The Country Friends holds “Giving Hearts’ dinner and dance

Jim and Sarah Sleeper (2018 Art of Fashion co-chair), Tamara Lafarga-Joseph (2018 Art of Fashion co-chair) and Roger Joseph
(Vincent Andrunas)

The Country Friends, a RSF-based nonprofit, held its first “Giving Hearts” dinner and dance Feb. 2 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The gala, which included a champagne reception, three-course dinner with fine wine, dessert and dancing, celebrated charities chosen for funding in 2018.

Since its founding in 1954, The Country Friends has awarded more than $13 million to San Diego County-based charities, with special emphasis on those that aid women, children, the elderly and disabled. Visit