Charles Fabius, Grace Pen, Fiona Cibani, Elizabeth Segerstrom

Elizabeth Segerstrom Chairs and Attends the American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Spring Gala

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA  – June 7th, 2019 – On May 20th, 2019, Elizabeth Segerstrom attended the American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, continuing her strong support of the world-renowned ballet company. As an annual fundraising event, the proceeds of the 2019 Spring Gala will support ABT’s education and engagement programs as well as America’s National Ballet Company.

The evening honored Andrew F. Barth, Chairman of the ABT Board of Trustees, and celebrated the 10th anniversary of accomplished Russian choreographer and dancer Alexei Ratmansky as ABT Artist in Residence. The gala also featured the highly anticipated world premiere of “The Seasons,” choreographed by Ratmansky and set to the iconic score by late Russian Romantic composer Alexander Glazounov.

This year’s event was chaired by Elizabeth Segerstrom alongside Emily and Len Blavatnik, Pamela and David B. Ford, and Sutton Stracke. Elizabeth Segerstrom previously chaired the 2017 Spring Gala, which featured the New York premiere of the highly acclaimed “Whipped Cream,” also choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.

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. Most recently, Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored at Colburn Gala.

Charles Fabius, Grace Pen, Fiona Cibani, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Charles Fabius, Grace Pen, Fiona Cibani, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Elizabeth Segerstrom and Frank Gehry

Elizabeth Segerstrom Attends Frank Gehry’s 90th Birthday Celebration

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – March 18th, 2019 – Elizabeth Segerstrom attended the 90th birthday celebration of longtime friend and creative partner, Frank Gehry, at the Getty Center. Both sharing a passion for the arts, the two developed a friendship through Gehry’s charity, Turnaround Arts, which aims to bring art education to underprivileged children at low performing schools. Elizabeth helped establish the program in Orange County by bringing groups of children from the Willard School and Sierra Preparatory Academy to performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

The evening at the Getty Museum was a tribute to not only Gehry’s humanitarian endeavors but also to his world-renowned architectural and design legacy. Gehry’s iconic buildings continue to break the mold and stretch the boundaries of conventional architecture.

Attending the dinner alongside Elizabeth Segerstrom were Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Bill Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Nicolas Berggruen, Tony Berlant, Suzanne Booth, Michael and Vanessa Chow, Jeffrey Deitch, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Sid Felsen and Joni Weyl, Kevin de Leon, David and Susan Gersh, Ming and Eva Hsieh, Bruce Karatz and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Ginny Mancini, Zubin Mehta, Catherine Opie, Michael Ovitz, Norman Pearlstine, Anthony Rendon, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Ed Ruscha, Jordan Schnitzer, Adele Yellin, and others.

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.

Frank Gehry, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Frank Gehry, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Louise Bryson, James Cuno, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Louise Bryson, James Cuno, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Lenore Greenberg, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Lenore Greenberg, Elizabeth Segerstrom
Elizabeth Segerstrom American Friends of the Louvre

Elizabeth Segerstrom Attends Private Dinner with the LA Chapter of American Friends of the Louvre

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – February 22, 2019 – Elizabeth Segerstrom gathered with friends from the LA Chapter of American Friends of the Louvre on February 20th, in honor of Kip Forbes, the head of AFL, whilst he was in Los Angeles.  Honored guest for the evening was Todd Smith, Director of the Orange County Museum of Art. The evening was hosted at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles and guests included Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman of the Forbes Publishing Company and Chairman of American Friends of the Louvre; John Rossant, the founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation; film producer, Frederic Golchan; David Emmesa, member of the Board of OCMA and his wife, Kelly;  among others…  The evening was a celebration of the fostering of French art and culture in Southern California. The evening’s guests included art collectors, patrons and enthusiasts whom all support the Louvre through Mr. Forbes’ foundation. 

About The American Friends of the Louvre: AFL is dedicated to advancing the Louvre’s mission through an active grant-making program. It raises awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise, and helps make the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collections more accessible in the U.S. and around the world.

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. Most recently, Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored at Colburn Gala.

Ania Macomber, Craig Macomber, Kip Forbes, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Lucas Fassari
Mimi Song, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Sue Devine, Miki Nam
Elizabeth Segerstrom Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of South Coast Plaza

Elizabeth Segerstrom Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary book celebrates and commemorates the 50th-anniversary of the West Coast’s top and largest shopping destination. Released in November 2017, the book details how Henry Segerstrom, his family and widow, Elizabeth Segerstrom, brought their vision to life.

Starting with the humble beginnings of the Segerstrom family as lima bean farmers, author Kedric Francis walks the audience through the transformation of the center into a symbol of luxury and a landmark for the arts throughout Orange County.

With a desire for South Coast Plaza to be more than just a retail center, the Segerstrom’s went on to expand the plaza to include the South Coast Repertory, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the future Orange County Museum of Art, coming in 2021. According to publishing house Assouline, the Segerstrom’s philanthropic involvement was “pivotal in creating a cosmopolitan center for culture and arts for the county”.
Carrying on her late husbands’ passion for the arts, Elizabeth continues to be the co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, a philanthropist and a major figure in the performing arts realm in Orange County, CA.

South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary book celebrates and commemorates the 50th-anniversary of the shopping mall, and details the evolution of a lima bean farm becoming the top and largest shopping destination on the West Coast. Released in November 2017, the book explains how Henry Segerstrom, his family, and widow, Elizabeth Segerstrom, brought their vision to life. The book features more than 100 illustrations, tracing the history and transformation of the space into the incredible luxury and shopping landmark it is today.


Starting with the humble beginnings of the Segerstrom family as lima bean farmers, author Kedric Francis walks the audience through the transformation of the farm into a symbol of luxury and a landmark for the arts throughout Orange County.

The book explains how 50 years later, South Coast Plaza is a mecca for top-performing international retailers, including Baccarat, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Nordstroms, Prada, Valentino, and more, attracting more than 20 million people to the mall every year who collectively spend almost $2 billion.


The story also tells how the Segerstrom family had a strong interest in the performing arts and a desire for South Coast Plaza to be more than just a retail center. The book explains how the Segerstrom’s went on to expand the plaza to include the South Coast Repertory, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the future Orange County Museum of Art, coming in 2021. According to publishing house Assouline, the Segerstrom’s philanthropic involvement was “pivotal in creating a cosmopolitan center for culture and arts for Orange County”.


Carrying on her late husbands’ passion for the arts, Elizabeth Segerstrom continues to be the co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, a philanthropist, and a major figure in the performing arts realm in Orange County, CA.

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. Most recently, Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored at Colburn Gala.

Elizabeth Segerstrom Candlelight Concert

Elizabeth Segerstrom Candlelight Concert

Elizabeth Segerstrom Attends Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 45th Annual Candlelight Concert 2018

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – December 11, 2018 – On November 30th, 2018, Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosted their 45th Anniversary Candlelight Dinner and Concert. This treasured event, chaired by Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and Jane Fujishige Yada, brings Orange County friends and family together to mark the official kick-off of the performing arts center’s holiday season. More than 450 people attended this year’s annual event, raising $2.84 million to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ artistic and educational activities and programs.

The theme for this year’s milestone anniversary was “Enchanted Evening”. Guests, including Elizabeth Segerstrom, arrived to an emerald-colored carpet, where they were welcomed by carols sung by the Plaza Vista Middle School Choir.

The event paid tribute to classic Broadway and film tunes with performances by Tony Award winners Susan Egan and John Lloyd Young; Broadway stars Tony Yazbeck and Michel Bell; and the Cal State University Fullerton Singers.

After dinner, guests danced to tunes by one of the most successful American bands of all time, Earth Wind and Fire.

As guests left Segerstrom Hall, they waited for their cars at a late evening reception at the Valet Lounge on the Plaza, where hot beverages and fancy donuts were served as “snow” fell from above.

Proceeds from Candlelight provide support for the Center’s education and community engagement programs including:

  • 300 days of educational programming
  • 4,800 events, performances, and workshops
  • Performing arts integration in Orange County schools
  • Teacher professional development
  • Training the next generation of artists
  • Free events and performances at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
  • Free classes at the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities

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.Elizabeth Segerstrom Candlelight Concert Elizabeth Segerstrom and Candlelight Concert Elizabeth Segerstrom and Earth Wind and Fire

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Frank Gehry, Valery Gergiev, Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored at Colburn Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored by Colburn School with The Richard D. Colburn Award at the Schools 20th Anniversary Celebrate Colburn Gala

The Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom, Valery Gergiev and Yasuhisa Toyota at the Colburn School on October 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom, Valery Gergiev and Yasuhisa Toyota at the Colburn School on October 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

attends the Celebrate Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom at Colburn School on October 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom, Valery Gergiev and Yasuhisa Toyota at the Colburn School on October 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom, Valery Gergiev and Yasuhisa Toyota at the Colburn School on October 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The Colburn Gala honoring Elizabeth Segerstrom, Valery Gergiev and Yasuhisa Toyota at the Colburn School on October 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Gala Concert Honorees Help Celebrate

the Colburn School’s 20th Year

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Costa Mesa, CA)—On Tuesday, October 23rd, the Colburn School hosted their annual gala event, Celebrate Colburn, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The event is the single most important annual fundraiser for the Colburn School, raising critical funds for all of the school’s programs. In celebration of the school’s 20th Anniversary, Elizabeth Segerstrom, renowned arts philanthropist and co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, was honored alongside renowned conductor Valery Gergiev, and acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota.  Elizabeth Segerstrom was presented with the Richard D. Colburn Award for her profound involvement and impact on the performing arts, not only in Orange County and California but throughout the world.

 

The almost sold-out gala, had approximately 550 guests, including art lovers, Colburn faculty and Board of Directors members, preeminent performing artists, and some of the world’s most promising young musicians and dancers, who helped raise $1.7 million dollars for the schools programs. Additionally, the money raised helps further Colburn’s mission to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. Some of Elizabeth Segerstrom’s personal guests included, actress, Jacqueline Bisset; television dance competition judge and former dancer, Nigel Lythgoe; renowned architect Frank Gehry and his wife Berta, and opera singer, Placido Domingo. Other notable guests included, Barbara and Zev Yarovslovsky, Martin Katz, Claudia Solti, Lyn Rothman, Marc Stern; President and CEO of Colburn, Sel Kardan, Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette.

 

The Celebrate Colburn Gala began with a performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, followed by dinner under the stars on Grand Avenue. Gergiev, general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre and chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic, led the Colburn Orchestra. During dinner, Colburn Conservatory pianist student Dominic Cheli performed, followed by The Colburn Musical Academy and Dance Academy. The event also included a surprise performance by singers from the Atkins Young Artists Program Fellowship at the Mariinsky Theatre.

 

“Elizabeth views her contributions and activism as her part in making a positive change to society.” said Segerstrom’s spokesperson. “Receiving the Richard D. Colburn Award at the Colburn School’s 20th Anniversary is a very meaningful honor.”

 

With a heart and passion for the arts, Segerstrom contributes to and supports many well-respected institutions such as Carnegie Hall, American Ballet Theatre, The Hammer Museum, The Colburn Gala 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. Most recently, Elizabeth Segerstrom Honored at Colburn Gala.

 

Media Contact:

Julie Leffler
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone: 888-855-6738
Email: julie@bighypemarketing.com
Website: http://henrysegerstrom.com

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Elizabeth Segerstrom and Frank Gehry at the Hammer Museum Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom Hammer Museum Gala Co-Chair 2018

Thom Mayne and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Thom Mayne and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Malissa Shriver and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Malissa Shriver and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Gloria Brandes and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Gloria Brandes and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom and Frank Gehry at the Hammer Museum Gala

Elizabeth Segerstrom and Frank Gehry at the Hammer Museum Gala

Photographer David LaChapelle and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

Photographer David LaChapelle and Elizabeth Segerstrom at The Hammer Museum Gala

John Waters, Judy Chicago and Elizabeth Segerstrom at the Hammer Museum Gala

John Waters, Judy Chicago and Elizabeth Segerstrom at the Hammer Museum Gala

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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(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.

Media Contact:

Julie Leffler
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone: 888-855-6738
Email: julie@bighypemarketing.com
Website: http://henrysegerstrom.com

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

Michael Tilson Thomas and Elizabeth Segerstrom

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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