The annual tradition of The Crew Classic and its Sunday Brunch by the Bay are time-honored and beloved traditions in San Diego. With athletes from all over the United States participating in rowing races, fans cheer on their teams along the shores of Mission Bay. The Brunch is held in a large tent at the finish line, giving the best view of the races!
At the 17Th Annual Black and White Ball, the Association of Corporate Counsel hosted a sophisticated evening of fun and networking for over 700 attorneys and corporate firms, while also giving back to those in need. This year’s beneficiary was South Bay Community Services which provides valuable programs such as their Domestic Violence Response Team and more.
SPRITES of East County is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization that is dedicated to supporting and encouraging giving back within their communities. With over 200 members, SPRITES has been able to make a significant impact through over 5,000 hours of volunteer activities each year since 1968. Their Annual Gala recognized their half-century of accomplishments and provided support to continue their legacy.
Eva and Alex Nemeth always sought to improve lives, especially those of the most helpless. After their deaths, the Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation has continued that spirit of philanthropy. The Nemeth Foundation continues to give to causes around California consistent with the mission of the Foundation. Recently, Phyllis Parrish organized a dinner to help introduce the Nemeth Foundation to leaders of the community and to honor their continued contributions to America’s Finest City.
Each year, The Lions of Judah, a renowned group of Jewish female philanthropists, individually each give over $5,000. The group is made up of hundreds of local women who are passionate about giving back through the Jewish Federation of San Diego. Through this annual donation, these women make a difference in the future of Jewish culture. World-wide, the group has over 17,000 members making changes around the world!
A towering icon within the vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center. The largest hotel in Austin recently opened its doors with a grand opening celebration with guests visiting from all over the world, including San Diego! This property was the first developed by the son of Papa Doug Manchester, Douglas W. Manchester who now calls Austin home.
The Annual Scholarship Honorary Committee Dinner Co-Chaired by Armi and Al Williams alongside Event Chair Perla Browlie was an inspiring evening of fine music and dining at a beautiful, private home in La Jolla. The event benefits San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s efforts to raise scholarship funds for students in need of financial assistance to follow their musical dreams.
Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that engages women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. Their recent program featured The Power of Plants: Climate, Nutrition and Global Stability. Plant science is needed more today than ever before to help meet the demands of a rapidly growing human population. The program was followed by a ceremony recognizing the Salk Women & Science 2018 Special Awards recipients and concluded with a reception.
A private home in Chula Vista was the background for a kid’s fashion show to benefit Club de Niños y Niñas of Tijuana. Proud parents from both sides of the border cheered their children as they helped bring awareness and generate funds for underprivileged children.
Honorary Chairs Susan and Bill Hoehn celebrated the generosity and commitment of those who give to care for families at San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House at the annual Giving Circles Reception. Supporters were recognized for their generosity of giving in a meaningful way to keep the circle of care going year-round. Organizers of various events such as ROMP!, Dinner with Friends and Día de Alegría also enjoyed in the evening.