RSF residents receive distinguished awards

RSF residents receive distinguished awards
From left: Mary Miller, Joanne Marks, Franci Free, and Catherine Nicholas are honorees for the Distinguished Achievement Award. Courtesy photo

RANCHO SANTA FE — Recently, four Rancho Santa Fe residents received awards at the 10th annual Circle of Life 100 Distinguished Award Celebration. The festivities took place at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and the honorees were Mary Miller, Joanne Marks, Franci Free, and Catherine Nicholas.

Roughly 200 guests were in attendance.

“These four remarkable women co-chaired the Encinitas Gala last April 2014, to celebrate the opening of Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion. Together their leadership and commitment inspired our community and raised $2 million in support of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas,” said John Ciullo, Scripps Health director of development. He continued, “These four women and the Circle of Life 100 members have helped to bring awareness and financial support to Scripps Encinitas and we are very grateful for their dedication.”

According to Ciullo, the soiree was to honor these ladies as well as to preview art for the new Healing Arts Collection at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

While guests enjoyed savories and wine pairings, they also had the opportunity to meet with the artists. During the course of the event, guests learned how this artwork will be part of its permanent collection and also available for sponsorship.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $25,000.

Ciullo wants people to know that the Healing Arts Collection is designed to showcase 29 original installations. An array of work will consist of paintings, mosaics, carvings and sculptures.

“These pieces will brighten family waiting areas and hospital corridors, depicting images of health and well-being which are reflective of North San Diego County,” he said.

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