Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

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An Evening of Changing Lives

On the evening of Saturday, September 21, 2024, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will transform into a realm of imagination as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego proudly host the 11th annual An Evening of Changing Lives. This gala not only honors the exceptional leadership of Tom Hazard with the prestigious 2024 Todd Gutschow Lifetime Leadership Award but also invites guests to step into a world where their imaginations can foster real change.

For over eight decades, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego have been pivotal in shaping the futures of young people across the region. Currently, these clubs provide a vibrant and creative environment for over 22,000 youth across 23 sites in San Diego County. Here, young individuals are encouraged to paint their potential, excel academically, embrace healthy lifestyles, and develop strong character traits through imaginative and empowering programs.

This enchanting evening will gather more than 700 philanthropists who are committed to turning creative visions into tangible outcomes for the youth. Amid the grandeur, guests will savor a sumptuous three-course dinner designed to inspire and delight the senses.

The night will resonate with the vibrant performances of the Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, whose music will infuse the atmosphere with an infectious energy, compelling guests to dance and dream under the stars.

Every interaction this night – from the clinking of glasses to the laughter shared – serves to fund innovative programs like cooking classes, STEM activities, and sports, all of which impact young lives positively. This gala is not just an event but a portal to a world where imagination meets the mission of nurturing young minds and spirits.

To partake in this magical night and help sculpt the future of San Diego’s youth, secure your attendance , table reservations, or to explore partnership opportunities, please visit


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Esteban Villanueva