Junior Achievement's San Diego Business Hall of Fame honored business leaders whose work has moved the community forward. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar saw supporters from all over the county to induct individuals for their excellence in business, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, and inspiring leadership. The evening supported JA's mission to impact 61,863 students by teaching them how to get a job, start a business and how money works.
The inaugural Young Master Chef Competition was celebrated at The San Diego Center For Children. With its own teenage residents taking to the kitchen, the aspiring chefs aged 13-18 vied for top honors with skills learned through the Center’s programs. Local chefs were delighted to judge the teens’ plates all while helping promote the Center’s mission to protect the joy of childhood, prevent emotional suffering, and inspire change through programs, leaders and experts in children’s behavioral healthcare.
Supporters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego celebrated the upcoming ROMP Gala in Del Mar at a private reception. Funds from the gala will help provide a place to stay, meals and the necessities of home so families can focus on caring for their critically ill or injured child being treated at a San Diego-area hospital.
Philanthropist and business leader Frank Carrillo hosted a lunch to welcome home Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. Friends and supporters came together along with honored guests Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins and Honorable Denise Moreno Ducheny to discuss the state of the region and how to help move business forward.
A fundraising shopping bazaar was organized in honor of Myriam Sofia who passed away in 2014 from cancer. Women from all over the region came together for a lovely afternoon of shopping, while using the opportunity to tell and share stories about the beautiful life of Myriam Sofia.
Elected officials, economists and business leaders gathered to discuss San Diego South Bay and Baja region’s latest business development, economic outlook news and improvements and benefits of the international border. Ron Araujo, with the Mission Federal Credit Union, and Leah Koontz, Vice President Controller of Southwest Airlines were speakers discussing upcoming projects their companies are working on and the resulting positive impacts they will have on San Diego’s economy.
Philanthropic families came together for the second annual Kids 4 A Cause Fashion Show high above downtown San Diego. Brunch bites, boutique shopping, live music, and runway models of all ages showcased the latest trends. Thanks to attendees, proceeds benefit The San Diego Notables who promote music education programs for children.
Gwendolyn Meyer welcomed friends to the annual Sunset Soiree event to benefit Feeding San Diego. Guests enjoyed dinner under the stars and a surprise private concert by Grammy award winning singer Jason Mraz. The night helps raise funds for those facing hunger in San Diego County.
The March of Dimes served up an afternoon of deliciousness during their Signature Chefs Gala in Del Mar. San Diego’s top chefs and mixologists gathered for a splendid event sharing their talents with supporters. This year’s gala chairs Jennifer and Robert Gramins were excited to welcome everyone to the wonderful event that helps raise funds for 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million who perish before their first birthday.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation held its annual charity golf tournament benefitting four charities selected by Sycuan’s tribal council. Cody J. Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation tells Giving Back Magazine, “We’d like to extend our gratitude to those participating again this year enabling us to maximize our contribution to these deserving charities.”