Philanthropy

  • Globe Guilders host 'Celebrating Couture 2019' to support San Diego's Old Globe Theatre

    Globe Guilders host 'Celebrating Couture 2019' to support San Diego's Old Globe Theatre

    The Globe Guilders hosted the 29th Annual Fashion Show “Celebrating Couture 2019” March 22 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Presented by Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus, the event raises funds to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs and to support the impact...

  • 23rd Annual Meet The Chefs

    23rd Annual Meet The Chefs

    The 23rd Annual Meet The Chefs fundraiser took place April 14 at the Hilton San Diego Del Mar. This event provided guests the opportunity to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The event...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • It's fun on the run for La Jolla Newcomers Club members

    It's fun on the run for La Jolla Newcomers Club members

    The La Jolla Newcomers Club invites residents who have moved to the 92037 ZIP code within the past three years to join the excitement as they get ready for the Hollywood Oscars, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at The Lot movie theater, 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, where they will gather for happy hour before...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Photos: Salute and support to Fire Station 21 at 38th annual PAESAN (Police And Emergency Services Appreciation Night) picnic in San Diego/Pacific Beach

    Photos: Salute and support to Fire Station 21 at 38th annual PAESAN (Police And Emergency Services Appreciation Night) picnic in San Diego/Pacific Beach

    More than 200 people gathered to honor public safety workers who serve Pacific Beach at the PB Town Council's 38th annual PAESAN (Police And Emergency Services Appreciation Night) community picnic on Sept. 26 in Crown Point Park. The event also served as culmination of the Town Council's successful...

  • For La Jollan Gary Rectenwald, charity REALLY begins at home

    For La Jollan Gary Rectenwald, charity REALLY begins at home

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: As in many homes, the photos on Gary Rectenwald’s mantel display children engaged in proud-parent moments: high-school sports, graduations, proms. But the children in Rectenwald’s photos aren’t his — at least they weren’t initially. Rectenwald, 68, adopted...

  • '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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Las Patronas’ ‘Taking Flight’ Jewel Ball 2017 comes in for smooth landing

    Las Patronas’ ‘Taking Flight’ Jewel Ball 2017 comes in for smooth landing

    The Las Patronas 71st Jewel Ball, with the theming and title of “Taking Flight,” welcomed 758 guests Aug. 5, 2017 to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Décor celebrating the Golden Age of luxurious air travel set the scene for an evening of dinner, dancing and an auction to raise money for this...

  • Burger Time! Bird Rockers gather at community picnic in La Jolla

    Burger Time! Bird Rockers gather at community picnic in La Jolla

    Drawn in by the smokey smell of burgers on the grill and the sounds of children playing, Bird Rock residents of all ages gathered Aug. 1, 2017 at the Bird Rock Joint-Use Park (on the Bird Rock Elementary School campus) for the annual Bird Rock community picnic in La Jolla. The event was held in...

  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library salutes its patrons at a party

    Athenaeum Music & Arts Library salutes its patrons at a party

    La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library hosted on-site its 28th annual Patron Party and “Order of the Olive” Awards on June 26, 2017 at 1008 Wall St. The event is held in honor of members at the Patron level and above. It included a cocktail hour, catered sit-down dinner, and a signature Patron...

  • Las Patronas hosts cocktails at The LOT

    Las Patronas hosts cocktails at The LOT

    The La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy group Las Patronas held a fundraising cocktail party at The LOT movie theater, April 27, as a laid-back way to prepare for the 2017 Jewel Ball. Themed “Taking Flight,” the annual gala will be lifting off Saturday, Aug. 5 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club,...

  • Rolls-Royce party kicks-off Concours weekend

    Rolls-Royce party kicks-off Concours weekend

    The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance opened Friday, April 7 with the Rolls-Royce Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party at The LOT on Fay Avenue. Organizers offered guests “a fabulous hosted evening filled with lively libations, elevated bites, Scotch tasting and incredible entertainment.” Saturday night’s...

  • Science Discovery Day adds engineering unit

    Science Discovery Day adds engineering unit

    Torrey Pines Elementary School introduced engineering-related activities to its 22nd annual Science Discovery Day event, April 19. In particular, students got to explore a helicopter interior after the chopper came in for a special landing on campus — part of the unit on how drones and other flying...

  • Village Garden Club’s annual show a bloomin’ success!

    Village Garden Club’s annual show a bloomin’ success!

    36 artists and 36 floral designers contributed their talents to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s 15th annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers” show, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 20 at Congregation Beth Israel. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and textiles — each entry an original...

  • La Jolla events support Voices for Children

    La Jolla events support Voices for Children

    The Voices for Children Fostering Hope Cocktail Party took place March 26, 2017 at the La Jolla Country Club. It was a prelude to the 25th Anniversary Golf Classic, March 27, chaired by Peter Farrell, Steven Strauss and Dale Yahnke. Proceeds will help Voices for Children continue the work of its...

  • La Jollans honored by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary as 2017 ‘Women of Dedication’ at San Diego event

    La Jollans honored by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary as 2017 ‘Women of Dedication’ at San Diego event

    The San Diego Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary saluted its “Angels of Dedication” for 2017 at a luncheon benefit, March 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Twelve women were honored for their years of community volunteer service, among them were three residents of La Jolla — Sally Fuller, Tracy Lyon...

  • La Jolla Music Society hosts its WinterFest Gala 2017

    La Jolla Music Society hosts its WinterFest Gala 2017

    La Jolla Music Society presented its 2017 WinterFest Gala, March 18 at the Westgate Hotel. Guests dined in the Versailles Ballroom before moving to the San Diego Civic Theatre to experience Malandian Ballet choreographer Thierry Malandain’s new full-length work set to the music of Tchaikovsky....

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