2018 UC Alumni UK Charity Gala


The third annual University of California Alumni UK Charity Gala took place on Saturday 17 March 2018 at the historic Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

The gala fundraiser included a networking reception, three-course dinner, silent auction, raffle prize draw, DJ and dancing. Television writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz (UCLA alumnus) delivered the keynote address. 

Profits from the evening went towards supporting scholarships for UC students to study abroad in the United Kingdom.

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Gala Speakers

Writer, producer, Golden-Globe Winner and CEO of Big Light Productions, Frank Spotnitz (UCLA '82) delivered the Keynote Address at the 2018 Gala.

Matt Duncan (UCSB '87), CEO of Natixis Asset Management was featured as the Alumni Donor Speaker. With Cristina Sanchez-Gonzalez, a current UCI student studying abroad at Queen Mary University, as the Scholarship Recipient Speaker.

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Thank You to Our Fabulous Sponsors & Donors

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Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel

Situated in the historic 18th century neighborhouud of the same name, The Bloomsbury is located in London's literary heartland. The hotel is a magnificent Edin Lutyen's Grade II-listed neo-Georgian bulding with striking Corinthian pilasters and distinctive red brick lending a stately appearance. The Bloomsbury Hotel is one of eight luxury and urban hotels in London, Dublin, Washington DC, Cork and Bristol, that make up The Doyle Collection.

Thank you to The Doyle Collection for this discount, hosting the 3rd annual charity gala at the Bloomsbury hotel, and for supporting the silent auction.


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2018 UC Alumni UK Charity Gala Committee

The UC Alumni UK Charity Gala is an event developed by the UC Alumni UK Board, which includes volunteer leaders from 9 UC alumni networks in London. The Gala is coordinated by a committee of dedicated alumni volunteers, with support from the University of California Trust (UK). If you would like to learn how you can get invovled, please contact alumni@californiahouse.org.uk.


Co-Chairs: Catherine Townson (San Diego) and Vivian Chen (Los Angeles).

Committee Members: Nadia Macias (Berkeley), Su Kim-Stroud (Irvine), Masha Ooijevaar (Los Angeles), Jami Jenkins (Los Angeles), Trisha Rassatt (San Diego), and Claire Frost (Santa Barbara). 

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