The Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Marcela Celorio in conjunction with the Westgate Hotel hosted the Summer Night Fiesta which served up flavorful wine and beer from Baja California. Guests were in for a treat with small plates by the Culinary Art School of Tijuana alongside Chefs Javier Plascencia and Claudia Sandoval.
The Nine Months Matter campaign kicked off on recently to educate and spread awareness of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Hosted by the Morrison Foerster Foundation, the Institute for Fetal Alcohol Disorder Spectrum Discoveries dedicated the evening to discussing the long-term effects of consuming alcohol during pregnancy based on research by Dr. Ken Jones and Dr. David Smith.
What’s cuter than kids modeling in a fashion show? When it is done for other children in need. The Kids 4 A Cause Fashion Show raised funds for the local chapter of Childhelp, an organization that strives to provide treatment programs and prevent child abuse. The trendy looks included customizable pieces as well as items that highlighted current trends in children’s fashion.
Toward Maximum Independence recently hosted their Transforming Lives Gala to support their mission to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve more independent and fulfilling lifestyles. Attendees of this special event were dazzled by a magician, serenaded by the Jose Molina/Roman Palacios Quintet, enjoyed casino games and had the opportunity to win exciting prizes.
The Salk Institute celebrated 22 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Grammy-winning songwriter, composer and producer David Foster. All proceeds from the event support the Salk Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquiries that have yielded more than 50 years of life-changing discoveries.
Current and prospective supporters had an opportunity to learn about The Old Globes’ plans for the year to come at the reception organized by co-chairs Terry Atkinson, Kathy Taylor, Elaine and Dave Darwin, as well as Vicki and Karl Zeiger. At the event, they delved into their plans for the coming season and provided information about their Arts Engagement Programs.
Guests celebrated the beauty, passion and pageantry of Mexican culture with some of Mexico’s greatest artists! The Ballet Folklórico from the University of Guadalajara and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, the Orquesta de Baja California and the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra all came together for an unforgettable evening of traditional and classical Mexican music and dance. Proceeds benefitted the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation.
The LAPA Foundation for Excellence hosted the Annual "Chip N' 4 Charity" Golf Tournament of Champions. The main goal was to raise funds for the Barrio Logan College Institute which promotes higher education as a ticket out of poverty. Working together with disadvantaged families, BLCI ensures that 100% of its high school graduates enroll in college.
Nothing says summer like a Western-style BBQ. The Ferragosto 2017 Wild Western in Amici Park in Little Italy was just that. The event turned supporting the historical preservation of Little Italy and fundraising for local scholarships into good fun. Attendees got to dance to live music, gamble in a saloon, and witnessed a live rodeo all while tasting delicious food and cocktails. This event is always amazing with its décor and successfully turned Little Italy into a Wild West Mining Town!
The 30th anniversary of MAAC’s Casa de Milagros was celebrated in style with fine cuisine prepared by various Tijuana restaurants. The event, presented by Southwest Airlines, recognized the organization’s efforts to aid women seeking recovery and sobriety within the community while guests also enjoyed an exquisite four-course meal.