Reuniting foster children with their siblings, helping them achieve their higher education goals, and so much more, Promises2Kids has made an impact on the lives of many. Last year, they were able to help1,000 foster children. This year, their 9th Annual Dream On Concert Gala was held to continue to support these efforts with an incredible performance by rock legends STYX.
San Ysidro Health Center’s 8th Annual gala recognized SYHC’s efforts as well as those who have contributed to preserving health and wellness resources and providing access to locals in need. Their network of health centers and programs within Southern, Southeastern, and Central San Diego, brings essential medical, dental, and counseling services to nearly 90,000 registered patients every year and this gala helps raise funds to ensure all patients coming in through their doors get the care they need. The sold-out gala at the Hotel del Coronado is always the talk of the town!
Since 2011, SIMNSA Foundation has held a golf tournament to benefit vulnerable children in Tijuana. SIMNSA Foundation announced this year’s golf tournament at a press conference at Club Campestre. The tournament seeks to raise $200,000 to benefit EUNIME who is helping prevent HIV transmission from mother to child and providing support to families impacted by the disease.
Wine aficionados were pleased to find a delicious assortment of flavorful wines for tasting at the 2017 Wine Classic presented by the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors. The successful silent auction and proceeds from ticket sales benefitted the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. VIP ticketholders also had the opportunity to mingle with sponsors and winery representatives prior to the event, with many of the wineries owned by USD alumni!
Celebrating their launching of the Spanish Language television channel Azteca, Entravision hosted the 2017 UPFRONT San Diego party in downtown San Diego. Guests were in for an exciting treat as they got the first look at new programming for Azteca, Univision, UniMas, My TV, and LATV. This new era for Azteca and Entravision appears to have a positive outlook with new shows that are sure to be fan favorites. The highlight of the evening was an intimate performance by Frankie J, San Diego and Tijuana’s superstar performer and hometown favorite!
Fellow dreamers were invited to the Masterpiece Gala 2017, Noche de Sueños gala hosted by Patrons of the Prado. The event perfectly shared the very essence of art and culture that the Prado in Balboa Park is famous for, all while celebrating everything that is to come for the beloved landmark.
The 108th Anniversary Charity Ball - "For the Love of a Child" was a complete success thanks to the leadership of Phyllis Parrish and her dedicated committee members. All funds benefitted the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s. The dedicated gala committee came together to celebrate the communities’ generosity which will afford the children of our region the highest caliber care and healthy futures.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a non-profit supporting individuals and families in need. In the last year, they have provided assistance including financial, nutritional, emotional, and other resources to over 25,000 people. Their organization relies heavily on those who have donated their time and finances. To show their appreciation, they held a celebration for their Leadership Circle Supporters at a beautiful home in La Jolla.
San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival was a celebration of Paella - a dish that comes to us from Spain, with origins dating back to the eighteenth century. Guests enjoyed unlimited tasting paella alongside beer tastings and international wineries. Set next to San Diego Bay, the sunny day was a delight for all in attendance.
A celebration of hope and an opportunity for the community to join together to ignite the fight against cancer was celebrated at the SPARK Gala. The evening recognized the life of dedicated San Diego philanthropist Pauline Foster. The elegant evening helped raise funds to benefit the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Moores Cancer Center's precision medicine endeavors.