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The Art Institute of Southern California has...

The Art Institute of Southern California has received three contributions to help match an earlier challenge grant of $450,000 from the Harry and Grace Steele Foundation. A $25,000 donation from the Margaret E. Oser Foundation will establish an Oser Foundation Scholarship Fund; $9,300 from J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities will be used to acquire books, periodicals and computer-based resources for the school’s library, and $1,000 from the Pacific Mutual Foundation will provide scholarships for incoming bachelor of fine arts candidates.

Three new members have been elected to Pacific Symphony’s board of directors: Albert F. Ehrke, senior vice president of a banking group in Newport Beach; Gene A. Leyton, president of a financial services organization in Brea, and Michael R. Forrest, dean of the School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Four new members have been named to the orchestra’s Hispanic Advisory Committee: Zeke Hernandez, a commercial realtor and president of the Santa Ana chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens; Lola Romero Seymour, owner of a stationery manufacturing company in Santa Ana; Carole Vargas, president of an investment firm in Santa Ana; and Nativo Lopez, executive director of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional of Orange County, a nonprofit social services advisory organization.


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