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Patrons of the Prado At The San Diego Museum of Art

| January 9, 2017 | Parties

Sweet Charity
Patrons of the Prado celebrated an evening of fundraising and fine arts at The San Diego Museum of Art.

THE PARTY
Altruists and culture vultures convened for an evening of giving back at Patrons of the Prado’s annual director’s reception at The San Diego Museum of Art. The organization, which raises funds to benefit art and science institutions, awarded $300,000 to six local museums, including the San Diego History Center and San Diego Hall of Champions. The board also granted $11,750 to its Bucks for Buses program, which allows students from underserved schools to visit 11 local art destinations.

THE SCENE
Leaders in the city’s art community, including San Diego Musem of Man CEO Micah Parzen, San Diego Junior Theatre Board of Trustees president Darien Webster and Patrons of the Prado 2017 Masterpiece Gala chair Kristi Pieper, were among the night’s attendees.

THE HIGHLIGHTS
As guests enjoyed cocktails and fabulous fare from The Abbey Catering & Event Design Co., Pieper shared with the crowd the theme of the 2017 Masterpiece Gala—Noche de Suenos, a Night of Dreams—which will be held July 8 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. ‒Allison Mitchell



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