Manchester Financial Group recently hosted a spectacular and inspiring groundbreaking ceremony for Manchester Pacific Gateway. The largest private real estate project in San Diego is redeveloping the downtown waterfront including the Navy’s new headquarters. Envisioned by developer Papa Doug Manchester, Manchester Pacific Gateway will be one of California’s most stunning and iconic waterfront developments, giving San Diego a world-class destination on the Embarcadero.
Happy Birthday! Congrats to The New Children’s Museum for celebrating its 35-year history in San Diego and its 10th year as The New Children’s Museum in Downtown. The museum uses a new model of children’s museum by stimulating imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
Barrio Logan College Institute provides essential college-prep programs for underserved students to help provide them with the skills they need to succeed in college. Co-Publishers Danitza and Esteban Villanueva were proud to serve as honorary co-chairs for the recent Opportunity for Impact Annual Fundraiser which raised funds to help support their initiatives and featured moving stories from students who have benefited from their efforts.
For many years El Trompo Museum of Tijuana has offered hands-on science and technology exhibits for children on both sides of the border. Recently, they hosted their annual benefit dinner at the Museum to raise funds and awareness of for the Museum's continued community efforts in bringing innovative exhibits to the entire region's youth.
Each year, more than 300 members of the National Charity League, San Diego Chapter, as well as their family and friends, recognize their graduating class of mothers and daughters for their six years of membership and commitment to service, leadership development and cultural arts with a dinner. The future generations cheered on and celebrated with all the families and graduates in a lovely evening event.
For the last 10 years, the Dream On Concert Gala has provided much needed funding for Promise2Kids programs which assist local foster youth. Hundreds of philanthropists gathered for this year’s event to enjoy a specially prepared dinner under the stars and an intimate performance by Grammy Award Winner Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.
A dedicated group of women from Tijuana under the direction of Rosella Fimbres, all members of the Tijuana General Hospital Auxiliary, recently hosted a fantastic event. Throughout the year they raise funds to benefit the hospital; this fashion show raised funds for the children’s oncology department.
The Give BACKS Hope fundraising event allowed members of the community to come together to support Setting Scoliosis Straight. The event’s proceeds benefited pediatric spine research which is essential to improving the lives and care of many pediatric patients who suffer with spine disorders. Composer & Chief Musicologist of Pandora Radio, Dr. Nolan Gasser also gave a memorable performance.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center flawlessly orchestrated another magical evening for their supporters to enjoy at the Our Secret Garden Party benefiting their garden and aquatics program. Entertainment included a wine pull, live music and an art gallery. The event took place in their beautiful garden and featured many whimsical elements which swept attendees away including live appearances by mythical faeries.
The 44th Annual Home of Guiding Hands Fundraising Gala provided support for the life-changing programs they offer to improve the lives of thousands of people living with development disabilities. In addition to fundraising activities and Honoree Awards Program, the “Super Hero Soirée” brought on the fun with dinner and wine pairings, dancing, gambling, and live music.