Nothing says summer like a Western-style BBQ. The Ferragosto 2017 Wild Western in Amici Park in Little Italy was just that. The event turned supporting the historical preservation of Little Italy and fundraising for local scholarships into good fun. Attendees got to dance to live music, gamble in a saloon, and witnessed a live rodeo all while tasting delicious food and cocktails. This event is always amazing with its décor and successfully turned Little Italy into a Wild West Mining Town!

Maac Dinner

The 30th anniversary of MAAC’s Casa de Milagros was celebrated in style with fine cuisine prepared by various Tijuana restaurants. The event, presented by Southwest Airlines, recognized the organization’s efforts to aid women seeking recovery and sobriety within the community while guests also enjoyed an exquisite four-course meal.

Globe Guilders

Spectacular couture graced the runway during the Globe Guilder’s 27th Annual Fashion Show, Celebrating Couture 2017. Co-Chaired by Kim Neapole, Lisa Berry Shaw, Lynn Silva and Honorary Co-Chair Jo Ann Kilty, the event featured the collections of selected celebrated couture and prêt-à-porter designers. Proceeds raised support the Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs.

Uss Midway

The USS Midway Museum hosted the 11th Annual Midway American Patriot Award Gala which honored the Naval Aviator Vietnam Prisoners of War in a touching ceremony recognizing their sacrifices. Support of the event helped to supplement funding for the “No Child Left Ashore” scholarship which provides access to STEM studies to underserved youth.


At a fundraising gala for a music and arts organization, attendees would expect no less from Athenaeum than an extravagant event and after party. Their 28th Annual Gala, ¡Fiesta! on Wall Street, was Mexican themed and featured an exquisite dinner, live music, dancing, and even a parade for costumed guests to partake in as downtown La Jolla partied late into the night!

Vision Of Children

A concert is the perfect way to bring attention to summer fundraising efforts. Vision of Children Foundation hosted the Concert with a Vision. Proceeds from the concert featuring none other than Billboard topping artist Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band will help support the organization’s goals to cure genetic vision disorders across the world.

Starry Starry Night

Voices for Children held their 15th Anniversary Starry Starry Night event to benefit foster children in San Diego through the work of Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers. The elegant evening at an elegant ranch featured unique beverages and one-of-a-kind cuisine with indoor/outdoor party spaces and a dancefloor with a view of the valley below.

Police Foundation

The San Diego Police Department is an essential part of our community, preserving peace and protecting citizens. The Gold Shield Gala hosted by the San Diego Police Foundation celebrated our brave officers while providing insight into their K9 Crimefighter Campaign. The successful event was organized by Gala Chairs Barbie and Dan Spinazzola and Jenny Craig served as the Honorary Chair.

San Diego Ama

AMA San Diego, Conscious Capitalism and SD Nonprofit Association joined forces to host the 19th Cause Conference in San Diego. Giving Back Magazine was proud to be a partner of the event that featured over 50 speakers representing purpose-driven organizations. During a full day of workshops and activities, marketers, nonprofit leaders and business executives had the unique opportunity to learn strategies to maximize their impact through the power of purpose.

Halloween Time

The spell is cast! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, which runs from September 15 through October 31 is bigger than ever because there are spook-tacular Halloween Time experiences in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks. Oogie Boogie welcomes you in as you enter Disney California Adventure Park, casting a spooky spell that covers the Parks with his twisted tale of Halloween. And for the first time ever, Cars Land is all dressed up for Haul-O-Ween. Guests will also discover Plaza de la Familia, A Celebration of “Coco” the new Disney·Pixar film, with enchanting storytelling, live entertainment with folklórico dancers and mariachi musicians, and a delicious new menu of Mexican dishes. Meanwhile, over in Disneyland Park, you will find classic favorites like Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy.

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