The San Diego Center for Children's 131st Anniversary Celebration was truly a joyous evening recognizing the great work of the organization and their supporters over the last century, including SDG&E which was honored with the 2018 PATH Award. In addition to exceptional fundraising efforts for their programs, the evening featured a breathtaking live performance by Grammy Nominated Artist Andra Day.
The Rendezvous In the Zoo was an unforgettable evening filled with friendly animal encounters, magical décor with an organic meets technologic vibe, and a fabulous three-course dinner. The event raised funds for their exciting new project, The Sanford Children’s Zoo which will provide an opportunity for kids to bond with nature and wildlife. Chaired by Don and Kathryn Vaughn, the evening left guests enchanted and Wild @ Heart! The event raised over two million dollars!
San Ysidro Health hosted an unforgettable evening which paired good times with good deeds at their largest fundraiser, Monte Carlo: A Night to Remember. The gala after-party included classic gaming tables of gambling and vice and dancing. The event recognized this year’s Champions for their dedication in advancing the health of our communities in San Diego.
With a flair for elegance, the Patrons of the Prado hosted their 2018 Masterpiece Gala with the perfectly suited theme, Masquerade in the Park. In addition to celebrating arts and culture, the event was a fundraising success for the Institutions and Museums of the Prado. Elegantly dressed guests reveled under the starlit sky while also making their impact through generous contributions.
Always a memorable wine-centric event, the University of San Diego’s 2018 Wine Classic celebrated its 10th anniversary. Hundreds of wine aficionados enjoyed bold flavors from wineries owned by the school’s alumni, parents and friends. With the funds from this year's event, the Wine Classic has raised more than $500,000 for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.
A new residential experience was presented at the Pacific Gate Open House Event. Attendees had the opportunity to view firsthand the Super Prime Building in Downtown San Diego. From the landscaped motor court and street-level pedestrian entrance which are the epitome of convenience, to the lavish resident’s lounge and the relaxing pool terrace, residents and their guests were treated to a unique afternoon with never ending views of the bay and city.
Recognizing the achievements of alumni is a special tradition at University of San Diego. At their 2018 Alumni Honors ceremony, they awarded several individuals who have achieved momentous accomplishments including Sister Virginia Rodee, Tracy Reines, Sue Snyder, John Della Volpe, Dr. Cindy Steckel, Eleonora-Markella Mantika, William “Bill” Brennan, Vickie E. Turner, Esq., Catherine “Caity” S. Riddle Meader and Rasheed Behrooznia.
The FACE Foundation is devoted to helping animals in need and their 8th Annual Bags & Baubles silent auction allowed fellow animal lovers to support a great cause. The event held at a beautiful home in Rancho Santa Fe allowed guests to shop for some new favorite accessories including handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and more. Proceeds from the event helped furry friends requiring emergency care receive the veterinary treatment they need.
USO San Diego celebrated their anniversary at the 77th Stars and Stripes Celebration. The spellbinding and colorful event also featured performances by the amazing two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, live painter and singer Joe Everson, and a speech by veteran Rob Jones. The event raised over $1,050,000 to support for services for the Armed Forces, Healing Heroes, and their families- their most successful gala ever.
Jewish Community Foundation San Diego hosted a kosher brunch at the Mingei International Museum as part of their Community-Wide Legacy Donor Appreciation Event. After a brief presentation, guests were welcomed to explore the new exhibition; Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design which offers a rare look into Jewish culture featuring 120 original pieces loaned from museums, private collections, and artists from Israel.