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Lamb’s Cabaret – The Roots of Rock and Roll

Lamb’s Players Theater held a second in-person Cabaret on Monday evening August 23, 2021 at the outdoor venue Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista. The program opened with the cast of the show “Million Dollar Quartet” followed by songs from the 50’s and...

St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the risks associated with the Delta variant of the coronavirus, St. Paul’s Senior Services made the difficult decision to offer Summerfest 2021 without an in-person event. Quoting their announcement: “St. Paul’s...

Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor’s Gathering

Nativity Prep Academy welcomed the student sponsors to their new campus on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Sponsors attended Mass celebrated by Fr. John Amsberry, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. President Dr. Gil Brady greeted the guests and...

Tour of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance – Opening of Hummingbird Habitat & Komodo Kingdom

Menard Family Foundation Trustees Catherine Scanlon and Barbara Menard were treated to a special tour of San Diego Zoo Global meeting some of the ambassador animals housed at Wegeforth Bowl. Hosted by Pam Fein of the Development Department,...

National Conflict Resolution Center 33rd Annual Peacemaker Awards “A Path Forward”

The 33 rd Annual Peacemaker Awards of the National Conflict Resolution Center were held virtually on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The event began with jazz music with Charles McPherson. A Path Forward continues NCRC’s work of nearly 40 years:...

Virtual Dessert and Dialogue Lamb’s Players Theater

A Virtual Dessert and Dialogue with patrons and friends of Lamb’s Players Theater was held on Sunday evening May 2, 2021. Deborah Smyth welcomed invitees and shared current updates on the staff. She has been handling inquiries and sending out...

Homeboy Industries – Lo Máximo Awards

The annual Lo Maximo Awards Ceremony of Homeboys and Homegirls was held virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Donors including Menard Family Foundation were treated to a wooden box of Homeboy/Homegirl gourmet favorites. The Awards Ceremony was hosted...

Catholic Theological Union – Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Catholic Theological Union’s annual Trustee Dinner was a virtual celebration on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Hosted by CTU friend and award winning journalist Carol Marin, the evening included congratulations by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Governor...

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President’s Clubs

Members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners were invited for a virtual update and presentation on Thursday, April 22, 2021. After an opening welcome by CEO Paul Baribault, there were updates by Zoo Director...

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Morning Glory Brunch

On a beautiful Spring morning, the 20 th Annual Morning Glory Brunch was held on the campus of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. A small group of 100 invitees maintained social distance as they wandered the beautiful gardens and grounds at the Center....

President’s Ambassadors Virtual Brunch 2021

President’s Ambassadors from the University of San Francisco were invited to join a virtual Mass and Brunch on Sunday, April 11. The Eucharist was celebrated at St. Ignatius Parish, which is on the campus of USF, at 10 a.m. This was followed by a...

Whispering Winds 2021 Virtual Gala

With a theme “Spring Forward,” a Virtual Gala was held for Whispering Winds Conference Center on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The event was enthusiastically cohosted by Katie and Abby. Bishop John Dolan shared an opening prayer. The current director...

The San Diego Alumnae/I – Virtual Lenten Reflection

The Alumnae/I of the Sacred Heart in San Diego were invite to a virtual Lenten Reflection on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The morning began with the annual Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Business Meeting and introduction of the new Board members. Sr....

San Diego Zoo Global – Roaring Together for Wildlife

Special members of the zoo family were invited to join San Diego Zoo Global President and CEO Paul Baribault for an exclusive virtual conversation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The new Director of Development, David Gillig, was introduced....

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Tea by the Sea

Over one hundred people gathered for a virtual celebration of Tea by the Sea on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Event co-chairs Maureen King and Angel Kleinbub welcomed participants. Prior to the event, a beautiful Gift Tea Set Basket was delivered to...

Scripps Mercy Hospital – Virtual Tour of new Prebys Cancer Center

A few members of the Scripps Mercy Advisory Council including Menard Family Foundation Director Barbara Menard were invited to a virtual tour of the Prebys Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy in Hillcrest. The tour included a walk-through of the...

KPBS – Virtual Farewell for General Manager Tom Karlo

KPBS – Virtual Farewell for General Manager Tom Karlo – Tuesday, December 8, 2020r A fun-filled virtual event was shared with patrons and friends of KPBS to honor General Manager Tom Karlo after his years working for KPBS. A number of staff and...

Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

The Evening of Gratitude for San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps including the Della Strada Award and the Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award was a virtual celebration that opened with the Celebration of the Eucharist by Rev. Gil Gentile,...

Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargus was joined by Chief Program Officer Ruth Bruland and Village Health Center Clinic Director Dr. Megan Partch to provide an update on the current programs run by Fr. Joe’s Villages, the care provided for those in...

San Diego Zoo Global – President’s Clubs

Director Barbara Menard joined the San Diego Zoo Global for a virtual program celebrating the ongoing support of the members of the President’s Clubs. Each member received a special edition lapel pin to acknowledge their support. Updates were...

San Diego Symphony

Donors and friends of the San Diego Symphony were invited to a virtual program by the San Diego Symphony. The presentation included music performed by the principle violinist and information shared by Executive Director Martha Gilmer. Music...

Lamb’s Players Theater

On the weekend of October 23-25, 2020 Lamb’s Players Theater hosted an open house for donors and friends to introduce the Lamb’s Players Theater Cookbook. The gathering was by reservation only with 15 minute time slots and socially distant...

University of San Francisco 50th Reunion

How is it possible that it was fifty years ago when Director Barbara Menard joined the incoming class at the University of San Francisco in September 1966? The amazing class of 1970 celebrated the fifty years since graduation with a virtual event...

Casa Cornelia 13th Annual La Mancha Awards

Casa Cornelia Law Center is a provider of pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations in Southern California. Since 1993 thousands of children, women, and men have turned to Casa Cornelia for critical legal assistance...

Fr. Joe’s Villages Celebration of 70th Anniversary

With the commitment to assist Neighbors in Need, Fr. Joe Carroll began outreach to the homeless in San Diego. This virtual event gathered friends and donors of Fr. Joe’s Villages to celebrate the past 70 years and to look ahead to the next years. A...

Scripps Mercy Hospital – Topping Office Celebration for the new Prebys Cancer Center

Despite a few computer glitches, the Scripps Mercy Team hosted a “Topping Off” celebration on Thursday, July 16, 2020. In preparation for this occasion, a gift package was delivered to the home of the invitees that included a bottle of sparkling...

Scripps Health Foundation 48th Annual Mercy Ball

With the theme “Celebrating Our History” the 48th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Menard Family Foundation, a Patron Sponsor for the evening, contributed to this beautiful event.  Beginning with a Reception with...

Father Joes’ Villages Ladies Guild – The Queen’s Luncheon

The annual Father Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild Luncheon was an affair fit for royalty as attendees dressed in their hats and gloves for the Queen’s Luncheon held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Menard Family Foundation...

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Tea by the Sea

Director Barbara J. Menard was a co-chair for the Annual Tea by the Sea to benefit St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center along with Maureen King.  This luncheon with silent auction is held at the beautiful Marine Room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The...

Nativity Prep Academy 2nd Annual Magi Circle Reception

Nativity Prep Academy of San Diego held its 2nd annual Magi Circle Reception on Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020 on the campus of Francis Parker School. The gathering included donors and supporters of the school. This year the honorees receiving...

Christian Community Theater – Traditions of Christmas Remixed

The Christian Community Theater in partnership with Arts in Motion presented Traditions of Christmas Remixed 2019.  This production was originally written and adapted by Paul Russell with musical arrangements and orchestrations by a group of...

Scripps Mercy Hospital Annual Holiday Blessing & Interfaith Service

The Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service was held in Our Lady’s Chapel on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital on Thursday, December 12, 2019 with the theme “God’s Mercy.”  Hosted by Scripps Health Regional Chief Executive-South Tom...

Update on Father Joe’s Villages

On Thursday evening November 7, 2019 Menard Family Foundation Director Barbara J. Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie joined supporters and friends of Father Joe’s Villages at the La Jolla Farms home of Claire Reiss. Deacon Jim Vargas, President and...

Casa Cornelia Law Center 12th Annual La Mancha Awards

For the 12th year, Casa Cornelia Law Center hosted the Annual La Mancha Awards Celebration at the University of San Diego. Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors Catherine Scanlon and her husband Mark, Marlene Miller and her husband Bruce, and...

The Kraemer Endowment Foundation – Directors Club

Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined other members of the Directors Club of the Kraemer Endowment Foundation on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. This endowment supports the work of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center...

San Diego Alumnae / Alumni of the Sacred Heart – Jazz Supper

The annual Jazz Supper benefiting the Religious of the Sacred Heart Oakwood Retirement Community and a scholarship for a Sacred Heart school student to attend the University of San Diego was held on the evening of September 8, 2019. Marlene and...

Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

On September 7, 2019 friends and supporters of Rise Up Industries gathered for an evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. Menard Family Foundation Trustee/Director...

Birthline of San Diego – Open House

Birthline of San Diego celebrated their 40th anniversary with an open House on Friday, September 6th. Menard Family Foundation Board Members Barbara Menard and Marlene Miller attended and were given a tour by one of the many volunteers at the...

St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2019

Menard Family Foundation Board Members enjoyed an evening under the stars at Humphrey’s By The Bay in support of St. Paul’s Senior Services. Barbara J. Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie, Marlene and Bruce Miller, and Catherine and Mark Scanlon...

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Dreaming of Style

On a lovely Saturday morning friends and supporters of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center gathered at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for the 42nd Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon. This sold out event featured a silent auction and shopping...

San Diego Zoo Global – Friends of the Animals Luncheon

The annual San Diego Zoo Global Friends of the Animal luncheon was held on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Medalist was Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO of Defenders of...

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

All members of the Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors living in San Diego gathered on Saturday, June 1, 2019 for the much anticipated and most enjoyable 8th Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. The Menard...

Lamb’s Players Theater – Face The Music

Barbara Menard and husband Jim Ogilvie represented the Menard Family Foundation, long-time donors to Lamb’s Players Theater at Face The Music, a presentation of the upcoming musicals by Lamb’s Players: MIXTAPE and Million Dollar Quartet. Following...

120th Commencement at San Diego State University

Barbara Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie represented the Menard Family Foundation at the 120th Commencement Ceremony at the Cox Arena on the campus of San Diego State University as one of the special guests of President Adela de la Torre to...

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference 2019

The Menard Family Foundation has been an annual contributor and sponsor of the National Association of Perinatal Social Worker’s Conference. This year’s 43rd Conference was held at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Savannah, GA. Perinatal social...

Morning Glory Brunch – St. Madeleine Sophie Center

Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard joined friends Rita McClurg and her sister Mary Chaparro at the 18th Annual Morning Glory Brunch at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. This event features: musical entertainment; bites and beverage tastings; boutique...

President’s Associates at the San Diego Zoo Global

Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined members of the President’s Ambassadors at the San Diego Zoo on Thursday, April 25, 2019. After Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres there was a special presentation about the new Komodo dragon enclosure. The current...

National Conflict Resolution Center Peacemaker Awards

Trustee and Director Barbara Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie attended the 31st Annual National Conflict Resolution Center Peacemaker Awards on Saturday, April 6, 2019 representing the Menard Family Foundation in recognition of those receiving...

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude 2019

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps of San Diego held their Evening of Gratitude and Madonna Della Strada Award on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The evening began with Eucharist in St. Catherine Labouré Church followed by a sold-out reception, dinner and award...

36th Annual Heritage Circle and Mercy McAuley Heritage Circle Luncheon

The 36th Annual Heritage Circle and Mercy McAuley Heritage Circle Luncheon was held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Director Barbara Menard attended and joined other donors at the Scripps Mercy Table. Following a reception...

47th Annual Mercy Ball

The 47th Annual Mercy Ball was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the elegant Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. This year’s theme “Journey of Hope” was expressed in the beautiful artwork “Jacaranda” by Erin Hanson commissioned for the...

37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala

Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors members Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard were joined by their husbands at the 37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala with the theme “I’m a Believer.” Hundreds of guests, conference center staff, clergy and...

Special Gathering at the San Diego Zoo

Members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons and President’s Partners of San Diego Zoo Global including Barbara Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie gathered on a chilly evening in the Zoo party area for a Dinner Buffet and Dessert....

Tour of the Scripps Cancer Center

In August 2016, Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center formed a partnership to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer center care program that will provide adult...

Dedication Mass – St. Augustine High School

Providing Catholic education to young men in San Diego for almost one hundred years Saint Augustine High School has undergone a significant re-building and renovation of the campus in the past few years. The final piece was the transformation of...

San Diego Alumnae/i of the Sacred Heart – Jazz Supper

The annual San Diego Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart Jazz Supper was held on September 9, 2018 at the lovely Coronado Shores, Roeder Pavilion with Menard Family Foundation directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard in attendance. The...

President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

President’s Ambassadors gathered at San Diego Zoo Global on the evening of September 6, 2018 for the annual “State of the Zoo” reception with San Diego Zoo Global President and CEO Douglas G. Myers. After hors d’oeuvres and beverages and time for...

Friends of the Animals Luncheon

The San Diego Zoo Global annual Friends of Animals luncheon was held on August 16, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Barbara Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation where Circle members and Heritage Guild members gathered for...

Wild at Heart – RITZ 2018

On June 16, 2018 the 35th annual Rendezvous In The Zoo “Wild at Heart” brought together San Diego Zoo Global supporters and friends including Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie representing the Menard Family Foundation for a spectacular evening...

Evening with the Jesuits West Provincial

Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined Lucy and Steve Howell in their lovely Coronado home on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to host a gathering of friends and supporters of the Society of Jesus. The evening was an opportunity to meet the Jesuit West...

MOST Mariachi Festival 2018

The Menard Family Foundation were Supporting Sponsors for the 7th Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival on Saturday June 2, 2018 benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Director Marlene...

San Diego Zoo Global – Walkabout Australia

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global invited the Founder’s Circle members to a special evening including the dedication of Walkabout Australia at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The event included cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with a...

Fr. Joe’s Villages – 34th Annual Children’s Charity Gala

Members of the Menard Family Foundation gathered as sponsors of the 34th Annual Children’s Charity Gala. The theme of “Up, Up & Away” was carried out throughout the décor of the beautiful U. S. Grant Hotel. The evening began with Cocktails...

The Past, Present, and Future of Scripps Mercy Hospital

As Scripps Health Foundation and Mercy Hospital Foundation begin to plan for the construction of the new tower at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest donors and friends of Mercy including Barbara Menard attended this morning of sharing about the...

Ignatian Volunteer Corps – An Evening of Gratitude

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps San Diego hosted the 10th Evening of Gratitude with the awarding of the Madonna Della Strada Award and the Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award at St. Catherine Labouré parish. MFF Director Barbara Menard has...

2018 President’s Ambassador

On the evening of March 22, 2018, the President’s Ambassadors were invited to gather for light hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation at the San Diego Zoo. Barbara Menard and her fiancé Jim Ogilvie attended the event. Following the cocktails and...

46th Annual Mercy Ball – “Legacy and Leadership”

The 46th Annual Mercy Ball was an elegant evening of celebration, fine cuisine, entertainment and a high-energy live auction celebrating the three decades of lifesaving trauma care at Scripps Mercy Hospital. The Ball was held at The Pendry Hotel in...

Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor Luncheon 2018

Nativity Prep Academy, San Diego, hosted the annual gathering of Sponsors for the students at the school on March 1, 2018. The delicious luncheon was lovingly prepared by the parents and Menard Family Foundation directors Marlene Miller and Barbara...

Swing Time

Father Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild presented their 35th annual fundraiser luncheon and silent auction at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center on Monday, February 19, 2018. Menard Family Foundation trustees Marlene Miller and Barbara...

A San Diego Zoo Global Gathering

In recognition of their leadership members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners gathered at the invitation of San Diego Zoo Global for a causal dinner buffet, meeting animal ambassadors and an informative...

Happy Birthday to Coronado’s Spreckels Building

What is the history of a one-hundred-year-old building? Lamb’s Players Theater Artistic Director Robert Smyth invited dignitaries from the city of Coronado, Coronado residents, and Lamb’s Players friends and patrons to learn about the history and...

Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service at Scripps Mercy Hospital

Barbara J. Menard joined other members of the Scripps Mercy Foundation Board, the Sisters of Mercy and the doctors, nurses, and other staff who attended the Annual Interfaith Service and Holiday Blessing held in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on the...

Gathering for CYT

Director Barbara J. Menard and fiance Jim Ogilvie attended the Christian Youth Theater Update at the beautiful home of Sandy and Mike Murphy. As CYT moves into its 30th year there are plans for the construction of a multipurpose building and the...

San Diego Zoo Global Friends of the Animals Breakfast

Director Barbara J. Menard rose early to meet and greet the animals at the annual Friends of Animals Breakfast at the San Diego Zoo. There were a number of the furry friends on hand to greet the members of the Zoo’s Circle of Friends and Heritage...

Casa Cornelia Law Center Annual La Mancha Awards

Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors Catherine Scanlon and Barbara Menard attended the Quest for Justice, the 10th Annual La Mancha Awards for Casa Cornelia Law Center. The event was held on the campus of the University of San Diego in the...

Kraemer Endowment Foundation Circle Club Dinner

Barbara J. Menard and fiancé Jim Ogilvie joined members of the Kraemer Endowment Foundation for cocktails and dinner and the beautiful La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA.  The Kraemer Endowment was begun by the Kraemer family to support the work of...

Food, Wine and Brew at the San Diego Zoo

Menard Family Foundation Directors Don Harrington and Barbara Menard and their partners enjoyed an evening of delicious food and beverage and live entertainment at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday evening, September 23, 2017.  This annual event raises...

President’s Ambassadors State of the Zoo Reception – San Diego Zoo Global

Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the President’s Ambassadors “State of the Zoo” Reception in the Treetops Café at the San Diego Zoo on Thursday evening, August 24th. There were hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and an opportunity to interact...

Haute with Heart Fashion Show – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

The Menard Family Foundation was a sponsor of the 40th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon to fund St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. Directors Marlene Miller, Barbara J. Menard, and Catherine Chafey Scanlon were in attendance. This annual event...

Friends of the Animals Luncheon – San Diego Zoo Global

San Diego Zoo Global hosted the annual Friends of the Animals luncheon for Circle of Friends and Heritage Guild members honoring the 2017 Conservation Medal recipient Dr. Ian Craig, Founder, Lewa Conservancy and Northern Rangelands Trust in Kenya....

Celebration for the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

The Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is celebrated every year on July 31st, the date of his death in 1556. This year marked a very special occasion in the western United States with the formation of a new...

Founder’s Circle Dinner – San Diego Zoo Global

After months of rain delays and unexpected challenges, San Diego Zoo Global Board of Trustees and Foundation Board invited Founder’s Circle Members including Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie to a special dinner and Dedication of Conrad...

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...

Nativity Prep Academy Wine and Craft Beer Tasting

Director Barbara J. Menard and her fiancé attended the 5th Annual Toast to the Future hosted at the beautiful La Jolla home of Jocelyn and Peter Schultz. The evening provided an opportunity to enjoy tastings and to learn about wines and craft beers...

Fr. Joe’s Villages 33rd Annual Children’s Charity Gala

The Menard Family Foundation was a Pioneer Table sponsor at the 33rd Annual Children’s Charity Gala “Pioneering the Future” benefiting the programs and services Fr. Joe’s Villages provides to more than 400 children and their parents.  Fr. Joe’s...

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference

Director Barbara Menard attended the 41st Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference in Portland, OR. General Session covered topics from: Living with HIV for 25 years; The Role of Fathers and their experience in the NICU;...

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...

Special Presentation for President’s Ambassadors at San Diego Zoo Global

Barbara J. Menard, Jim Ogilvie and other members of the Zoo President’s Associates gathered on Thursday, March 23rd for cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and a special presentation at the San Diego Zoo. President/CEO, San Diego Zoo Global, Doug...

Rose Dedication in honor of Sr. La Salette Trevillyan

On a bright, warm, sunny afternoon, Mercy Hospital Board members, friends and Sisters of Mercy gathered for the dedication of a new rose in the rose garden in front of Scripps Mercy Hospital in honor and memory of Sister LaSalette Trevillyan, RSM....

45th Annual Mercy Ball – Bright Lights, Big City

Benefiting the Campaign for Cancer Care at Scripps Mercy Hospital, the 45th Annual Mercy Ball was held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina with over six hundred people in attendance. The Menard Family Foundation was a Supporting Sponsor...

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...

Fr. Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild – Denim and Diamonds

The Ladies Guild of Fr. Joe’s Villages held their annual luncheon to raise funds in support of the Children’s Programs at Fr. Joe’s Village. Menard Family Foundation Director Barbara Menard attended the event while MFF Director Marlene Miller, a...

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. ...

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...

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...

Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service – Scripps Mercy Hospital

The Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service was held at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  Tom Gammiere, Chief Executive of Scripps Mercy Hospital shared the welcome and opening...

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...

Matthew 25: Mass and Recognition Dinner for Catholic Charities

The Annual Matthew 25:  A Celebration of Faith in Action was held on Thursday, November 16, 2016 at the University of San Diego.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended as guests of the Scripps Mercy Hospital table.  The event begins with...

National Philanthropy Day – A Symphony of Philanthropy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter, held the 44th Annual National Philanthropy Day celebration on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center.  The afternoon included a special...

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Breakfast with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

Breakfast with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

On the crisp early morning of December 1, 2018, the Friends of the Animals Breakfast was held at the San Diego Zoo for the Circle of Friends and Heritage Guild members including Director Barbara Menard. Attendees gathered in the zoo party area where they visited with...

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Lamb’s Cabaret – The Roots of Rock and Roll

Lamb’s Cabaret – The Roots of Rock and Roll

Lamb’s Players Theater held a second in-person Cabaret on Monday evening August 23, 2021 at the outdoor venue Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista. The program opened with the cast of the show “Million Dollar Quartet” followed by songs from the 50’s and 60’s that...

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