Make A Wish

Napa Valley winemakers flew in to support this wonderful event, and delicious food was provided by generous local San Diego eateries as over 400 guests in attendance united to raise funds for Make-A-Wish San Diego. The sunset event allowed guests to enjoy a performance by Wish Kid Violet (known for her numerous appearances on the Ellen Show,) who made a perfect pair hosting the event.


In a fashion true to their organization’s roots, the Patrons of the Prado kicked off their Director’s Reception with celebratory cocktails at the San Diego Museum of Art. The Patrons announced the net proceeds raised from the Masterpiece 2016 Gala and awarded the funds to the six selected beneficiaries including several Balboa Park museums.

Sharp Groundbreaking

Employees, doctors, volunteers, donors, community leaders and government officials celebrated the groundbreaking of a new hospital at Sharp Chula Vista, scheduled to open in 2019. To honor Sharp Chula Vista's proud history and exciting future, guests walked past green hedges adorned with historical photos, past a large model of the new hospital with river rocks nestled below. Guests wrote their wishes for the future of Sharp Chula Vista on the rocks that will be included in the foundation - a symbol of their contribution to building the foundation for a next-generation hospital.

Woof Cup

A full weekend of events took place at the West Palm Events Horse Show, among them was Charity Woof Cup. The event supports multiple charities in their efforts to raise money by matching a Grand Prix Rider and their mount with a handler and their agility dog to compete in a relay course, racing against the clock to win the charity event! A fun and unique event enjoyed by all.

New Childrens

A Night in California, The New Children’s Museum’s 2016 Benefit, created an innovative experience for guests which integrated their current Eureka! exhibit into a unique night of fun and exploration. Attendees were able to indulge their inner child by reveling in the unique refreshments and entertainment while getting a firsthand look at all that The New Children’s Museum has to offer.


Local leaders are a cornerstone of the powerful movement to improve the quality of life for all those in the San Diego community, which is why UPLIFT San Diego hosts their annual UPLIFTing Citizens Tribute. The night’s theme, Making a Joyful Noise, was brought to life through several talented musicians.

Police Foundation

San Diego Police Foundation shined a spotlight on the community spirit of our officers who go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day at the Gold Shield Gala. The evening highlighted the K9 Crimefighter Campaign that funds all the new police dogs for America’s Finest K9 Unit.

Consul Celebration

The Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Marcela Celorio welcomed friends to celebrate the 206th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence. The Consul made a special recognition to the Institute of the Americas for improving the quality of life, being a cross border connector and improving the well-being of the hemisphere. Great food, drink and Mexican candies were enjoyed by all!

Jewish Film Festival

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presented the San Diego premiere of For The Love Of Spock directed by Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy. The film tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. Guests then had the opportunity to meet Adam Nimoy and ask him questions.

Starry Starry Night

More than 330 supporters of Voices for Children gathered under the stars for the annual Starry Starry Night. Chaired by Nancy and David Doyle, the event grossed more than $1.3 million dollars to support the life-changing work of the Court Appointed Special Advocates who advocate for San Diego County foster children in Court, in schools and in the community.

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