Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund welcomes special guest Zandra Rhodes at November Membership Meeting


The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund will welcome world-renowned fashion icon Zandra Rhodes as guest speaker at its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the RSF Golf Club.

Rhodes’ fashion style is unlike any other. From her hot pink bob to her theatrical make-up and artsy jewelry, she is as glamorous and dramatic as her designs. Since the 1970s, she has designed for a diverse clientele, from Jackie Onassis and Princess Diana to Freddie Mercury of the rock group, Queen. Today, Rhodes continues to clothe royalty, rock stars and jetsetters around the world. Using theatrical colors and bold prints for her feminine patterns, Rhodes’ designs have a timeless quality that makes them easily identifiable. Her vintage pieces continue to be collected and are still worn today. Her collection has expanded beyond clothing designs to include licenses for jewelry, wrapping paper, Royal Doulton China, furs and a limited edition make-up line for MAC cosmetics.

In recent years, Rhodes has diversified into designing sets and costumes for the opera. She has created for a number of San Diego Opera productions and she has also designed for the Houston Opera’s production of Aida.

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund Annual Membership Meeting on Nov. 7 is open to women living in Rancho Santa Fe who share an interest in becoming more involved in philanthropy to support those in need throughout San Diego County. Cost is $40.

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is made up of a diversified group of 130 women and will celebrate their 10th year anniversary in the fall of 2014. Since 2004, over $2.1 million in funds have been granted to organizations serving the local San Diego County community. A few of these grant recipients are ACE Scholars of Cal State San Marcos, Cancer Angels of San Diego, and Voices for Children, Urban Corps, and Camp Pendleton Armed Services “Moms in Transition Program.”

To RSVP, please contact Nancy Hashim at 858-756-0249 or register online at


Feel free to bring a guest. The membership theme this year is “Each One, Bring One.”

The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is to educate, inspire and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen the community and impact lives through informed, focused, collective giving.