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The Arc of San Diego serves 2,500 children and adults annually with disabilities throughout San Diego County. The Arc offers a wide range of services including early intervention for infants and toddlers, adult day programs, residential care, independent living skills training, vocational training, employment placement programs and recreational opportunities. The Arc is committed to providing opportunities to improve the quality and dignity of life for individuals with disabilities and to assist them in living their most fulfilling life possible.


The Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County. Arc empowers people with disabilities and their families by working in partnership to create opportunities to achieve their individual goals within the community.

Established in 1951, when a group of concerned parents realized that there was no other unifying body to represent the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. From the beginning, with dedicated and loving parents advocating for change in services, pioneering new programs and influencing legislation, The Arc has been at the forefront of the movement to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Arc assists with…

  • Early Child Development
  • Housing
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Job Training
  • Employment Placement
  • Parenting Skills
  • Independent Living
  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Respite Care
  • Advocacy
  • …and many other things!

The Arc Annual Gala Honorary Chairs

  • Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr.
  • Bonnie & Scody Hage
  • Jeanne Jones & Don Breitenberg
  • Roxi & Fred Link
  • Phyllis & John Parrish
  • Kristi Pieper-Rossbacher & Michael Rossbacher
  • Sandy Redman & Jeff Mueller
  • Sally B. & John M. Thornton
  • Emma & Leo Zuckerman


The Arc invites you to become an active part of their plans for the future. They hope your generosity will allow you to share in our commitment to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. When you make a contribution to their organization, you’re not just giving money; you are perpetuating your own values about quality of life by helping The Arc continue to provide vital services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Your support of The Arc is always welcomed and can come in many forms. The Arc will always honor the donor’s intent.

Some examples of how you can support The Arc include:

  • Donations
  • Membership
  • Endowments
  • Capital Campaign
  • Planned Gifts
  • Commemorative Gifts

The Jewels of San Diego 2014 Gala is bringing old Hollywood glamour to the world famous Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, April 12, 2014 with Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Join leading San Diegans for one of the most exciting affairs of the year! The gala raises much-needed funds for The Arc of San Diego while honoring local San Diegans for their distinguishable leadership and philanthropic contributions to our city.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a world class dining experience, live auction and music by Wayne Foster Entertainment in the breath taking Ocean View Ballroom at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous evening filled with dining and entertainment for a most noteworthy cause. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Jennifer Bates Navarra at (619) 685-1175, ext. 291.