Photos courtesy of Paul F. Gero Photography
With stars shimmering in the evening sky and inside the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, 400-plus physicians, philanthropists and community supporters gathered at Saddleback Memorial Foundation’s Spring Gala 2017. Galaxies collided for this exquisite black-tie affair benefitting the I’MAGINE space redesign project, creating a magnificent sparkle that radiated throughout the cocktail reception. Festivities started off with a bang, courtesy of a comet-like explosion in the ballroom and a spotlight that beamed down on Saddleback Memorial CEO Marcia Manker as she delivered the program’s opening remarks. Guests then enjoyed a sumptuous meal followed by a heartfelt video spotlighting grateful patients Alan King and his wife Heidi, as well as Roy Scagliotti, who benefitted from Saddleback Memorial’s care. The evening rocketed to a close with dancing, and a special guest appearance by Deborah Lippmann.