Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Hosts: Karin and Neil Chafetz ‘66, Chuck and Lisa Judge ‘85

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm to ?

Donation: $150 per person – Limit: 18 guests

Featuring: Jazz Songbird Miatta Lebile ’08 (Bachelor in  Music), Crooner Alex Lambert and introducing Songbird Francesca Decker ‘06 (Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biology/Biology and Society).

Travel back in time to vintage 1940 Casablanca Hideaway to enjoy libations while reveling in jazzy musical favorites, As Time Goes By, Big Spender, One for my Baby, LOVE, Laura, Feeling Good, With One Look, You and the Night and the Music, Moondance & All That Jazz, followed by an exotic catered dinner experience. Wear your favorite vintage Casablanca cocktail nightclub attire and prepare to be transported!

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Karin has a master’s in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  She owns and manages her own company, Oracle Imaging Services Inc., in San Pedro, providing medical administrative support.  Neil is Medical Director of Oracle, which is internationally known for its expertise in orthopedic musculoskeletal imaging.  Chuck is a recently retired engineering manager at Linquest Corp in El Segundo.  Prior to retiring to stay home and raise their four boys, Lisa was a systems engineer at Boeing Corporation in El Segundo.  Miatta Lebile sings in all styles, acts in all genres, and appears in all media.  She claims, despite her beauty, she has the “ability to contort her face in incredibly unattractive fashions.” Alex Lambert, getting his PHD in Chemistry and married to Miatta, is back to serenade us. First time Cornell performer, Francesca Decker, a talented singer and actress, family practice doctor and friend of Miatta, will warble a few tunes as well.

How can you simultaneously have a wonderful meal, meet new Cornellians and help provide much-needed scholarships for deserving Los Angeles Cornell students?  The Club’s annual series of Scholarship Dinners & Events offers you a chance to have a great time while benefiting CCLA’s Scholarship Endowment.  

Over the past 25 years, scholarship dinners have been CCLA’s principal means of building our Scholarship Endowment. Our donations from this fund to help Los Angeles-area Cornell students over the years have totaled $265,000, all thanks to our dedicated alumni who attend these events. The University uses our annual donation to supplement the financial aid needs of about a dozen students from L.A.  

Note that 100 percent of all donations are going to the Endowment and your tax adviser can explain how your contribution may be deductible.