Patrons of the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns celebrated the institution’s 25th anniversary with a women’s luncheon.
THE PARTY Draped in orchids and jewels, the Hyatt Regency La Jolla was the scene for the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns’ 25th anniversary women’s luncheon. More than 350 guests, including 40-plus moms to be, were treated to boutique shopping and a delectable spread.
THE SCENE Former first lady of California and honorary chair Gayle Wilson narrated a 25-year retrospective on the organization. BJ Williams, Jean Collins, and Gretchen and Britt Hackmann also came out in support.
THE HIGHLIGHTS The festivities culminated with a gift of $1 million from beloved local philanthropists. In their honor, the facility was renamed the Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester Family Labor and Delivery Unit at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. -Jennifer Yun