Anne Johnson will receive 2017 Legacy Award at the Legacy Ball on April 9 at The Ranch

As a longtime Planning Commissioner, activist, and Laguna Beach Seniors champion, Anne Johnson will be honored with the 2017 Legacy Award at the Susi Q’s annual Legacy Ball on Sunday, April 9 at The Ranch at Laguna Beach for her dedication to the greater good of the community.  

“Anne has been an invaluable contributor to just about every important conversation this community has been having, and she’s been doing it for decades. We could not ask for a better or more determined advocate for our vision of an age-friendly town. She’s a ton of fun, too,” said Chris Quilter, president of the Board. 

The Legacy Award is presented to individuals with exceptional service to seniors and/or the community of Laguna Beach.

Anne Johnson, longtime activist and Laguna Beach Seniors champion

Laguna Beach Seniors is also recognizing the McBeth Foundation. Established by Laguna Beach’s own Barbara McBeth Woodruff, in memory of her father Ira McBeth, the McBeth Foundation will receive the first annual Laguna Beach Seniors Cornerstone Award as the Foundation’s devotion to supporting the community is exemplary for what the Cornerstone Award represents.  

“In 2010, the McBeth Foundation began its remarkable support of Laguna Beach Seniors’ care management programs. Ever since that time, the Foundation has provided steady funding for our work, and as a result, has facilitated many stages of our growth and development,” said Nadia Babayi, executive director. 

2017 Legacy Ball is themed “sophisticated country”

The Susi Q’s annual Legacy Ball themed ‘sophisticated country’ and titled, “From Twilight to Moonlight,” will feature fine dining, live and silent auctions, live music, dessert, and dancing at the newly redesigned ballroom at The Ranch at Laguna Beach.  The Legacy Ball is the flagship fundraising event for Laguna Beach Seniors.

The Susi Q, located at 380 Third Street, is the heart of an ambitious vision called Lifelong Laguna: a community and a nonprofit working together “to make the town we love a better place for the rest of our lives.” For more information, visit or

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