Father Joes

Each year the Children’s Charity Gala raises awareness and funding for San Diego’s homeless. For 24 years, guests have joined Father Joe’s Villages in the fight to end homelessness. This year’s event celebrated the difference they have made in many lives, the substantial support they have received over the years, and their commitment to a better future for struggling families.

Wine Women Shoes

Voices for Children co-chairs Patricia Brutten and Marina Marrelliknow how to throw a fantastic benefit for the organization. The 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes garden party merged fashion, fun, and philanthropy into one spectacular event with a fashion show and auction. Proceeds provide the caring advocacy of a CASA volunteer to every foster child in San Diego County who needs one.


USO San Diego’s 76th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala: Land of the Free… Because of the Brave honored local philanthropist Malin Burnham. Hélène and George Gould as well as Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester generously served as Premier Title Sponsors for the event. All involved provided valuable support to the organization’s efforts for traveling military members and their families. A highlight of the evening was the creation of a painting while singing the National Anthem!


CJ Charles Jewelers of La Jolla hosted a dinner at a beautiful private home to see the newest collection Patek Philippe watches. Friends and family enjoyed a memorable night, and had the opportunity to view the Basel 2017 collection. The event was the epitome of elegance and featured live musical performances, delicately decorated grounds and beautiful displays of all the watches!

Sharp Bustamante

Sharp HealthCare Foundation is dedicated to providing access to high-quality medical resources to the binational community in the Cali Baja mega region. As such, the organization recently celebrated the announcement of their plans and engaged in fundraising efforts for a new hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center to better serve the needs of patients in the region.

Alpine Dance Star

Giving back turned groovy at the 6th Annual Fundraising Gala benefitting Hands United for Children. They turned up the fun for a good cause with dancing and a silent auction supporting underprivileged children. Locally, they sponsor children to visit the Children’s Nature Retreat. Impressively, their reach spans across the globe and they have even built a preschool in West Africa.

Blci Gala

For students in Barrio Logan, there are many obstacles that reduce their likelihood of attending college. Barrio Logan College Institute is working tirelessly with the help of donations and fundraising events including their Opportunity for Impact Fundraiser to make college a possibility. Not only do all their high school graduates enroll in college, BLCI provides continued support to help them succeed.

Reality Changers

The Malin Burnham Awards recognized outstanding individuals and organizations within the San Diego community. Among the “Most-Admired” winners were Ken E. Nwadike Jr., Free Hugs Project, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, The San Diego Foundation, KPBS and the Sierra Club San Diego. Southwest Airlines is proud to make a difference as a partner of Reality Changers.

Sd Air And Space

The San Diego Air & Space Museum hostedAmerica Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 16 with a unique opportunity to meet heroes and astronauts Charlie Duke, Walt Cunningham, Fred Haise, Gerry Griffin and Al Worden. Pairing history and the future of space exploration, the special guests shared captivating stories of their first-hand experiences as well as what may come in the future.

Manchester Birch

The community came together to benefit women’s and newborn health initiatives at the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital Women’s Luncheon. As philanthropic pillars of our community, San Diego developer Papa Doug Manchester & his wife Geniya donated one-million dollars to Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. A portion of the proceeds will be put towards research and development of robotic surgery.

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