Red Cross of Tijuana is a non-governmental association focused on volunteering and is sustained by donations and hospital fees. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they supply at no cost to the public, 98% of ambulance services for emergencies and they help 60% of all trauma accidents in Tijuana. Thanks to the support of the community, they raised much needed funds at their annual Casino Night Gala held at the historic Jai Alai Palace.
The University of San Diego has concluded its most exciting, ambitious fundraising endeavor with an amazing celebration. The campaign spanned eight years, from 2010 to 2018. USD was thrilled to have exceeded their $300 million goal, but more importantly, their collective efforts will positively enhance the student experience for years to come. Guests joined faculty and students at the Garden of the Sea, part of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.
Members of the local community came together to show their appreciation and support for the San Diego Police Department at the Friends of the Badge luncheon. The event hosted by the San Diego Police Foundation focused on educating the community about the about public safety as well as the work of the offices and those in their Crime Lab. Representatives of the different offices and divisions were on hand to answer questions and pose for pictures- even train guests in tactical response procedures!
United Way of San Diego County recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Women’s Leadership Council. The event brought recognition and support for the group’s initiatives to raise awareness and provide funds to help resolve problems within the San Diego community.
On behalf of Donate Life America, Women Encouraging Live Donation (WELD) is helping San Diegans, and others across the country, better understand the process of live donations, in hopes of saving the lives of those waiting for a transplant. They recently hosted a fundraiser where guests included many organ donors and their organ recipients making for a unique and memorable reunion.
Fundación SIMNSA, bajo la dirección del fundador Frank Carillo y un grupo de empresarios dedicados a mejorar la comunidad, llevaron a cabo su Torneo de Golf Anual en el Club Campestre. El torneo recauda fondos a beneficio de niños que se encuentran en situación de vulnerabilidad en diferentes sectores de Tijuana. En esta ocasión, los beneficiarios fueron Carita de Dios A.C. y el Programa P.A.P.I. (Programa de Apoyo a Pacientes Indigentes) perteneciente al Hospital Infantil de las Californias.
The Great Barrier Reef is still a mystery for many. The Fleet Science Center shed some light on the subject with a premier showing of their film, Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the film, guests were treated to a party where they were able to meet the Underwater Director of Photography, Richard Fitzpatrick and enjoy a behind-the-scenes special. The film is now showing regularly at The Fleet.
Once again the streets of Downtown San Diego were filled with wonder, action and all things whimsical for Comic-Con International. With interactive exhibits, fan-made cosplay costumes that were almost exact replicas of the real characters, first-looks at up-and-coming seasons or sequels for everyone’s favorite franchises, and celebrity meet-and-greets, there was no shortage of awe-inspiring fun.
Famous for their expertise in fine jewelry and watches, CJ Charles Jewelers had a spectacular turnout at their recent grand opening event of elegant guests from both sides of the border. Their new store in Westfield UTC features beautifully crafted timepieces, jewelry and more to suit the fine tastes of their customers. Their breathtaking pieces are sure to mark a momentous occasion. Many pieces were tried on that night and went home with their new, proud owners!
During the Salk Women & Science at the Salk Institute, Salk Institute Professor Susan Kaech and Associate Professor Janelle Ayres shared their expertise on using microbes to boost the immune system and improve our health. The panel discussion and audience Q&A preceded a cocktail reception. Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that engages women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. Funds raised provide special awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects.