Le Cirque Du ROMP guests entertained by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

ROMP 2014 with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Le Cirque Du ROMP 2014 benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego was held on Sept. 20 at the La Jolla Country Club. The event raised $620,000 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. "Funds raised through this event stay here in San Diego and impact the lives of nearly 15,000 family members who rely on us each year to provide meals, lodging and other supportive services," said Chuck Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Hoehn Motors Audi Raffle prize winner was Candice Irons of San Diego. She had the choice of either the 2015 Audi A3 or $30,000 cash.

Le Cirque Du ROMP guests entertained by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

San Salvador Fandango

San Salvador Fandango was held on Sept. 27 at the San Salvador Build Site marking near completion of the San Salvador. The $200,000 raised will benefit the construction of a representation of the San Salvador, the ship sailed by Cabrillo to San Diego Bay. "We’re continually encouraged by the progress our volunteers are making in completing the San Salvador," said Dr. Ray Ashley, CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. "By finally removing the scaffolding that has surrounded the vessel, we’re witnessing the full scope of this magnificent achievement."

The 11th Annual Wine D’Vine Gala is being held on Oct. 25 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall to benefit Walden Family Services, a foster care and adoption agency. Proceeds from the gala go to support WFS’s various programs that offer services to foster and adoptive children and families throughout Southern California. Featured restaurants include The French Gourment, La Valencia, Old Venice, Pamplemousse Grille, The Patio and Red Tracton’s. Featured wineries include Duckhorn , Ramey, Rombauer and Schramsberg.

The Honorable Kevin Faulconer & Katherine Faulconer are Honorary Chairs for the OPUS 2014 Come Fly With Me Annual Season Opening Gala benefiting San Diego Symphony. The event is being held on Oct 25 beginning with a VIP Cocktail Party hosted by Mid-Century Modern Mixology followed by dinner and concert featuring pianist Lola Astanova, guest artist of the Park Foundation 2014-2016 Tour, along with the San Diego Symphony orchestra. A post-concert reception is being at the University Club.

The Lucky Duck Foundation, founded by philanthropists Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny raised a record setting $1 million net from their 6th Swing and Soiree golf event held at the Santaluz Golf Club. All of the funds go to San Diego based charities to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes, promote volunteerism and improve communities through leadership and action through volunteers. Three beneficiaries receiving funds from this year’s event include: St. Vincent De Paul Village, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Helen Woodward Animal Center and to a national organization Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. "We focus our charitable giving to local San Diego organizations who have a huge impact on our community," said Pat Kilkenny. "All four of these groups fit that mold and have had an amazing influence on the people they help and serve."

Le Cirque Du ROMP guests entertained by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Sydnee’s Pet Grooming and San Diego BeerWorks will host a Pooch Party to benefit It’s the Pit Dog Rescue. The event is set for Oct. 25, National Pit Bull Awareness Day, at San Diego BeerWorks in Solana Beach. Artist and Sydnee’s Pet Grooming La Jolla owner, CC Arner, will be painting portraits of the adoptables which will be gifted to the new owners with adoption. As part of a newly launched Foundation, Sydnee’s will be doing Pooch Party fundraising events throughout the year.

Le Cirque Du ROMP guests entertained by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

PaddleFest

Urban Surf 4 Kids was held on Oct. 12 for its 2014 Paddle Fest, an annual stand-up paddleboard race and expo. Proceeds raised go to Urban Surf 4 Kids’ Dreaming of Aloha Achievement Program, which will take participating foster youths to Hawaii this December.

Le Cirque Du ROMP guests entertained by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

Walk A Mile - YWCA Becky's House

YWCA of San Diego County and its Becky’s House domestic violence program held its 7th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Oct. 9. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for Becky’s House domestic violence program by men walking a mile in a pair of women’s shoes. The after party was held at Jolt’n Joes’s in downtown San Diego. SDG&E Sempra Energy was the Gold Sponsor. Silver Sponsors were AT&T, Blanchard Krasner & French, IMS, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Indians and Wells Fargo.

The Silver Hair Tsunami, hosted by Steve Sexton, president of Sexton Advisory Group was held on Sept. 25 at the Kona Kai. The Friends of Downtown sponsored the event which raised $2,000 which is used for student scholarships to community colleges and provides food and blankets to needy seniors. The Silver Hair Tsunami refers to the wave of people entering retirement age.

End of the Year Thank You

Joyce Glazer

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