Red Binacional de Corazones, or International Network of Hearts, is a non-profit that provides support to children who have been victims of human trafficking. Their recent event, Cóctel de Bienvenida, honored the authorities who have contributed their resources to help end child trafficking. An elegant evening, the Cóctel de Bienvenida promoted their combined efforts to make a difference.
Recognizing female leadership and empowerment in the police force, the San Diego Police Foundation hosted their annual Women in Blue luncheon to honor their top female officers. The event recognized these women by showing the department’s appreciation for their trailblazing efforts and contributions to public safety, and inspired all in attendance by sharing the harrowing stories of this year’s honorees.
Students at Pacific Ridge School continue to support the A Million Knots School, for which they originally raised money to fund construction. Their fashion show fundraiser, Rajasthan Rising, was held to ensure that the school would continue to have financial resources after the students who started the original project graduated. A successful effort, these seniors leave behind a unique legacy. The show featured outfits designed by Pacific Ridge students and sewn by the students in India!
Uniting the communities of San Diego and providing a better quality of life for all residents is a top priority for One San Diego, a non-profit organization created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer. The organization recently held their third annual Neighborhood Experience which celebrated the unique communities and cultures that make up San Diego.
The Walk the Talk Celebration empowers local foster youth by giving them the opportunity to share their stories, playing an integral part in the event itself. Just in Time achieved their goal of engaging influential community members with their moving program. The gala provided insight and raised funding to support the organization’s efforts to assist transition age foster youth.
Patrons of the Prado was nothing but glamour at their Gown Event featuring a fashion show and the perfect accessories for their unique gowns for their upcoming gala, Noche de Sueños. Guests were able to do good while looking good as all proceeds from the event were directly donated to the Bucks4Buses program which provides transportation to Balboa Park as well as educational programs for low income schools.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the 2017 Women of Dedication at a beautiful luncheon in downtown San Diego. Twelve women were recognized for their positive impact and contribution to our community and close to 800 guests came to support them, and do a little shopping! All proceeds from the luncheon stay in San Diego to benefit social service programs of The Salvation Army.
The exhibition chronicling the history and heritage of the Jewish community of San Diego opened at The San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. The exhibit showcases the struggles, triumphs, contributions and legacy of San Diego’s Jewish community. The opening night celebration was attended by guests from all throughout the region. Mazel Tov!
The 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival shared over 160 films that were divided into special showcases based on countries, genres and themes. In addition to films, the festival featured local and international celebrities, bands and artists that celebrated Latino culture. We are lucky in San Diego to have such a culturally and artistically important festival thanks to the dedication of Ethan van Thillo and his team!
Screen, Genes, and the Choices We Make is a unique fundraising event that seeks to educate attendees about the latest in breast cancer research and innovation while supporting their mobile mammogram efforts. Leading cancer and wellness professionals, Joan Lunden, Gina Champion-Cain, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, and Dr. Dennis Holmes, shared their expertise and experience to raise awareness and understanding.