Annual West Coast Dinner 2009

The AFIM West Coast annual Gala dinner took place on February 3 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, attended by 220 guests, in the company of IMJ Director James Snyder and AFIM President Stephen Lash. Guest speaker was Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, who has major works in the Israel Museum collections and has been showcased in such Museum exhibitions as News: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art and Real Time. Patty Finkel and Susan Gersh co-chaired the event, which raised $420,000 for the Museum. The previous evening, legendary Pop Art dealer Irving Blum and his wife Jackie hosted a cocktail reception and collection viewing at their Bel Air home for over one hundred leading supporters, followed by dinner for twenty-five guests in honor of Sigalit Landau hosted by Lynne and Irwin Deutch, Co-Chairs of our recently launched Ambassadors Program.

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