Local non-profit, Home Start, Inc., held their 45th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Gala in honor of Child Abuse Prevent Month and to recognize Junior League of San Diego as their Outstanding Community Partner Organization for 2017. The spectacular circus themed event wowed guests while also raising awareness for this issue affecting many San Diegans and generating further support for their efforts.
Known for their creative flair on giving back, The GOLD Diggers’ Hats Off to San Diego provided funding to thirteen local non-profits through the creation and celebration of elaborate hats. While two organizations were selected as honored beneficiaries, the other eleven were awarded based on their one-of-a-kind hats entered into the contest.
It doesn’t get better than a renowned chef expertly crafting an extravagant dinner for you and your friends does it? At the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank 5th Annual Gala, Cheers to 40 Years, A Ruby Celebration, guests received just that while also helping fund the organization’s hunger-relief programs which help local families and individuals in need. The elegant affair took place in the organization’s 80,000 square foot warehouse that was beautifully decorated for the evening.
Exciting times are ahead for both the Navy and the City of San Diego. As demolition begins on the Navy Broadway Complex, a grand project is given life. The Manchester Pacific Gateway, spearheaded by visionary Papa Doug Manchester, will dramatically change the waterfront and downtown areas with retail, hospitality, dining, and office spaces that are unlike any we have seen before. The commencement of demolition was celebrated with jackhammers, heavy equipment and a Navy Band playing while guests cheered on.
Newborn healthcare presents a financial and emotional hardship for many families in Tijuana. Miracle Babies Mexico, with the tireless help of Frank Carrillo leading the way, has established a newborn operating room at the General Hospital of Tijuana as part of the “Sick Child” project, providing much-needed assistance to children with congenital conditions. To celebrate the new resource, a ribbon cutting and an inauguration attended by esteemed guests celebrated this new resource for the people of Tijuana.
Families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses need all the support they can receive. Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego raises the money needed for this goal through events such as the 6th Annual Dinner with Friends. Guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner, tour of the facilities, and entertainment while raising funds for families in need through a lively auction, silent auction and raffle.
A perfect of balance of doing good and having a good time, the Walk on the Wild Side themed The Jewels of San Diego 2017 Gala benefitted The Arc of San Diego. Honorary Chairs Phyllis and John Parrish alongside Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr, Geniya & Papa Doug Manchester and more helped raise funds to support programs that make a difference in the lives of 2,500 children and adults with disabilities.
Co-Chairs, Sue Kalish, Sally Oxley, Doreen Schonbrun and Gwynn Thomas, along with the entire Event Committee celebrated the 130th Anniversary of the San Diego Center for Children hosting an extraordinary event! Cocktails, silent and live auction and three-course dinner all a part of this wonderful night of celebration. The night helped raise funds to provide therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Lynch Foundation for Children is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the fight to prevent child sex trafficking. Honorary chairs Mayor Kevin Faulconer, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore, and Chief Deputy D.A. Summer Stephan along with San Diego’s best and brightest business, community, and philanthropic leaders joined in the inaugural benefit dinner presented by Sycuan and Hornblower Cruises and Events.
Recently unveiled, Fernando Botero’s latest exhibition the Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross, gave his admirers a lot to think about. The series of paintings featured classically recognized scenes and religious concepts with a modern twist. The thoughtful pieces on exhibit at the Cecut in Tijuana brought to light his artistic view on the state of religion through time and its place in our society today.