Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego’s Pairings with a Purpose artfully paired delicious food prepared by award-winning chefs with the finest local beer and wine. All proceeds were donated to the organization’s efforts to help provide hunger relief, nutrition programs, as well as hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need. The evening was a festive event enjoyed by all in attendance.

Volunteers Of America

Volunteers of America Southwest recently celebrated an incredible milestone, their 121st anniversary! In addition to recognizing those involved in the organization for their hard work and dedication, special awards were also presented to two honorees. The Founder’s Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service was dedicated to Jim Mulvaney Jr. and the Founder’s Award for Distinguished Corporate Social Responsibility to Ausgar Technologies.


The Jazz Age was brought back to life for a remarkable evening supporting the Cygnet Theatre. Guests reveled in prohibition cocktails, spectacular music and breathtaking clothing at the Theatre’s 2017 Gala, Gin & Jazz: An Evening of Indulgence. This unique event swept guests away into an experience they will never forget. All proceeds from sponsorships, tickets, and live and silent auction sales support the work of Cygnet Theatre.


Local non-profit, Home Start, Inc., held their 45th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Gala in honor of Child Abuse Prevent Month and to recognize Junior League of San Diego as their Outstanding Community Partner Organization for 2017. The spectacular circus themed event wowed guests while also raising awareness for this issue affecting many San Diegans and generating further support for their efforts.

Gold Diggers

Known for their creative flair on giving back, The GOLD Diggers’ Hats Off to San Diego provided funding to thirteen local non-profits through the creation and celebration of elaborate hats. While two organizations were selected as honored beneficiaries, the other eleven were awarded based on their one-of-a-kind hats entered into the contest.

Food Bank

It doesn’t get better than a renowned chef expertly crafting an extravagant dinner for you and your friends does it? At the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank 5th Annual Gala, Cheers to 40 Years, A Ruby Celebration, guests received just that while also helping fund the organization’s hunger-relief programs which help local families and individuals in need. The elegant affair took place in the organization’s 80,000 square foot warehouse that was beautifully decorated for the evening.

Papa Demolition

Exciting times are ahead for both the Navy and the City of San Diego. As demolition begins on the Navy Broadway Complex, a grand project is given life. The Manchester Pacific Gateway, spearheaded by visionary Papa Doug Manchester, will dramatically change the waterfront and downtown areas with retail, hospitality, dining, and office spaces that are unlike any we have seen before. The commencement of demolition was celebrated with jackhammers, heavy equipment and a Navy Band playing while guests cheered on.

Frank Hospital

Newborn healthcare presents a financial and emotional hardship for many families in Tijuana. Miracle Babies Mexico, with the tireless help of Frank Carrillo leading the way, has established a newborn operating room at the General Hospital of Tijuana as part of the “Sick Child” project, providing much-needed assistance to children with congenital conditions. To celebrate the new resource, a ribbon cutting and an inauguration attended by esteemed guests celebrated this new resource for the people of Tijuana.

Dinner With Friends

Families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses need all the support they can receive. Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego raises the money needed for this goal through events such as the 6th Annual Dinner with Friends. Guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner, tour of the facilities, and entertainment while raising funds for families in need through a lively auction, silent auction and raffle.

Arc Wildside

A perfect of balance of doing good and having a good time, the Walk on the Wild Side themed The Jewels of San Diego 2017 Gala benefitted The Arc of San Diego. Honorary Chairs Phyllis and John Parrish alongside Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr, Geniya & Papa Doug Manchester and more helped raise funds to support programs that make a difference in the lives of 2,500 children and adults with disabilities.

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