357. OPTIONS 4

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County’s annual Women’s Event, OPTIONS, provided an inspiring opportunity for women to gather to mingle, honor Anne Ratner Award Recipient Claire Ellman for her leadership role within the community, as well as hear from Israeli celebrity chef, Michael Solomonov. The event promotes comradery, female empowerment and pride of Jewish heritage past, present and future.


The Mexican artisan influence was apparent and well executed in designer’s Paulina & Malinali's Fashion Show, presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego. The show at the Museum of Photographic Arts was accompanied by an exhibit featuring art by contemporary Mexican photographers. Stylish guests from both sides of the border made this an elegant and fashionable evening.

361 Charity Ball

For the past 109 years, The Charity Ball has been providing essential funding for local causes that change lives. Since 1953, The Charity Ball has exclusively benefitted Rady Children’s Hospital. This year’s event specifically contributed to the Rady Children’s Trauma Center, supporting the essential emergency services they provide to pediatric patients in severe need of their assistance. Chaired by Phylicia Cicalo-Aiken and her committee, this year’s festivities were a glamorous evening enjoyed by all.


It was truly a memorable night for classical music enthusiasts at the Amadeus Birthday Gala at the Hotel del Coronado. Celebrating Mozart’s 262nd birthday and the 30th anniversary of Mainly Mozart, the gala also featured a breathtaking performance by international piano soloist Jon Kimura Parker and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist Yoon Kwon. Event proceeds benefitted the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and the organization’s annual festival.

370. MAAC

Since 1965, MAAC has been dedicated to ending hunger and poverty as well as strengthening the San Diego community. This year, they were honored with the distinction of being recognized as the 2017 UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year. The celebratory event featured special guests and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas.


An exclusive event featuring one-of-a-kind designs by Dame Zandra Rhodes allowed lucky guests the opportunity to find a stunning gown for the San Diego Opera’s Opera Ball Pretty in Pink. In addition to a glamorous day finding a dream-worthy dress and having it custom-fitted, attendees also had the opportunity to meet the designer and Opera Ball Committee Chair Sherry Ahern.


At their VIP reception, the San Diego Air & Space Museum introduced their new exhibit that provides an exhilarating experience, SPEED: Science in Motion. SPEED is an immersive experience that provides an up-close look and in-depth understanding of unbelievably fast vehicles, showcasing a new set each month for true enthusiasts. Race fans, adrenaline junkies, thrills seekers and more will enjoy the exhibit adventure for all ages, testing minds and bodies in a unique and engaging environment.


Southwest Airlines is dedicated to making a difference in the community and does so locally by partnering with various non-profit organizations in the San Diego community. In January the Southwest Airlines team received a recognition and proclamation from the San Diego City Council for their commitment to the San Diego community.


With a history of promoting excellence in healthcare with a respect for custom and tradition, the San Diego American Indian Health Center celebrated their building acquisition and renovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. Assembly Member Todd Gloria of the 78th Assembly District served as the event’s special guest speaker providing moving words that marked the occasion. The San Diego American Indian Health Center invite persons of all tribes, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life to experience the comprehensive care and services they provide for children, youth, families, adults and elders.


A home in Mission Hills welcomed regatta supporters to help celebrate the upcoming the rowing regatta. On March 24 and 25 people from all over the country will unite at Mission Bay in San Diego for the annual San Diego Crew Classic. The Brunch held that day is an annual tradition enjoyed by all!

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