2022 Christmas Tree Luncheon Fundraiser
We wish to thank the event organizers, guests and contributors. This is our primary fundraising event supporting all our philanthropies and essential operations. We are proud to have raised over $207,000! Of that, over $94,000 was from our Gifts From the Heart paddle raise, where 100% goes to supporting our Operation School Bell® philanthropies.
. Without your support, we would not be able to “Transform Lives and Strengthen Our Communities”.
Gifts from The Heart–Paddle Raise for Operation School Bell
To our paddle raisers, thank you for raising a Gift From The Heart paddle and donating generously to support Operation School Bell. You graciously donated $94,000 for Operation School Bell.
Your gift will help the many low-income students we serve through Operation School Bell.
Thank you to our sponsors and underwriters for their generous support.
Without your support our philanthropies would not be so robust and diverse.
Pam & Tom Bender
Kay & Jack Hockema
The Kern Family
Susan & Peter Dolbee
Evon & William Peacher
Kathy & Bill Ambrosius
Bonnie & Phil Presicci
Marleen & Jim Quandt
Joyce & Bill Urone
Amy & Robert Pereira
Bottom Line Financial LLC
Thank you to our event underwriters.
Your donation helped make the event more festive and cost efficient.
Karen & George Thagard – Pop-A-Prize
Support and Services
Leslie Bird – Bird Studios
Elite OC Productions
Elizabeth Brady – Ritz-Carlton
Paula Fairfield – Design de’Fluer
Linda & Bill Kemp
Lane & Kelly Keran
Mi Place – Newport Beach
One Step Services
ENCORE – Chris Elg
Santa Margarita Water District
Yen Ly Kilewer – Bid Helpers
Zack Krone – California Coast Auction
Speakers and Performers
Susan Dolbee, President Assistance League® of Saddleback Valley – Guest Speaker
Carly Degulis, Chairman of Assisteens® Auxiliary – Guest Speaker
Dr. David Gordon, Principal Silverado High School – Guest Speaker
Michelle London – National Anthem singer
Camp Pendleton Honor Marine Guard
A Very Special Very Special Thank You
34th Annual Christmas Tree Luncheon Committee
Co-Chairs: Marie Thomas and Renee Thomas.
Committee members: Kathy Ambrosius, Marigold Baker, Carla Beddome, Pam Bender, Pam Bisson, Maile Busby, Darelene Carpenter, Marla Carlson, Debra Corley, Debbie DaPena, Susan Dolbee, Cylene Fitzsimons, Sue Fleischli, Eilene Fletcher, Gloria Forrest, Maureen Gates, Mimi Holcombe, Nancy Jumper, Janet Kazarian, Linda Kemp, Allison Kern, Maggie Kerns, Laura King, Kathie Kopkash, Valerie Kowalski, Kate Kweder, Mary Lou Light, Kris McDowell, Alice Meek, Flo Mulhere, Anne Neish, Evon Peacher, Terry Petersen, Bonnie Presicci, Heather Redd, Tracy Rogers, Jean Simmons, Dani Smith, Karen Thagard, Karen Varone, Pam Whitaker, Carole Wong