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KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University that is dedicated to providing access to news, television and music programming for the community. This month, they hosted their Campaign Milestone Celebration which recognized the support they have garnered to continue providing these invaluable services to the San Diego community for years to come.

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Thrive Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding homes for dogs who have been abandoned. In the last year, they have brought 126 dogs from Louisiana, saving them from being euthanized. Recently, they hosted a special reunion for owners and the dogs they adopted through the organization. The memorable reunion included a taco truck, delicious baked goods, and fun photo opportunities.

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The 2018 International Air & Space Hall of Fame Celebration included honorees Peggy Whitson, Ellen Ochoa, Brad Tilden, Bruce N. Whitman, General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, Major Richard I. Bong, Corporate Angel Network, and the Air Charity Network. San Diego Air & Space Museum recognized the groundbreaking contributions these individuals and organizations have made to the air and space industries throughout the world in an exciting and memorable evening in Balboa Park.

492. ART OF FASHION

For 63 years, the Art of Fashion Runway Show and Luncheon has been the fashion and charity event that has been the talk of the town, benefitting more than a dozen local charities. This year was no different. In addition to featuring favorite luxury brands, the latest styles from the most coveted fall/winter collections graced the runway before a wonderful afternoon lunch on the lawn.

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Every day, local police officers put their lives on the line to protect the members of the San Diego community. At the Gold Shield Gala, the San Diego Police Foundation takes a moment to honor their commitment and sacrifice. In addition to raising essential funds for the organization, the event also served to boost awareness for their K9 Crimefighter Campaign.

494. VOICES FOR CHILDREN

The 16th annual Starry Starry Night was a success both socially and philanthropically. Set under the beautiful star-lit sky of Rancho Santa Fe, attendees were able to mingle while tasting inspired cocktails under a moonlit sky. Proceeds from the evening benefitted Voices for Children which serves local foster children in need.

495. ROMP

Generous supporters attended the 2018 ROMP Gala to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. While the event had plenty of fun with dancing, dining, and a memorable 1920s theme, it also helped the organization pursue their mission. Proceeds will be directed to renovating their kitchen and dining room, critical spaces for all those they serve.

496. SBCS

True to their Rio Carnival theme, this year’s South Bay Community Service’s Change Their Lives gala was a colorful, unforgettable evening of culture and music. Guests indulged in a delicious Brazilian-inspired dinner, sipped on crafted cocktails, and danced to the music of Carnival in their breathtaking ensembles. Guests also bid on silent and live auctions which benefitted the organization’s important mission in our community.

497. BOYS AND GIRLS

Over the years, Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego signature event has netted over $2.5 million to help them to continue to change lives for the youth of our region. This year, over 700 Club supporters helped raise funds for the nearly 30,000 kids will benefit from the Club and its programs that promote academic success, character development and healthy lifestyles.

507. CONSUL PATRIA

Consul General of Mexico Marcela Celorio welcomed the bi-national community to celebrate the 208th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence at the Institute of the Americas. Guests joined in the celebration with a mariachi performance, Mexican food and Mexican candies. The Consul gave the traditional “Grito” from the balcony and inspired all those in attendance to shout “Viva Mexico!”

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