Philanthropy

  • ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” was held Oct. 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. The Celebration of Second Chances included a buffet dinner, music, entertainment, and raffle and auction items. Jeff Zevely, host of the “Zevely Zone” on CBS News 8, returned as co-host...

  • ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation held a “Ravens Challenge Soiree” Oct. 20 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Mike and Melia Fuller. The event is one of a series of VIP events for major donors to meet CCA’s new principal Brett Killeen. Visit www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.

  • DreamKeepers Membership Appreciation Event

    DreamKeepers Membership Appreciation Event

    DreamKeepers Project Inc held its 12th annual Membership Appreciation Event “Fall Flavors and Friends! A Morning of Coffee, Sweets and Good Friends” Oct. 17 at the RSF home of Kali Kim. The event featured an exclusive cooking demonstration by Chef Rosa Geremia, executive sous chef at Cucina Enoteca...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of RSF present the opening concert of its 17th season on Oct. 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall with George Bugatti and “Portraits of America.” Bugatti is a great crooner and a favorite of Tony Bennett. He has been described as a little bit of Sinatra, mixed with a bit...

  • Laughing Pony Rescue Carnival and Oktoberfest

    Laughing Pony Rescue Carnival and Oktoberfest

    Laughing Pony Rescue Inc., opened its rescue ranch to the community with its first-ever Carnival and Oktoberfest Oct. 15. Usually closed to the public, Laughing Pony Rescue is dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses. Laughing Pony Rescue celebrated October with great...

  • Junior Achievement hosts 28th Business Hall of Fame event

    Junior Achievement hosts 28th Business Hall of Fame event

    Junior Achievement of San Diego County hosted the 28th Business Hall of Fame event Sept. 27 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Sponsored by Jack in the Box Foundation, the event recognizes outstanding business and philantrophic leadership over a career span of service in the San Diego community. Highlights...

  • Solana Santa Fe PTO Cocktails with Class

    Solana Santa Fe PTO Cocktails with Class

    The Solana Santa Fe Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently held several “Cocktails with Class” events for parents who have children in the same grades to “mix and mingle” at potluck parties held at private homes. The photos on this page were taken Oct. 15 at the Grades 4-6 event held at the...

  • Torrey Pines High School student entertains Village Preschool kids

    Torrey Pines High School student entertains Village Preschool kids

    Reid Moriarty, a graduate of the Village Church Preschool, entertained a crowd of about 50 kids at his former school with his unique musical program Oct. 7. Moriarty, a Solana Beach resident and Torrey Pines student, sang songs from his “Purple Party” album that celebrates the colors of the rainbow....

  • ‘Fall into Laughter’ benefits Conner’s Cause for Children

    ‘Fall into Laughter’ benefits Conner’s Cause for Children

    "Fall into Laughter” was held Oct. 9 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Stand-up comediennes Julie Kidd and Karen Rontowski of The Funniest Housewives of Orange County hosted the festivities and performed a laugh-filled stand-up comedy show. The event also included a lunch, holiday...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation celebrates 35th anniversary

    Rancho Santa Fe Foundation celebrates 35th anniversary

    The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 13 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The RSF Foundation recognized past and current board members and donors at the event. This year, the foundation hit an important milestone, having raised more than $100 million in assets. Since...

  • March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

    March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

    The San Diego Chapter of the March of Dimes held its annual Signature Chefs Gala Oct. 2 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser was a “supper by the bite” experience from San Diego’s top chefs. Guests enjoyed a variety of culinary offerings paired with signature libations while raising funds...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe Donor Appreciation Party

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe Donor Appreciation Party

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe held a Donor Appreciation Party Oct. 16 at the RSF home of Mary Ann and Vearl Smith. Community Concerts of RSF will kick off its 17th season on Oct. 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall in RSF with crooner George Bugatti and “Portraits of America.” The...

  • ‘Play for Pink’

    ‘Play for Pink’

    The RSF Golf Club and RSF Tennis CLub held events Oct. 4 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  • Farm to Table Dinner benefit

    Farm to Table Dinner benefit

    The Osuna Committee and RSF Garden Club hosted a Farm to Table Dinner Oct. 8 at the Osuna Ranch. Guests enjoyed a delicious family-style meal of locally-sourced food prepared by Eco Catering. Festivities included live music, silent auction and olive oil and honey tastings with friends and neighbors....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club BBQ Lunch

    Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club BBQ Lunch

    The RSF Tennis Club celebrated Rancho Days with a festive BBQ & Lunch Oct. 9. Players were invited to join in on tennis games for all levels and ages, followed by a BBQ lunch sponsored by the Tennis Club.

  • SES Pro-Am tennis tournament

    SES Pro-Am tennis tournament

    The 11th Annual SES Pro-Am tennis tournament was held Sept. 17 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. All proceeds raised benefit the SES Tennis Center in Tecate, Mexico and the Empty Cradle in San Diego. Professionals and amateurs competed for the title and were cheered on by spectators...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society hosts ‘Fandango’

    Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society hosts ‘Fandango’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society hosted “Fandango” at La Flecha House Oct. 7. The event included entertainment by ALIAS, aka Calico Ridge, a full taco bar, margaritas and more.Visit www.rsfhs.org.

  • ‘Let’s Paint the Rowe RED Celebration’

    ‘Let’s Paint the Rowe RED Celebration’

    The RSF Education Foundation held a “Let’s Paint the Rowe RED Celebration” Oct. 7 on the lawn at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for parents who have contributed or pledged to the Foundation. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe sponsored the event.

  • Cookie Bake Off, Petals & Prose

    Cookie Bake Off, Petals & Prose

    Rancho Santa Fe Library started off this year’s Rancho Days hosting an original Cookie Bake Off Oct. 4 in both Junior and Adult categories inside the library. This year, Petals & Prose, an art contest, was also held at the RSF Branch Library on Oct. 4. Local floral designers from the RSF Garden...

  • 2016 Globe Gala ‘A Night of Revels’

    2016 Globe Gala ‘A Night of Revels’

    The Old Globe celebrated “A Night of Revels” at the 2016 Globe Gala Sept. 24 in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs. The annual event featured an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Leslie Odom, Jr., the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway smash hit musical...

  • Jazz in the Village

    Jazz in the Village

    A “Fall Village Gathering” was held Sept. 29 at the RSF Library patio. Attendees at the event had the opportunity to listen to some jazz favorites and enjoy complimentary small bites. Among the jazz musicians who performed favorites from the American Songbook were: Pete DeLuke, a distinguished...

  • Osuna Ranch Pony Rides

    Osuna Ranch Pony Rides

    RSF residents celebrated Rancho Days and the community’s love of equestrian activities Oct. 2 by taking pony rides at Osuna Ranch.

  • Village Church hosts Rancho Days concert and barbecue

    Village Church hosts Rancho Days concert and barbecue

    Celebrating 60 years in the community of Rancho Santa Fe, the Village Community Presbyterian Church held a special Rancho Days concert and barbecue Oct. 2. Popular singer/songwriter Steven Ybarra provided the evening’s entertainment, while kids had the opportunity to enjoy a petting zoo and special...

  • Solana Santa Fe parents enjoy ‘Cocktails with Class’

    Solana Santa Fe parents enjoy ‘Cocktails with Class’

    The Solana Santa Fe Parent Teacher Organization is holding several “Cocktails with Class” events this month for parents who have children in the same grades. The photos on this page were taken Oct. 1 for parents of children in kindergarten and grades 1, 2 and 3 at the RSF home of Mary and Paul...

  • ‘Meet the Chef’ event held at RSF Golf Club for new Executive Chef

    ‘Meet the Chef’ event held at RSF Golf Club for new Executive Chef

    Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club welcomed its new Executive Chef Joey Rojas at a “Meet the Chef” event Sept. 28. Rojas comes to the RSF Golf Club from Mesa Verde Country Club in Orange County where he worked the last two years. Previously he worked at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach. Rojas and...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation makes large donation to Don Diego Scholarship Foundation

    Rancho Santa Fe Foundation makes large donation to Don Diego Scholarship Foundation

    The Rancho Santa Fe (RSF) Foundation, a charitable giving organization renowned throughout San Diego County for impactful philanthropy that addresses an array of needs within communities, has donated the entirety of its college scholarship fund totaling in excess of $27,000 to the Don Diego Scholarship...

  • 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.

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