An elegant event, the 5th annual Day of Joy, or Día de Alegría, recognized the contributions of “Latinas y Amigas” who have helped support and promote the goals of San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House. The organization will receive 100 percent of the proceeds which will provide crucial resources including lodging and meals to families with critically ill or injured children. Hosted at the Westgate Hotel and chaired by Esther Rodriguez and Co-Publisher Danitza Villanueva, this annual tradition is where the most philanthropic and elegant women can be found enjoying a wonderful luncheon.
The 108th Anniversary Charity Ball - "For the Love of a Child" was a complete success thanks to the leadership of Phyllis Parrish and her dedicated committee members. All funds benefitted the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s. The dedicated gala committee came together to celebrate the communities’ generosity which will afford the children of our region the highest caliber care and healthy futures.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a non-profit supporting individuals and families in need. In the last year, they have provided assistance including financial, nutritional, emotional, and other resources to over 25,000 people. Their organization relies heavily on those who have donated their time and finances. To show their appreciation, they held a celebration for their Leadership Circle Supporters at a beautiful home in La Jolla.
San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival was a celebration of Paella - a dish that comes to us from Spain, with origins dating back to the eighteenth century. Guests enjoyed unlimited tasting paella alongside beer tastings and international wineries. Set next to San Diego Bay, the sunny day was a delight for all in attendance.
A celebration of hope and an opportunity for the community to join together to ignite the fight against cancer was celebrated at the SPARK Gala. The evening recognized the life of dedicated San Diego philanthropist Pauline Foster. The elegant evening helped raise funds to benefit the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Moores Cancer Center's precision medicine endeavors.
The 2017 Heart & Soul Gala was a resounding success. With an incredible matching gift from Evelyn and Ernest Rady, Jewish Family Service raised more than $1,100,000 for thousands of individuals and families in need. Since 1918, Jewish Family Service is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.
San Diego Crew Classic Inc hosted the 44th San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay on a beautiful spring day. Spectators from around the world participated in two fun-filled days of rowing featuring the nation's top collegiate, junior, masters and elite crews. All eight, let it run!
An exquisite kickoff for the "Black, White & Bling Bash" to benefit San Ysidro Health Center coming June 24 at the Hotel Del Coronado was held in La Jolla. Guests enjoyed seeing art pieces created by Alexander Salazar while enjoying food from Chef Flor Franco, and wines from Valle de Guadalupe. A caring and committed group of people led by Pat Salas, Dr. Mani, Yolanda S. Walther-Meade and Andie Ezquerro are coming together to ensure continued access to healthcare for underserved patients.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Northwest recently celebrated 54 years of tireless efforts to educate, advocate, and care for health rights. The anniversary dinner emphasized the importance of maintaining their mission and necessary funding while also making sure to thank those who have continuously supported the important cause that is healing women across the region and the country.
The 29th Annual Peacemakers Awards presented by the National Conflict Resolution Center recognized those who have made a significant impact in the community with their efforts. The organization’s Galinson Campus Civility Project emphasizes the power of conflict resolution by teaching our nation’s future leaders the value of civil, inclusive communication to diffuse disputes.