Patrons of the Prado was nothing but glamour at their Gown Event featuring a fashion show and the perfect accessories for their unique gowns for their upcoming gala, Noche de Sueños. Guests were able to do good while looking good as all proceeds from the event were directly donated to the Bucks4Buses program which provides transportation to Balboa Park as well as educational programs for low income schools.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the 2017 Women of Dedication at a beautiful luncheon in downtown San Diego. Twelve women were recognized for their positive impact and contribution to our community and close to 800 guests came to support them, and do a little shopping! All proceeds from the luncheon stay in San Diego to benefit social service programs of The Salvation Army.
The exhibition chronicling the history and heritage of the Jewish community of San Diego opened at The San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. The exhibit showcases the struggles, triumphs, contributions and legacy of San Diego’s Jewish community. The opening night celebration was attended by guests from all throughout the region. Mazel Tov!
The 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival shared over 160 films that were divided into special showcases based on countries, genres and themes. In addition to films, the festival featured local and international celebrities, bands and artists that celebrated Latino culture. We are lucky in San Diego to have such a culturally and artistically important festival thanks to the dedication of Ethan van Thillo and his team!
Screen, Genes, and the Choices We Make is a unique fundraising event that seeks to educate attendees about the latest in breast cancer research and innovation while supporting their mobile mammogram efforts. Leading cancer and wellness professionals, Joan Lunden, Gina Champion-Cain, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, and Dr. Dennis Holmes, shared their expertise and experience to raise awareness and understanding.
Community leaders from both sides of the border came together in Tijuana for the swearing in ceremony for the new board members and president of CCE, the Tijuana Business Council. The new President is the Former Mayor of Tijuana, Kurt Honold. A great leader and friend to all, Tijuana is fortunate to have Kurt organizing and representing the business interests helping develop and grow the region.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center hosted another fabulous Tea by the Sea where guests were treated to a uniquely elegant afternoon tea experience. Attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails complimented by the beautiful sounds of live music and ocean views. All proceeds from tickets and the silent auction funded the new Sophie’s Gallery Photography Curriculum.
A once in a lifetime experience, plus dinner, dancing, and entertainment! The San Diego Opera Gala pulled out all the stops, spotlighting “It’s A New Day”, an immersive experience by James Darrah which merged technology, live performance, and video for a one of a kind production. The Gala’s special honorees were longtime San Diego Opera supporters, Kathryn and John Hattox.
It is no secret that San Diegans love to travel, so Southwest Airlines’ recent announcement of nonstop flights to San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico was met with much excitement. The airline celebrated the announcement on the USS Midway and sent out a street team to surprise San Diegans with gift cards.
Who hasn’t wanted to be an astronaut for a day? Now you can at San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Be the Astronaut. The interactive exhibit brings a unique STEM learning experience through space discovery with your very own moon landing, rocket launch, and rover recently had its grand opening. Did we mention it is NASA approved!?