Syhc Golf

For the 12th year in a row, San Ysidro Health Center’s Clasico de Golf Tournament brought together friends to the San Diego Country Club, in support of a great cause! Title Sponsor SIMNSA Health Plan, along with players and supporters joined for a fun-filled day of competition on the course, food and a 19th-hole reception with prizes and awards.

Liver Foundation

What could be better than a delicious multi-course dinner? One that is prepared tableside by a renowned local chef. At Flavors of San Diego, guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind experience that awakened their taste buds to the memorable flavors of their chef’s signature dishes. Proceeds of the event provided much-needed funding to the American Liver Foundation to support research, education, and advocacy.

Borderless Wine

The Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Marcela Celorio in conjunction with the Westgate Hotel hosted the Summer Night Fiesta which served up flavorful wine and beer from Baja California. Guests were in for a treat with small plates by the Culinary Art School of Tijuana alongside Chefs Javier Plascencia and Claudia Sandoval.

Nine Months Matter

The Nine Months Matter campaign kicked off on recently to educate and spread awareness of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Hosted by the Morrison Foerster Foundation, the Institute for Fetal Alcohol Disorder Spectrum Discoveries dedicated the evening to discussing the long-term effects of consuming alcohol during pregnancy based on research by Dr. Ken Jones and Dr. David Smith.

Kids 4 Cause

What’s cuter than kids modeling in a fashion show? When it is done for other children in need. The Kids 4 A Cause Fashion Show raised funds for the local chapter of Childhelp, an organization that strives to provide treatment programs and prevent child abuse. The trendy looks included customizable pieces as well as items that highlighted current trends in children’s fashion.


Toward Maximum Independence recently hosted their Transforming Lives Gala to support their mission to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve more independent and fulfilling lifestyles. Attendees of this special event were dazzled by a magician, serenaded by the Jose Molina/Roman Palacios Quintet, enjoyed casino games and had the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

Salk Symphony

The Salk Institute celebrated 22 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Grammy-winning songwriter, composer and producer David Foster. All proceeds from the event support the Salk Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquiries that have yielded more than 50 years of life-changing discoveries.

Old Globe

Current and prospective supporters had an opportunity to learn about The Old Globes’ plans for the year to come at the reception organized by co-chairs Terry Atkinson, Kathy Taylor, Elaine and Dave Darwin, as well as Vicki and Karl Zeiger. At the event, they delved into their plans for the coming season and provided information about their Arts Engagement Programs.

Mariachi Festival

Guests celebrated the beauty, passion and pageantry of Mexican culture with some of Mexico’s greatest artists! The Ballet Folklórico from the University of Guadalajara and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, the Orquesta de Baja California and the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra all came together for an unforgettable evening of traditional and classical Mexican music and dance. Proceeds benefitted the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation.


The LAPA Foundation for Excellence hosted the Annual "Chip N' 4 Charity" Golf Tournament of Champions. The main goal was to raise funds for the Barrio Logan College Institute which promotes higher education as a ticket out of poverty. Working together with disadvantaged families, BLCI ensures that 100% of its high school graduates enroll in college.

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