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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.