Candlelight Ball benefits Scripps Hospital

COAST CITIES — Betty Knight Scripps, philanthropist and newspaper heiress, is serving as general chairman of the 83rd annual Candlelight Ball to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.The 83rd Candlelight Ball will kick off the holiday season Dec. 1 at The Grand Del Mar. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the black-tie gala features gourmet dining, décor by Kathy Wright & Co. and festive music from The Bob Hardwick Sound.

“I am very proud of the Scripps Health system, and the care it provides for our community,” Rancho Santa Fe resident Scripps, said. “Scripps is committed to furthering medical excellence and making sure that families throughout San Diego County have access to world-class health care — close to home.”

Scripps is chairman of Scripps Enterprises, Inc., a private firm with holdings in publishing, real estate, oil and gas. Her philanthropies are numerous. In addition to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, they include the University of Virginia, the Miller Center – where she established the Scripps Library, the Mayo Clinic, the American Red Cross, Monticello, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the English National Ballet and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to name just a few. The Scripps League Education and Research Fund has provided financial assistance to students at Brigham Young University’s School of Journalism for many years.

To learn more about the 83rd Annual Candlelight Ball, call (858) 678-6349 or visit



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