President Andrea Scharff and Co-President Darrin Elliot along with Benefit Co-Chairs Janet Stewart, Kathy Thompson, Katherine Burford, and Katherine Silver welcomed guests to celebrate the Luminaires, Juniors annual benefit to raise money for the Doheny Eye Institute. The event took place on April 24 at Bar 210/ Plush and featured an 80’s themed party for attendees to enjoy.
The crowd of over 200 adorned 80’s attire and rocked out to classic tunes as they prepared to bid on silent auction items that included Super Bowl tickets and a Harry Winston vault experience. Party-goers jammed out to live music by the M-80s, while others chose to enjoy blasts from the past like a Pac-Man machine, air hockey table, and photo booth, all located in the “adult playroom” sponsored by Smashbox Studios and Quixote Studios. The highlight of the evening was the inspirational speech made by 19-year-old Doheny Eye Institute Patient, Jeremy Poincenot, who received thunderous applause from the emotional audience.
Los Angeles chic and cool were in abundance including Ambassador Rockwell Schnabel, Darrin & Mikel Elliott (Smashbox Studios), Goli Parstabar (Harry Winston), Jeremy Poincenot (Doheny Eye Institute patient), Jim Gianopulos (20th Century Fox), Elizabeth and Colin Callender. Guests enjoyed an exciting trip into the past while raising tremendous hope for the future.
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