490. ATHENAEUM GALA

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has a mission to provide library resources in music and the arts through hundreds of programs and events. Supporters of their efforts were in for a treat at their 29th annual gala, themed A Mid Night Summer’s Dream. The unforgettable evening brought Shakespearean fantasy to life with fitting décor, a parade, and much more.

491. MONTE CARLO

Benefiting the future exhibitions and education initiatives of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the 42nd annual Monte Carlo fundraiser was a resounding success. Guests dressed in their best contemporary black-tie attire came out to impress, support a local institution, and enjoy an evening of elegance. Art was everywhere at the beautiful home that formed the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

498. UNITED WAY TOQUEVILLE

United Way of San Diego County scored a winning goal! Guests joined together for a special evening with international soccer star Landon Donovan at a reception overlooking the downtown city views. Guests heard tales from the soccer field, how the sport developed him as a leader, and how he, as a brother, son, and grandson of teachers, views education.

502. NOCHE EASTLAKE

Guests from both sides of the border joined in raising funds for Fundación Castro-Limon at a beautiful private estate in Eastlake. Under the stars, guests enjoyed live music, silent auction and supporting Fundación Castro-Limón, a non-profit organization that provides services to support children with cancer and their families at the Pediatric Oncology Center of Baja California.

503. VOA  RECEPTION

Volunteers of America Southwest hosted a celebration in honor of the lead up to their 19th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. The evening thanked the sponsors and partners for supporting the life changing work VOA does in our region. Through a passionate team, they seek to inspire hope through the ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life.

504. BONITA CULTURAL

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center hosted a special fundraising dinner gala and tribute to Bonita resident Jahja Ling. The evening benefitted the center which showcases constantly changing history and art exhibits ensuring a wide range of interesting exhibits about South Bay San Diego’s history.

505. PATRONS AWARDS

The Patrons of the Prado Gala "Masquerade in the Park" was extraordinarily successful. Their efforts, along with the support of the members, donors and community partners, made it possible to financially enrich the Bucks4Buses program which benefits disadvantaged students, from under-resourced schools that may have never experienced a Museum or Science Center.

506. SENDME

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.

509. CHICANO FEDERATION

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!

510. CAL COAST

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.

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