November 9, 2018
In October, the AIA-Orange County Society hosted a garden party that not only gave members and prospective members a chance to socialize together and mingle with archaeologists, but also raised money for a good cause. The garden party, an annual event now in its fourth year, is a fund-raiser with proceeds from the event going towards grants for Southern California graduate students in archaeology. Past and current grant recipients were on hand to speak about their PhD projects and how grants provided by the AIA-Orange County Society supported their work.
The event was hosted at the home of incoming AIA Treasure David Siegle and this year’s guest speaker was Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney, Egyptologist and professor of art and architecture at UCLA. Approximately fifty people attended the event which raised $2,800 along with an additional $1,200 committed for the 2019 AIA-Orange County Grant.
This event was made possible in part thanks to the award of an AIA Society Outreach Grant.