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May 24, 2017

Co-Chairs: Lucinda Alden, Peggy Parker Grauman, Suzanne Kayne, Elizabeth H. Lowe, Susan Rothenberg

Table Hostesses: Peggy Collins, Judi Davidson, Gabrielle Davis, Mary Davis, Janet C. Erickson, Judy Felsenthal, Jane Hulick, Rini Kraus, Carol Mancino, Mona Tromble Mapel, Kathleen Doheny McCoy, Joan Agajanian Quinn, Sharon Rising, Kathleen Scheinfeld, Heather Shuemaker, Grazyna Simon, Gretchen Garrett Valentine, Nancy Robinson Van Tuyle, Andrea Greene Willard

The Blue Ribbon held our annual General Meeting: A Celebration of Support in the gorgeous, modern Walt Disney Concert Hall. Guests were invited to an outdoor reception in The Blue Ribbon Garden and were treated to a special surprise performance by the LA-based dance company, Invertigo Dance Theatre.  After kicking off the event with a creative burst, we were then “danced” down to the luncheon in BP Hall.  During lunch, Blue Ribbon members presented Resident Company leadership with The Blue Ribbon’s annual contributions and showed off two of the LA Opera’s talented singers, Tenor Carlos Santelli and Soprano Liv Redpath, accompanied by Milena Gligic on the piano. The Blue Ribbon also celebrated the day by honoring treasured member Maxine Dunitz as our 2017 Blue Ribbon Woman of the Year.  A long-time supporter of The Blue Ribbon and The Children’s Festival, to date Maxine has donated over 260,000 Children’s Festival books to attending students, giving them a keepsake to forever remember their experience at The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival.