Friends of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research gathered at the Grand Del Mar Resort on Nov. 15 for the "Discovery Without Boundaries" gala.
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After cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the veranda, 265 guests made their way to the Mediterranean-style ballroom.
Auctioneer Bill Menish brought in record-breaking donations. The evening netted $1.1 million dollars - a 15 percent increase over last years earnings - from sponsors and a 30-minute live auction.