The Arc of San Diego, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is one of the region's largest human-service agencies. Founded in 1951 by a determined group of people who felt they had to "do something" for children with mental retardation, Arc blends a long history of service with a national reputation for success. Today, we are guided by the same sense of purpose and dedication that inspired those parents over fifty years ago.
The Arc of San Diego has a rich tradition of developing quality programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. All of our programs promote social, economic, and personal independence. We stand by our belief that people with developmental disabilities have unlimited potential and the right to equality of opportunity.
Save the date for Saturday, May 5, for The Jewels of San Diego Gala, which returns to raise much-needed funds for The Arc of San Diego while honoring local San Diegans for their leadership and philanthropic contributions to our city. Chairs Phyllis and John Parrish, longtime supporters of The Arc of San Diego, have dedicated an extensive amount of time, talent, and love to the organization over the years. This year’s gala will take place at The Grand Del Mar and will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and a “Moulin Rouge Cabaret.” This year’s Honorary Jewel Chairs include: Marilyn and Kim Fletcher, Lee and Frank Goldberg, Jeanne Jones and Don Breitenberg, Joye Blount and Jessie J. Knight, Jr., Papa Doug Manchester, Sandy Redman and Jeff Mueller, Susie and Dean Spanos, and Sally B, and John Thornton. The Arc of San Diego provides services for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,500 children and adults each year. Tickets start at $200 per person. (619/685-1175, ext. 291, www.arc-sd.com