One San Diego

Uniting the communities of San Diego and providing a better quality of life for all residents is a top priority for One San Diego, a non-profit organization created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer. The organization recently held their third annual Neighborhood Experience which celebrated the unique communities and cultures that make up San Diego.

Just In Time

The Walk the Talk Celebration empowers local foster youth by giving them the opportunity to share their stories, playing an integral part in the event itself. Just in Time achieved their goal of engaging influential community members with their moving program. The gala provided insight and raised funding to support the organization’s efforts to assist transition age foster youth.


Patrons of the Prado was nothing but glamour at their Gown Event featuring a fashion show and the perfect accessories for their unique gowns for their upcoming gala, Noche de Sueños. Guests were able to do good while looking good as all proceeds from the event were directly donated to the Bucks4Buses program which provides transportation to Balboa Park as well as educational programs for low income schools.

Women Of Dedication

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the 2017 Women of Dedication at a beautiful luncheon in downtown San Diego. Twelve women were recognized for their positive impact and contribution to our community and close to 800 guests came to support them, and do a little shopping! All proceeds from the luncheon stay in San Diego to benefit social service programs of The Salvation Army.

History Print

The exhibition chronicling the history and heritage of the Jewish community of San Diego opened at The San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. The exhibit showcases the struggles, triumphs, contributions and legacy of San Diego’s Jewish community. The opening night celebration was attended by guests from all throughout the region. Mazel Tov!

Latino Film

The 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival shared over 160 films that were divided into special showcases based on countries, genres and themes. In addition to films, the festival featured local and international celebrities, bands and artists that celebrated Latino culture. We are lucky in San Diego to have such a culturally and artistically important festival thanks to the dedication of Ethan van Thillo and his team!

Susan G Komen

Screen, Genes, and the Choices We Make is a unique fundraising event that seeks to educate attendees about the latest in breast cancer research and innovation while supporting their mobile mammogram efforts. Leading cancer and wellness professionals, Joan Lunden, Gina Champion-Cain, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, and Dr. Dennis Holmes, shared their expertise and experience to raise awareness and understanding.


Community leaders from both sides of the border came together in Tijuana for the swearing in ceremony for the new board members and president of CCE, the Tijuana Business Council. The new President is the Former Mayor of Tijuana, Kurt Honold. A great leader and friend to all, Tijuana is fortunate to have Kurt organizing and representing the business interests helping develop and grow the region.

Tea By The Sea

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center hosted another fabulous Tea by the Sea where guests were treated to a uniquely elegant afternoon tea experience. Attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails complimented by the beautiful sounds of live music and ocean views. All proceeds from tickets and the silent auction funded the new Sophie’s Gallery Photography Curriculum.

Opera Gala

A once in a lifetime experience, plus dinner, dancing, and entertainment! The San Diego Opera Gala pulled out all the stops, spotlighting “It’s A New Day”, an immersive experience by James Darrah which merged technology, live performance, and video for a one of a kind production. The Gala’s special honorees were longtime San Diego Opera supporters, Kathryn and John Hattox.

Advertisers & Partners

Learn more about the advertisers and charities featured in Giving Back Magazine.

See Partners