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Virginia Stanton

January 1, 2019

1974 – Carmel Valley, California

For fifteen years, Virginia Stanton was Party Editor for House Beautiful magazine. She has served as a design consultant for many businesses and residences, including the home of Bob Hope. She and her husband, Robert Stanton, designed the permanent set for ABC’s 1974 television series, “The Curiosity Shop.” Virginia Stanton has freely given her time and energy to many civic and humanitarian activities as founder, The American Red Cross, Carmel Chapter; president and member of the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Peninsula Community Hospital; past president of the Women’s Architectural League, Monterey chapter; National Chairman of the Northwood Arts Management Program; founder of Monterey History and Art Association-Stanton Center/Maritime Museum and honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, Monterey Chapter. She also has been involved in fund-raising projects for the following groups: Children’s Home Societies, Children’s Hospital of the East Bay, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Heart Fund, Monterey History and Art Association, Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, The Sensory Garden in Monterey and United Voluntary Services, Monterey County Unit. Mrs. Stanton was appointed a member of the California Arts Commission in 1968 and served for nine years. She was selected Woman of the Year for 1973 by Women’s Architectural League and honored in 1991 with the Monterey County Cultural Council’s first annual Distinguished Benefactors of the Arts Award. (Deceased 1997)