Whittier Trust Hosts Reception at Hilbert Museum
Following Chapman University’s 40th anniversary of its Economic Forecast on campus at Musco Center for the Arts, Whittier Trust hosted a private reception and tour for their clients at Chapman’s Hilbert Museum, where Chapman President Emeritus Jim Doti (Forecast presenter) and his wife Lynne were presented a certificate of gratitude by Hilbert Founder Mark Hilbert for their generous donation of 17 California Scene paintings from their collection. Whittier Trust CEO David Dahl was most complimentary of the university, Doti and the California art showcased at the museum.
Laguna Playhouse Garners an Amazing $ Million Gift
This year’s Laguna Playhouse gala, attended by 400 guests at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, honored the Moulton Family, for whom the 100-year-old Moulton Theatre is named. Jared Mathis, great-grandson of Nellie Gail Moulton, represented the Moulton family in announcing the $1 million gift toward renovations of the theatre. A historical video paid tribute to Nellie Gail Moulton, the major benefactor to the building of Laguna Playhouse’s Moulton Theatre. South Coast Plaza was also honored for its generous role in supporting the arts in Orange County.
Student Filmmakers Receive Endowment Monies for Film Projects
Women of Chapman, a major support group of Chapman University, held its annual June Luncheon at Balboa Bay Resort to honor its 2017-18 new members, outgoing and incoming boards and to present a $323,000 check to the university. A number of Dodge College film students were recognized with endowment monies provided by WOC’s $1 Million Student Filmmaker Endowment (see photo of honorees). The endowment monies help the students create a film for their senior film project. A video of last year’s winners films was presented.
News at South Coast Plaza
Luxury fashion retailers Alexander McQueen and Givenchy have opened boutiques at South Coast Plaza with five more boutiques to make their debut soon. They include the New York-based jewelry brand John Hardy, the London-based contemporary lifestyle brand AllSaints, contemporary Italian leathergoods and accessories brand Furla, New York-based women’s contemporary brand Lafayette 148, and Beverly Hills-based ready-to-wear and lingerie brand Eve by Eve’s.