LAURIE WETTERSCHNEIDER has been nominated for a Women of Influence Award in the Public Service Champion category. The awards ceremony, hosted by Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media, will be held March 1 at Casino del Sol Resort. Wetterschneider has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes locally and nationally. Her careers have encompassed radio, nonprofits — including as director of communications and fund development for Jewish Family & Children’s Services — and now jewelry design as co-owner of Laurie and Lisa Designs, utilizing her B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. With her husband, Larry K. Wetterschneider, she is a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She has served on the board of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and is an emeritus board member of Boys and Girls clubs, past general chairman of Angel Charity for Children, Inc., and has served on the boards of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, American Red Cross, Court Appointed Special
advocates and many other organizations.
ROBERTA ELLIOTT is one of 27 artists whose work is included in “X is for Xenophobia — I Am America,” on display at the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. 6th Street, through March 30. Elliott, who divides her time between Tucson and New Jersey, is a member of the Arizona Jewish Post advisory board, the grants committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and the social action committee of Congregation M’kor Hayim. She recently organized a harvesting event for Tucson’s Iskashitaa Refugee Network. She was formerly vice president of media and communications at HIAS and director of public affairs at Hadassah.
JEREMY BORIN (aka Giovanni Beneduci) has been appointed executive chef of Le Majorelle, a new restaurant to open in the Lowell Hotel in Manhattan on March 7. He was a student at Catalina Foothills High School and worked in restaurants in Tucson before studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He worked in the kitchens of Le Bernardin and Jean Georges and was a sous chef at the Lotos Club. He recently spent a year in Japan as sous chef at the Andaz Tokyo Hyatt Hotel.