A culmination of good music, good food, and good deeds, the Send ME Foundation recently hosted a Bohemian Night. The lively evening included live music by Decima Musa Acoustic, a cocktail bar with delicious beverages, and tasting of award-winning mezcal. Going hand-in-hand with all the fun, attendees gave generously to support Fundación de Apoyo para Niños Especiales.
Supporters of the Chicano Federation took a tour of Barrio Logan Child Development Center and heard firsthand from families who have been helped by their programs and services. The Federation is positively impacting our communities through action, caring and providing resources for those in need. Afterwards guests enjoyed appetizers and heard what Chicano Federation has in store for the upcoming 50th year!
San Diego Mesa College’s most well know alumna was the host of the recent fundraising event held in Balboa Park to benefit students from San Diego Community College District. The lively affair allowed guests to meet Annette Bening in an intimate setting. Event sponsors included Cal Coast Credit Union, United Way of San Diego County and Sycuan, among others.
Red Cross of Tijuana is a non-governmental association focused on volunteering and is sustained by donations and hospital fees. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they supply at no cost to the public, 98% of ambulance services for emergencies and they help 60% of all trauma accidents in Tijuana. Thanks to the support of the community, they raised much needed funds at their annual Casino Night Gala held at the historic Jai Alai Palace.
The University of San Diego has concluded its most exciting, ambitious fundraising endeavor with an amazing celebration. The campaign spanned eight years, from 2010 to 2018. USD was thrilled to have exceeded their $300 million goal, but more importantly, their collective efforts will positively enhance the student experience for years to come. Guests joined faculty and students at the Garden of the Sea, part of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.
Members of the local community came together to show their appreciation and support for the San Diego Police Department at the Friends of the Badge luncheon. The event hosted by the San Diego Police Foundation focused on educating the community about the about public safety as well as the work of the offices and those in their Crime Lab. Representatives of the different offices and divisions were on hand to answer questions and pose for pictures- even train guests in tactical response procedures!
United Way of San Diego County recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Women’s Leadership Council. The event brought recognition and support for the group’s initiatives to raise awareness and provide funds to help resolve problems within the San Diego community.
On behalf of Donate Life America, Women Encouraging Live Donation (WELD) is helping San Diegans, and others across the country, better understand the process of live donations, in hopes of saving the lives of those waiting for a transplant. They recently hosted a fundraiser where guests included many organ donors and their organ recipients making for a unique and memorable reunion.
Fundación SIMNSA, bajo la dirección del fundador Frank Carillo y un grupo de empresarios dedicados a mejorar la comunidad, llevaron a cabo su Torneo de Golf Anual en el Club Campestre. El torneo recauda fondos a beneficio de niños que se encuentran en situación de vulnerabilidad en diferentes sectores de Tijuana. En esta ocasión, los beneficiarios fueron Carita de Dios A.C. y el Programa P.A.P.I. (Programa de Apoyo a Pacientes Indigentes) perteneciente al Hospital Infantil de las Californias.
The Great Barrier Reef is still a mystery for many. The Fleet Science Center shed some light on the subject with a premier showing of their film, Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the film, guests were treated to a party where they were able to meet the Underwater Director of Photography, Richard Fitzpatrick and enjoy a behind-the-scenes special. The film is now showing regularly at The Fleet.