Elizabeth Segerstrom Hammer Museum Gala Co-Chair 2018

Elizabeth Segerstrom, Annie Philbin, Margaret Atwood, & Ron Bernstein at the Hammer Museum Gala 2018

Gala Also Sponsored By South Coast Plaza, The Renowned
Shopping Destination Co-Managed By Segerstrom

 

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(Costa Mesa, CA)—On Sunday, October 14th, the Hammer Museum at UCLA held their annual gala in their outdoor courtyard to benefit the museum’s internationally acclaimed exhibitions and public programs. Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, Leon Bridges performed at the gala, which honored Margaret Atwood and Glenn Ligon, who received tributes by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and social justice advocate, Bryan Stevenson. Elizabeth Segerstrom co-chaired the event with Solange Ferguson and Darren Star. The gala was also sponsored by South Coast Plaza, the renowned shopping destination located in Costa Mesa, CA, co-managed by Elizabeth Segerstrom.

An annual highlight of the Los Angeles cultural calendar, the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden celebrates artists and icons who have made profound contributions to society through their work. Each year, proceeds from the gala provide essential support for all of the programs at the Hammer Museum, including landmark exhibitions, provocative public programs, and deeply rooted projects with young and emerging L.A. artists. The event of over 500 attendees including actors, artists, civic and cultural leaders, art collectors, designers and other high-profile art lovers raised $2.6M. High-profile attendees and supporters, included, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, Tom Ford, Zoe Saldana, Joel McHale, David LaChapelle and more. Elizabeth Segestrom’s personal guests included, Thom Mayne, artchitect of the new OCMA; co-founders of Turnaround Arts, friend Malissa Shriver and renowned architect, Frank Gehry; and friend Gloria Brandes,

The Hammer Museum is part of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. It offers exhibitions and collections that range from classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that bring about meaningful art and ideas. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—including lectures, film screenings, symposia, music performances, readings, and workshops for families—are all free to the public.

As someone who believes wholeheartedly in using the arts as a way to make a positive impact on the world, Elizabeth Segerstrom was honored to co-chair this year’s Hammer Museum Gala. Over a span of nearly two decades, Elizabeth Segerstrom’s philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. As an arts philanthropist, Segerstrom has been deeply involved in lending her name and her support to art related institutions such as Carnegie Hall, The Colburn Gala, the American Ballet Theatre and more.

About Elizabeth Segerstrom:

Elizabeth Segerstrom is a co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, the renowned international shopping and dining destination in Costa Mesa, California. Her philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. Elizabeth shared her passion for the arts with her late husband, Henry T. Segerstrom, and continues to uphold his profound legacy in the arts institutions in which he was involved, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she sits on the board of directors.

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Elizabeth Segerstrom Co-Chairs Carnegie Hall Opening Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom Co-Chairs Carnegie Hall 2018 Opening Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom Co-Chairs Carnegie Hall Opening Gala

Black-Tie Gala Raises Over $5.1M For Carnegie Hall’s
Artistic, Educational And Social Impact Programming

 

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – October 4, 2018 – On October 3rd, 2018, Carnegie Hall hosted its Opening Night Gala for the 2018-19 season, co-chaired by Elizabeth Segerstrom and attended by distinguished guests and vocal superstars.

The black-tie event of over 800 attendees, included an evening of performances by the San Francisco Symphony led by musical director and conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas; and spectacular opera and musical theatre performances by opera singer, Renée Fleming and singer and actress, Audra McDonald. Guests also enjoyed exhilarating orchestral music by Gershwin and Liszt’s whirling waltz. The event raised an impressive $5.1M in support of Carnegie Hall’s artistic, education and social impact programming.

Segerstrom’s late husband, Henry Segerstrom was a significant financial benefactor to the Carnegie Hall Foundation. His interest in the arts inspired him to invest in elevating Orange County into a community recognized for their support of the arts. This translated into his development of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which has grown to include Segerstrom Hall, the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the Samueli Theater, South Coast Repertory, and the Orange County Museum of Art.

In addition to continuing her late husband’s pursuit of the arts, Elizabeth Segerstrom has been a long-time advocate of the arts and has made an enormous impact on the community within Orange County. She has been honored countless times for her personal dedication to supporting the arts in Orange County and beyond. She has received honors from highly respected organizations including, The Guilds of the Center, a support group for the Orange County Performing Arts Center; The Golden Baton Award from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, and more.

Elizabeth Segerstrom is proud to co-chair to the prestigious Carnegie Hall event. She joins fellow co-chairs including, Luciano and Giancarla Berti, Evercore, Bruce and Suzie Kovner, Robert K. Kraft, Nazee and Joseph Moinian, Richard A. Rosenbaum, and Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler.

In her continued dedication to the arts, Elizabeth Segerstrom will also be co-chairing the Hammer Museum Gala on October 14th, and will be honored by the  Colburn School at the Colburn Gala, on October 23rd.

 

About Elizabeth Segerstrom:

Elizabeth Segerstrom is a co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, the renowned international shopping and dining destination in Costa Mesa, California. Her philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. Elizabeth shared her passion for the arts with her late husband, Henry T. Segerstrom, and continues to uphold his profound legacy in the arts institutions in which he was involved, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she sits on the board of directors.

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