“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
– Charles Swindoll
Having started in 1909, the Charity Ball is celebrated as San Diego’s oldest and grandest philanthropic event. Since 1954, Charity Ball has exclusively benefited Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. This year’s beneficiary is the Chadwick Center for Children & Families, a department that provides services of health and well-being to abused, neglected, and traumatized children and their families. Tiffany & Co. has enjoyed a rich history in working with the Charity Ball, and in recent years Tiffany & Co. has invigorated their relationship and accelerated their involvement. Christopher Holt is the Store Director for Tiffany & Co. at Fashion Valley.
#1 I grew up in Central/Northern California before relocating to Orange County at 17 years old.
#2 Mr. Aldsworth, my third-grade teacher, his empathy and kindness led me to a career of developing and maximizing the talents found in others.
#3 I love to travel to anywhere near the ocean and a golf course. I would also like to visit Scotland.
#4 I always keep a $2 bill in my wallet.
#5 I have a rescue cat we named Merv.
#6 At Tiffany, we are creators of beauty and purveyors of joy with an unparalleled history of quality and craftsmanship.
#7 I truly love being a part of our client’s most celebrated moments and working with a dedicated team that inspires me to be better each and every day.
#8 In 1975, Dr. David Chadwick and a group of helping professionals throughout San Diego came together to create a better system for identifying and responding to child abuse and neglect. Dr. Chadwick dedicated his 60-year professional career to addressing child abuse and neglect. He was one of the founders of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and served as its second president. David successfully pushed for our society to address all forms of child abuse and neglect, rather than only focusing on sexual abuse.
#9 It is estimated that one out of four children experience some type of child abuse before the age of 18. An average of five children a day dies from abuse and neglect. As overwhelming as the idea of abuse and neglect is, trauma counseling works. The Chadwick Center’s multidisciplinary team provides specialized services to help children and families heal from abuse and trauma by providing a coordinated, compassionate multidisciplinary response.
#10 For more than a century, the volunteer-organized Charity Ball has brought together community leaders and supporters from throughout our community for a night of elegance, recognition, entertainment and, most importantly, commitment to our children in need. It is one special evening each year, but the night has long-lasting impact on the children of our region.