Soft Cell

| January 18, 2016 | Parties

THE PARTY More than 200 supporters of the sciences converged at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar for Creative Intervention Unleashed, the 2015 gala of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. Guests dined and mingled amid vibrant images of fluorescent cells and molecular structures. THE GUESTS The gala attracted such notables as science icon J. Craig Venter; real estate tycoon Papa Doug Manchester; and philanthropists Conrad Prebys, Denny Sanford and Malin Burnham. THE HIGHLIGHTS After guests enjoyed delectable dishes and top-notch entertainment, the evening culminated in the Fund-a-Need tradition, where guests pledged donations to the SBP Institute by raising their paddles in a mock bidding war, raising $1.1 million. No doubt the biggest news of the evening was delivered by event co-chair Hank Nordhoff, who announced a landmark $100 million gift from honorary trustee Prebys. Now that’s thinking big! –Photography by Derrick Tuscan


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