Lamb’s Players Theater’s annual production of An American Christmas on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Held in the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA, this celebration presents the events and music that happened...

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Scripps Mercy 1000 Event 2011

Scripps Mercy 1000 Event 2011

Scripps Mercy 1000 Annual Reception at the La Valencia Hotel hosted by Dan and Mary Mulvihill was attended by Directors Barbara Menard and Marlene Miller.  A humorous history of the founding of Mercy 1000 was recounted by Dan Mulvihill and Sr. Joanne De Vincinte, RSM...

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SD Zoo – Breakfast with the Animals

SD Zoo – Breakfast with the Animals

The annual Breakfast with the Animals for donors at the San Diego Zoo was the joyful start of the holiday season for Director Barbara Menard. A brief update of activities was offered by CEO/Executive Director Douglas G. Myers. This was followed by a fascinating...

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New MFF Board Member?

New MFF Board Member?

The annual Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors Meeting was held in October 2009 and included a visit to the World Famous San Diego Zoo. Trustees Marlene Miller, Marcel Menard and Barbara Menard were treated to encounters with a cheetah, the giraffes, and two...

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USF’S California Prize

USF’S California Prize

The University of San Francisco recently honored Ms. Alice L. Waters with the 2009 California Prize for Service and the Common Good for significant service with the poor or marginalized and groundbreaking achievements in pursuit of the common good of all members of...

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Rady Children’s Hospital Reception

Rady Children’s Hospital Reception

Barbara and Marlene were among a large gathering of donors for Rady Children’s Hospital who gathered at Humphrey’s on Shelter Island in San Diego for a reception and live entertainment. One of the teenage ambassadors for the fund campaign shared the story of the...

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Sacred Heart Alumnae Jazz Supper

Sacred Heart Alumnae Jazz Supper

Directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard attended the annual Jazz Supper in La Jolla that raises funds for the retired Religious of the Sacred Heart who reside at their retirement facility Oakwood in Atherton, CA. Sr. Virginia Rodee shared updates on the activities...

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Honoring Fr. Joe

Honoring Fr. Joe

One of the most recognizable “padres” in San Diego is Fr. Joe Carroll. Director Barbara Menard was present at Pet Co Park as the San Diego Padres baseball team honored him for his years of service to the homeless and needy in San Diego. Fr. Joe threw out the first...

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Blessed Sacrament School Fundraiser

Blessed Sacrament School Fundraiser

Barbara Menard journeyed to Hollywood, CA to attend the farewell for Rev. Mike Mandala, SJ and a fund raiser for Blessed Sacrament School. The evening’s events were held in the beautifully decorated school auditorium. This building that dates from the 1920’s is the...

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Scripps Mercy Ball

Scripps Mercy Ball

Directors Miller and Menard were among the attendees at the annual Mercy Ball benefiting the Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. A personal testimonial by a cancer survivor added to the education of the evening of sharing with patrons, enjoying...

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4th Annual Della Strada Award Celebration

4th Annual Della Strada Award Celebration

Directors Barbara Menard and Marlene Miller helped to welcome the guests at the 4th Annual Della Strada Award Celebration for the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps.  The event included live entertainment, a hosted reception, silent and live auctions and the reception...

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Scripps Mercy 1000 Event

Scripps Mercy 1000 Event

Directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard attended the annual Scripps Mercy 1000 event at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.  Mercy Hospital Foundation Executive Director Kate Carinder and CEO Tom Gammiere offered updates on current events at Scripps Mercy Hillcrest...

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The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project hosted their annual soup tasting event and Director Barbara Menard sampled their newest products. The Tomorrow Project is a program of the Homeless Women’s Department of Catholic Charities.  It is a job readiness program that assists homeless...

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CA Prize Dinner USF

CA Prize Dinner USF

For a second year Director Barbara Menard attended the CA Prize dinner at the University of San Francisco. This award is given to an individual(s) or organization that… The dinner coincided with the alumni reunion weekend where Barbara and her classmates gathered for...

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KPBS 50th Anniversary Gala

KPBS 50th Anniversary Gala

Director Barbara Menard participated in the KPBS 50th Anniversary Gala. Flower children with peace signs greeted the attendees and the music of the 60’s filled the air. KPBS was a favorite organization of Bernard P. Menard, and the Menard Family Foundation continues...

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MFF Director on Stage!

MFF Director on Stage!

The Menard Family Foundation sponsored the third annual Senior Follies, a production of the Christian Community Theater of El Cajon, CA. The cast included 65-70 seniors who ranged in age from 55-94 years. The program, “On The Road Again,” was a singing and dancing...

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