Philanthropy

  • Miracle Babies Gala VIP Patrons Party

    Miracle Babies Gala VIP Patrons Party

    A VIP Patrons Party for the annual Miracle Babies Gala, “Once Upon a Time,” took place Sept. 22 at the RSF estate of Louvette Fowler. Signature cocktails and canapes were served at the event. The gala will be held Oct. 22 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Miracle Babies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that...

  • Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    With little money and poor English conversational skills, Chun “Charlie” Yim found doors closed to him as he looked for a job to pay for his business studies at San Diego State University. That’s when he hit on the idea of working for free. Yim, then in his 20s, had recently emigrated to the United...

  • Bill’s Angels paves the way for significant growth with Padres Pedal the Cause

    Bill’s Angels paves the way for significant growth with Padres Pedal the Cause

    On Tuesday, Sept. 20, co-captains Amy Koman and Denise Hawkinson hosted a fundraising and recruitment party at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Amy and Bill Koman for their team Bill’s Angels, a current and historic front-runner in Padres Pedal the Cause. Last year Bill’s Angels was comprised of 77...

  • Voices for Children Starry Starry Night Gala

    Voices for Children Starry Starry Night Gala

    Voices for Children held the 14th Annual Starry Starry Night Gala Sept. 24 benefiting foster children of San Diego County. Chaired by Nancy and David Doyle, the gala took place at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s gala honored the beauty of the ocean and the starry skies of...

  • Ladies, little ones come together at Moms and Tots

    Ladies, little ones come together at Moms and Tots

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center brought locals together for the kick-off of the Moms and Tots group on Sept. 21. The open house featured a bounce house, pizza, snacks, balloon animals and a magic show. The group features weekly play dates for parents of newborn through pre-school children...

  • Oktoberfest at The Inn

    Oktoberfest at The Inn

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe hosted a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 25. The festive family event featured a Biergarten, live music, German faire and a kids zone. See more photos on page A10. Online: www.rsfreview.com Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society hosts Village Gathering event

    Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society hosts Village Gathering event

    RSF residents gathered Sept. 22 for a Village Gathering at La Flecha House, home of the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. The “Meet and Greet” Happy Hour featured a live music performance by San Diego male country artist Steven Ybarra. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn about the history...

  • Coldwell Banker hosts Luxury Real Estate Event

    Coldwell Banker hosts Luxury Real Estate Event

    It was a wonderful day in San Diego, especially for discussing the latest real estate trends sweeping the luxury market. On Sept. 14, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage held its biannual San Diego Previews event at the beautifully crafted residence located at 8084 Entrada De Luz E in the Santaluz...

  • Solana Santa Fe Back-to-School BBQ

    Solana Santa Fe Back-to-School BBQ

    Solana Santa Fe Elementary School students, families and staff gathered Sept. 9 to celebrate the new school year with a delicious Back-to-School BBQ.

  • Guilders find glamour at benefit for Old Globe: Part 2

    Guilders find glamour at benefit for Old Globe: Part 2

    The Globe Guilders luncheon fashion show, “Celebrating Couture 2016,” took place Aug. 22 at Marriott Marquis San Diego Hotel & Marina to raise funds for the artistic and arts engagement programs of The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Neiman Marcus’ Senior Fashion Producer from Dallas, Greg Collard,...

  • Pickleball Sunset Mixer

    Pickleball Sunset Mixer

    The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club held a Pickleball Sunset Mixer Sept. 9. RSF Tennis Club Pro Blake Boswell led participants through the “fast-paced and exciting game of pickleball.” The event also included great food and drinks.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund hosts General Meeting

    Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund hosts General Meeting

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund kicked off the new year with a General Meeting held Sept. 12 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured guest speaker Sandra Espinet, an accomplished interior designer and author of “The Well-Traveled Home.” Espinet draws inspiration from her extensive travels...

  • Freedom Frontline event features border security expert

    Freedom Frontline event features border security expert

    Freedom Frontline hosted an event with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sept. 18 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event featured Johnny Armijo, assistant director of Border Security, San Diego Field Office, which extends from San Ysidro to Winterhaven, Calif., the largest land border between...

  • Spirit of Liberty Foundation honors oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor

    Spirit of Liberty Foundation honors oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor

    Spirit of Liberty Foundation founder Richard Rovsek and Jeri Rovsek held a special event Sept. 11 at their Del Mar home in honor of special guest Ray Chavez, who, at 104 years old, is the oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor. The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is taking Chavez and his daughter Kathleen...

  • Sean Eduardo Sanchez Pro-Am Sponsor Party

    Sean Eduardo Sanchez Pro-Am Sponsor Party

    The 11th Annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am will was held recently at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the children enrolled in the SES Tennis Center located in Tecate, Mexico, (a California-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit...

  • Team Penning event benefits foster teens

    Team Penning event benefits foster teens

    Friends of San Pasqual Academy hosted a Team Penning competition Sept. 10 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to benefit the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Team Penning is an “exciting and fun activity to watch that involves horses, western riders and cows. It is a timed competition, where a team...

  • 18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala to be held Nov. 5

    18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala to be held Nov. 5

    The goal of this year’s Crystal Ball Gala Committee is to make 2016’s event the most successful in the history of the event.  Returning on Saturday, Nov. 5, to the premier private Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, the black-tie gala will kick off with an elaborate cocktail reception. Guests...

  • Renowned singer to perform at River Valley Fest

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer, and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) 7th Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on...

  • Casa de Amparo holds campus expansion celebration

    Casa de Amparo holds campus expansion celebration

    July 21, 2016 marked the grand opening celebration of a major expansion at Casa de Amparo’s Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos. A new counseling wing, providing a comfortable space for therapeutic services for abused and neglected children and families, and expansion of the Pregnant and Parenting Residential...

  • Osuna Ranch demonstration garden breaks ground

    Osuna Ranch demonstration garden breaks ground

    In late August, landscapers from the RSF Association started working on Phase 2 of the Osuna Adobe Restoration project, a demonstration garden on the north end of the property. The purpose of this project is to create an enjoyable and educational environment for Osuna visitors and to enhance the...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    The founding SD1 Chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) held its yearly kick-off event Aug. 28 at the San Dieguto County Park. This year’s annual kick off featured a new format, introducing the approximately 180 young men to five different philanthropies served by the TVIA Chapter. The youth,...

  • Rady gala heads to Mexico with ‘Mystic Nights’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its first-ever destination gala with “Mystic Nights” — two nights at an all-inclusive resort, including a Saturday gala at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico on Oct. 28-30. “Mystic Nights” will benefit...

  • Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon event to salute first responders, military heroes

    Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon event to salute first responders, military heroes

    Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon marks its 11th year on a very important date – 9/11. Paying tribute to the wonderful first responders and their working dogs who keep people safe, this year’s surf spectacular will include patriotic ceremonies with special tributes for...

  • Local resident honored by Scripps Encinitas

    On Thursday, Aug. 11, friends of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas gathered at the Del Mar Country Club for the 11th Annual Circle of Life 100 Distinguished Achievement Award Celebration. This year’s event honored Judi Mezzullo, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Community Advisory board member,...

  • RSF residents co-chair Girl Scout fundraiser

    RSF residents co-chair Girl Scout fundraiser

    The popular vacation trend of glamping (glamorous camping) has inspired the theme of Girl Scouts San Diego’s 19th annual Urban Campout fundraiser. Lifelong Girl Scout Sue Major and her husband John Major of Rancho Santa Fe are event co-chairs for “Urban Glampout,” set for Friday evening, Sept. 9,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club members fill backpacks for Camp Pendleton families

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club members fill backpacks for Camp Pendleton families

    RSF Rotary Club members met July 27 at the RSF Golf Club to fill backpacks with school supplies for special needs children from military families at Camp Pendleton. The project was spearheaded by Robin Chappelow, chair of the RSF Rotary Club’s new Community Services Committee. Chappelow also brought...

  • Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash

    Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash

    The Mitchell Thorp Foundation and San Diego Aviators of World Team Tennis partnered up to present the Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on July 31. The event featured top-ranked professional tennis players in the world, such as James Blake, Shelby Rogers and more....

  • Hunter/Jumper to ride for foster teens Sept. 10

    Hunter/Jumper to ride for foster teens Sept. 10

    Don’t miss an evening of fun on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is hosting a Team Penning competition to benefit the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Many local riders are participating in this event. Sponsoring “Teens, Jeans and Dreams”...

  • ‘Day at the Races’ event benefits Lung Cancer Foundation of America

    ‘Day at the Races’ event benefits Lung Cancer Foundation of America

    To raise awareness of lung cancer and funds for research, the Lung Cancer Foundation of America held its seventh annual “Day at the Races” event July 24 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event is one of the foundation’s annual fundraisers, bringing together advocates, survivors and supporters at...

  • Words Alive awards $30,000 in scholarships to college-bound San Diego students

    Words Alive awards $30,000 in scholarships to college-bound San Diego students

    Words Alive, a leading nonprofit literacy organization that inspires a commitment to reading and develops shared reading experiences for children, youth and adults, has awarded a total of $30,000 in scholarships to 11 outstanding students from the 22 San Diego County Juvenile Court and Community...

  • Delaney Legacy Fund surpasses $150K, contribute by Sept. 1 for recognition

    The legacy fund established at the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment Fund to honor retiring Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney has received over 70 donations totaling $150,000 so far. RSFEF Development Director Barbara Edwards says, “It has been heartwarming to see the...

  • Reggie Bush ProCamp, local organization team up to score TD for literacy

    Reggie Bush ProCamp, local organization team up to score TD for literacy

    Campers attending the Reggie Bush Football ProCamp at Helix Charter High School not only had two great days of football instruction, they learned how the simple act of reading can help them achieve their goals and dreams. Bush was in town July 14-15 to put on his annual football camp as the first...

  • Beach polo to take place at Hotel Del Coronado

    Polo America has partnered with Hotel del Coronado to present Beach Polo. On Sept. 3 and 4, 12 polo players and 50 horses will take to the beach. This is the first time beach polo has been played on the West Coast. Coronado has a long history with polo dating to the early 1900s. The famous Spreckels...

  • San Diego Zoo centennial celebrated at RITZ gala

    San Diego Zoo centennial celebrated at RITZ gala

    The 2016 RITZ (Rendevous In The Zoo) gala, “It Began with a Roar,” marked the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Zoo. The black-tie affair, held June 18 on the grounds of the Zoo, featured lavish hors d’oeuvres, hosted cocktails, a three-course gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and then...

  • Auto dealer's philanthropy a pact with God

    Auto dealer's philanthropy a pact with God

    Sixty-three years ago, Bob Baker was a young Army corporal stationed at Outpost Harry during the Korean War when he embarked on what his commanders warned would be a suicide mission. When he ended up in the middle of a minefield during the night patrol for Chinese soldiers, he decided it was a...

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