The Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities recently held its 36th Annual Gala, “Sapphire Jubilee” at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in honor of Sylvia and David Geffen for their philanthropic impact on the Jewish community. A total of 350 guests attended the event which raised over $350,000 for the care of residents at the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities.

Guests received a Blue Carpet greeting to coincide with the sapphire theme and enjoyed cocktails prepared by the Flairaholiks (juggling bartenders). The evening began with a warm welcome from Robert Haimsohn, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, followed by Dan Cohen, Master of Ceremonies and Emmy Award winning Morning Anchor of CBS News 8. Mr. Haimsohn thanked everyone for their support of Seacrest Village and gave special recognition to the Board of Trustees. Executive staff member Pam Ferris, President and CEO welcomed her colleagues and the residents of Seacrest Village.

Honorees Sylvia and David Geffen were moved to tears after watching a brief video including tributes from respected community philanthropists, Jerome Katzin, Melissa and Michael Bartell, Silvana and Richard Christy along with Suzi and Bernie Feldman. The video received a standing ovation.

The evening continued with an exciting live auction conducted by Mark Drilling of Stokes Auction Group. The auction concluded with a Fund-A-Need to support the financial assistance program for current and future residents who might otherwise have nowhere to call home.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is a 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare not-for-profit organization with communities in Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo, California. Known for their caring and nurturing environment, Seacrest Village has been serving the ever-growing San Diego community in the Jewish tradition since 1944. Seacrest Village works with over 400 clients daily through an array of programs and services, embracing their changing needs every step of the way. Through comprehensive and progressive care options and delivery systems, they encourage and support a life of dignity and spirituality. Their communities offer unsurpassed service as well as continuing commitment to the highest standards in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

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