Philanthropy

  • “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    The seventh annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “Once Upon a Time,” took place Oct. 22 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The gala, chaired this year by Tamara Lafarga Joseph, featured a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment with professional dancers....

  • ‘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....

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