Gala Raises $92,000 for White Memorial

White Memorial Medical Center will receive $92,000, net proceeds of a gala attended by 900 guests on Nov. 2 at the Century Plaza. The medical center's foundation sponsored the event, with Mayor Tom Bradley, John Denver and Melanie Taylor Kent serving as honorary chairmen. Foundation chairmen were John W. and Millie Gates. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new central monitoring system for the hospital's children's unit.

* Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, L.A. chapter, held its annual dinner-dance and auction Nov. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. The evening netted $83,000 for medical research, patient education programs and a summer camp for asthmatic children.

* Jewish Family Services' Family Violence Project, which provides services to battered women and their children, received more than $12,000 to provide ongoing services. The money was raised at a Nov. 7 benefit luncheon at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

* Variety--The Children's Charity raised more than $210,000 at its 1991 Wishing Well Campaign, Funds came in through a variety of sources, including collection canisters in theaters and Music Plus stores. Proceeds will be distributed among several local children's programs supported by Variety. The charity is part of an international network supporting programs and facilities for handicapped, underprivileged and abused children.

* Casa Colina Wheelchair Sports, Recreation and Outdoors Program will receive about $200,000, proceeds from the Mike Scioscia/Chino Valley Bank Celebrity Golf Classic held Dec. 9 at the Industry Hills Recreation and Conference Center. Proceeds will purchase adaptive athletic equipment and help disabled athletes compete at regional, national and international levels.

* Airport Marina Counseling Service's seventh annual Jet to Jetty 5K/10K Run and 5K Family Fitness Walk raised $26,000 to help supplement the cost of mental health services for people who need care. Leon and Judy Angel were committee chairs. Major sponsors included Ernst and Young, Phil Gilboy, Wells Fargo Bank, Airport Marina Saturn, Edward Williams Hair Fashions and Frozfruit.

* Motion Picture Academy's Center for Motion Picture Study received a $25,000 contribution from producer Bernie Brillstein. Funds will go to the endowment campaign for investment to fund future operations of the center.

* United Way of the Greater Los Angeles Area announced on Dec. 18 a contribution of more than $750,000 from Arco employees. In addition, Arco Foundation gave the United Ways of Greater Los Angeles and Orange County a corporate gift of $1.2 million. In 1990-'91, United Way distributed $67 million to more than 300 community service agencies.

* Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, thanks to Project Robin Hood, received 28,000 pounds of non-perishable and canned foods to feed the needy, a 69% increase over last year's Robin Hood drive. Project Robin Hood was founded four years ago by a group of young entertainment executives.

* Community Counseling Service has received $22,000, raised at the President's Club members' musicale featuring the Arroyo String Trio of Los Angeles. The event was held Dec. 8 at the home of Earl A. Powell III and his wife, Nancy. Community Counseling Services, a nonprofit mental health agency, serves about 3,000 clients annually.

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