Philanthropy

  • Village Garden Club of La Jolla holds holiday lunch

    Village Garden Club of La Jolla holds holiday lunch

    Members of the Village Garden Club of La Jolla gathered at The Marine Room on Dec. 13 for their annual holiday luncheon. Founded in 1974, VGCLJ boasts a membership of 425. Meetings are held fourth Thursdays, September through May in the Congregation Beth Israel, Social Hall. To learn more, visit...

  • Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Community Resource Center (CRC), a nonprofit organization working to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in San Diego, held its “Jingle & Mingle” fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser was held to support the 36th Annual Holiday Baskets Program, “a free and dignified...

  • Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    San Diego Opera held a private VIP reception Dec. 1 at the Del Mar home of San Diego Opera board member Veronica Leff and her husband, Miguel. Hosted by Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo and Karla Espinoza, this evening, named Noche Española, brought together opera supporters as well as philanthropic...

  • Gingerbread City Gala

    Gingerbread City Gala

    The largest Gingerbread structures on the West Coast were featured at the annual Gingerbread City Gala fundraiser on Nov. 26, held by the Epilepsy Society of San Diego County at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and attended by San Diego’s philanthropists and community leaders. The gala raises awareness...

  • La Jolla Meals on Wheels salutes its volunteers

    La Jolla Meals on Wheels salutes its volunteers

    La Jolla Meals on Wheels recognized its dedicated volunteers Nov. 3 at a luncheon held at Our Mother of Confidence Church in University City. This non-profit organization has served the nutritional needs of home-bound seniors by providing them with nutritious home-delivered meals in La Jolla and...

  • Here's looking at you, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus! 'As Time Goes By' gala raises $43,000

    Here's looking at you, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus! 'As Time Goes By' gala raises $43,000

    More than 140 guests gathered at The Westgate Hotel on Oct. 6, to kick-off the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) 2018-19 season (its 64th!) during its annual gala benefit. This year's fundraiser, "As Time Goes By," took its theme from the classic movie "Casablanca." Elements of the film were seen...

  • San Diego Symphony Opus Gala

    San Diego Symphony Opus Gala

    The San Diego Symphony hosted its annual Opus Gala – the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year – Oct. 4 at the University Club’s Symphony Towers. The event included a concert featuring famed pianist Lang Lang and Edo de Waart. Before the seated dinner, SDS board chair Dr. Warren Kessler,...

  • Starry Starry Night raises $1.5 million in support of Voices for Children

    Starry Starry Night raises $1.5 million in support of Voices for Children

    Starry Starry Night, the signature event of Voices for Children (VFC), was held Sept. 29 at the Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch. The 16th annual gala grossed $1.5 million in support of Voices for Children and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. With the funds raised through...

  • La Jolla Community Center hosts 10th anniversary party

    La Jolla Community Center hosts 10th anniversary party

    Offering a sample of all it has to offer, a party was held Friday, Sept. 21 at the La Jolla Community Center to recognize the 10th anniversary of its operations at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. With wine and hors d'oeuvres in every corner, the event featured artist demonstrations, performances from some...

  • 2018 Old Globe Theatre Gala

    2018 Old Globe Theatre Gala

    The Old Globe held its 2018 Globe Gala Sept. 22 at The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs. The event featured a special performance by singer Andra Day. The black-tie event also included an elegant reception of cocktails and...

  • ‘Wine & Wears’ presented by Symphony Notables

    ‘Wine & Wears’ presented by Symphony Notables

    Wine & Wears, which was held May 17 at The Westgate Hotel, is an annual fundraiser presented by the Symphony Notables, a dedicated affinity group of dues-paying members to benefit the Education and Community Engagement programs of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. The event included a VIP reception,...

  • Voices for Children presents Wine Women & Shoes

    Voices for Children presents Wine Women & Shoes

    The 7th Annual Wine Women & Shoes event benefiting Voices for Children took place May 12 on the rooftop deck at the Del Mar Plaza. The event featured a fashion show, premium wines, delectable bites, live auction, a fashion marketplace, and a “Best in Shoe” contest. Founded in 1980, Voices for Children...

  • Patrons Party held for San Diego Center for Children Anniversary Celebration

    Patrons Party held for San Diego Center for Children Anniversary Celebration

    A celebration was held at the RSF home of Dr. Sean and Marjan Daneshmand for patrons of the San Diego Center for Children and Honorary Producers Circle & Circle of Friends for this year’s 131st Anniversary Celebration- Rise Up! The Center, founded in 1887, is San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit...

  • USO San Diego’s 77th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala

    USO San Diego’s 77th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala

    USO San Diego’s “77th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala: For Love of Country” took place May 5 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The event honors and supports active duty military personnel and helps provide them with much-needed services. Gala entertainment included two-time Tony Award...

  • Art Alive Premiere Dinner

    Art Alive Premiere Dinner

    The Art Alive Premiere Dinner to benefit The San Diego Museum of Art was held April 26 at the museum. As The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, Art Alive provides “critical financial support for public programs, exhibitions, education, and community outreach.” Art Alive, which was...

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