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March 2024

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SDIFF: PHOTO BY TRENTON BADILLO PHOTOGRAPHY COOL WOMEN: PHOTO COURTESY OF GIRL SCOUTS SAN DIEGO YIGAL AZROUEL: PHOTO BY EREZ SABAG Attend benefits San Diego International Film Festival 2024 Awards Viewing Party MARCH 10 | PRIVATE RANCHO SANTA FE ESTATE The San Diego International Film Festival will present its 2024 Awards Viewing Party, complete with a red carpet arrival at a private Rancho Santa Fe residence, where attendees will cheer for their favorite films during the live telecast of the Academy Awards. Often dubbed "the most glamorous awards viewing party in San Diego," proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego International Film Festival's FOCUS on Impact Educational Program designed to help prepare our future leaders by providing San Diego County high school and college students the opportunity to explore a range of complex social issues through screenings of short films, curated curriculum, and pre-recorded interviews with filmmakers. Honorary chairs Sandra Maas, Sophia Alsadek, and Lynne Wheeler promise an unforgettable experience with wine and food pairings from some of San Diego's top chefs, prizes, a silent auction, and more. sdfilmfest.com 2024 Cool Women Celebration MARCH 21 | HILTON LA JOLLA TORREY PINES At its 24th annual Cool Women Celebration, Girl Scouts San Diego will honor exemplary women whose personal and professional lives make them outstanding role models for girls. During the 2024 luncheon and ceremony, five Cool Women will share the spotlight with 50 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts in grades 10-12 who are recognized for their achievements and commitment to leadership. This year's celebration will honor: Suzie Alarcón, co-founder of AUGenomics and Director of the Next Generation Sequencing Core at La Jolla Institute for Immunology; Kim Folsom, founder and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners; Martha Gilmer, CEO of San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Pamela Gray Payton, Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer, San Diego Foundation; and Hon. Sherry Thompson-Taylor, San Diego Superior Court judge. Event proceeds will support programs that empower Girl Scouts to develop a strong sense of self, step outside their comfort zones, use their voices, and build resilience. Co-chairs are Barbara Bry and Divya Kakaiya, PhD, MS. sdgirlscouts.org/coolwomen Yigal Azrouel Trunk Show MARCH 21 | PRIVATE ESTATE IN RANCHO SANTA FE The Country Friends presents an exclusive Yigal Azrouel trunk show from 11am-3pm at a private Rancho Santa Fe estate. Join the nonprofit for champagne and hors d'oeuvres, meet the designer, shop his current collection, and pre-order the Fall/Winter 2024 collection. RSVP required; the address will be sent upon registration. The Country Friends nonprofit organization, formed 70 years ago to provide needed funding for San Diego County-based charities. Its mission is "Helping San Diegans since 1954: One Hand at a Time." The organization raises funds primarily through the Art of Fashion runway show and luncheon, and proceeds from its Rancho Santa Fe Consignment Shop, specializing in exquisite furniture, antiques, rugs, silver, china, and objets d'art. Since its founding, The Country Friends has raised $15 million to support human care agencies, with special emphasis on services to women, children, the elderly, families, and people with disabilities. thecountryfriends.org Sandra Maas, Sophia Alsadek, and Lynne Wheeler Divya Kakaiya and Barbara Bry ranchandcoast.com

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