Globe Gala Honors Geisel and Raises Money for Education

The Old Globe holds its annual gala at the Globe on Saturday night.

It was an over-the-top night for the annual Globe Gala held at the Old Globe Theatre Saturday night. Hundreds of supporters dressed in black tie came to support the Globe’s educational outreach programs.

Among those there were plenty of people from La Jolla including the night’s honoree, Audrey Geisel.

Geisel, the owner of the Dr. Seuss empire, has been a longtime supporter through direct contributions as well as donating the rights to perform the Dr. Seuss production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Very generous indeed.

More there from La Jolla included:

CEO of the Salk Institute Marsha Chandler and Bill Chandler, Karen and Don Cohn, David Copley, Valerie and Harry Cooper, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Martha and George Gafford, Colette and Ivor Royston, Barbara and Karl ZoBell, and Emma and Leo Zuckerman. 

Copley Plaza, where the dinner and party was held, is named after David Copley’s family.

Also there were co-chairs Darlene Shiley and Sheryl White, Kathleen and Ted Buoymaster, Royce and John Campbell, Lisa and David Casey, Pam and Jerry Cesak (that’s Jerry of the Jef and Jer Showgram), Nina and Bob Doede, Barbara and Dick Enberg, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Shelton, and Judith Harris and Dr. Robert Singer.

Funds raised that night were in the million-plus range as Geisel kicked in an extra $250,000 during the "fund in need" portion, only to have Conrad Prebys , while others donated various generous amounts. The goal was $1 million for the evening, and with $200,000 short, Darlene Shiley raised her hand.  

No surprise. Shiley has a generous habit of raising her hand to help The Old Globe Theatre. 

Later a dinner by the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina was followed by dancing to the hot tunes provided by Impulse. 

The dance floor stayed full until the last dance at 1 a.m.

Margo Schwab August 01, 2011 at 02:21 AM
Really fun party afterwards and the performance by Hershey Felder was tops!
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kimasdad August 01, 2011 at 05:19 PM
It was great to see such an enthusiastic and generous response from contributors supporting the Globe's educational and theatre arts outreach programs, making it possible for students to develop, enhance, and define their perspectives in the theatre arts. And Hershey Felder as Leonard Berstein was magnificent!


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