Herb Albert, Fairfax High class of ’53, at Ebell benefit

| September 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

MUSIC LEGEND Herb Albert to perform.

Music legend Herb Alpert will perform at a benefit for Fairfax High School on Sat., Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.

His wife, vocalist Lani Hall, will join the trumpeter and founder of A&M Records in what is the highlight of Fairfax High School’s 2012 Hall of Fame ceremony. Four outstanding graduates who have contributed to their communities will be honored.

“I am happy to help support Fairfax High, to help ensure that current and future students have the opportunities that I enjoyed and to reinvigorate music and art programs that will encourage them and help them prepare for the real world,” said Herb Alpert.

Alpert (Class of 1953), founder of the Herb Alpert Foundation, will be honored alongside alumni Henry Samueli (Class of 1971), co-founder of Broadcom, owner of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team and founder of the Samueli Foundation;

MORE AWARDEES are Annette (Familian) Shapiro (Class of 1948), founding board member and president of Beit T’Shuvah, member of the National Women’s Philanthropy board of directors and winner of the Golda Meir Award; and Joyce (Goodman) Eisenberg-Keefer (Class of 1953), president of the Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation, founder of the Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Breast Center at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and founder of the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center and Eisenberg Village.

“I am very pleased and honored to participate in this wonderful Fairfax High School Hall of Fame gala celebration. I have very fond memories as a student at Fairfax, and I received a

great education as well, especially in math and science, which prepared me well for my

future career as an electrical engineer,” said Samueli.

The 2012 Hall of Fame Legacy Gala is the first fundraising concert to benefit Fairfax High School; 1,000 guests are expected to attend.

The evening will commence with a dinner reception at 6 p.m., featuring performances by Fairfax students and alumni. Proceeds from the evening will support advanced and innovative education at Fairfax High.

For tickets and information visit www.friendsoffairfax.org. For questions or sponsorship

information, contact Friends of Fairfax, director of development, Joyce Kleifield at 323-370-1220 or joyce@friendsoffairfax.org.

Concert ticket prices start at $75 and include a 6 p.m. reception in the Wilshire Ebell Theater Clubhouse.

 

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  1. Ray Williamson says:

    My class was 1961. I was in the High School Orchestra. A few years before Mr Albert was the there for a concert . I remember it so very well. I believe there was a recording of the concert made but never was able to get a copy. A most wonderful event. I still play it it my head.

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