Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego County. From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support and opportunities these special individuals need to change their lives for the better… now and for years to come. The programs include Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds, and the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. These programs assist Promises2Kids in its mission to create a brighter future for foster youth.
On Monday, June 11, Promises2Kids will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Dream On Concert Gala, presented by Kevin and Raegan Prior.
Deborah Marengo and Joan Waitt, then Promises2Kids’ Board Members, established the concert 10 years ago and have been the driving forces behind its success, growing it into one of San Diego’s top charitable events, bringing in more than $1 million every year at the sell-out gala. “Joan and Deborah are dedicated to bringing the community together to increase awareness and support for our organization,” Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids shared with Giving Back Magazine.
Joan Waitt will once again host this special event at her beautiful La Jolla estate. She will once again be joined by co-chairs Deborah Marengo, Charo Garcia–Guerra and Jolene Perry. Guests will be treated to a private concert by Rob Thomas, Grammy winning recording artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and a special menu from Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss.
Last year, because of the support from the community;
- 400+ brothers and sisters who had been separated while living in foster care were reunited through Camp Connect
- 250 current and former foster youth were able to achieve their educational dreams through Promises’ Guardian Scholars program
- 1,000 abused and neglected children were cared for at the A.B. & Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center
None of this would be possible without the community awareness the concert has generated for foster youth and Promises2Kids.
For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, call (858) 751-6623 or visit www.promises2kids.org.