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Scripps Mercy 1000 Holiday Celebration

Scripps Mercy 1000 Holiday Celebration

Begun by Mr. Dan Mulvihill at the request of Sister Mary Joanne De Vincenti, RSM, Scripps Mercy 1000 is a group of donors and friends of Scripps Mercy whose annual contribution of unrestricted funds assist in the support of needed programs at the two Mercy Hospitals....

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San Diego Zoo President’s Associates

San Diego Zoo President’s Associates

Director Barbara J. Menard joined other members of the San Diego Zoo President’s Associates gathered in the party area of the San Diego Zoo for interaction with Zoo Ambassador animals, a buffet dinner, updates by David Gillick, Director of Development. The evening...

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Kraemer Endowment Dinner

Kraemer Endowment Dinner

Founded to create an endowment for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, the Kraemer Endowment gathers donors for a dinner to celebrate Directors’ Club Members. Barbara J. Menard represented Menard Family Foundation at this event held at Grande Colonial in La Jolla, CA on...

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Dessert and Dialogue Lamb’s Players Theater

Dessert and Dialogue Lamb’s Players Theater

Barbara J. Menard was invited to join a small group of friends of Lamb’s Players Theater to listen to Playwright David McFadzean share about his play Jane, A Ghost Story on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Lamb’s theater in Coronado, CA. Mr. McFadzean took Charlotte...

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance 2116 Advisors

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance 2116 Advisors

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President and CEO Paul Baribault created a group of friends and donors, 2116 Advisors to assist SDZWA in planning for the next one hundred years. Director Barbara J. Menard was invited to this advisory group and attended this evening....

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St. Paul’s Senior Services SUMMERFEST

St. Paul’s Senior Services SUMMERFEST

Members of Menard Family Foundation Board: Marlene Miller and her husband, daughter, and son-in-law; Catherine Chafey Scanlon and her husband, and sons; and Barbara J. Menard gathered at Humphrey’s by the Bay for the St. Paul’s Senior Services gala, SUMMERFEST 2023,...

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Celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Menard Family Foundation assists in funding students who attend Our Lady’s Elementary School, part of Our Lady of Guadalupe Jesuit parish. Director Barbara J. Menard is one of the supervisors and spiritual directors at the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, a ministry...

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49th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball

49th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball

Members of Menard Family Foundation gathered at the Harbor Island Sheridan Hotel for the 49th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball on Saturday, April 22nd. This gala was the first in-person Mercy Ball since the 2020 ball which was the last social event before the world-wide...

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Tea by the Sea

Tea by the Sea

The annual Tea by the Sea luncheon benefiting Sophie’s Gallery Art Program at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, was held at the Marine Room overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. Director Barbara Menard joined Maureen King and Angel Kleinbub as an Honorary Chair for...

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Magi Circle Induction and Reception 2023

Magi Circle Induction and Reception 2023

The Magi Circle recognizes the contributions of those who were critical to the establishment and growth of Nativity Prep Academy San Diego. Director Barbara Menard attended this year the celebration that opened with a Prayer led by Deacon Mike Daniels and Welcome by...

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Scripps Health Foundation – M.O.S.T. Mixer

Scripps Health Foundation – M.O.S.T. Mixer

Celebrating the return to outreach trips in Mexico, friends and donors of Scripps Health Foundation Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) gathered on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Southwestern Yacht Club in the Point Loma area of San Diego. Director Barbara Menard...

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Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

Rise Up Industries held its annual fund raising gala Big Night Out on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. MFF Directors Catherine Scanlon and her husband Mark joined Barbara Menard at this event that featured Rev. Greg Boyle, SJ and...

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Kraemer Endowment Dinner 2022

Kraemer Endowment Dinner 2022

Friends and donors of Kraemer Endowment Foundation gathered at the lovely La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla on Sunday, October 2, 2022. This annual dinner hosted by Mo and Charlie King and Fred and Angel Kleinbub is an opportunity for friends to celebrate the work of St....

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Birthline of San Diego – Grateful Hearts

Birthline of San Diego – Grateful Hearts

Birthline is an organization that assists mothers and children with clothing, supplies, case management and other services. This celebration, held in the courtyard of Our Mother of Confidence Church expressed the gratitude to donors and staff of Birthline, a...

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Scripps Health Foundation – Annual Spinoff

Scripps Health Foundation – Annual Spinoff

Creating a “Tavern on the Green” atop the parking structure at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Scripps Spinoff celebrated the contributions of their visionary honorees and dear friends: John Trombold, MD, William Stanton, MD, Skeets Dunn, and Karen Gabsch. The...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude

After two years of a pause due to the pandemic, the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps held the in-person Evening of Gratitude Mass and Dinner at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church. Directors Marlene Miller and her husband Bruce, and Catherine Scanlon and her...

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Lo Máximo Awards 2022

Lo Máximo Awards 2022

The annual Lo Máximo Awards benefiting Homeboy Industries were held in Los Angeles at the J. W. Marriott Live. Honorees included Friends of Homeboy Industries came together to imagine a world of beloved belonging. It was an inspiring evening celebrating the brave...

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Fr. Joe’s Villages Donors Reception 2021

Fr. Joe’s Villages Donors Reception 2021

On the evening of Saturday, October 16, 2021 a group of friends and donors to Fr. Joe’s Villages including Barbara Menard gathered at The U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and an update on the programs and happenings at Fr. Joe’s...

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The Kraemer Endowment Foundation

The Kraemer Endowment Foundation

The 2019 & 2020 Directors’ Club Members of the Kraemer Endowment Foundation gathered on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA for their first in-person event since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. A lively and joyous spirit...

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Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out 2021

Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out 2021

Rise Up Industries celebrated their 2021 Gala BIG NIGHT OUT both as an in-person and virtual event held at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Director Barbara Menard attended via the live-stream. The evening included a...

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Catholic Charities 100th Celebration Gala

Catholic Charities 100th Celebration Gala

Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego, was founded in response to the child welfare needs in the community following the outbreak of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. The 100th anniversary celebration of the agency’s founding was postponed due to the current pandemic...

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National Conflict Resolution Center 2021

National Conflict Resolution Center 2021

The San Diego National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) hosted a live and virtual event on Saturday, September 11, 2021, A Path Forward: A Commemorative Concert with Branford Marsalis and the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra. To quote Steven P. Dinkin, President...

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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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St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2021

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 Senior Services...

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Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor’s Gathering

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 Principal Elijah Bonde gave...

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Homeboy Industries – Lo Máximo Awards

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 by Jane Fonda and...

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President’s Clubs

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 Dwight Scott on the...

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President’s Ambassadors Virtual Brunch 2021

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 Virtual Cooking...

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Whispering Winds 2021 Virtual Gala

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 of the Conference...

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Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

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 the shelters, and the...

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San Diego Zoo Global – President’s Clubs

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 provided to the members...

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San Diego Symphony

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 Director Rafael Payere...

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Lamb’s Players Theater

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 interaction with Lamb’s...

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University of San Francisco 50th Reunion

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 on Saturday and...

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Casa Cornelia 13th Annual La Mancha Awards

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 and humanitarian...

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Scripps Health Foundation 48th Annual Mercy Ball

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 beverages and hors...

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Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

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 CEO of Father Joe’s...

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Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

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 Barbara J. Menard...

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Birthline of San Diego – Open House

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 center. Birthline...

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St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2019

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 gathered for St. Paul’s...

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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

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 Family Foundation is a...

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Lamb’s Players Theater – Face The Music

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 a reception and...

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47th Annual Mercy Ball

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 event and celebrating...

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37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala

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 two bishops gathered...

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Special Gathering at the San Diego Zoo

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. There were Zoo...

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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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Gathering for Fr. Joe’s Villages

Gathering for Fr. Joe’s Villages

On November 9, 2018 there was a special gathering of those who are generous and long-time supporters of Father Joe’s Villages at the La Jolla home of Ms. Annie Navarra. Jim Ogilvie and Barbara Menard were among those who gathered for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres....

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Kraemer Endowment Foundation

Kraemer Endowment Foundation

Members of the Kraemer Endowment Foundation honored the 2018 Kraemer Endowment Directors Club members at the lovely La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. The evening began with cocktails and conversation on the patio followed by dinner and a presentation. The Endowment...

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Tour of the Scripps Cancer Center

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 cancer patients greater...

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Dedication Mass – St. Augustine High School

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 the Dougherty...

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President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

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 animal ambassador...

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Friends of the Animals Luncheon

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 a delicious...

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Wild at Heart – RITZ 2018

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 featuring delicious...

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Evening with the Jesuits West Provincial

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 Provincial, Rev. Scott...

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MOST Mariachi Festival 2018

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 Miller and her husband...

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San Diego Zoo Global – Walkabout Australia

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 self-guided walk...

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President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

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 hors d’oeuvres...

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Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor Luncheon 2018

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 Menard were able to...

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Swing Time

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 Menard attended....

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A San Diego Zoo Global Gathering

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 presentation by San...

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Happy Birthday to Coronado’s Spreckels Building

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 to celebrate the...

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Gathering for CYT

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 expansion of CYT to...

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Casa Cornelia Law Center Annual La Mancha Awards

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 courtyard of the...

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Kraemer Endowment Foundation Circle Club Dinner

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 St. Madeleine Sophie...

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Food, Wine and Brew at the San Diego Zoo

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 funds for the...

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Founder’s Circle Dinner – San Diego Zoo Global

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 Prebys Africa Rocks. The...

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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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Dedication of Sacred Heart Center Art Studio

Dedication of Sacred Heart Center Art Studio

As part of the Generations Campaign for the California Province of the Society of Jesus, the Menard Family Foundation paid for the renovation of the Art Studio in the Sacred Heart Center in Los Gatos, California, in memory of Rev. James R. Menard, SJ. Sacred Heart...

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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 Conservancy.

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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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