CJ Hubbard Foundation

2030 Main St. Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92614
E. info@thecjhubbardfoundation.org
P. 949-475-4480

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The CJ Hubbard Foundation celebrated if first annual fundraiser, “Night in Old Havana” last summer on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Two hundred people showed up in their finest Cuban brights and whites.  With mojito in hand guests helped raise almost $50,000 in the silent and live auction.  The highest sought after item was a 4 night stay in a 6 bedroom house at the luxurious Palmilla resort community in Cabo San Lucas. Generously donated by the Koll family.  Other desirable donations included a stay at Pelican Hill, diamond necklaces by DeeMarie Jewelry, a shopping experience at Bardot and a Dacor BBQ.

 

The CJ Hubbard Foundation was established after the tragic and sudden death of Clint Joseph Hubbard on Thanksgiving Day 2009. All the money raised will go to extraordinary young people that attend CJ Hubbard’s two schools: Santa Margarita Catholic High School and University of California, Los Angeles. Scholarships are awarded to a junior or senior that without financial assistance would be unable to complete their studies at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Additionally, this year will be the first where a deserving young man or woman from the Orangewood Foundation will receive a scholarship to study at UCLA.

 

The speaker portion of the night left many searching for a tissue. Beginning with a moving account for the existence of the foundation, Jessica Johnson, founder and sister to CJ Hubbard spoke of turning a “negative into a positive”.  This was followed Clint Hubbard, CJ’s father, who took a grateful tone as he acknowledged the support of family and friends, as well as praising the CJ scholars of the past 2 years. The most recent recipient, Jacob Fuster, touched the crowd with a heartfelt account of what his scholarship meant to him. Jacob embodies a CJ scholar. An impressive young man, he is working hard to achieve greatness as he battles type 1 diabetes and a debilitating bone marrow disease.  Finally, Angela Leahy from the Orangewood Foundation presented an inspirational video to the crowd.

 

For more information on The CJ Hubbard Foundation, please visit www.thecjhubbardfoundation.org