Annual La Jolla Luncheon Celebrating The Life Of Ellen Browning Scripps

Ellen Browning Scripps is a special person in La Jolla’s history. As the leading philanthropist for the community, Scripps changed the image of La Jolla into what we know it today. From the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Torrey Pines State Park, the Bishop’s School, the Scripps Research Institue, and to the famous children’s pool, Ellen Browning Scripps truly played an important role in helping create the ‘jewel city’.

Born on October 18, 1836, the annual Ellen Browning Scripps Luncheon celebrates the birthday and hard work accomplished by an incredible women. The luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 19, at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. This years special speaker features Dr. Molly Mclain from the University of San Diego. The luncheon will focus on the village of La Jolla during the era of Ellen Browning Scripps and the wonderful things she left for this seaside community. Ticket prices range from $55.00-$65.00. Space is limited and the La Jolla Historical Society recommends to R.S.V.P. by October 11. Please visit their website for more information and times. We hope to see you there!

Photo shared from the Bishop’s School

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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