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!?
Fundación Castro-Limón Pro Niños Con Cáncer and Center for Oncology in Pediatrics Foundation came together to present Brunch De La Amistad. The spirit of the event was to celebrate love and friendship with a group that is passionate about treating childhood cancer. The sister foundations raised funds and drove support to assist families in a beautiful event with guests from both sides of the border.
The 108th Anniversary Charity Ball chaired by Phyllis Parrish benefitted the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. San Diego’s longest running philanthropic event, the Charity Ball supports substantial advancement in cancer treatment and services. The longstanding event was held at the Hotel del Coronado in a night of elegance, dancing and dining that will no doubt be the talk of the town for the next 108 years.
Art and elegance go hand in hand. Such was the case at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace’s 32nd Annual Gala and Silent Auction, L’Art d’Inspire. Student artists were fittingly featured for the event where they provided live entertainment to accompany the evening’s upscale dinner and auctions. Held on the campus of the only all-girls school in San Diego, the night was an overwhelming success.
El Trompo Tijuana Interactive Museum held its annual gala for the first time at the Museum. A deep purple theme welcomed guests to a dinner accompanied by Baja California's best wines. The event helps gather funds for the Museum's continued community efforts in bringing innovative exhibits to the entire region's youth.
Leave it to Miracle Babies and their whimsical event themes to bring a Breakfast at Tiffany’s to San Diego. Their auxiliary, Miracle Circle, recently hosted their third annual event to raise funds to support their goals of improving the overall health and well-being of children, women, and families. The renowned Dr. Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D. inspired all as the keynote speaker.
A private home overlooking the ocean in La Jolla welcomed guests to a celebratory dinner and cocktail to help raise funds and awareness for Just In Time For Foster Youth. For many years, Just In Time for Foster Youth has engaged a caring community to help transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.
Horse lovers and car aficionados may not seem like a likely pairing but at the Saving Horses event, the two groups came together to raise money for our equine friends. The event provided much needed funding to aid in covering the costs of rescuing and caring for horses destined for slaughter, abuse neglect or abandoned.