Gold Shield Gala

16 Fall Fêtes

Posted on September 12, 2019

Summer Skin Rescue

September 19, 2019 | Art of Skin MD

Led by Melanie Palm, MD, MBA, Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach presents its annual open house event from 5:30-7pm. Enjoy opportunity drawings and gift bags, procedure and product specials, and hosted light bites and refreshments. The clinic will also be debuting its new wing, Body by Art of Skin MD, and offering tours of its new facilities. Space is expected to fill up fast; RSVP by calling Art of Skin MD. 858.792.7546, artofskinmd.com

Summer Skin Rescue

Melanie Palm, MD

 

Swami A. Parthasarathy

September 21, 2019 | Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

In a unique opportunity to merge spiritual guidance with practical career development, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will welcome 93-year-old philosopher Swami A. Parthasarathy for a one-time speaking engagement hosted by Vedanta Institute of Los Angeles. The theme of the event, Governing Business & Relationships, focuses on self-development through study and reflection of the higher values of life rather than correcting the external world. Swami Parthasarathy will discuss basic concepts within the corporate world such as value systems, work ethics, stress management, productivity, leadership, and time management. A 20-minute Q&A session will follow the presentation. Attendance is free but a reservation is required and can be made at Eventbrite.com.

Swami A. Parthasarathy

Swami A. Parthasarathy

 

San Diego Festival of BeerSan Diego Festival of Beer

September 21, 2019 | Broadway Pier

San Diego’s original beer festival returns for its 25th anniversary, all in the name of cancer-fighting charities. Hosted by San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, the festival will feature 50+ breweries pouring 120 varieties of craft beer. VIP ticket holders will gain access to an exclusive private aged beer selection. In addition to beer, the annual fundraiser provides waterfront views, upbeat music from various DJ booths in partnership with iHeartRadio, and food for purchase. Since its inception, the festival has donated more than $723,000 to San Diego cancer-fighting nonprofits including Rady Children’s Hospital, Cancer Angels, and The Seany Foundation. sdbeerfest.org

 

Harvest for Hope Fundraiser

September 22, 2019 | Liberty Station’s Brick

The Emilio Nares Foundation will celebrate its 16th annual Harvest for Hope fundraiser to raise money for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer. Attendees will enjoy bites and sips from Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Harry’s Coffee Shop, Pamplemousse Grille, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Waypoint Public, Thorn Brewing, and many more. New in 2019 will be a special appearance by live art entertainer and cancer survivor Amy Burkman. CBS 8’s Carlo Cechetto will be the guest speaker. Since its inception, ENF has provided families with resources and support. Its flagship Ride With Emilio transportation program provides free rides to and from the hospital to ensure that no child misses a life-saving cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. enfhope.org/news-events

Harvest for Hope Fundraiser

Ingrid Croce and Diane Nares

 

Inaugural Authors Luncheon

September 28, 2019 | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Nine Months Matter Coalition, in partnership with UCSD Health’s Center for Better Beginnings, presents an exclusive event with celebrated authors Joe Yogerst, Susan Smith Daniels, and Susan Hannifin MacNab to raise awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders hosted by the Nine Months Matter Coalition. Books will be for sale during the event, and the authors will be available to personally sign books. The Nine Months Matter Coalition is a grass-roots organization dedicated to raising awareness of the grave dangers of alcohol to a developing fetus and raising funds for treatments for children that have been affected. All net proceeds from the event will help fund the MILE Program, a Math Interactive Learning Experience, which has recorded successes in teaching math and behavioral strategies to kids with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Interventions like the MILE Program help children with FASD to integrate both socially and educationally into society. ninemonthsmatter.org

Inaugural Authors Luncheon

Lauri Walker, Mary Reynolds, Melinda Tucker, Susan Atkins, and Judy Rowles

An Evening of Changing Lives

September 28, 2019 | Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

For more than 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego has provided youth with a safe and nurturing environment through a variety of enrichment programs, activities, and services. The organization’s mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success, build good character and responsible citizenship, and make healthy lifestyle choices. To support this mission, BGCGSD will host An Evening of Changing Lives, which will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, and a live performance by The Fab Four — The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band. 858.866.0591, ext. 203, aneveningofchanginglives.com

An Evening of Changing Lives

 

Starry Starry Night

September 28, 2019 | Rancho Valencia

The 17th annual Starry Starry Night, themed “Por Nuestros Niños,” will benefit Voices for Children, a local nonprofit organization which transforms the lives of children in foster care by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). The evening will begin with an elegant cocktail reception with Spanish flair, followed by an exquisite dining experience. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique experiences during the live auction and raise their paddles to Fund-a-CASA. The gala will conclude with a lively after-party. New this year, Voices for Children will present its inaugural “CASA of the Year” award, recognizing a volunteer advocate who has displayed exceptional service to children in foster care. The 2019 award recipient, Christie Ranney, has served as a CASA volunteer for 15 children, including three sets of siblings, over the course of 18 years. Gala co-chairs include Annette Bradbury, Lisette Farrell, Katie Sullivan, Haeyoung Tang, and Lise Wilson. 858.598.2271, events@speakupnow.org

Starry Starry Night

Dan and Annette Bradbury with Lisette and Mick Farrell

 

Celebration of Second Chances

September 28, 2019 | Cape Rey Carlsbad

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances is themed “Sapphire Night – Where the Animals Shine.” Guests will enjoy a spectacular sunset, ocean view, festive cocktails, coastal cuisine, and entertainment. Proceeds support the rescue and care of homeless companion animals, programs that assist the pets of domestic violence survivors and military veterans, as well as humane education for children. 760.753.6413, events@sdpets.org, sdpets.org

Nina Jimenez, Taylor Judy Sanzo, and Kelly Peters

 

Gold Shield Gala

September 28, 2019 | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Join San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and America’s Finest officers for the eighth annual Gold Shield Gala. This year’s theme is “Viva Azul,” celebrating the multi-cultural essence of San Diego and capturing the passion community members feel for supporting the brave men and women of the SDPD. Kristi Pieper is this year’s gala chair; Helen and Chris Ghio are honorary chairs; Chief David Nisleit is the evening’s guest of honor. The special charitable focus of this year’s gala is the K9 Crimefighter Campaign, which funds the purchase of new police dogs for America’s Finest K9 Unit as well as equipment and training to keep this renowned unit at its peak. 619.232.2130, sdpolicefoundation.org

Gold Shield Gala

Sara and Anthony Napoli with Darlene and David Nisleit

 

Animaltarian Awards

September 29, 2019 | Private La Jolla estate

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will hold its second Animaltarian Awards ceremony at a stunning oceanfront estate. Animal lovers will gather for an inspiring afternoon dedicated to local animal heroes: La Jolla Veterinary Hospital, Loving Hands Veterinary Services, and KUSI’s Sandie Lampe. FACE will be honoring these individuals and groups for their professional and personal dedication to FACE’s mission of saving pets and helping families through their work in the San Diego community. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction filled with fantastic items and experiences, including a whale watching cruise aboard a private yacht. face4pets.org

Animaltarian Awards

 

Tea & Tonic

Zainab Salbi

Tea & Tonic

October 4, 2019 | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Center for Community Solutions presents its 20th Annual Tea & Tonic, featuring international humanitarian and media host Zainab Salbi, who will serve as the celebrity keynote speaker. As the founder of Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars, Salbi has helped more than 480,000 marginalized women rebuild their lives in eight conflict zones. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, CCS was started in 1969 on the campus of San Diego State University as the first Women’s Studies Department in the U.S. The organization created an “underground railroad” of private homes helping women and children escape domestic violence. CCS has since expanded to provide a wide variety of prevention and intervention services to eliminate societal conditions that condone and perpetuate relationship and sexual violence, and to promote safety, justice, and healing for those impacted by these crimes. 858.693.2369, shancock@ccssd.org, ccssd.org/tea-tonic-2019

 

Fur Ball

October 5, 2019 | San Diego Humane Society

Don’t miss the opportunity to save lives while celebrating your compassion for animals at the 33rd annual Fur Ball. Event proceeds will make a life-changing difference for animals in need. A limited amount of tickets remain. Reserve your tickets by contacting Annelise Tappe at 619.243.3469 or furball@sdhumane.org, or by clicking here.

 

Hearts of GoldHearts of Gold

October 8, 2019 | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

In 1970, a handful of women gathered for a day of bridge and tennis hosted at a friend’s Rancho Santa Fe home and decided to raise money to support United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego. The group became known as the Beach & Country Guild and the day became the annual Dia del Sol luncheon, the organization’s “day in the sun,” a mainstay on calendars during a bustling fall gala season. This year will be the 50th annual event, appropriately named “Hearts of Gold” in honor of this significant year. Guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, a chic runway show presented by Fashion Valley, and of course, a gourmet lunch. Chairs are Nancy Sappington, Kristina Cowling, and Laura Kelleher. Kimberly Hunt returns as Mistress of Ceremonies. beachandcountry.org

 

Wine D’Vine

October 11, 2019 | Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

San Francisco-based rock band Train will perform at an exclusive concert to benefit Walden Family Services’ programs for foster youth and children. With hits like the Grammy-award-winning “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” “Hey Soul Sister,” “Marry Me,” and “Meet Virginia,” the band is beloved not only for a consistent stream of hits but for their consummate showmanship and audience-thrilling performance. “We’re really excited to have Train perform for us,” says Walden CEO Teresa Stivers. “When I think about the song ‘Calling All Angels,’ it speaks to what our kids in foster care are going through and how we need people to be their angels: ‘When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head/When you feel the world shake from the words that are said/I need a sign to let me know you’re here.’” Thanks to music lovers Harley and Maryanne Sefton, who generously underwrite the entertainment and production costs of the yearly event, past Wine D’Vine headliners have included The Moody Blues, John Fogerty, and Peter Frampton. Sponsorship opportunities with tickets are available. 619.727.5897, kstephens@waldenfamily.org, waldenfamily.org/wine-dvine-2019

Wine D'Vine

Train

 

Cheers 2019, “007th”

October 25, 2019 | La Jolla Country Club

Join the National CHEERS Foundation for an evening of intellectual intrigue and undercover surprises including a seated dinner with international wine pairings, hosted full bar, auction indulgences, live music and dancing to NRG Music and Productions, casino-style gaming, and complimentary valet parking. Founded in La Jolla in 2012, the National CHEERS Foundation’s mission is to generate funds to eradicate disease and help women of all generations live in vitality, free from the five primary health threats: heart disease, mental illness, cancer, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases. Photographed is CHEERS board members AnneMarie Irwin, Nancy Borrelli, Mimi Swenson, Kristi Pieper, Anseth Richards, Gina Hixson, Larissa Tabin, and Kate Woods. 858.361.2551, nationalcheersfoundation.org

Cheers 2019, “007th”

AnneMarie Irwin, Nancy Borrelli, Mimi Swenson, Kristi Pieper, Anseth Richards, Gina Hixson, Larissa Tabin, and Kate Woods

 

A Night For Sight

November 10, 2019 | San Diego Marriott Del Mar

For nearly three decades, The Vision of Children Foundation has been a driving force in the worldwide quest to find a cure for genetic vision disorders and childhood blindness, while supporting visually impaired children and their families. The organization presents its “A Night for Sight” Gala, featuring entertainment legends The Temptations in concert to raise funds necessary to continue its cutting-edge research. Among the most popular of The Temptations’ nearly 100 charted songs are “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” and many more. Their iconic sound lives on in the new Broadway musical, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations, which earned a total of 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. All concert proceeds benefit The Vision of Children Foundation. 858.314.7916, visionofchildren.org

A Night for Sight

Vivian Hardage, Sandra Coufal, Jana Peck Stoiber, Tamara Lafarga-Joseph, and Allison Williams

 

Cheers 2019: Photo courtesy of Avalon Page Photography