Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: Saturday, October 29, at 7:00 pm

Hosts: Joan and Skip ‘67 Kessler

Donation: $125 per person

Limit: 30 guests

Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1645.

Joan and Skip ’67 Kessler love to travel, and their trip to Bordeaux a number of years ago forever changed their view of wine.  Come prepared to revel in their terrific French Bordeaux Wine collection, which will provide the basis for this exciting wine tasting and culinary experience.  Guests will taste five Bordeaux wines, extraordinary French cheeses and desserts and enjoy an elegant meal in a mid-century modern “Bird Streets” Hollywood Hills home.  Joan and Skip are lawyers at Kessler + Kessler, A Law Corporation.  Skip is a tax and real estate lawyer and Joan is a mediator and arbitrator specializing in real estate, employment, business and entertainment. They have 2 sons: Eric and Marc ’98.  Marc is married to Jenny and their sons, Andy and Henry, are surely destined for Class of 2035 and 2039, and their daughter Layla for the Class of 2037!! Eric is married to Elana and they are expecting their first child in September. Class of 2040?


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.  This year’s dining and event options can’t miss!

From September through Thanksgiving, generous Cornell hosts open their homes, tables and other interesting venues to other scholarship-supporting Cornellians and friends, with 100 percent of all donations going to the Endowment.  As veteran attendees know, Scholarship Dinners are a win-win-win deal for hosts, guests and the Club. Many choose to go to more than one event; a few years ago one member attended six!

In place since 1996, the CCLA Endowment now stands above $400,000. Out of this total, this year we are providing $30,000 in scholarship awards. The club is continuing to grow the Endowment through the Scholarship Dinner program and other fund-raising.

Your tax adviser can explain how your Dinner costs may be deductible. If your schedule prevents you from attending a Dinner this year, please consider making a donation in lieu of attending. We hope to see you at one of our events!  

Please check http://www.cornellclubla.com/events.html for a full list of Scholarship Events.  New events will be added throughout the season.