2021 Christmas Tree Luncheon Fundraiser

Your compassion made a difference in the lives of many in need.

We want to thank all guests who attended Christmas Tree Luncheon 2021 and our membership who worked tirelessly to create a special moment for you all to enjoy, learn and give back to our community. Because of all of you, we raised $180,000 for our philanthropic programs. We want to specifically thank the following:

Gift from the Heart – Paddle Raise for Operation Schoolbell

Thank you to all our guests who raised a paddle and gave a combined total of $65,600 as a Gift From The Heart to support Operation School Bell.  We are all grateful for your generosity.



Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support for our philanthropies. Your commitment to our philanthropic goals is much appreciated.



Pam & Tom Bender


Carol & Robert Summers


Alliance West Mortgage

Platinum Plus

Kathy& Bill Ambrosius

Lois Anderson

Kay & Jack Hockema

Susan & Peter Dolbee

Sandra Ewing


Pat Fisher

Bill & Joyce Urone

The Kern Family

Dale Howe

Carole & Ed Wong

Sandi von Paul

Nancy Jumper

Marigold Baker

Michael Kallenbaugh

Karen & George Thagard

Anne & Dave Neish

Bonnie & Phil Presicci

Marleen & Jim Quandt



Thank you to our underwriters for their gracious contributions which helped welcome our guests and brighten the event.

Marigold Baker, Morning Reception

Sandra Ewing, Morning Reception

Karen & George Thagard, Centerpieces

Live Auction Contributors

Thank you to the people and businesses that contributed to our Live Auction opportunities. Your generosity raised excitement and funds for a good cause.


Glitz at the Ritz Donated by The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Upclose & Personal with the Lakers Donated by Charlie & Pam Cummings
Paso Robles Fun Donated by Chris Gerber of G3 Quality, Inc., Karen Thagard, and Renee Thomas


Mammoth Lakes Escape


Donated by Dr. David and Catalina Quintero


The Suite Life at Supercross


Donated by Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA


Viva Las Vegas


Donated by the Morris Family


Weekend in Temecula


Donated by Temecula Creek Inn, Renee and Marie Thomas, and Infinity of Mission Viejo




Community Contributors


We want to thank all the Community Contributors who donated items, services and gift cards for our Silent auctions and raffle baskets during the Christmas Tree Luncheon. Their generosity helped make this event lively and successful.


A Snails Pace Home Depot Project Social
Aliso Viejo Country Club In-N-Out Ralph’s
Amber Resources – Marla Carlson Infinity of Mission Viejo Rancho Sports Grill
Antonello’s Irvine Lanes Rancho Capistrano Winery
AP Fitness & Coaching Islands Restaurant Refine Men’s Salon
AR Workshop SJC Janine Salzman Renee Thomas, Avon
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Jennifer Mathews Fine Art Richard Nixon Library
Art Steps J. McLaughlin Robin and Rob Morris
ARTime Studio Joes Italian Restaurant Roger Dunn Golf Shop
Avila’s El Ranchito John 3:19 Bakery Shop Rubio’s Coastal Grill
AWG Bakerey Jump N’ Jammin Ruby’s Diner
Beauty by Dona Justin Winery Saddleback Dermatology
Bed Bath & Beyond Kathryn Stoval Dennis Salt Creek Grill
Benjamin & Co Kawasaki Motors Corp USA San Juan Hills Golf Club
Betty Garcia BG Visual Designs Kings’s Seafood Co. Santa Anita Park
Big Air Trampoline Park Kittie Olivier Salon Snooze
Bill Kemp’s Allstate Agency Laguna Canyon Spa South County Lexus
California Pizza Kitchen Lavish Home Décor Soft Surroundings
Carmelita’s L’Hirondelle South Coast Plaza
Casa Romantica Cultural Center Linda Avanello-Biscotti South Coast Repertory
Chili’s Restaurant Lingerie Pardis, USA Stadium Brewing Co.
Cher Taylor Lolli & Pops Staples
Chocobean Coffee Lowell Frazee Starbucks
Chris Gerber-G-3 Quality Lucille’s Restaurant Stater Bros.
Cinderella Cakes Lynleigh Love Stolpman Vineyards
Claim Jumper Restaurant Magic & Monsters Sugar Coat Nail Spa
Cosmo’s Italian Kitchen Mama’s Sway Ballroom Dance
Costco Mandarin Garden Swiss Watch Gallery
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club Mangia Bene Talbot’s
Dana Wharf Whale Watching Marbella Country Club Target
Dance Daly Ballroom Mardi’s Jewelry Design Tea Cup Succulents & More
Defy OC Marie Calendar’s Tea House on Los Rios
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Massage Heights Temecula Creek Inn
Delizie Ristorante & Bar Meesh Boutique The Blind Pig
Denault’s True Value Hardware Mi Place The Bowers Museum
Destino Designs Jewlery Miel The Chocolate Soldier
Domenico’s Millie/Costal Accents The Golden Galleon Boutique
Dr. Kathleen Hutton Mission Fine Art Gallery The Jewelry Box
EZ Green Bikes Mission Viejo Country Club The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
EB Winery Newport Beach Vineyard & Winery The Stand
El Adobe Restaurant Newport Wales The Sweet Hand
Frial Nassirzadeh NickCo Hospitality Group Timeless Teak
Figge Photography Nordstrom Toni Danchik
Fine Feathered Friends Nothing Bundt Cakes Trader Joes
Fired Up OC Wine Guys Trevor’s at the Track
Five Star Upholstery Olympica Gymnastics Tutto Fresco
Forbidden Super Foods On Target Shooting Range Van Brunt Optical Haus
Four Sisters Inn Outback Steakhouse Watts on the Harbor
Franco Famous P.F. Chang’s Whole Foods
Fratellos Restaurant Pam & Charlie Cummings Wiens Family Cellars
Friar Tux Paul Cruz-Music Enterprises Witford Laguna
Frisby Cellars Winery Paul Hoppe Dentistry Woody’s Diner
GC Cyclery Paul’s Pantry World Market
Green Thumb Nursery Pavilion’s WR Kitchen and Bar
Hala Paws Pete’s Coffee You and the Mat
Handel’s Ice Cream Pinot’s Palette Zoe Hadley
Harbor Grill Planes of the Fame Air Museum Zoomar’s
Hennessey’s Plaza Cleaners
Heritage House Coffee Plumeria Café


Community Donors


A Snail’s Pace Running Shop                                                   Frisby Cellars, Inc.

Bill & Kathy Ambrosius                                                            GC Cyclery

Benjamin & Co Fine Jewelers                                                 Golden Galleon

Bill Kemp’s Allstate Agency                                                     Green Thumb Nursery

Buffalo Wild Wings                                                                   Hala’ Paws

Chili’s                                                                                          Hennessey’s Tavern

Cinderella Cakes                                                                       Heritage Hill Historical Park

Cosmo’s Italian Kitchen                                                           Mimi Holcombe

Cost Plus World Market                                                          Inspiration Boutique

Custom Pet Artwork – Kari Ambrosius                                  Kings Fish House

Dana Warf Whale Watching                                                   Legends 2 Salon

Dr. David and Catalina Quintero                                           Maggie Kerns

Denault’s Ace Hardware                                                         Mangia Bene Cucina

EZ Green Bikes                                                                          Marbella Country Club

Four Sisters Inns                                                                        Mardis Jewelry Design

Friar Tux Shop                                                                           Millie & Coastal Accents

Mission Viejo Country Club

Newport Beach Country Club

Nothing Bundt Cakes

PF Chang’s

Ruby’s Restaurant

The Jewelry Box – Lake Forest

Tutto Fresco

Waterman’s Harbor

Watts on the Harbor

Wild Birds Unlimited

Woody’s Diner