Consul General of Mexico Marcela Celorio welcomed the bi-national community to celebrate the 208th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence at the Institute of the Americas. Guests joined in the celebration with a mariachi performance, Mexican food and Mexican candies. The Consul gave the traditional “Grito” from the balcony and inspired all those in attendance to shout “Viva Mexico!”
In support of their mission to conduct critical diabetes research revolving around preventing, curing and improving the lives of those with the disease, the Diabetes Research Connection hosted The Del Mar Dance for Diabetes. Guest enjoyed an evening at the Del Mar Plaza overlooking the ocean. This event featured live music and dancing all while raising necessary funds to support their mission.
Supporters joined for one last hurrah at the Mingei Museum as we know it! They celebrated Mingei’s past and its exciting future at a festive, construction themed grand closing party. Mingei’s Transformational Renovation will feature a plaza level free and open to all, a dedicated classroom, a new program and performance space, and second-floor terraces with views onto the Plaza de Panama.
Father Joe’s Villages is one of San Diego’s largest homeless services providers. Recently, President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas shared with supporters the ways Father Joe’s Villages is transforming lives in San Diego. Their Turning the Key initiative and the progress toward a new 14-story building will provide 407 units of permanent housing for the homeless.
Options For All creates and supports opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work and enjoy life with dignity and respect. Their Film & Media Studio program recently hosted a Showcase at SDSU. Not only does the program allow participants to develop necessary skills for the film & media industry, it allows them to find employment!
In San Diego, the only gala you can attend with your pet is the San Diego Humane Society’s Fur Ball. Animal lovers wait all year to dress up their furry friends in their sharpest (and smallest) tuxedos and ball gowns and strut their stuff on red carpet. This year was incredibly important as the Humane Society is now offering services in six more cities throughout the region, making it the largest no-kill shelter in California.
Univision Radio recently celebrated 20 years of proudly serving the San Diego Hispanic audience. Since 1998, their two broadcast stations, Que Buena 106.5 and Amor 102.9 have been the city’s most loved Spanish-language radio. The event included community leaders and on-air talent mingling as they enjoyed Mariachi music with an amazing view of San Diego Bay.
Mexican alumni of University of San Diego gathered for their Comité México Homecoming Celebration. The fun reunion allowed alumni to mingle and meet the recipients of the scholarship for the 2018-2019 year. The Comité México Scholarship supports Mexican and Mexican-American students as they pursue their education as well as community outreach in the Southern California and Mexico region.
Mexican music lovers enjoyed an unforgettable evening at the 2018 San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert. Several exceptionally talented acts graced the state including Ballet Folklórico Internacional, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin. The proceeds benefitted the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation to foster the careers of other musicians following in the Mariachi tradition.
The 23rd Annual Symphony at Salk continued the organization’s mission to support the life-changing research and advancements of Salk scientists. In addition to supporting their efforts, the event was a memorable evening of musical excellence. This year’s concert featured Leslie Odom Jr. with the beautiful backdrop of the evening sky and stars.