Author:

Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

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Visitors attend the final day of Territory Day on Monday, May 25, 2015. With nice weather, thousands showed up along Colorado Avenue in search of good food, clothing and other attractions. Photo by Logan Riely, The Gazette
El Cinco de Mayo celebration gala: Samantha Carty-Gall, left, and scholarship recipient Marissa Sanchez. 050616 Photo by Linda Navarro
Jackie Johnson, left, told the NAMI audience she can now talk openly about how support groups helped her and husband Kent understand when daughter Jenay's bipolar disorder led to multiple suicide attempts. Today Jenay is a NAMI volunteer. 050616 Photo by Linda Navarro
CASA Board Vice Chair DeeAnn Rothstein, left, Board Chair Aje Sakamoto and Resource Development Director Trish St. John at Light of Hope.
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CASA Board Vice Chair DeeAnn Rothstein, left, Board Chair Aje Sakamoto and Resource Development Director Trish St. John at Light of Hope. 3016 Photo by Linda Navarro
Volunteer Katie Hamilton introduces Jason Falette to Delilah during the Fur Ball reception.
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Volunteer Katie Hamilton introduces Jason Falette to Delilah during the Fur Ball reception. 043016 Photo by Linda Navarro
Holly and R.D. Trinidad of Hoff & Leigh were sponsors of the Special Kids Special Families fundraiser at The Mezzanine. 041916 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was "A Taste and A Toast to Teal" by The Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society. Hosts were Laura DiNapoli Ayotte, left, and Susan DiNapoli Guyton, daughters of the late Sue DiNapoli, and V Bar owner Nic Grzecka. 042816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Hope Perez, front row center, a Goodwill site manager, was the Helms Legacy Award Honoree and had a table of supporters: front left, Oana Lopez, and the honoree's husband, Desiderio Perez-Becerra; back row, left, Claudia Smith, Cuca and Joe Costas, Daniel Carrick and Jim Skinner. 042716 Photo by Linda Navarro