Philanthropy

  • The Scene: Bingo! Point Loma's Thursday night thrill!

    The Scene: Bingo! Point Loma's Thursday night thrill!

    The Scene: Every Thursday night at the Portuguese Hall in Point Loma for the past seven years, a lively crowd gathers to try their luck at Bingo. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. Players must be age 18 or older. The cost is $21. Ten regular games pay out $250, with the Progressive...

  • San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball

    San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball

    San Diego Opera held “The San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball” Feb. 23, 2019 at The US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The company’s 2019 gala event celebrated love in its many forms while honoring the charitable contributions to the community by Rancho Santa Fe residents Lee and Frank Goldberg. The...

  • San Diego International Film Festival Oscar Viewing Party

    San Diego International Film Festival Oscar Viewing Party

    The San Diego International Film Festival’s Awards Viewing Party took place Feb. 24 at The Scripps’ Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. The event included a red carpet, hosted bar, food tasting from some of San Diego’s top chefs, a champagne welcome, raffle, live viewing of the telecast and more. Proceeds...

  • Valentine High Tea & Boutique

    Valentine High Tea & Boutique

    The Vision of Children Foundation held “A Cause that Touches the Heart” Valentine High Tea & Boutique Feb. 13 at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes. Vision of Children supporters celebrated Valentine’s Day and Low Vision Awareness Month. Event vendors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Vision...

  • Padres Pedal the Cause reaches $10 million raised for local cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause reaches $10 million raised for local cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause presented a check for a record-breaking total of $2,940,837 on Thursday, Jan. 24 to beneficiary representatives from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s...

  • Festive fun at La Jolla Community Center's Holiday Celebration

    Festive fun at La Jolla Community Center's Holiday Celebration

    La Jolla Community Center held its annual Holiday Celebration, Dec. 14, 2018 with merriment, shopping, dinner and drinks. Members and guests mixed and mingled, and danced through the night to music by Julio de la Huerta and Franky Romeo. For details about the La Jolla Community Center's programs...

  • Holiday cheer abounds at Athenaeum Music & Art Library's year-end party in La Jolla

    Holiday cheer abounds at Athenaeum Music & Art Library's year-end party in La Jolla

    The Athenaeum Music & Art Library's annual holiday party — a fun and fitting tribute to art, music and friendship — took place Sunday, Dec. 9 on the campus of the music and arts library at 1008 Wall St. in Jolla. For information about the Athenaeum's programs, exhibits, lectures, music concerts...

  • 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...

  • 'Minuit a Versailles' event benefits Miracle Babies

    'Minuit a Versailles' event benefits Miracle Babies

    The ninth annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “Minuit à Versailles,” was held Oct. 20 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. The event raises financial support for families with critically ill newborns and their families throughout San Diego County. “Minuit à Versailles” guests had the opportunity...

  • Junior League of San Diego hosts 1920s-themed gala

    Junior League of San Diego hosts 1920s-themed gala

    Junior League of San Diego welcomed hundreds of guests to a magical night Oct. 13 at its third annual gala to support youth transitioning out of foster care, combat human trafficking in San Diego and empower women to become strong volunteer leaders in the community. The event was held at Morgan...

  • 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...

  • Patrons of the Prado 2018 Masterpiece Gala

    Patrons of the Prado 2018 Masterpiece Gala

    Patrons of the Prado celebrated 21 years of giving July 7 with its annual Masterpiece Gala. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park was transformed into an enchanting backdrop, with this year’s themed “Masquerade in the Park.” The event included culture, arts and an elegant dinner by Chef Jeffrey...

  • Women's Leadership Council marks 10 years at United Way of San Diego event in La Jolla

    Women's Leadership Council marks 10 years at United Way of San Diego event in La Jolla

    United Way of San Diego County held its Women's Leadership Council's 10th anniversary celebration, June 27 at the Cuvier Club in La Jolla . Since its inception in 2008, the WLC has grown its membership, currently representing more than 200 women working on projects to improve the lives of women...

  • Gowns 4 Gals Luncheon

    Gowns 4 Gals Luncheon

    USO San Diego, Donovan’s La Jolla, and event chair Hélène Gould, hosted a Gowns 4 Gals luncheon June 14 to support local military active duty spouses and their daughters. USO San Diego is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide....

  • Rendezvous In The Zoo 2018

    Rendezvous In The Zoo 2018

    San Diego Zoo Global’s annual black-tie, fundraising gala, Rendezvous In The Zoo (R*I*T*Z) 2018, “Wild @ Heart,” was held June 16 at the San Diego Zoo. The event will benefit The Sanford Children’s Zoo at the San Diego Zoo. The gala featured fine dining, conservation ambassador Joan Embery and...

  • Vision of Children Foundation event features international superstar Andrea Bocelli

    Vision of Children Foundation event features international superstar Andrea Bocelli

    The Vision of Children Foundation held its 7th fundraising concert event featuring Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli June 21 at the Valley View Casino Center. Premier seating was provided to Vision of Children supporters to this sold-out public event, raising over $200,000 to support vision research....

  • Women of Dedication Luncheon

    Women of Dedication Luncheon

    The 2018 Salvation Army Women of Dedication Luncheon was held May 30 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The event marked the 53rd year of honoring women who give back in their community. The theme, “Wonder Women,” acknowledges “the remarkable lives and actions of the honorees.” RSF residents...

  • Patrons of the Prado’s 2018 ‘Masquerade in the Park’ benefactor reception

    Patrons of the Prado’s 2018 ‘Masquerade in the Park’ benefactor reception

    Patrons of the Prado held a benefactor reception May 20 for the sponsors and major donors of the Patrons’ upcoming gala, Masquerade in the Park, which will be held July 7 at Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion. The benefactors’ reception took place at the Timken Museum-Balboa Park. For more information on...

  • ‘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...

  • Gold Diggers celebrate 25 years of philanthropy with Hats Off to San Diego luncheon in La Jolla

    Gold Diggers celebrate 25 years of philanthropy with Hats Off to San Diego luncheon in La Jolla

    The G.O.L.D. Diggers presented their annual Hats Off to San Diego luncheon, April 13, at the Estancia Hotel & Spa in La Jolla . Co-chaired by Jackie Bailey and Brenda Ferich, this year's 25th anniversary event saw a total of $25,000 ($5000 each) awarded to five San Diego nonprofits — B.A.B.E.S....

  • La Jolla's Las Patronas previews ‘Viva La Vida’ Jewel Ball

    La Jolla's Las Patronas previews ‘Viva La Vida’ Jewel Ball

    Jewel Ball chair Jennifer Edstrom said the theme was inspired by a trip to Mexico during which she visited the La Casa Azul (the home of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera) when she was 24. She said the loved the colors, the energy and the food.

  • La Jolla Landmarks Week celebrated at 1927 house party

    La Jolla Landmarks Week celebrated at 1927 house party

    Completed in 1927, the McClintock house on Sierra Mar Drive was one of the largest private investments in La Jolla at the time — both in scale and cost of the project. The house is considered the best-preserved example of architect Herbert Palmer's trademark use of artistry and handicraft. Historical-home...

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