The traditional highlight of the holiday season for collectors and connoisseurs of fine jewelry and timepieces, Vahid Moradi, owner of CJ Charles, hosted his annual holiday party. The fine catered affaire was the hot ticket in town as guests came to browse the new collections and choose gifts for their loved ones, or even themselves!
The San Diego Center for Children received some Christmas cheer this year from Mission Federal Credit Union. They didn’t simply donate the trees, they made an event out of it by decorating the twelve trees with Center staff and the children who live there. The San Diego Center for Children provides intensive therapeutic care and acts as a temporary home for children of our region.The traditional highlight of the holiday season for collectors and connoisseurs of fine jewelry and timepieces, Vahid Moradi, owner of CJ Charles, hosted his annual holiday party. The fine catered affaire was the hot ticket in town as guests came to browse the new collections and choose gifts for their loved ones, or even themselves!
Project Concern International hosted their 2016 Hands Across Borders Gala to honor those who have provided ongoing support to their organization and involvement in related causes. This year, PCI presented three awards, the PCI Founders Award to Larry and Mary Lynn Weitzen, the 2016 Corporate Leadership Award to Southwest Airlines, and the PCI Hero Award to Gregoria Quiroz.
Each year MAAC holds its Annual Soiree to create relationships within the community that will aid in raising awareness and funds to support the organization’s goal to provide life-changing services. The event focuses on the importance of assisting San Diego families and individuals to achieve economic independence through programs and advocacy.
The Angels of Aseltine held a fashion show and luncheon with the theme Fashion Through the Ages, The Fabulous Fifties. Community leaders modeled in the show with a fifties style costume. The fundraiser including unique silent auction items benefitted Aseltine School, a school for children with special educational needs.
In a rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the stars of the San Diego Ballet, the Dancers and Dessert event provided an opportunity for attendees to meet both returning and new dancers. It was a sophisticated event featuring decadent desserts and a one of a kind art gallery that was inspired by the dancers themselves.
The 2016 Champions of Scouting Celebration Distinguished Citizen Dinner honored an iconic member of the San Diego community, Kim Fletcher. For six years, the event which benefits the San Diego - Imperial Council and Boy Scouts of America has recognized outstanding community members who share the Scouts’ values. Attendees included Congressman Darrell Issa who was the keynote speaker for the evening.
The Challenge Center recently held their 19th Annual Comedy Night Gala benefiting their Scholarship Fund. The funds raised by the event go toward supporting their goals of providing affordable rehabilitation, wellness and recovery services for those with physical disabilities. Attendees were able to enjoy a night of laughter provided by renowned comedian Paul Reiser while contributing to an important cause.
Miracle Babies Mexico provides support and financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit and to enhance the well-being of mothers in Baja California. Their kick-off fundraiser, held in Valle de Guadalupe in Ensenada, was a sold-out success featuring a fashion show and culinary tasting with views of a beautiful winery.
Out with the old, in with the new! St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center celebrated breaking ground on construction of their New Aquatics Complex. A nonprofit organization, SMSC serves those with developmental disabilities through empowering programs. The complex will provide a space for classes with an accompanying program which will include an Aqua Fitness Class and The Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Exercise Class.