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Dream On Concert Gala

Dream On Concert Gala

Dream On Concert Gala

Jun. 6

Promises2Kids, San Diego’s leading nonprofit dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children, will celebrate the 2016 Dream On Concert Gala, presented by Kevin Prior, President and CEO of ICW Group, at the private La Jolla estate of event chair, Joan Waitt. The event will feature a live concert under the stars by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Cheap Trick. Gala chairs are Charo Garcia-Guerra, Abeer Hage, Deborah Marengo, Joan Waitt, and May Zawaideh. Dream On is Promises2Kids’ signature fundraiser benefiting the thousands of foster children living in San Diego County that has raised over $3.5 million to date.

“Having the support of the community is the only way we can meet the needs of these children. They have no one else, and I am proud to have the support from such caring partners like Kevin Prior and ICW Group Employees as our Presenting Sponsor, along with Southwest Airlines, Marc-Aaron Realtors, Marengo Morton Architects, Gatto, Pope, Walwick LLP, Ingrid Hibben, Marie Ericksson, Cesar, and Ranch & Coast, among many other major sponsors joining our efforts to support foster children in San Diego,” says Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids. “It means so much to me that they have given their time and resources to support this event that will help so many kids.”

The gala begins at 5pm with a VIP reception and an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with Cheap Trick. The main event takes place from 6-10pm. Gala attendees will enjoy an elegant sit down dinner provided by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, artfully crafted cocktails, and live auction, followed by a full-stage private concert performance by Cheap Trick.

Attendees will also be able to bid on incredible live and silent auction items, providing the opportunity to further support foster children. Auction items include: two orchestra level tickets to the 2016 American Music Awards, floor seats to a Golden State Warriors game, football clinic for 10 with former NFL player Donnie Edwards, a private dining experience aboard a yacht, a Mexico luxury vacation for two at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto, a private dinner for 24 with wine pairings with Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, and more. A very special opportunity drawing features a custom designed and created 31-carat ring generously donated to Promises2Kids by Rancho Santa Fe jeweler John Matty Co.

All donations raised go to support Promises2Kids and initiatives designed to improve the lives of current and former foster care youth in San Diego. A premiere table for 10 is $10,000, a VIP table for 10 is $6,000 or $600 per person, and a general table is $4,500 or $450 per person. 858.278.4400, merry@promises2kids.org, promises2kids.org

Deborah Marengo, Joan Waitt, and Tonya Torosian
Deborah Marengo, Joan Waitt, and Tonya Torosian


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