It is no secret that worldwide, women’s education desperately needs improvement, and MONA Foundation has taken up this cause for nearly 20 years. Their Sun-Sational Evening Reception in La Jolla featured a special performance by Rainn Wilson and served to educate guests on the importance of the global impact they can make by working together.

Sharp Gala

The 9th Annual Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Golf Tournament Presented allowed sponsors an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day on the green for a great cause. Through this tournament, the Sharp HealthCare Foundation seeks to support health education and services as well as research at the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and create awareness for the new hospital tower that is being built ready to open in fall of 2019.

Send Me

Send Me Foundation is dedicated to helping the local community as well as our neighbors across the border. Their Eat, Drink & Give event provided an opportunity for guests to personally make an impact by contributing to their three causes for 2017: ANE Fundación de Apoyo para Niños Especiales, Casa Rayito de Luz y Esperanza, and Casa Estrella.

St Germain

It is undeniable that protecting children who are victims of abuse and neglect is a noble and crucial cause. St. Germaine Children’s Charity has stepped up to change the lives of those who cannot stand up for themselves. Prevention is the driving force behind their June Grant Award Luncheon which provided $130,000 to 12 local organizations to accomplish this important goal.

Friends Of The Badge

Public safety is everybody’s responsibility. The 2017 Friends of the Badge Luncheon offered an opportunity for community members to come out and show their appreciation for the sacrifices the members of San Diego Police Department make every day to keep our neighborhoods and families safe. It was also an opportunity to educate and inform through inspiring stories shared by members of the department.

Fundaction Castro

Fundación Castro-Limon committee joined forces for an evening of art and music to benefit pediatric cancer. Guests from both sides of the border came together at a home in Chula Vista where they enjoyed wines from Valle de Guadalupe while enjoying a summer night.

Sd History Makers

The Makers of San Diego History Annual Gala honoring The Jewish Community of San Diego was a memorable evening. The San Diego History Center highlighted their contributions to modern day San Diego by previewing To the Ends of the World: The Jews of San Diego and an enjoying informative and humorous presentation by Joellyn Zollman. Has anyone seen a seaweed mattress around?

Dream On

Reuniting foster children with their siblings, helping them achieve their higher education goals, and so much more, Promises2Kids has made an impact on the lives of many. Last year, they were able to help1,000 foster children. This year, their 9th Annual Dream On Concert Gala was held to continue to support these efforts with an incredible performance by rock legends STYX.

Syhc Gala

San Ysidro Health Center’s 8th Annual gala recognized SYHC’s efforts as well as those who have contributed to preserving health and wellness resources and providing access to locals in need. Their network of health centers and programs within Southern, Southeastern, and Central San Diego, brings essential medical, dental, and counseling services to nearly 90,000 registered patients every year and this gala helps raise funds to ensure all patients coming in through their doors get the care they need. The sold-out gala at the Hotel del Coronado is always the talk of the town!


Since 2011, SIMNSA Foundation has held a golf tournament to benefit vulnerable children in Tijuana. SIMNSA Foundation announced this year’s golf tournament at a press conference at Club Campestre. The tournament seeks to raise $200,000 to benefit EUNIME who is helping prevent HIV transmission from mother to child and providing support to families impacted by the disease.

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