Event Details

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Date: Saturday, October 21, 7 pm NOTE DATE CHANGE

Hosts: Richard ’79 and Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns

Donation: $125 per person

Limit: 12 guests

Join Richard and Elizabeth for “Harvest in Ithaca,” an Elizabeth-created meal in their Santa Monica country kitchen.  Along with a mouthwatering menu, the couple will add their secret ingredient—the famous Stearnsian bonhomie.  

Richard is a founding partner at Partners Trust, a real estate brokerage and acquisitions firm in Brentwood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  Elizabeth, an independent film producer (“Still Alice”), is also chair of The Judy Fund, a foundation that raises funds and awareness around the country and world in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1747.

“Thank you so much,” wrote Roda Z. ’17 a few months ago, thanking the Cornell Club for the scholarship money we provided.  “I am forever indebted!”  The Club receives a batch of letters like hers every year from L.A. students whose aid packages included money from CCLA.  It chokes us up to read these heartfelt expressions, and motivates us to keep working hard to raise money to help local kids attend Cornell.

Did you know CCLA has a scholarship endowment of over $500,000?  Two decades of fund-raising success, plus prudent investments, has enabled us to grow the endowment from scratch, while donating over $250,000 to Cornell to aid students like Roda Z.  Last year, our gift of $30,000 helped support nine students.

The club’s unique Scholarship Dinner and Event program is the vehicle.  Alumni open their homes or invite club members to their favorite restaurant for an evening of fine dining and nostalgic camaraderie.  Please join us at a table this fall!

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