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Starry Starry Night Raises $1.16 Million for CASA Volunteers

San Diego Charity News for October 2, 2017



Voices for Children’s Starry Starry Night

Voices for Children’s Starry Starry Night was held on September 9 and raised $1.16 million in support of VFC and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. With the funds raised, VFC will be able to provide a CASA volunteer to 450 abused, abandoned, or neglected children in San Diego County for a year. The event was held at the Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch. Lany and Alex Zikakis were the gala chairs for the event, which was held under the stars. Sponsors included Capstone Advisors, Farrell Family Foundation, Hughes Marino, George Lai, Qualcomm, and RPR Partners.

Promises2Kids held its FORE KIDS Golf Tournament on September 18 at La Jolla Country Club. Former foster youth had the opportunity to play with golfers with the support of donors. Foster youth learned about golf etiquette, teamwork, and building confidence. The event hosts were Jeannie and Arthur Rivkin, and gold sponsors included Pala Band of Mission Indians and RL Howard Construction. Funds raised go to help foster youth in San Diego County.

Scripps Clinic Invitational Golf Tournament

The 49th annual Scripps Clinic Invitational Golf Tournament and Dinner raised $380,000 to benefit the primary care expansion at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, which will include a new dedicated primary care check-in area, upgraded exam rooms and a patient resource center –all enhanced with healing artwork. The day after the tournament, guests attended the Invitational Dinner at the Hilton Torrey Pines for music, dancing and silent and live auctions.

The City Ballet of San Diego will present its Silver Jubilee Gala celebrating its 25th Anniversary on October 7 at the Hotel del Coronado. Sponsors include Hotel del Coronado, US Bank, Delta Airlines, San Diego Magazine, Burberry, Kendra Scott, Blue Ridge Hospitality, and Perry Plumbing Heating & Air. Proceeds of the event will benefit City Ballet’s production, education, and outreach programs for this season.

2017 Women in Leadership Luncheon awards

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce honored eight women with the 2017 Women in Leadership Luncheon awards. The 15th annual WILL event honors women for their outstanding leadership, exemplary character, and integrity in the community, as well as their efforts to empower women to succeed and prosper in life and business. Those honored included Marla Black, president/CEO, Junior Achievement of San Diego County; Barbara Ryan, vice president of government affairs, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego; and Van Tran, nursing supervisor, Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes benefitting YWCA of San Diego County’s 10th anniversary is being held on October 14 at MLK Promenade Park. Proceeds will be used to help end domestic violence. Sponsors include Balfour Beatty Construction, Sycuan, UTC Aerospace Systems, and BD. The Smile Generation is the Photobooth Sponsor.

The San Diego Symphony is presenting OPUS 2017 on October 7. The evening includes a cocktail reception at Symphony Towers followed by a gala dinner at the University Club. The concert follows in Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center, and then back to the University Club for the after-party. The gala is sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels. Proceeds will support the San Diego Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic, Education and Community Engagement programs.

Robert Half 15th annual Suit Drive

The San Diego office of Robert Half participated in the 15th annual Suit Drive benefitting low-income job-seekers. The teams partnered with the Dress for Success to donate 1,500 interview-appropriate clothing items. Robert Half believes in providing job seekers the informational tools and resources necessary to build careers.


Joyce Glazer

Please send news items to Joyce Glazer at joyceg@sdmag.com.

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