Toward Maximum Independence’s 3rd Annual Old Hollywood Casino Night was a lively event which presented a variety of live entertainment performances for guests to enjoy including a comedy show, musical acts and a magic show. The Casino Night serves as a means to generate support for Toward Maximum Independence’s 35-year mission to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Zandra Show

A unique and exciting event, Zandra Rhodes brought English charm and her eccentric flare to San Diego for her Fashion Luncheon at the Westgate Hotel. The special showing of the designs allowed fashion enthusiasts an up-close look at her Archive Collection. The event also had a charitable component as a portion of proceeds were donated to the American friends of the Zandra Rhodes Museum in London.

Usd Mexican

A unique celebration of Día De Los Muertos, the Comité México Wine Pairing Dinner allowed guests the opportunity to enjoy a meal and wine pairings from Valle de Guadalupe wineries. Funds raised from the event were donated to the Comité México Scholarship Fund in support of Mexican and Mexican-American students at USD.

Walden Wine

This year’s Wine D’Vine benefit was a celebration of the Walden Family Services’ 40th anniversary and served as a platform to bolster support of their mission to create opportunity for local youth in foster care. In true California fashion, the event included wine pairings from various vineyards, live entertainment featuring a performance by music legend John Fogerty, and a live auction.

Romp Gala

This year’s ROMP gala benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego allowed attendees to cut loose with an 80’s themed event. The seventh annual ROMP featured a live auction, dancing and entertainment making for a fun filled evening. The organization provides assistance to families of children with serious illnesses.

Send Me

The mood was set for a mysterious, elegant night as guests stunned in lavish masks and all black while dancing the night away. Above and beyond dancing, Send ME Foundation’s Masquerade Party also raised funds by way of a silent auction benefitting Fundación de Apoyo para Niños Especiales which provides support to underprivileged families of children with special needs.

Women Dedication

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary announced the 2017 Women of Dedication in a reception in La Jolla. On March 23, 2017, they will recognize the positive impact the 12 honorees have contributed to the region and we congratulate them for all they have done!

Make A Wish

Napa Valley winemakers flew in to support this wonderful event, and delicious food was provided by generous local San Diego eateries as over 400 guests in attendance united to raise funds for Make-A-Wish San Diego. The sunset event allowed guests to enjoy a performance by Wish Kid Violet (known for her numerous appearances on the Ellen Show,) who made a perfect pair hosting the event.


In a fashion true to their organization’s roots, the Patrons of the Prado kicked off their Director’s Reception with celebratory cocktails at the San Diego Museum of Art. The Patrons announced the net proceeds raised from the Masterpiece 2016 Gala and awarded the funds to the six selected beneficiaries including several Balboa Park museums.

Sharp Groundbreaking

Employees, doctors, volunteers, donors, community leaders and government officials celebrated the groundbreaking of a new hospital at Sharp Chula Vista, scheduled to open in 2019. To honor Sharp Chula Vista's proud history and exciting future, guests walked past green hedges adorned with historical photos, past a large model of the new hospital with river rocks nestled below. Guests wrote their wishes for the future of Sharp Chula Vista on the rocks that will be included in the foundation - a symbol of their contribution to building the foundation for a next-generation hospital.

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