charity-ballThe Charity Ball is San Diego’s oldest and most prestigious social and philanthropic event, dating back to 1909. The black tie gala is an important tradition in the lives of multiple generations of San Diego families and has raised millions of dollars over the years to help deliver quality health care to San Diego’s children. The first Charity Ball featured a midnight supper then dancing and card playing lasting well into the early morning. In 1914 it moved to the Hotel Del Coronado.

By then the evening began with exquisite dinner parties in private homes along the ocean front after which the guests would be driven by carriage to the Hotel del where they would be seated in individual boxes for the dancing and socializing. The tradition of sitting in “boxes” continues to this day but now the dinner is held in the Crown and Coronet Rooms. The founders of the ball strongly supported the idea of building a hospital just for children, so the Ball provided important seed money for the opening of Children’s Hospital in 1954, now Rady Children’s Hospital.

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Thompson and Jane Fetter
David and Noreen Mulliken
SDG&E/ Sempra
Union Bank of CA
Wells Fargo BankSilver

Bridgepoint Education
Audrey Geisel
The Gildred Family
The Partners of Latham & Watkins, LLP
Virginia Napierskie
David and Phyllis Snyder

Dr. John and Dulie Ahlering
Bank of America
Bosa Development
Dr. Jeffrey and Carol Chang
Emerald Textiles
Trevor and Melissa Fetter
Dr. Michael and Marilyn Kelley
Manpower Inc.
Northwestern Mutual
Price Family Charitable Fund
Jerry and Anne Ryan
Darlene Shiley

Dr. David Bailey
Barbara J. Brown
Kevin and Diana Casey
Fleming Foundation
Kim and Marilyn Fletcher
Jeanne Frost
The Scott Group; Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney
Anne Stephens Vafis
Carol Vassiliadis and Family
Welk Resorts Group, Inc


Gail Andrade
Anesthesia Service Medical Group-Children’s
Scott and Wanda Aurich
Ron and Mary Alice Brady
Nick and Leslie Frazee & Family
Ron and Kaye Harper
The Houser Family
Barbara G. Kjos
Don Lang Lang & Associates Inc, CPA
Charles and Ellen MacVean
Dr. William and Barbara McColl
The Sefton Family

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