2017 Nice Guy of the Year, Peter Seidler, won the recognition honoring his devotion to helping others through his leadership service. The award was presented by the Nice Guys of San Diego, a volunteer-based non-profit organization. This year’s funds will be donated to Lucky Duck, Rady Children’s Hospital Mental Health, and San Diego Padres RBI program.
Fundación Castro-Limón is a non-profit organization that provides services to support children with cancer and their families at the Pediatric Oncology Center of Baja California. This year, their GivingtheGiftofLife Gala Dinner was held to raise funds to help provide essential care for six-year-old Adan Carbajal Carrillo and his treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Several awards were given out to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations at Project Concern International’s PCI Hands Across Borders Gala. The Corporate Leadership Award was bestowed upon Medtronic while Spencer Kirk of Kirk Humanitarian won the Humanitarian Leadership Award. Additionally, the Anne Otterson Community Connector Award was given to Molly Eldredge for her tireless dedication to others! The celebration also included a cocktails, dinner and dancing.
There were lights, cameras, and action at the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Gala Awards with over 500 renowned figures in entertainment, business and community leadership making their way down the red carpet. In addition to recognizing the SDAFF’s top films, the Awards Gala was also an opportunity for Pacific Arts Movement to fundraise for their educational programs.
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is no stranger to hosting empowering events and The Men’s Event was no different. As the largest gathering of Jewish men in San Diego, the occasion always features a prominent speaker; this year David Horovitz the Founding Editor of The Times of Israel had that honor. Proceeds supported their local and global initiatives.
Sharp Chula Vista and Sharp HealthCare Foundation held a “topping off” ceremony with donors and team members to sign the final beam that was placed on top of the tower frame of the new hospital tower. Guests from both sides of the border were present to celebrate the South Bay’s most important medical facility’s expansion.
Hundreds gathered at the 2017 MAAC Soirée to celebrate the organization’s positive impact on the San Diego Community and to support their future endeavors. The fundraising event presented by Southwest Airlines also provided an opportunity to mingle with fellow philanthropists over delicious food and cocktails while enjoying the melodious sounds of talented live entertainers.
Urban People Living in Faith and Trust (UPLIFT) recently celebrated 30 years by presenting their 10th annual UPLIFTing Citizens Tribute. The “Share the Spirit” themed event did just that by honoring Dr. Ken Blanchard as well as recognizing local leaders helping the homeless. Attendees also enjoyed a VIP 10 Year Reunion of Past Honorees, a festive dinner and entertainment.
A holiday-favorite charity event, The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego’s Gingerbread City Gala wowed guests with seasonal cocktails and bites, performances and incredible gingerbread structures that captured the “holiday classics” theme. This year’s event honored Dr. Michael R. Cunningham and provided continued support that is essential to their free programs and services for local individuals living with epilepsy.