486. MARIACHI GALA

Mexican music lovers enjoyed an unforgettable evening at the 2018 San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert. Several exceptionally talented acts graced the state including Ballet Folklórico Internacional, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin. The proceeds benefitted the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation to foster the careers of other musicians following in the Mariachi tradition.

487. SYMPHONY SALK

The 23rd Annual Symphony at Salk continued the organization’s mission to support the life-changing research and advancements of Salk scientists. In addition to supporting their efforts, the event was a memorable evening of musical excellence. This year’s concert featured Leslie Odom Jr. with the beautiful backdrop of the evening sky and stars.

489. USO RIBBON CUTTING

USO San Diego recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters at Liberty Station. The facility is located within a short distance to military housing units and will provide essential programming and as well as serve active duty military personnel and their families.

490. ATHENAEUM GALA

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has a mission to provide library resources in music and the arts through hundreds of programs and events. Supporters of their efforts were in for a treat at their 29th annual gala, themed A Mid Night Summer’s Dream. The unforgettable evening brought Shakespearean fantasy to life with fitting décor, a parade, and much more.

491. MONTE CARLO

Benefiting the future exhibitions and education initiatives of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the 42nd annual Monte Carlo fundraiser was a resounding success. Guests dressed in their best contemporary black-tie attire came out to impress, support a local institution, and enjoy an evening of elegance. Art was everywhere at the beautiful home that formed the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

498. UNITED WAY TOQUEVILLE

United Way of San Diego County scored a winning goal! Guests joined together for a special evening with international soccer star Landon Donovan at a reception overlooking the downtown city views. Guests heard tales from the soccer field, how the sport developed him as a leader, and how he, as a brother, son, and grandson of teachers, views education.

502. NOCHE EASTLAKE

Guests from both sides of the border joined in raising funds for Fundación Castro-Limon at a beautiful private estate in Eastlake. Under the stars, guests enjoyed live music, silent auction and supporting Fundación Castro-Limón, a non-profit organization that provides services to support children with cancer and their families at the Pediatric Oncology Center of Baja California.

503. VOA  RECEPTION

Volunteers of America Southwest hosted a celebration in honor of the lead up to their 19th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. The evening thanked the sponsors and partners for supporting the life changing work VOA does in our region. Through a passionate team, they seek to inspire hope through the ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life.

504. BONITA CULTURAL

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center hosted a special fundraising dinner gala and tribute to Bonita resident Jahja Ling. The evening benefitted the center which showcases constantly changing history and art exhibits ensuring a wide range of interesting exhibits about South Bay San Diego’s history.

505. PATRONS AWARDS

The Patrons of the Prado Gala "Masquerade in the Park" was extraordinarily successful. Their efforts, along with the support of the members, donors and community partners, made it possible to financially enrich the Bucks4Buses program which benefits disadvantaged students, from under-resourced schools that may have never experienced a Museum or Science Center.

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